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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
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartof GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award (UBCV Non-Thesis Graduate Work) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of British Columbia; INDS 530B en
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
dc.subject Design thinking en
dc.subject Business incubator en
dc.subject Design-led innovation en
dc.title Design Thinking, Innovation and Business Incubators: A Literature Review en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.text Article en
dc.description.affiliation Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies en
dc.description.affiliation Interdisciplinary Studies en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en
dc.date.gss 2012-09-27T18:40:31Z


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