The main aim of the EXPIDE IST-1999-29105 cluster project is to combine the knowledge gained by many different European funded research projects to create a coherent view about extended products in dynamic enterprises. This paper explains briefly the new term "Extended Product" and describes how a physical product can be extended with intangible functions and services. An introduction to the Observatory of research work in the area is given together with the first observed general trends.
|Title of host publication||E-work and E-commerce|
|Subtitle of host publication||Novel solutions and practices for a global networked economy|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Pages||417 - 423|
|ISBN (Print)||1-58603-205-4, 4-274-90469-5|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|