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Robert Gordon University

1. Gulari, Melehat Nil. Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland.

Degree: PhD, 2014, Robert Gordon University

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth and job creation. Governments have devoted considerable resources to increase their competitiveness in the market. Several design support programmes (DSPs) have emerged from this investment to promote design as a strategic resource for innovation and business growth. Although existing research indicates that an effective use of design can enhance the business performance, a lack of interest amongst SMEs to work with designers is cited in several studies. Despite the great amount of money, energy and time that has been spent on design support for SMEs, there is still a lack of knowledge about effective delivery and evaluation. This thesis focuses on the problem of finding better ways to assist SMEs with design for economic growth by evaluating the effectiveness of design support for SMEs. This research, therefore, has examined the activities of UK-based DSPs, investigated the expertise of design consultancies and inquired about the self-image of designers in order to expand the knowledge of design support for SMEs. The research applied an interpretive paradigm, where multiple realities are recognised as socially constructed. Data was gathered through interviews with individuals representing DSPs, SMEs, design consultancies and government support agencies assisting SMEs. Observation of business support events and publicly available documents were used as additional sources. A thematic analysis and a systematic metaphor analysis were employed to examine the resulting data. The research has highlighted a number of key issues that are pivotal to the success of design support for SMEs. This PhD research also proposes two explanatory frameworks to contribute to design theory and practice: a seven-step evaluation framework for planning and evaluating the outcomes of DSPs and a re-framing of the generalist-specialist dilemma that can inform the activities of design consultancies and DSPs and can guide designers to improve their expertise.

Subjects/Keywords: 700; SMEs; Design support programmes; Design innovation; Design expertise; Design knowledge; Metaphors in design

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APA (6th Edition):

Gulari, M. N. (2014). Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. (Doctoral Dissertation). Robert Gordon University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1238

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gulari, Melehat Nil. “Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, Robert Gordon University. Accessed July 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1238.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gulari, Melehat Nil. “Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland.” 2014. Web. 07 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Gulari MN. Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Robert Gordon University; 2014. [cited 2020 Jul 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1238.

Council of Science Editors:

Gulari MN. Evaluating the effectiveness of design support for small and medium sized enterprises in Scotland. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Robert Gordon University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1238


University of South Africa

2. Moorhouse, Christa. A system approach to an outcomes-based competence profile of education, training and development practitioners in the South African National Defence Force .

Degree: 2009, University of South Africa

This study concerns the identification of the particular competences required by education, training and development practitioners (ETD practitioners) in the South African National Defence Force to develop suitable and appropriate career and training strategies. An applied research approach and a primarily quantitative approach were used. Questionnaires were completed by the commanding officers or the training managers, as well as the ETD practitioners at the education, training and development providers in the South African National Defence Force to determine the actual utilisation of ETD practitioners. Descriptive statistics were used to determine the roles, core competences, levels of competences and clusters of competences required by ETD practitioners in the South African National Defence Force. In addition, the actual utilisation of ETD practitioners was compared with a proposed competence profile that was based on the literature study in order to determine the competence gap that has to be addressed by means of career and training strategies. Advisors/Committee Members: Van Rooy, M.P. (Prof.) (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Quality assurance; Learner support; Moderation; Assessment; Facilitation; Design and develop; Needs analysis; Instructional systems design; Didactic mechanisms; Curriculum; Learning programmes; Standards; Qualifications; Learning outcomes; Systems approach; Outcomes-based education and training approach; Competence profiling; Mixed mode training delivery; Training and development practitioner

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APA (6th Edition):

Moorhouse, C. (2009). A system approach to an outcomes-based competence profile of education, training and development practitioners in the South African National Defence Force . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2146

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Moorhouse, Christa. “A system approach to an outcomes-based competence profile of education, training and development practitioners in the South African National Defence Force .” 2009. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed July 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2146.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Moorhouse, Christa. “A system approach to an outcomes-based competence profile of education, training and development practitioners in the South African National Defence Force .” 2009. Web. 07 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Moorhouse C. A system approach to an outcomes-based competence profile of education, training and development practitioners in the South African National Defence Force . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2009. [cited 2020 Jul 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2146.

Council of Science Editors:

Moorhouse C. A system approach to an outcomes-based competence profile of education, training and development practitioners in the South African National Defence Force . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2146

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