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Simon Bolton
Edge Hill University
Product designEmpirical researchCommodityManagement scienceTransformative learning
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#2Lawrence Green (BCU: Birmingham City University)H-Index: 6
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AbstractThis paper examines the historic growth and development of the design sector in India, and evaluates the potential of the industry to contribute to innovation performance as the country’s manufacturing sector continues its expansion via a comparative analysis of design policies in advanced economies and those in India, and an evaluation of the performance of design promotional initiatives, the paper identifies lessons that might be incorporated sensitively into the future elaboration of ...
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product design industry to business and strategy development processes of contemporary organizations. It embarks from the observation that whilst some policy-makers and enlightened businesses recognize the role and value of design beyond the traditional and narrow confines of technical or ‘commodity’ input, many fail to understand its potential as a transformative tool. Applying evidence from three empirical studies (undertaken by the authors in the UK), and taking the perspective of design crea...
This paper focuses on the contribution of the independent product design industry to business and strategy development processes of contemporary organizations. It embarks from the observation that whilst some policy-makers and enlightened businesses recognize the role and value of design beyond the traditional and narrow confines of technical or ‘commodity’ input, many fail to understand its potential as a transformative tool. Applying evidence from three empirical studies, and taking the perspe...
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