Capítulo 1.  Introduction

Capítulo 2.  Antecedents

  • 2.1 The importance of innovation in today´s world
  • 2.2 Introduction to distributed work and related forms of work
  • 2.3 The Dojyo project

Capítulo 3.  Theorical framework and literature research

  • 3.1 Innovation
  • 3.2 The innovation process
  • 3.3 Distributed work
  • 3.4 Conclusions

Capítulo 4.  Proposal of a methodology for internationally distributed product innovation

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Initial steps: project preparation
  • 4.3 Building an international team
  • 4.4 The innovation activity
  • 4.5 Organizing a distributed team
  • 4.6 Work in geographically dispersed teams for product innovation: conclusions

Capítulo 5.  Development of a case study (the dojyo project) and suggestions

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 A new international engineering project
  • 5.3 Analysis of the first face-to-face meeting
  • 5.4 Analysis of the distance work done by TANE team
  • 5.5 The end of a cycle: the second TANE workshop and results of the Dojyo
  • 5.6 Conclusions

Capítulo 6.  Conclusions and recommendations


Apéndice A.  German Aerospace Center DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

Apéndice B.  Design and calculations of the flyguy´s framework

Apéndice C.  First hand views for forerunning Dojyos

Apéndice D.  Dojyo-TANE face-to-face meeting schedules

Apéndice E.  Examples of TANEWS

Moreno Ramírez, E. A. 2004. Research on the development of internationally distributed projects for product innovation with applications in the mechanical engineering area. Tesis Licenciatura. Ingeniería Mecánica. Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica, Escuela de Ingeniería, Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Mayo. Derechos Reservados © 2004.