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Perspectives on design and innovation

Walsh, Vivien; Roy, Robin; Bruce, Margaret and Potter, Stephen (1993). Perspectives on design and innovation. Creativity and Innovation Management, 2(2) pp. 78–86.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8691.1993.tb00076.x
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Abstract

A series of studies of top European and other firms has revealed patterns of design management associated with commercial success. Firms that invest resources and professional expertise in product and industrial design in traditional and new industries have been more commercially successful than firms that pay less attention to these aspects of design.

As an industry matures there is a shift in emphasis from design associated with technological innovation, to designs supporting technical improvements, and then to supporting user needs, fashion and product variants. These issues are illustrated through the history of the evolution of the bicycle.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1993 Blackwell Publishers Ltd
ISSN: 0963-1690
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Not SetNot SetSERC
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 29245
Depositing User: Robin Roy
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2011 08:51
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 15:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29245
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