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Document Type: Conference paper
Title: The Value of Design-led Innovation in Chinese SMEs
Authors: Bolton, S.
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2009
Citation: S. Bolton, The Value of Design-led Innovation in Chinese SMEs, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Design Conference – Competitive Design, Cranfield University, 30-31 March 2009, pp369
Abstract: This paper focuses on understanding the role and use of design-led innovation in Chinese SMEs. The insights were gained by undertaking a pilot study, based on an applied developmental research approach involving participatory workshops, quantitative and qualitative positioning activities, in depth case studies and an individual pilot project undertaken with SMEs in the Pearl River Delta [PRD] over an 18 month period. It will discuss the findings, highlighting key areas of uncertainty that SMEs experience when attempting to make the transition from OEM to OBM, and how the findings have contributed to the development of a new design-led innovation framework.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1826/3717
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