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Managing Innovation and implementing New Design Tools and Methods
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Industrial marketing. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Business Development and Entrepreneurship.
2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this conceptual paper a management-perspective towards the field of innovation is addressed. Important basic aspects towards the paradoxes embedded in the field are investigated. On one hand we are asking for innovations and on the other hand we can observe the difficulty of introducing new methods and tools to the field – for instance the adaptation of design models. Professionals often continue working the same way as previously. In the article it is claimed that this is related to our basic education and the “tool-box” we learn early in life, gradually becoming professionals. A profound comprehension of what mental models underlie the actions of the different kind of engineers managers have to “manage” is useful if management aims at facilitating an innovative and creative management culture. If introducing new design tools and methods this ought to be considered, as well as handled, by managers.

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Keyword [en]
Design methods, utilization, tool-box, creativity
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60852OAI: diva2:478026
7th International Seminar and Workshop, Engineering Design in Integrated Product Development, EDIProD´2011, University of Zielona Gora, Polen, 2011
QC 20120117Available from: 2012-01-17 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2012-01-17Bibliographically approved

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