For every 4 projects that enter development, only 1 makes it to the market
At launch, at least 1 of 3 products fail despite research and planning
An estimated 46% of all resources allocated to product development and commercialization by U.S. firms is spent on products that are cancelled or fail to yield an adequate financial return.
Source : Winning at New Products, p.9
G.A. and Burley, J., “3,000 Raw Ideas
= 1 Commercial Success!”,
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