Design thinking - a review of the literature

Burke, Carey and Nyfoudi, Margarita and Eley, Martin and McCabe, Steven (2017) Design thinking - a review of the literature. In: British Academy of Management 2017 Conference Proceedings. British Academy of Management, London. ISBN 978-0-9549608-9-6

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Abstract

This paper reviews critically the existing literature that is associated to Design Thinking and contributes to the limited scholarly understanding of this relatively new academic field, whilst broadening the field of Innovation. The aim of this paper is to investigate Design Thinking, and
critically review the evolution of the concept to its current form. This paper will also specifically address and attempt to unify the dichotomous design thinking themes that run parallel in the fields of business, management and design. Not only does our research contribute to field of design thinking, it also adds value and supports researchers and practitioners in the fields innovation and innovation
management by establishing what is anecdotal and what is scholarly. This paper will be refined and developed further leading up to the final submission of the BAM Conference, where we also to welcome feedback on specific areas.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Dept. Management, HR and Enterprise
Depositing User: Dr Martin Eley
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 10:50
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 10:50
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5660

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