Re-conceptualising strategy in design management education

Kent, A.M. ORCID: 0000-0002-9741-4335 and Inns, T., 2014. Re-conceptualising strategy in design management education. In: E. Bohemia, A. Rieple, J. Liedtka and R. Cooper, eds., Proceedings of the 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, London 2-4 September 2014. Boston, MA: Design Management Institute, pp. 2954-2971. ISBN 9780615991528

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The aim of this paper is to explain the current place of ‘strategy’ in design management education in the UK. The research questions concern the extent to which design management education meets the needs of future strategic roles in management and secondly the ways in which design management education is keeping abreast with current theory and practice of management strategy. The paper draws on research from a UK research council project, The Metamorphosis of Design Management Network (MDMN).The methodology uses a qualitative approach to analyse the transcripts and activities undertaken in symposia over a five year period from 2007-2012, with a focus on four events held from 2010-12. The findings on education and strategic designer development were matched against the content analysis of strategy in conference papers presented at British Academy of Management from 2009-13. The findings demonstrate the exposure of students to organisations and different design contexts. However other strategic management developments in strategy-as-practice, dynamic capabilities and scenario building provide new opportunities to extend design management education. The conclusion summarises the opportunities for design education and the development of students as strategic designers through new interdisciplinary approaches.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Alternative Title: Strategy in design management education
Creators: Kent, A.M. and Inns, T.
Publisher: Design Management Institute
Place of Publication: Boston, MA
Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780615991528
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 23 Feb 2016 14:20
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:59

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