The 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC) will be held from Sunday, June 12th to Tuesday, 14th June 2016 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in the UK. Strathclyde is the ‘place of useful learning’ and is acknowledged as a leading international technological university, committed to creating and applying the highest-quality research in order to drive innovation for the benefit of society and economy. Te University is explicitly differentiated by the highly-successful strategic leadership role we play in building dynamic and growing innovation ecosystems and in actively pursuing new opportunities and investments in partnership with the private and public sectors. The main conference will take place in the recently-opened Technology Innovation Centre www.strath.ac.uk/research/technologyandinnovationcentre and the associated doctoral workshop takes place from Saturday, June 11th to Sunday 12th June 2016 at Strathclyde Business School. www.strath.ac.uk/business
IPDMC has established itself as the leading annual international event in its field. Papers presented at the meeting include subjects about innovation topics that cross disciplines. Adjacent areas such as technology management, entrepreneurship, marketing of innovations, creativity, design, and teaching in the field are significant parts of the programme.
There are two additional tracks in the programme for 2016 to reflect the Conference Theme of Crossing Borders and Boundaries:
The special theme for our conference will be “Crossing Borders and Boundaries: The Changing Role of Innovation/Entrepreneurship” to reflect the current age of economic turbulence and dynamic, disruptive technological and social change. The nature of competition has been changed in a world of recession following the global financial crisis in 2007. Innovative and entrepreneurial activities are considered to be ‘key’ for a business sector which may risk becoming ‘trivial’ and, vice versa, ‘unknown’ innovations/entrepreneurs frequently emerge, shifting competition from closed to open and networked innovation systems spanning a variety of technologies, civic societies, markets and geographies. Innovation and entrepreneurship clearly constitutes one of the most central issues for management, as they directly speak to the competitive strength, sustainability and relevance of organisations and networks. Therefore, the crucial purpose of emerging, developing and developed economies is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in order to enhance economic and social development.
Open Innovation- One of the key ways that organisations can develop enhanced products and services in a volatile and rapidly changing global market is through open innovation. Open innovation has become an important competence for firms to overcome the challenges of today’s innovation landscape. Accordingly, we encourage conceptual and empirical contributions from a wide range of social science disciplines dealing with the following topics and challenges:
New Trends in Innovation – As technologies, market knowledge and consumption change, numerous new trends for innovation (in addition to open innovation) are growing rapidly. One such example is Digital Innovation and Crowdsourcing- Crowdsourcing for innovation is an example of a new power model (Heimans & Timms, 2014) and has been used to obtain ideas, technologies, and entirely new business ventures from outside the organisation’s boundary. How does an organisation develop open innovation and build a good open innovation network through crowdsourcing? What is the contribution of crowdsourcing to open innovations? How does crowdsourcing technologies help to facilitate open innovation? What collaboration skills are necessary for managing crowdsourcing for innovation? What is the role of intermediaries in crowdsourcing? When and under what conditions should firms initiate crowdsourcing?
After the Conference, the Conference Board and Scientific Committee will encourage selected authors to submit their papers for review to the Journal of Product Innovation Management or Creativity and Innovation Management.
The goal of the review process is to select a number of papers that will stimulate discussion and the development and dissemination of new knowledge. Some papers will inevitably be more fully developed than others; however, it is hoped that each author will gain insights during the conference that will strengthen their own research and introduce them to other scholars who share their interests.
The final version (13/06) of the conference programme is available HERE.
The ISSN number for the conference papers is :
Christer Karlsson Best paper Award:
The Conference Board will select one Best Paper out of the papers submitted. The author(s) will receive an award during the closing session of the conference.
The Doctoral Workshop is an integrated part of the IPDMC conference (since Hamburg in 2008). It will start on Saturday June 11 at noon, with a light lunch, and will continue through Sunday, June 12, ending with lunch.
Upon successful completion of the seminar (full attendance), the participants will be given a certificate and granted 2 ECTS.
The submission deadline is OVER
Nuran ACUR, University of Strathclyde, UK and Ozyegin University, Turkey
Local Organising Committee:
Nusa FAIN, Marketing Department
Conference Scientific Committee : Conference board plus:
Ludwig BSTIELER - University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.
University of Strathclyde has hosted more than 30 international conferences with more than 100 participants over the last 5 years. The University of Strathclyde is the third-largest university in Scotland with approximately 16,000 full-time students from over 100 countries, and approximately 3000 full-time-equivalent staff. It is a modern, outward-looking, research-led University with a distinctive reputation for innovation and enterprise. Its forward mission is to realise ambition as an international technological university and as such, Strathclyde University encourages research across the traditional boundaries of disciplines: a research knowledge sharing and enhancement culture is a key feature of Strathclyde to ensure that experience and good practice and know how are capitalised on both within and across Facilities.
Strathclyde University’s involvement with innovation has emerged alongside the transformation of Glasgow into a genuinely post-industrial city that now defines itself as a hub for creative design, cutting edge multi-media technologies, and cultural and social entrepreneurship. In order to support such developments, the University has itself developed an entrepreneurial approach to its academic mission, deliberately seeking to break through disciplinary silos in order to promote cross-faculty, multi-organisation dialogues, which bring together the diverse talents required to generate creative/innovative thinking and novel solutions, not only in terms of new products, but also the business processes required to support them.
The University of Strathclyde is a leading technological University and a multi-million campus renovation project is currently underway, providing state-of-the-art campus facilities. The “jewel in the crown” is the Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC), where world-class research is transforming the way academia, business, industry and the public sector work together, pioneering theory and practitioner experience. Strathclyde’s external recognition is manifest in the recently awarded; University of the Year 2012/2013 and Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013/2014. The Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde is a hub for world-leading research, transforming the way academics, business, industry and the public sector collaborate.
Founded in 1947, the University of Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes and develops the business minds of tomorrow. Strathclyde Business School sits at the heart of innovation activities, facilitating and building upon linkages with academics in the faculties of engineering, social sciences and business school. Strathclyde Business School is also in the top decile in UK Schools, as indicated by our rating in the UK wide Assessment Exercise and in addition to this sits within the top 30 Business Schools as noted by both the Financial Times and the Economist. Strathclyde Business School is also triple accredited. Number 1 in Scotland and it is ranked in the top 10 Business Schools in the UK following the 2014 Government-led benchmarking exercise, the Research Excellence Framework. SBS is 3rd among UK business schools for impact which measures how scientific investigations influence practice in business and 1st amongst UK business schools for its research environment.
The department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM) is also a world-leading department that focuses on cross-disciplinary work related to the product development. DMEM is an energetic and innovative department aiming to offer broad-based education and research of relevance to meet industrial and commercial needs. Its fields of expertise range from creative and engineering design, through manufacturing and supply to the management of the entire value chain.
The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, supported by the successful entrepreneur, Sir Tom Hunter, is widely recognised amongst both academics and policy-makers, locally and internationally as a leading centre for entrepreneurship research. These connections ensure that our research is continuously grounded in the practical realities of the industries, which in turn facilitates the effective transfer and exchange of new knowledge.
We would like to share the cultural and historical treasures of Scotland with others and use this opportunity to extend the famous Scottish hospitality to our colleagues from Europe.
Glasgow is the main hub for all air travel in Scotland. There are three international airports, Glasgow Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. These airports serves all the major airlines of the world. In addition to being a short walk from Glasgow's two major train stations, the University is easily accessible by bus and has parking facilities for those who are here for a shorter stay. For those who are travelling from afar, the University is easily reached from Glasgow Airport, which runs a shuttle-bus service to the city centre. University of Strathclyde is situated in the centre of Glasgow with easy access by road, rail and air. Glasgow is a cost effective destination for delegates and conference organisers alike.
Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, home to the art nouveau architectural treasures of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and on the doorstep of Scotland’s glorious countryside. The City has undergone a cultural and economic renaissance. More than £5.6 billion of investment is planned in more than 200 developments to transform the riverfront into a stylish business, residential and leisure area.
The Glasgow Convention Bureau is an experienced and popular centre for conferences and international events. In the past decade Glasgow has been among the ten most popular congress cities in the world and has many years of experience in hosting and transporting large numbers of people in and out of its airport. Its history of openness and willingness to share knowledge and resources with others has proved to facilitate the work of arranging congresses.
Glasgow City Marketing Bureau is the official accommodation provider for the conference and has negotiated specially discounted rates with a wide range of hotels. Please click on the link to preview the website: https://peoplemakeglasgow.com/links/IPDM2016
The Conference will take place in the
The Conference will start on Sunday afternoon June 12 with registration and welcome reception. The academic programme of the Conference will formally start at 08.30am on Monday June 13 and is scheduled to end at approximately 05.00pm on the following day.
FEES (VAT EXCLUDED)
The below fees include :
Cancellations made before June 17, 2016 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
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