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Design Thinking, Innovation and Business Incubators: A Literature Review

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dc.contributor.author Beausoleil, Angele
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-27T18:40:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-27T18:40:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-31
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43280
dc.description.abstract The importance of innovation in corporate competitiveness and global economic growth has made it a central topic of research over the past decade with a growing recognition that design thinking, as the new approach to innovation, plays a critical role. Despite case studies of corporate enterprise success, little is known on how business incubators, the organizations who nurture and launch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), undertake design thinking and innovative activities. This paper reviews available literature and examines the relationship between design thinking, innovation and business incubation and presents varying perspectives of design-led innovation in commercial for-profit incubators. The results of this multidisciplinary survey illustrate how the integration of design thinking and innovative approaches are redefining the next generation of business incubators and providing greater socio-economic value. It concludes with a discussion of gaps and weaknesses in the literature and some requirements for future research in this field. The purpose of this research is to broaden the understanding of the effects of design thinking and innovation in the context of business incubator and next generation business models. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia; INDS 530B en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ *
dc.subject Design thinking en_US
dc.subject Business incubator en_US
dc.subject Design-led innovation en_US
dc.title Design Thinking, Innovation and Business Incubators: A Literature Review en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.text article en_US
dc.description.affiliation Interdisciplinary Studies (CFIS), College for en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.degree.campus UBCV en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.date.gss 2012-09-27T18:40:31Z

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