Designing: Business and Management

Designing: Business and Management

by Sabine Junginger

Sabine Junginger is visiting professor at both Macromedia University, Germany and Jiangnan School of Design, China. She is also a fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Germany. She has edited both Designing Business and Management (2016) with Jurgne Faust, and also the Handbook of Design Management (2011) with Rachel Cooper. She has had articles published in various journals, including Design Issues, The Design Journal, The Journal of Business Strategy and the Design Management Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Jürgen Faust

Jürgen Faust is president of Macromedia University Munich, Germany. He has also served as a dean for academic affairs at Macromedia University, and was the international consultant for strategy and development at the Istituto Europeo Disegno Group in Milan, Italy. His other works include Dialogues in the Realm of Managing as Designing (2004) and Managing as Designing Needs: A Theory of Design in Designing Information and Organizations with a Positive Lens (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
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    978-1-4742-4355-1 (online)

    978-0-8578-5553-4 (hardback)

    978-0-8578-5624-1 (paperback)

    978-0-8578-5568-8 (epdf)

    978-0-8578-5770-5 (epub)
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Scholars and practitioners from management and design address the challenges and issues of designing business from a design perspective. Designing Business and Management combines practical models and grounded theories to improve organizations by design. For designing managers and managing designers, the book offers visual and conceptual models as well as theoretical concepts that connect the practice of designing with the activities of changing, organizing and managing. The book zooms in on designing beyond products and services. It focuses on designing businesses with a particular onus on social business and social entrepreneurship.

Designing Business and Management contributes to and enhances the discourse between leading design and management scholars; offers a first outline of issues, concepts, practices, methods and principles that currently represent the body of knowledge pertaining to designing business, with a special focus on perceiving business as a social activity; and explores the practices of designing and managing, their commonalities, distinctions and boundaries.