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Project Deliverables

Below are download links to the available Project Deliverables.
More will be added as they become available.


Conference Papers

Langley, A. and McDonnell, P. (2016) The Development of a Cross-Industrial Community of Practice Using Participatory Design presented at euroVR 2016 (Athens, Greece), November 2016.
The Development of a Cross-Industrial Community of Practice Using Participatory Design (PDF 342Kb)

Scientific Journals and Industry Publications

Fox, S. and Richardson, M. (2016) Is Australia ready for moveable factories? Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine, 16(5) p.28.
http://amtil.com.au/uploads/AMT_OCTNOV2_2016/index.html#28

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. Reframing the relevance of research to practice. European Management Journal, 34(5), 457–465.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263237316300883

Abstract
We explain that the extant framing of research relevance is skewed because it is centred upon irrelevance of much research knowledge to practitioners, while excluding or under emphasising the irrelevance of much practice knowledge to practitioners. Moreover, the current framing is skewed because the extant literature disregards the very common collaboration between researchers and practitioners. In addition, we explain that the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because theory, practice, and relevance are discussed in vague terms rather than specific terms. Furthermore, the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because there is little reference to theory knowledge. We argue that current skewed and indistinct framing obscures the complexity of relevance. As a result, overly simplistic assertions have been made about how relevance can be increased. We broaden and balance the framing of research relevance. We provide greater specificity in the explanation of factors that contribute to the complexity of relevance. We provide recommendations for addressing the complexity of relevance.

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. (2015) Economical information and communication design for multi-national projects. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 8(3), 574 – 585.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IJMPB-02-2015-0014

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to inform information and communication design (ICD) for multi-national projects through the presentation of an example that does not rely on expensive expertise in graphic design.
Design/methodology/approach: Action research involving participants from five different sectors.

Findings: Successful ICD is not necessarily dependent upon costly graphic design of elaborate explanatory methods such as storyboards.

Research limitations/implications: The action research involved participants from only five differect sectors.

Practical implications: Economical ICD can facilitate development of understanding among multi-sector multi-national project participants.

Originality/value: The originality of this research note is that it addresses recent developments in ICD. The value of this research note is that an example is provided of application in a multi-sector multi-national project.

Fox, S. (2015) Relevance: a framework to address preconceptions that limit perceptions of what is relevant. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 8(4), 804 – 812.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IJMPB-05-2015-0040

Purpose: Erroneous perceptions of relevance contribute to business projects not being successful. Although the importance of relevance is recognized in the project management literature, thus far there has not been a formal framework for addressing erroneous perceptions of relevance. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance.

Design/methodology/approach: The research comprised review of the literature relating to factors that contribute to, and methods that counteract, erroneous perceptions of relevance.

Findings: Contributory factors to erroneous perceptions of relevance include cultural cognition, path dependencies, lock-ins, fads, and hype. Mediating factors include priming and questioning, counterfactual reasoning, and optimal stopping.

Research limitations/implications: A classification of erroneous perceptions of relevance is introduced Type III (inept positive) errors, Type II (false negative) errors, and Type I (false positive) errors. This terminology has the advantage of already being known to academics through statistical hypothesis testing, and to practitioners through process capability studies.

Practical implications: The introduction of a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance can better enable practitioners to make the selection of relevant concepts and technologies for projects – a capable process.

Originality/value: The originality of this research note is that it provides a framework that can be applied to increase objectivity in perceptions of relevance. The value of this research note is that it introduces a framework for identifying and counteracting erroneous perceptions of relevance before the application of methods such as cost-benefit analysis.

Fox, S. and Grösser, S. (in press) Reframing the relevance of research to practice. European Management Journal,
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263237316300883

Abstract
We explain that the extant framing of research relevance is skewed because it is centred upon irrelevance of much research knowledge to practitioners, while excluding or under emphasising the irrelevance of much practice knowledge to practitioners. Moreover, the current framing is skewed because the extant literature disregards the very common collaboration between researchers and practitioners. In addition, we explain that the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because theory, practice, and relevance are discussed in vague terms rather than specific terms. Furthermore, the current framing of research relevance is indistinct because there is little reference to theory knowledge. We argue that current skewed and indistinct framing obscures the complexity of relevance. As a result, overly simplistic assertions have been made about how relevance can be increased. We broaden and balance the framing of research relevance. We provide greater specificity in the explanation of factors that contribute to the complexity of relevance. We provide recommendations for addressing the complexity of relevance.

Aromaa, S. and Väänänen, K. (2016) Suitability of virtual prototypes to support human factors/ergonomics evaluation during the design Applied Ergonomics, 56, 11-18.
researchgate.net/publication/298796892_Suitability_of_virtual_prototypes_to_support_human_factorsergonomics_evaluation_during_the_design

Grösser, S. and Jovy, N. (2016) Business model analysis using computational modelling: a strategy tool for exploration and decision-making Journal of Management Control Journal of Management Control, 27(1), 61-88.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00187-015-0222-1

Lindskog, E., Berglund, J. and Vallhagen, J. (2016) On The Trade-off between Data Density and Data Capture Duration in 3D Laser Scanning for Production System Engineering Procedia CIRP, 41, 697-701.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827116000366

Lindskog, E., Vallhagen, J., Berglund, J. and Johansson, B. (2016) Improving Lean Design of Production Systems by Visualization Support Procedia CIRP, 41, 602-607.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827116000159

Lindskog, E., Berglund, J., Vallhagen, J. and Johansson, B. (2014) Lean Based Problem Solving using 3D Laser Scanned Visualizations of Production Systems International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology (IJESIT), 3(3), 556-563.
http://www.ijesit.com/Volume 3/Issue 3/IJESIT201403_69.pdf

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