An analysis of factors influencing the development of new products in the Thai food industry

M.M. Huq, M. Toyama

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The paper examines the role played by various factors in the development of new products in the Thai food industry. Data collected from a sample survey covering 62 firms in the four main subsectors of the Thai food industry are examined using both multiple regression and 'pair comparison' analyses. From the regression analysis based on six selected independent variables (firm-size, age, ownership, market orientation, promotional status and product type), only firm-size was found to be a statistically significant determinant of technological capability for the development of new products. However, the 'pair-comparison' analysis shows that various other factors can also be influential. These include senior management values, policy and strategy, management and administration, the system of rewards and promotion, information flows and links, and R&D activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-173
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


  • new product development
  • technological capability
  • Thai food industry

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