Re-use of engineering design rationale in Finnish SME project based industry

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    This study presents views on barriers of re-use of engineering design rationale. The research data was gathered by interviewing 29 persons who work in 19 different Finnish SME engineering project based companies. The topic was studied on three main levels: due to actions of business management, due to actions of project team and due to individuals own action. From this perspective, six categories of barriers of tacit knowledge re-use were found: Time management, Tools and ocumentation practices, Working methods, Validity of information, Well-being at work and Distinction in competence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedigns of the Design 2018 15th International Design Conference
    EditorsD Marjanovic, M Storga, S Skec, N Bojcetic, N Pavkovic
    PublisherThe Design Society
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational design conference -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2018 → …


    ConferenceInternational design conference
    Period1/01/18 → …


    • design knowledge
    • design knowledge, design practice, design management
    • design management
    • design practice

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