The 2020 conference will continue to reflect the achievements, challenges and development of the field of Innovation and Product Development Management through academic paper presentations, challenge sessions, industry engagement, academic keynotes and roundtable discussions on key themes. The conference aims to provide all participants with opportunities to hear, think and contribute creatively to the continuing formation of our field.
In 2020, we aim to cover a broad range of established and emerging topics relevant to innovation and product development (see below). In addition, we encourage and welcome contributions that address the broader relevance and impact of innovation, technology and product development on society and the environment.
Throughout its history, IPDMC has accepted papers from a range of disciplines, including organisation studies, marketing, management, technology management, organisational psychology, creativity and design. The conference welcomes all authors who are interested in managerial, policy and social issues related to innovation and product/service development. This includes research on, but is not limited to, issues that are listed as the themes and areas for the conference below.
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.
ROBERT A. BURGELMAN
Professor Cornelius Herstatt is a German researcher and university professor for innovation management. He holds a chair at the Technical University of Hamburg, is the Managing Director of the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at the Technical University Hamburg and heads the Center for Frugal Innovation (CFI). After a commercial apprenticeship, he studied business administration and economics at the universities of Cologne, Zurich and Oxford. He received his doctorate from the Institute for Business Research at the University of Zurich and worked for five years as a scientific assistant at the Institute of Business Administration at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. In 1990 he was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-Boston). Before being appointed professor in 1998, Prof. Herstatt held various management positions at an international management consultancy and a Swiss industrial group. In his research, Herstatt has been dealing with the phenomenon of "user innovation" since the 1980s. With the advent of the Internet, his research increasingly focused on "open source innovation" in (Internet-) communities. In recent times, he has been particularly interested in so-called "frugal innovations", which often emerge in the context of developing countries and are often a driving force again for user innovation. Another current focus is his research on social innovations in developing countries. Prof. Herstatt's research is internationally oriented and focuses on Asia and Europe. He researches and publishes together with international colleagues. Herstatt is the author of many books on innovation research and several hundred publications in German, English and Japanese. Herstatt has held visiting professorships at Australian, Japanese and American universities and is an alumnus of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), the German Institute for Japanese Studies, the East-West Center (Hawaii) and Templeton College (Oxford).
Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle, MBA is full-tenured Professor for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Potsdam. Before returning to university, she has worked for several years in the semiconductor, management consulting, and eBusiness industry. She has published various articles in the field of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and project management in leading scholarly and practitioners’ journals. She holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin, a diploma in business engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and an MBA from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
She teaches Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology management on a bachelor, master and executive level at national and international universities. Katharina is also coach at the HPI School of Design Thinking since 2009 and member of the Design Thinking Research Program since 2014. Since 2015, she is Editor-in-Chief of 'Creativity and Innovation Management' (CIM). In 2018, Katharina Hölzle was appointed a member of the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI), and in 2019, appointed to the High-Tech Forum of the Federal Government. She has been a visiting professor to the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Bejing, and to the UTS Business School and Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) in Sydney.
In her research fields, Katharina Hölzle looks into creativity and innovation in organizations, Design Thinking, digitalization, business model innovation, and strategic foresight. She consults young and established companies in the field of technology-driven business model innovation, digitalization, strategic technology, and innovation management
Dr. Piret Tõnurist project manager and leads the work on systems thinking, innovation measurement and anticipatory innovation governance at the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI). She coordinates OPSI’s work on transformative innovations, innovation theory development and works directly with OECD member countries on their complex problems. Piret holds a research fellowship at the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, TalTech and she conducts research on a variety of topics such as innovation labs, co-production, digitalisation, machine-to-machine coordination and innovation policy management. She has previously advised the Parliament of Estonia and worked as a performance auditor for the State Audit Office in the field of innovation and entrepreneurial policy. She is an active proponent of purpose-driven change in the public sector and has collaborated with different governments, state-owned enterprises and innovation labs across the world. Piret holds a PhD and MA from TalTech in technology governance and MSc from KU Leuven in policy evaluation. She can be found on Twitter at @PiretTonurist
CHRISTOPHER L. TUCCI
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Christopher L. Tucci is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. Professor Tucci was Dean of the College of Management from 2013-2018. He is Visiting Professor of Innovation at Imperial College London and Visiting Thought Leader at CEIBS in Shanghai, China. He received the degrees of Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, MIT; SM (Technology & Policy) from MIT; and BS (Mathematical Sciences), AB (Music), and MS (Computer Science) from Stanford University. He was an industrial computer scientist involved in developing Internet protocols and applying artificial intelligence tools in the 1980s. Professor Tucci joined EPFL in 2003 where he teaches courses in Design Thinking, Digital Strategy, and Innovation Management. His primary area of interest is in how firms make transitions to new business models, technologies, and organizational forms. He also studies crowdsourcing, Internetworking, and digital innovations. He has published articles in, among others, Academy of Management Review (AMR), SMJ, Management Science, Research Policy, Communications of the ACM, SEJ, Academy of Management Annals, and JPIM. His article with Allan Afuah, “Crowdsourcing as solution to distant search,” won the Best Paper of 2012 for AMR. He is currently an Associate Editor of Academy of Management Discoveries. He has served in leadership positions in the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Strategic Management Society.
Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is distinguished professor (universiteitshoogleraar) of philosophy of technology at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente. He is chair of the Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations research group and co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente. He is also honorary professor of Techno-Anthropology at Aalborg University, including its Copenhagen campus. His research focuses on the philosophy of human-technology relations, in relation to philosophical theory, ethical reflection, and practices of design and innovation. In 2014, he received a VICI award from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (a personal grant for innovative research) to develop a theory of technological mediation, aiming to theorize how technologies play a mediating role in scientific practices, ethical frameworks, and religion, and how this mediating role of technologies can be included in design practices. Earlier he received a VIDI-award (2008), for studying human enhancement technologies and the blurring boundaries between humans and technologies, and a VENI-award (2004), for studying the moral significance of technology, and its implications for design. From 2010 until 2012 he held the Socrates chair of philosophy at Delft University of Technology; in 2006 he was guest professor of philosophy of technology at Aarhus University, Denmark.
The following themes are indicative of the research topics and tracks to which papers can be submitted :
FORMAT OF THE SESSIONS :
Regular Sessions (of one hour and a half) will consist of three papers. Each paper presentation (15 minutes) will be followed by a 5 minutes discussion and a 10 minutes plenary Q&A. So besides presenting your own paper, each presenter is expected to contribute to the discussion of one of the other papers in the session.
Roundtable panels with well-known and well established researchers, practitioners and journal editors will debate trends in the field both regarding issues and research approaches. Conference participants will be invited to participate in the panel debates with comments and questions.
Thematic Sessions - In thematic sessions a number of speakers discuss a common topic or theme in a manner that brings new insights to the subject.
The submission deadline is over
When submitting a proposal for a thematic session, the following guidelines apply:
►Objectives and theoretical and practical relevance
As proposals for thematic sessions will be reviewed as a whole, only one PDF can be uploaded (containing title page, relevance and all constituting paper contributions).
In case you want to submit a proposal for the Thematic Sessions, make sure that :
⇒ you have a profile in the EIASM system (if not, please create it HERE)
⇒ prepare your proposal in pdf and upload it HERE
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.
Authors submit an extended abstract of about 500 words in length on/before November 4, 2019. This abstract should identify the central research question and theory base for the research, introduce the most important references and describe the methodology, empirical base, analysis, and results.
Each abstract is evaluated by two or three members of the scientific committee. All are senior professors who are well positioned internationally in the field. Each abstract is evaluated using the following points :
The organising committee responds to the author(s) noting acceptance or rejection of the extended abstract. Feedback is provided in all cases. Some author(s) of accepted abstracts may be requested to address specific perceived shortcomings or omissions prior to submitting final papers.
Author(s) of accepted abstracts are expected to submit final papers.
Conference registration and participation by the author (or at least one co-author) is required for publication in the conference online proceedings.
The theoretical base must be clear, with explicit references to the already-existing research in the field.
IPDMC is a leading innovation management conference with unique, close links to two of the top journals in the field: Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) and Creativity and Innovation Management (CIM). In 2020, IPDMC is expanding its developmental aspect by offering for the first time two workshops in parallel on Sunday June 07.
Development Workshop 1
Telling the Story and Showing the Evidence: How to Conduct Rigorous Case Study Research.
This half-day workshop focuses on conducting high-quality case study research and publishing it in top journals. It expands on the recent study by Goffin et al (Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2019). As case study research is commonly-used in European universities, this is a highly relevant topic for an IPDMC ‘Development Workshop’.
Development Workshop 2
Delivering High Quality, Professional, and Constructive Reviews to Academic Peers
Peer reviewing is an essential component of the academic research process. This half-day workshop is designed to provide an interactive experience for researchers to enhance their skill at delivering peer reviews. The workshop covers principles and practices of good reviewing.
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 Conference Board will select one Best Student Paper out of the papers submitted where the main researcher and author is a PhD student. PhD students who submit should indicate their wish to be considered for this award. A condition of consideration for the Best Student Paper award is a statement from the primary supervisor confirming the registration status of the student and that the work is primarily that of the PhD student. The author(s) will receive an award during the closing session of the conference.
The IPDM Conference is a unique opportunity for researchers of different backgrounds, but with a common interest in management of innovation and product and service design and development, to present cutting edge research and exchange views. The conference provides ample opportunities for both formal and informal discussions of the work presented, as well as for discussions about future international and interdisciplinary research co-operation.
The primary focus of the conference is on empirical research and managerial issues, although very high quality papers developing substantive theory in other associated aspects of policy, practice and society are also welcomed. Regardless of the type of paper, the theoretical base must be made clear, and references to the extant research in the field must be made explicit.
Doctoral Workshop Chairpersons:
The Doctoral Workshop is an important and integral part of the IPDMC conference, which has been running successfully for over 10 years. In 2020, it will start on Saturday June 6th at noon, with a light lunch, and will continue through Sunday, June 7th, ending with lunch.
To stimulate academic scholarship, discussions of ideas and dialogue among students and researchers from different countries in the field of INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT RESEARCH, we invite all doctoral students from these domains worldwide to attend this doctoral workshop. PhD students in early and middle stages of their PhD research project are particularly encouraged to participate and present their research proposals, preliminary results and their reflections on issues related to theory, methods and analysis. For students where their PhD dissertation is not planned as a monograph but as a series of articles on a common theme, then the candidate can present a part of her/his work. In addition, DBA researchers are welcome and the extra challenges of their type of research will be discussed.
The workshop is very interactive and it gives small groups of students (typically 3) several hours of intensive discussion about their research with a senior faculty member. Plenary sessions will be focused on general topics of interest to PhD students, such as: identifying interesting and researchable topics, publishing your research, PhDs ‘by publications’, case study research, and managing your academic career.
Students will be asked to fully prepare for the Doctoral workshop, including preparing a 10-20-page comprehensive description of their research (pdf); reading other students’ descriptions and preparing questions on their work; and some pre-course reading from textbook(s) and/or research articles.
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Upon successful completion of the seminar (full attendance), the participants will be given a certificate and granted 2 ECTS.
The number of participants is limited to 28 PhD students. (Those who have attended in previous years have found the workshop to be very rewarding.)
There is an extra fee of 100€ for participating in the Doctoral Seminar, and registration to the IPDMC is compulsory.
Bart VAN LOOY - Catholic University of Leuven & Flanders Business School, Belgium
Conference Board :
Nuran ACUR - University of Glasgow, U.K.
Conference Scientific Committee: Conference Board plus:
Gloria BARCZAK - Northeastern University, U.S.A.
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Cancellations made before May 10, 2020 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
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