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Designing toys, gifts and games: learning through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Schaber, F., Thomas, V. and Turner, R. L. (2010) Designing toys, gifts and games: learning through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. In: Silva, A. and Simoes, R. (eds.) Silva, Arlindo and Simoes, Ricardo Handbook of Research on Trends in Product Design and Development: Technological and Organizational Perspectives. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. pp. 482-498.

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Abstract: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a program in the United Kingdom (UK), administrated on behalf of the Technology Strategy Board, a Government Agency, where academics give their expertise to provide a solution for a particular problem, helping organisations to improve their competitiveness and productivity. The academic partners at universities, colleges or research institutes bring their knowledge, skill and technology. In return, KTP enhances the business relevance of their research and teaching, in particular, deepening their expertise of ‘real life’ projects. This investigation exemplifies some of the strengths and pitfalls of this type of knowledge transfer in the context of the global toy, games and gift markets, through case studies of the design and prototype development process for a range of toys, giftware and seasonal products
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vicki Battle, Battle
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS2301.T7 Toys
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155 Production management. Operations management > TS171 Industrial art and design
Creators: Schaber, Friedemann, Thomas, Vicki and Turner, Randle L
Editors: Silva, Arlindo and Simoes, Ricardo
Publisher: IGI Global
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > China and Emerging Economies Centre
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Design & Photography
Date: 2010
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 482-498
Title of Book: Handbook of Research on Trends in Product Design and Development: Technological and Organizational Perspectives
Place of Publication: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Language: English
ISBN: 9781615206179
Status: Published / Disseminated
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/3154

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