Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2010


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Research Methods

Course Number

ETM 565/665


New products -- Management, Product management, High technology industries, Product life cycle


Globalization and the age of speed have changed the way companies make products. Cut throat competition and time to market are forcing companies to shorten the product development life cycle. Over the past few decades, the product development process has evolved considerably and the trend in product development shows that companies have to continue to optimize it and their approach to product development. In the last 3 decades, the stage-gate process emerged as an option to give competitive edge to companies which adopt it. But the stage gate is aging and what worked in the 80’s may need to be revised for the 21 century to keep the edge. This research is an explanatory research to see how high tech companies use the stage gate currently. It also explores how often companies use portfolio decisions at the gates or decision points.


In Copyright. URI: This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).


This project is only available to students, staff, and faculty of Portland State University

Persistent Identifier