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Original Design in a Copying - Intensive Industry

by Maurício Moreira E Silva Bernardes, Graziela Brunhari Kauling, Milena Chang Chain, Lars Löfqvist
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 159 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors: Maurício Moreira E Silva Bernardes, Graziela Brunhari Kauling, Milena Chang Chain, Lars Löfqvist

Maurício Moreira E Silva Bernardes, Graziela Brunhari Kauling, Milena Chang Chain, Lars Löfqvist . Original Design in a Copying - Intensive Industry. International Journal of Computer Applications. 159, 7 ( Feb 2017), 29-38. DOI=10.5120/ijca2017912998

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2017912998,
author = { Maurício Moreira E Silva Bernardes, Graziela Brunhari Kauling, Milena Chang Chain, Lars Löfqvist },
title = { Original Design in a Copying - Intensive Industry },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Feb 2017 },
volume = { 159 },
number = { 7 },
month = { Feb },
year = { 2017 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 29-38 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijca2017912998 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%T Original Design in a Copying - Intensive Industry
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%P 29-38
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

In some industries, copying is common and extensive. Most literature on the topic focuses on legal issues and interprets copying as a problem. To better understand the copying phenomenon, this study investigates the relationship between copying and design processes in five case companies in a copying-intensive industry. The findings reveal that unlike design processes, copying processes lack early conceptual activities. Furthermore, resources and contact with the end market are found to be prerequisites for professional and strategic design processes, whereas a lack of these better suits copying processes, especially in industries with low product variety and limited design problems.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Copying Design Management Design Process