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Re-use of engineering design rationale in Finnish SME project based industry

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedigns of the Design 2018 15th International Design Conference
PublisherThe Design Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational design conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1847-9073


ConferenceInternational design conference
Period1/01/14 → …


This study presents views on barriers of re-use of engineering design rationale. The research data was gathered by interviewing 29 persons who work in 19 different Finnish SME engineering project based companies. The topic was studied on three main levels: due to actions of business management, due to actions of project team and due to individuals own action. From this perspective, six categories of barriers of tacit knowledge re-use were found: Time management, Tools and ocumentation practices, Working methods, Validity of information, Well-being at work and Distinction in competence.


  • design knowledge, design practice, design management

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland