Understanding the Role of Collective Imaginary in the Dynamics of Expectations: The Space Industry Case Study

21st International Product Development Management Conference, Limerick : Irlande (2014)

27 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2016

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Benjamin Cabanes

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS)

Blanche Segrestin

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS)

Benoit Weil

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS)

Pascal Le Masson

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS)

Date Written: June 20, 2014

Abstract

The main objective of this study attempts to contribute to a growing body of research in the understanding of innovation and technological development. When addressing radical changes in technology and innovation, ideas derived from expectations and promises have become key issues in transforming a vision into reality. Thus, our paper aims to investigate the dynamics of expectations and its relationship to the collective imaginary when applied to the space industry. The space industry is one of the most exemplary cases to study the dynamics of social expectations (i.e. space observation, space exploration, the conquest of space, and etc.) and it has clearly been considered as a strong stimulus for design efforts. In order to illustrate the processes involved with fulfilling the design of new visions and innovative promises, we use the most recent models of design reasoning (C-K theory) to support our hypothesis.

Keywords: technology management, innovation management, dynamic of expectations, collective imaginary, space industry, C-K design theory

Suggested Citation

Cabanes, Benjamin and Segrestin, Blanche and Weil, Benoit and Le Masson, Pascal, Understanding the Role of Collective Imaginary in the Dynamics of Expectations: The Space Industry Case Study (June 20, 2014). 21st International Product Development Management Conference, Limerick : Irlande (2014), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2817116 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2817116

Benjamin Cabanes (Contact Author)

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Blanche Segrestin

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS) ( email )

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Paris Cedex 06, 75272
France

Benoit Weil

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS) ( email )

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Paris Cedex 06, 75272
France
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Pascal Le Masson

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris - Centre de Gestion Scientifique (CGS) ( email )

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Paris Cedex 06, 75272
France
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