A Problem Structuring Method for Innovation Strategy: A Tentative DPSIR Approach


The rise of emerging markets is restructuring the global economic and social landscape. It requires a new paradigm of global innovation strategy to meet this challenge. After reviewing possible trends in today’s world, it is suggested that the objective of innovation is to create an inclusive-and-sustainable future. To achieve this goal, this paper is concerned with the use of the Problem Structuring Methods (PSMs) which encourage the participation of all stakeholders involved in decision making and policy development. DPSIR (Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Responses) framework, a particular PSMs, is employed to provide a systematic view in problem identification, analysis and solving in terms of multiple perspectives of stakeholders.

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Y. Qiu and Y. Fan, "A Problem Structuring Method for Innovation Strategy: A Tentative DPSIR Approach," iBusiness, Vol. 5 No. 3B, 2013, pp. 80-83. doi: 10.4236/ib.2013.53B017.

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