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The Future of Product Development in India

Chakrabarti, A (2007) The Future of Product Development in India. In: The Future of Product Development:, Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2007 (also Keynote paper at the Proceedings of the 17th CIRP Design Conference, 26-28 March, 2007, Berlin.

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A product is reflects the constraints, beliefs and aspirations of a society. Product development both influences and is influenced by the growth of a society and its economy. India is a fast growing economy. We use a brief historical, socioeconomic account of India as a backdrop to detect the drivers and roadblocks to its economic and social growth. In this context, current and future trends of PD practice, education and research are sketched. Products are taken as artefacts of the act of designing, without limiting to only those created by industry in a market-economic context.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 08:59
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 08:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/41859

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