Introduction: Building New Capabilities in an Organization

Christine de Lille, Rebecca Price, Cara Wrigley, Kees Dorst

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There is an increasing need for organizations to adapt to rapid changes in society. This need requires organizations’ and the leader within them, to explore, recognize, build and exploit new capabilities. Researching such capabilities has drawn attention from the design management research community in recent years. Dominantly, research contributions have focused on perspectives of innovation and the strategic application of design with the researcher distanced from context. Descriptive and evaluative case studies of past organizational leadership have been vital, by building momentum for the design movement. However, there is a need now to progress toward prescriptive and explorative research perspectives that embrace context through practice and the simultaneous research of design. Therefore, the aim of this track is to lead and progress discussion on research methodologies that support the research community in developing explorative and prescriptive research methodologies for context-orientated organizational research. This track brings together a group of diverse international researchers and practitioners to fuel discussion on design approaches and subsequent outcomes of prescriptive and explorative research methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the Design Management Academy
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Perspectives on Creative Intersections
EditorsE. Bohemia, C. de Bont, L. Svengren Holm
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Design Research Society
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe Design Management Academy 2017 International Conference: Research Perspectives on Creative Intersections - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the Design Management Academy
PublisherThe Design Society
ISSN (Electronic)2514-8419


ConferenceThe Design Management Academy 2017 International Conference
CityHong Kong


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