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EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON INNOVATION MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS
THEORIES, METHODS, EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE AND POLICY CHALLENGES

BRUSSELS, MAY 12-16, 2014
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EDEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP - INNOVATION

The programme in Entrepreneurship - Innovation will include seminars on :

  • Methods, Techniques and Theories in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Economics and Management of Innovation

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

Massimo G. Colombo is Full Professor of Economics of Innovation at Politecnico di Milano. He is also the Dean of the Doctoral Program in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico. He serves as Associated editor for Technology Strategy of the Journal of Small Business Management, and is Member of the Editorial Board of the the Journal of Technology Transfer. He is the co-author of Mergers & acquisition: The innovation impact and The economics of organizational design. He published more than 60 articles in international journals including the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Business Venturing, Research Policy, and many others.

 

FACULTY

Massimo G. Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
Dirk Czarnitzki, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Stefan Haefliger, Cass Business School
Cristina Rossi Lamastra, Politecnico di Milano
Bart Van Looy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

Innovation has become a top priority for both firms’ CEOs and policy makers. As a consequence, scholars in management and economics are increasingly focusing their investigation on issues such as the organization of innovation processes, the determinants of R&D investments, and open innovation strategies. In this regard, acquisitions and collaborations with other firms and institutions, including users and communities of practices, play a crucial role for firms’ innovation. These issues require linking innovation management and economics. These fields, once developed rather independently, are now converging by focusing on similar problems, sharing models, perspectives and methods.

This course offers a unique opportunity for PhD students to examine hot issues in the innovation field in a truly inter-disciplinary perspective. During the course, students will share knowledge, discuss seminal papers in the innovation literature, and refine their research questions. They will also examine qualitative and quantitative methods popular in innovation studies and learn how to use them to produce high quality scientific work. A secondary objective of this course is to acquaint students with the academic review and publication process. In addition, the course provides an excellent networking opportunity.
 

PROGRAMME

Day 1 – Monday, 12th May 2013

Bart Van Looy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Topic: Organizing Innovation
Methodological focus: Case studies and simulation models
1.      Organizing innovation at firm level: building blocks. Innovation dynamics: Abernathy-Utterback model. Incumbent firms facing ‘disruptive’ technological change. The ‘innovator’s dilemma’ and implications for strategies. Innovation and ambidextrous organizations.
2.      Case studies for theory building and illustrative purposes. Simulation studies.
 
Day 2 – Tuesday, 13th May 2012
Dirk Czarnitzki, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Topic: Market imperfections and Innovations Policies
Methodological focus: Using econometrics in innovation studies, in particular treatment effects estimators
1.      Reasons for “reduced” R&D investments in the economy. The impact of subsidies on R&D investments and innovation. The role of financial constraints and uncertainty for R&D investments and innovation: theoretical foundations and existing empirical evidence.
2.      Measurement issues: heterogeneity of R&D investments. Issues of self-selection in empirical studies on innovation policies. Econometric estimators tackling the problem of selection bias. Examples of micro-econometric studies using Community Innovation Survey data. Practical econometric exercises using simulation techniques.
 
Day 3 – Wednesday , 14th May 2014 
Stefan Haefliger, Cass Business School
Topic: User innovation
Methodological focus: Phenomenon based research in innovation studies
1. Introduction to user innovation; definition, scope, relevance, research approaches, examples. Theoretical starting points for theorizing technology in use and development in organizations and outside organizations. Understanding the social construction of technology and the identity of technological artifacts.
2. Logic of a rigorous phenomenon-based approach to studying issues in innovation; example of the phenomenon of Machinima as an application of the emergent field of user entrepreneurship. Analysis of the publishing history of an exemplary study with methodological challenges and publishing experiences. Approaches to deep data and triangulation in qualitative and mix-method studies.
 
Day 4 – Thursday, 15th May 2013
Massimo G. Colombo, Politecnico di Milano
Topic: Open Innovation: Mergers & Acquisitions
Methodological focus: Publishing quantitative innovation studies
1.      M&A and Innovation: what we know and open research issues. The innovation impact of M&As: stylized facts and predictions of economic and managerial theories. The acquisition of small high-tech firms: the challenges of the acquisition implementation process.
2.      Quantitative empirical methods for the study of M&A: group work analysis of the publishing journey of two quantitative papers. Definition of theoretical hypotheses; choice of sample of firms; choice of econometric model and model specification; interpretation (and counter-interpretation) of results.
 
Day 5 – Friday, 16th May 2013
Cristina Rossi Lamastra, Politecnico di Milano
Topic: Open Innovation: Organizing collaborations with communities
Methodological focus: Using surveys in innovation studies
1.      Firms’ collaborations with communities of users and developers and innovation. Communities of users and developers as source of technological knowledge: the (prominent) case of the OSS community. The challenges of collaborations with communities. The impact of community collaborations on innovation.
2.      The challenges of collecting secondary data through surveys in innovation studies. Sources of bias, sampling techniques, surveying hidden population, pilot testing, pre-testing. Web-based surveys: challenges and opportunity.
 

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for PhD students in management and economics. It can either be a supplemental course for students at universities that offer formal doctoral courses or a topical course for students at universities where doctoral coursework involve directed self-study. This course should be taken during the first or second year of doctoral studies, after the students have completed foundational courses in management and economics.

 

EVALUATION

Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate.
4 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATIONS

Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than March 4, 2013. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

 

REGISTER ONLINE

FEES & REGISTRATION

 PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1100 € (VAT Excluded). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches and 2 dinners.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 600 € per member institution. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.
 

The Institute is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships of 500 € each. These scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from the G2G Community and/or from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Thus the fee is as follows:
- Normal participation fee: 1.100 € (VAT Excluded)
- Doctoral students from the G2G Community: 600 € (VAT Excluded)
- Doctoral students from the G2G Community and EIASM member institution: 500 € (VAT Excluded)
- Doctoral students from EIASM member institution: 500 € (VAT Excluded)

Cancellations made before April 19, 2014will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Recommended hotel for students

Please book your room as soon as possible to benefit from special rate.

Apart'Hotel Citadines

Quai au Bois à Brûler 51 (Place Sainte-Catherine)- 1000 Brussels

Studio - Single Room

123 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)

Studio - Double/Twin bed (2 persons sharing)

123 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)

Appartment (2 persons sharing)
(separate sleeping area)

163 Euros/night
(Breakfast not incl)

Breakfast: 14 Euros

To take advantage of these special rates, please send an e-mail to Coralie.carels@citadines.com

Hotel NH Atlanta ****
Boulevard Adolph Max 7
1000 Brussels
Tel 00800 0115 0116 (free of charge) - reservations@nh-hotels.com

Special rate (single or double room) 155 EUR (including breakfast) (subject to change)
Please mention "EIASM " when making your reservation.

 Hotel Métropole *****
Place de Brouckère 31 - 1000 Bruxelles
http://www.metropolehotel.com

During the week :
Superior Single room at € 160 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 190,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes

During the week-end :
Superior Single room at € 140 ,-/ night
Superior Double room at € 170,-/night
including buffet breakfast and all taxes

To take advantage of these special rates, please mention “EIASM” when making your reservation. However, according to the period of the booking, some better rates could be offered by contacting the hotel directly. We advise you to check on the web site first.

Contact : Mr.Chafik HABIB - Tel. : + 32 2 214 24 25 or + 32 2 214 24 26 or + 32 2 2142424 - Fax : 32 2 2180240
Email :info@metropolehotel.be

 

PRACTICALITIES

TIME AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held in Brussels, Belgium..
The programme will start on May 12, 2014 at 09.00 and is scheduled to end May 16, 2014 at approx 16.30..

PARTICIPATION FEE
The participation fee is 1100 € (VAT Excluded). This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents, lunches and 2 dinners.

EIASM SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 600 € per member institution. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.
 

The Institute is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships of 500 € each. These scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from the G2G Community and/or from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Thus the fee is as follows:
- Normal participation fee: 1.100 € (VAT Excluded)
- Doctoral students from the G2G Community: 600 € (VAT Excluded)
- Doctoral students from the G2G Community and EIASM member institution: 500 € (VAT Excluded)
- Doctoral students from EIASM member institution: 500 € (VAT Excluded)

Cancellations made before April 19, 2014 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.

APPLICATION

TO APPLY CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
 

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Payen
EDEN Manager, EIASM -  PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 61 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: payen@eiasm.be