Collaboration barriers in the implementation of design for environment: case studies from small and medium UK enterprises

Radlovic, P.F.M. and Ford, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-9607-3292, 2013. Collaboration barriers in the implementation of design for environment: case studies from small and medium UK enterprises. The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability, 9 (1), pp. 1-6. ISSN 2325-1077

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Abstract

This paper considers product development interaction and collaboration issues in the implementation of design for environment (DfE). The research used a multiple case study methodology to investigate collaboration and relationships within product development teams. Interviews within a multiple case study research were used to identify the links between poor adoption of DfE principles, communication, collaboration and knowledge management. The study was carried out across the product development teams of twenty British small and medium sized companies. The paper presents an overview of the preliminary findings drawn from an ongoing comparative analysis of these case studies to highlight the impacts of organisational factors on DfE implementation within product development teams. It is argued that further research should focus on how knowledge acquisition and transfer within small and medium enterprises can better support the necessary collaboration in DfE.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability
Creators: Radlovic, P.F.M. and Ford, P.
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
Date: 2013
Volume: 9
Number: 1
ISSN: 2325-1077
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.18848/2325-1077/CGP/v09i01/55071DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 28 Nov 2018 11:01
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 11:36
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35155

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