Probert, DR and Ford, SJ and Routley, MJ and O'Sullivan, E and Phaal, R (2013) Understanding and navigating industrial emergence. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 227. pp. 781-793. ISSN 0954-4054Full text not available from this repository.
Industrial emergence is a broad and complex domain, with relevant perspectives ranging in scale from the individual entrepreneur and firm with the business decisions and actions they make to the policies of nations and global patterns of industrialisation. The research described in this article has adopted a holistic approach, based on structured mapping methods, in an attempt to depict and understand the dynamics and patterns of industrial emergence across a broad spectrum from early scientific discovery to large-scale industrialisation. The breadth of scope and application has enabled a framework and set of four tools to be developed that have wide applicability. The utility of the approaches has been demonstrated through case studies and trials in a diverse range of industrial contexts. The adoption of such a broad scope also presents substantial challenges and limitations, with these providing an opportunity for further research. © IMechE 2013.
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