Product Design: A Review and Research Agenda for Management Studies

25 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2012

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Davide Ravasi

SDA Bocconi; Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology

Ileana Stigliani

Imperial College Business School

Date Written: December 2012

Abstract

This paper reviews research on product design in the broad domain of business studies. It highlights established and emerging perspectives and lines of inquiry, and organizes them around three core areas, corresponding to different stages of the design process (design activities, design choices, design results). Avenues for further research at the intersection of these bodies of research are identified and discussed, and the authors argue that management scholars possess conceptual and methodological tools suited to enriching research on design and effectively pursuing lines of investigation only partially addressed by other communities, such as the construction and deployment of design capabilities, or the organizational and institutional context of design activities.

Suggested Citation

Ravasi, Davide and Stigliani, Ileana, Product Design: A Review and Research Agenda for Management Studies (December 2012). International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 464-488, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2170220 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2370.2012.00330.x

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