Again, European and North American companies are quite comparable in their corporate performance on new-product breakeven times, and Japanese firms lag in this dimension too, perhaps reflecting poor Japanese overall economic performance in recent years.
Reported changes in new-product breakeven times between two surveys (percentage of companies, normalized).
And this high CEO involvement correlates strongly and significantly at the global level, with the strongest correlates found among the North American firms, with key corporate competitive measures such as technology leadership and decreased breakeven time (both measures to be defined later).
Strategically, R&D Intensity also correlates strongly with overall newness of the firm's technology, but it relates negatively to improving breakeven time and to perceived competitive performance in satisfying manufacturing.
We examined the correlates of decreases in breakeven time and found several with statistically significant indicators.
Again, those concerned with data consistency in the study will be pleased to know that for the entire sample there are strong correlations among the responses in regard to decreased breakeven time, improved time to market, perceived R&D timeliness, meeting target dates for product/service commercialization, and meeting target dates for process implementation (albeit each of these is a separately measured concept).
k + 1], it will only be facing those r whose breakeven times are later than [f.
1] that it is facing only those types of r whose breakeven times, [Mathematical Expression Omitted], are at least t, that is, [Mathematical Expression Omitted].
Since D stands firm at t[prime], all types of r with breakeven times of t[prime] or earlier also will stop.
First, the distribution of R's breakeven times will shift out to the right.
To see why faster transitions shift the distribution of breakeven times to the right, recall that r is just indifferent between fighting and settling peacefully at its breakeven time, which is now given by [Mathematical Expression Omitted].