Corporate Design & Cultural Diversity

The research project, Creative designing as outcome of interaction in multicultural organisations: The role of knowledge sharing and social capital is co-funded by the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

In today’s competitive environment, creative designing of products, organisational structure, and processes gain more and more attention. However, good designs most often do not emerge by accident but as the result of a managed process. Moreover, the management of designing processes is increasingly complicated by globalisation. In this regard, the resulting cultural diversification is often mentioned as both beneficial and detrimental.

The research project is positioned in the interface between the fields of management theory, anthropology and design research.

The project is carried out in collaboration with the Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus (ASB).

Project Managers are Associate Professor Jakob Lauring, Department of Management (ASB) and Professor Poul Rind Christensen, Kolding School of Design.

The focus is on knowledge sharing and social capital as facilitators of creative designing. Management tools dealing with the above mentioned processes will be developed in collaboration with the private companies Lego, Vestas, Danfoss, KMD, Prime Cargo and Gabriel.

A post doc position as well as a PhD position at Kolding School of Design is funded for the research programme.

Poul Rind Christensen – rind@dskd.dk

Link to our research partner Aarhus School of Business and read about the project here