Design thinking and management education : benefits for problem framing and problem solving

Matthews, Judy H. (2013) Design thinking and management education : benefits for problem framing and problem solving. In Grimmer, Martin & Hecker, Rob (Eds.) Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference : Managing from the Edge, ANZAM, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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Abstract

Design and design thinking are identified as making valuable contributions to business and management. The numbers of higher education programs that teach design thinking to business students and executives are growing, however to date little information about the outcomes of these initiatives has emerged. This paper presents the findings from the incorporation of design thinking and methods in one unit of an MBA program. All 90 participants from three MBA classes wholeheartedly expressed their support for this initiative. An evaluation of this experiment found positive reactions, learning, changes in behaviour and positive results for their companies. The challenges and future directions for the inclusion of design thinking and design methods in management education programs are proposed.

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ID Code: 65765
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Design Thinking, Problem Framing, Problem Solving, Management Education and Development, HERN
ISBN: 9780987596819
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Deposited On: 08 Jan 2014 04:23
Last Modified: 10 May 2014 09:27

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