Industrial design, competition and globalization

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Description "Design plays an increasingly important role in the competitiveness of firms. Increasingly price-based competition is being replaced by business models based around design and added value. Given the importance of design in corporate competitiveness, this book explores the importance of industrial design within the contemporary economy"--Provided by publisher.
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Table Of Contents Industrial design, competitiveness, globalization and organizational strategy / Grete Rusten and John R. Bryon
Industrial design, national competitiveness and the emergence of design-centred economic policy / John R. Bryson
Better by design? : a critical appraisal of the creative economy in Finland / Nikodemus Solitander
Locational patterns and competitive characteristics of industrial design firms in the United States / Alan D. MacPherson and Vida Vanchan
The geography of producing and marketing design for Montreal fashion : exploring the role of cultural intermediaries / Norma Rantisi
Designed here, made there? : project-based design work in Toronto, Canada / Tara Vinodrai
The geography of design in the city / Thomas A. Hutton
Design and gender with a competitive edge / Lena Hansson, Magnus Mรถrck and Magdalena Petersson McIntyre
Riding the waves of design : industrial design and competitive products in the Norwegian marine, maritime and offshore sectors / Grete Rusten
Is good design good business? / Gorm Gabrielson ... [et al.].
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Industrial design, competition and globalization
Authors Grete Rusten
J. R. Bryson
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Categories Business & Economics
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Description Economic activities continue to become increasingly globalized. One result being that for companies located in developed market economies price-based competition is being replaced or supplemented by other forms of competitiveness. This book explores the shift towards design-based competitiveness and the escalation in the design-intensity of goods and services. The emphasis is on understanding the relationship between industrial design and product, corporate or national competitiveness. Industrial design's contribution to corporate competitiveness includes enhanced sales, greater profit margins compared to competitor products, improvements in manufacturing efficiency, speed of repair and enhanced visibility for the firm and its products. Design has become an important element in national and regional economic policies as governments acknowledge the important relationship that exists between design and the creation of high-value added products. Given the role design plays in corporate competitiveness, it is timely to bring together a group of academics to explore the importance of industrial design within the contemporary economy.
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Page Count 250
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Published Date 2009-12-15
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Title Industrial design, competition and globalization
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