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  • Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? 

    Gulari, Melehat Nil; Fremantle, Chris (The Design Society., 2015-09)
    GULARI, M. N. and FREMANTLE, C., 2015. Are design-led innovation approaches applicable to SMEs? In: G. BINGHAM, D. SOUTHEE, J. MCCARDLE, A. KOVACEVIC, E. BOHEMIA and B. PARKINSON, eds. Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research and Enterprise; Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15). 3-4 September 2015. Glasgow: The Design Society. pp. 556-561.
    This study analyses the design discourse and approaches in order to identify whether design-led innovation approaches are applicable to SMEs. It discusses the number of concepts that are widely used in design including ...
  • Build Our Nation international project: an innovative educational model for systems thinking in design. 

    Bassanese, Silvia; Espanyol, Aida; Rodeghiero, Benedetta; Tadi, M. (IATED http://library.iated.org/view/BASSANESE2012BUI, 2012-03)
    BASSENESE, S., ESPANYOL, A., RODEGHIERO, B. and TADI, M., 2012. Build Our Nation international project: an innovative educational model for systems thinking in design. In: INTED2012: Proceedings of the 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. 5-7 March 2012. Valencia: IATED. Pp. 4849-4858.
    Ethical decision-making models grounded in ethical frameworks comprehend elements of systems thinking such as holistic language and value-guided systems. This paper proposes an innovative educational model for systems ...
  • Engaging the future. 

    MacDonald, Stuart (2014-08-13)
    Whilst design thinking and user needs and experience remain important to the debate about design and design as a driver of innovation, this paper suggests that greater attention should be given to the increasing importance ...
  • An exploration of Scottish community pharmacists' adoption of innovative services and products relating to minor ailment management. 

    Paudyal, Vibhu (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2011-03)
    This research utilised mixed methodology to gain insight into community pharmacists’ adoption of medicines and services related to two key innovative policy interventions aimed at enhanced minor ailment management; namely ...
  • Informal slack in organisations: a qualitative analysis of innovative organisations. 

    McDonald, Seonaidh (Common Ground Publishing. http://ijmar.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.286/prod.8, 2012)
    MCDONALD, S., 2012. Informal slack in organisations: a qualitative analysis of innovative organisations. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management: Annual Review, 12, pp. 71-83.
    This paper considers the relationship between organisational slack and innovation from a new perspective. Moving away from the traditional quantitative research approaches, semi-structured interviews and an activity theory ...
  • Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Benavides-Espinosa, Maria del Mar; Mohedano-Suanes, Antonia (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2011.558573, 2011-07)
    ANDERSON, A. R., BENAVIDES-ESPINOSA, M. and MOHEDANO-SUANES, A., 2011. Innovation in services through learning in a joint venture. Services Industries Journal, 31 (12), pp. 2019-2032.
    Innovation determines a firm’s competitiveness and survival and a joint venture is a fast and effective way to acquire the missing knowledge that partners require to innovate. But “knowing how to cooperate” can be a ...
  • Innovation in small business: comparing face-to-face with virtual networking. 

    Hardwick, Jialin; Cruickshank, Douglas; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02756661211282795, 2012)
    HARDWICK, J., CRUICKSHANK, D. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2012. Innovation in small business: comparing face-to-face with virtual networking. Journal of Business Strategy, 33 (5), pp. 51-58.
    Purpose – The paper aims to better understand the process of networking by small business with their customers to achieve innovations. In particular the relative roles of face-to-face and virtual interaction are to be ...
  • Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. 

    Harbi, Sana El; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2010.02.011, 2010-06)
    HARBI, S. E. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2010. Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. Journal of Socio-Economics, 39 (3), pp. 436-444
    Entrepreneurship is a broad concept encompassing a wide range of activities, from the Schumpertian ideal associated with innovation to simply creating a job for oneself. Because we ask about national differences in ...
  • Optoelectronics in Scotland: network reconfiguration in a sectoral system of innovation. 

    Sutherland, Bill J. (Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd. http://academic-conferences.org/ecie/ecie2014/ecie14-proceedings.htm, 2014-09)
    SUTHERLAND, W. J., 2014. Optoelectronics in Scotland: network reconfiguration in a sectoral system of innovation. In: B. GALBRAITH, ed. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 18-19 September 2014. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd. Pp. 438-445.
    Optoelectronics (or photonics) has developed as a significant enabling technology central to the operation of a wide range of artefacts evident in telecommunications, consumer electronics, medical devices and defence. ...
  • The social construction of technical innovation in the UK oil and gas industry. 

    Oyovwevotu, Joy Sunday (Robert Gordon University Department of Management, 2014-10)
    Innovation and ‘creative destruction’ should thrive in the competitive, high risk and high cost environment of the North Sea. Paradoxically, uptake of new technology is slow. The focus of this research was to understand ...
  • Trust formation processes in innovative collaborations: networking as knowledge building practices. 

    Hardwick, Jialin; Anderson, Alistair R.; Cruickshank, Douglas (Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14601061311292832, 2013)
    HARDWICK, J., ANDERSON, A. R. and CRUICKSHANK, D., 2013. Trust formation processes in innovative collaborations: networking as knowledge building practices. European Journal of Innovation Management, 16 (1), pp. 4 – 21.
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the practices and processes of trust building and use in collaborative networking for product innovation and to compare face to face with virtual networking. Design/m ...
  • The Tunisian textile industry: local responses to internationalisation. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Harbi, Sana El; Brahem, Meriam (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2012.049640, 2012)
    ANDERSON, A. R., HARBI, S. E. and BRAHEM, M., 2012. The Tunisian textile industry: local responses to internationalisation. European Journal of International Management, 6 (5), pp. 525 – 541.
    The continuing internationalisation of the textile industry has reduced the labour cost advantages of Tunisian clothing firms. These firms have a precarious position in the international value chain, often as subcontractors ...