Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 1992

Course Title

Engineering Management Concepts and Principles

Course Number

EMGT 541


It is essential for manufacturers of consumer and industrial goods to continuously develop innovative new products in order to maintain a healthy growth environment and market viability. Innovation is by virtue ideas. This paper first presents various sources of ideas categorized as internal and external. The report then progresses into a presentation of various methods to extract ideas internally and externally. Information presented is obtained from various sources such as professional journals and text books. As a supplement to the report, there are two interviews conducted with various companies regarding the practice of idea generation.


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