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De Lille, C.S.H. (author)
An increasing number of Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) starts to realize the opportunities offered by User-centred Design (UCD). The issue is that our understanding of UCD either comes from large companies or is developed in an academic setting, without taking SMEs into account. This research project demonstrates that in order to make...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Segrave, A.J. (author)
The decisions people make, and the actions they take, depend on how they conceptualize and experience time. This fundamental and influential factor is seldom acknowledged, little understood, and rarely considered explicitly in planning; be that for the material systems or the knowledge systems in the water sector. The objectives of the research...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Rijke, J.S. (author)
This book addresses pressing challenges of policy makers, planners and project managers in the water sector to successfully implement adaptation action. It draws on case studies about water sensitive urban design (WSUD) in Australia and the Room for the River flood protection programme in the Netherlands. The book explains a procedure for...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
In previous years we have seen a recognition of the significant potential that exists for reducing energy use through innovation in residential buildings. This study investigates innovation challenges and identifies opportunities that could lead to a rapid increase in the adoption of highly energy-efficient housing concepts, particularly that of...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Vreugdenhil, H.S.I. (author)
Pilot projects are widely applied in water management. They can be used to test risky innovations at confined scale, but can also be used to delay policy decisions or to advocate a particular innovation. In this book the phenomenon ‘pilot project’ is explored both theoretically and empirically. A framework to analyse pilot projects is developed...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Van Leeuwen, G. (author)
There are still many puzzles to be solved concerning the relation between innovation and firm performance, in particular concerning the distinct roles of information and communication technology (ICT) and Research and Development (R&D) in creating new or improved products or production processes. This thesis provides evidence that both instances...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Steen, M.G.D. (author)
In human-centred design (HCD), researchers and designers develop products in cooperation with the potential users of these products. They attempt to give users a voice or a role in their projects, with the intention of developing products that match users' needs and preferences. This approach is especially interesting in the information and...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Beerepoot, W.M.C. (author)
The passing by the European Parliament of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in 2003 obliges all European member states to implement energy regulations for buildings based on the concept of energy performance by the year 2009 ultimately. Given the importance of the development of innovations in energy technology, and a...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Hellman, H.L. (author)
doctoral thesis 2007
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Meijer, B.R. (author)
"Complexity is in the eye of the beholder" is a well known quote in the research field of complexity. In the world of managers the word complex is often a synonym for difficult, complicated, involving many factors and highly uncertain. A complex business decision requires careful preparation and close attention of the managers and workers...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Van der Duin, P.A. (author)
This is about how commercial organisations use qualitative methods of futures research, such as scenarios, roadmapping and trend-analysis, in their innovation processes. The linkages etween innviation proceses and the methids can take place in different ways.
doctoral thesis 2006
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De Bree, M.A. (author)
This thesis answers the question how government and Dutch waste companies can interact in such a way that innovation is stimulated. The author has developed a method to determine the potential for self-regulation and self-control of a company or an industry. This method is based upon the measurement of degree to which the company has assured...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Poot, A.P. (author)
"It is becoming increasingly important for companies to ensure a continuing supply of new knowledge. This can be achieved in several ways; for example by collaborating with other companies and/or public research institutions such as universities".149 This PhD thesis 'Determinants of knowledge intensive research and development collaboration. An...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Poot, T. (author)
It is becoming increasingly important for companies to ensure a continuing supply of new knowledge. The development of innovative production processes and marketing strategies as well as better products and services improves the competitive position of firms on the world market. This is of special interest to Dutch firms who have only a small...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Dijkema, G.P.J. (author)
doctoral thesis 2004
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Crul, M.R.M. (author)
This PhD thesis describes and analyses the change process started by the Ecodesign project in Central America, executed between 1998 and 2002. The project started using the concept and praxis developed in Europe. Nine ecodesign projects were performed in industry, and ecodesign was introduced to counterpart organisations. With these first...
doctoral thesis 2003
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