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Developing a model for evaluating and prioritizing of new product development strategies under fuzzy environment

African Journal of Business Management
Volume 5, Issue 22, 30 September 2011, Pages 9262-9277
ISSN: 19938233
Document Type: Article
Source Type: Journal

Developing a model for evaluating and prioritizing of new product development strategies under fuzzy environment

a Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
b Control Engineering Department, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran


In the varying and uncertain environmental desires of customers, companies can not produce their current products forever. They apply different strategies to keep themselves competitive and effective in this altering environment. In this regard one of the key strategies is development of new products. New product development is one of the risky activities and is vital for survival and success of organizations. This paper introduces a model for evaluating and prioritizing new products development strategies. First, effective criteria and alternatives are identified. Then, the fuzzy multi criteria decision making method is applied to weight different measures and alternatives. In this paper, different new methods are introduced for calculation of fuzzy utilities and weights of criteria and prioritizing alternatives. For validation of the proposed model, it is applied for evaluation and prioritizing development strategies of new products in an automobile parts manufacturer. Compared to hierarchical process, the results of the proposed model were different. Also, identification and classification of effective factors for success of a new product development strategy is application of the proposed model. © 2011 Academic Journals.

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Author keywords

Fuzzy logic; Multi criteria decision making; New product development; Strategy

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