Product innovation and its role in ecological sustainability

Marlene Ivey, Rachel C. Cooper (Editor), Vasco Branco (Editor)

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    Event 4th International Conference of the European Academy of Design - Aviero, Portugal
    Duration: 10 Apr 200112 Apr 2001
    http://www.ead.lancs.ac.uk/conf/EAD_04.html

    Conference

    Conference 4th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
    Abbreviated titleEAD 04
    CountryPortugal
    CityAviero
    Period10/04/0112/04/01
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Design
    • Product design
    • Product innovation

    Cite this

    Ivey, M., Cooper, R. C. (Ed.), & Branco, V. (Ed.) (2001). Product innovation and its role in ecological sustainability. 4th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Aviero, Portugal.
    Ivey, Marlene ; Cooper, Rachel C. (Editor) ; Branco, Vasco (Editor). / Product innovation and its role in ecological sustainability. 4th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Aviero, Portugal.
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    Ivey, M, Cooper, RC (ed.) & Branco, V (ed.) 2001, 'Product innovation and its role in ecological sustainability' 4th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Aviero, Portugal, 10/04/01 - 12/04/01, .

    Product innovation and its role in ecological sustainability. / Ivey, Marlene; Cooper, Rachel C. (Editor); Branco, Vasco (Editor).

    2001. 4th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Aviero, Portugal.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

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    Ivey M, Cooper RC, (ed.), Branco V, (ed.). Product innovation and its role in ecological sustainability. 2001. 4th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Aviero, Portugal.