The emergent imperatives from a design-led innovation engagement within the mining industry

Townson, Peter B. (2014) The emergent imperatives from a design-led innovation engagement within the mining industry. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research seeks a better and more detailed understanding of the processes of implementing design-led innovation in the mining equipment technology services (METS) sector, in a context where the traditional approach to manufacturing is being challenged. This longitudinal research specifically investigated the barriers to design-led innovation and opportunities that developed throughout this research, to understand how the organisation and culture of a METS company evolved, in order to progress towards design-led change. The significance of these findings is shown in the combined implementation of design imperatives leading towards design-led change at all business levels of an organisational structure.

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ID Code: 78490
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Wrigley, Cara, Matthews, Judy, & Bucolo, Sam
Keywords: Action Research, Business Model Innovation, Case Study, Design-Led Innovation, Design Thinking, Innovation Management, Mining Equipment Technology Services Sector, Mining Industry, Organisational Change
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2014 07:02
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 05:28

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