On the agenda of design management research

Glenn Ballard, Lauri Koskela

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Abstract

We propose an agenda for design management research. That agenda is based on a new conceptual foundation for operations management. Design processes can be conceived in at least three different ways: (1) as a process of converting inputs to outputs, (2) as a flow of materials and information through time and space, and (3) as a process of generating value for customers. All three conceptions are appropriate and necessary. However, the conversion model has been dominant in the AEC (architectural/engineering/construction) industry until very recently. We review current thinking and practice of design management, suggest fundamental hypotheses, then propose an agenda for design management research based on those hypotheses.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event6th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Guarujá, Brazil
Duration: 13 Aug 199815 Aug 1998

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Conference6th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
CountryBrazil
CityGuarujá
Period13/08/9815/08/98

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Ballard, G., & Koskela, L. (1998). On the agenda of design management research. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Guarujá, Brazil.
Ballard, Glenn ; Koskela, Lauri. / On the agenda of design management research. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Guarujá, Brazil.
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On the agenda of design management research. / Ballard, Glenn; Koskela, Lauri.

1998. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Guarujá, Brazil.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

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Ballard G, Koskela L. On the agenda of design management research. 1998. Paper presented at 6th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Guarujá, Brazil.