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1 Copyright 2007 by ASME LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES IN A NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CLASS
 

Summary: 1 Copyright 2007 by ASME
LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES IN A NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CLASS
Corie L. Cobb*, Alice M. Agogino *, Sara L. Beckman**
*Department of Mechanical Engineering
**Haas School of Business
University of California at Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
ccobb@berkeley.edu; agogino@berkeley.edu; beckman@haas.berkeley.edu
ABSTRACT
This paper reports on a longitudinal study of lessons
learned from a graduate-level New Product Development
course taught at the University of California at Berkeley,
comparing lessons learned by students during the course with
alumni perceptions one to ten years after graduation. Previous
research on student learning outcomes in New Product
Development (NPD) found that on the last day of class
students identify working in multifunctional teams and
understanding user needs as their most important lessons
learned. This study raises the question of whether or not
students maintain the same emphasis on learning outcomes
once they have moved on to careers in industry. To answer

  

Source: Agogino, Alice M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

 

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