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The purpose of this research is to analyze the determinants of product innovation and its impact on the financial performance of the organizations. Specifically, the study examines the impact of intelligence generation, intelligence dissemination, product-process innovation, marketing support of the product, quality, Dependability/ Delivery, Technology selection, Flexibility on the financial performance of the automobile companies. The models of product innovation provided the theoretical framework for the research. The model of product-process innovation provides the basis for further research. The first concept explains the link between organizations surroundings and its innovation targets (Utterback JM 1974, 1975) (Miller & Friesen, 1982)(Milling, 1996) whereas the second concept explains the connection between firm’s performance level i.e. innovative performance, financial performance, organizational performance and marketing performance and its innovation types i.e. product innovation, process innovation, organizational innovation and marketing innovation (Abernathy & Townseed, 1975) (Abernathy & Utterback, June/July 1978) (Gunday, et al., 2011). From these concepts evolved this study i.e. to evaluate the impact of product innovation on the financial performance of the organizations.
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