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12TH INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE


COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, JUNE 12-14, 2005
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

Product development requires the management of many different types of interfaces: Interaction between different units, which might differ in several aspects, e.g. on cultural background, languages and by having different objectives. The interfaces today cross the borders of the individual companies, between companies and across countries and continents. Different types of knowledge and competencies have to work together in order to solve the many different challenges related to product development. Diverse factors such as design, strategy and PD interact. New issues to consider when managing product development are introduced, such as: How new technologies make it possible to involve customers into the product development and design process and ecological concerns.

New forms of cooperation between universities and businesses and the introduction and use of new perspectives and frameworks for understanding and managing product development are enriching research and studies of product development. Present knowledge is challenged as new types of interfaces and new understandings of the importance of these are presented, analyzed and discussed.

In these ways new types of interfaces are introduced, and old ones are redefined or taken op for discussion. Some examples: How can companies manage innovation with many stakeholders and multiple criteria for succes in product development? How can interesting research be transformed into products? What are the important interfaces in product development? How are various sources of knoweldge brought together in order to bring succesfull new products to the market? The question for product development and this confrence in particular thus becomes: How do companies manage all these diffrent interefaces and how are product development made manageriable in a complex world?

Many of these challenges have been addressed in previous IPDM conferences and are well-established research areas where progress has to be maintained and reported. Other areas are emerging and need a forum for debate and critical reflection. The purpose of this conference is to bring together and to reflect on all relevant research related to these challenges as well as to traditional issues of the field.

CONFERENCE THEMES AND AREAS

The particular focus of this 12th conference is captured by the theme: Interfaces - in theory and practice. The papers presented in this conference are expected to fit broadly – but not exclusively - into one of the following categories:

A. Organizing for product development G. The supply chain, outsourcing and PD

· Platform development
· Flexible structures
· Managing the multi-project organization
· Dynamic networks and virtual organizing
· Co-development

· Outsourcing of PD
· The role of suppliers and customers in PD
· Management of PD in a supply-chain network

B. Competencies and facilities in PD

H. Radical new technologies, radical innovation
and emerging and undefine markets and PD

· Identification of resources
· Integration and differentiation of different resources
· Management of competencies
· Competencies across companies and PD projects

· Sustainable product development
· Integration of ecological concerns in PD
· Understanding pre-emerging markets
· Developing disruptive technologies
· Setting product standards in emerging markets
· Estimating potential under high uncertainty
C. The role off performance management and
company strategy in product development

I. Research, innovation and PD

· Performance management and PD
· Performance measurement of PD
· Best practice in PD
· Business strategy and PD

· Research management
· PD for innovative products
· Innovation culture and PD

D. Leadership and creativity in PD J. Entrepreneurship, business creation and PD

· Leadership styles and impact on PD
· Stimulating creativity and increase product realization
· Understanding the role of managers in PD
· Managing creativity in PD
· From innovation culture to new products
· Risk management in PD

· Product development in SME’s and new business
· Business models and PD management
· PD and financial analysis – firm and PD level
· Industry-university collaboration
E. Design and product development

K. Marketing and product development

 ·The interaction between design and PD
· Design driven strategies for PD
· Design methodologies in PD
· Interaction between designers and PD

· Marketing, strategy and PD
· Customer response and market potential
· Brand management and PD
· Product-life cycle analysis and management

F. International integration and PD

L. Product development in services and IT

· Global innovation and product flows
· Integrating localization and standardization
· Cross-cultural PD
· Virtual and global PD management

· PD in face to face services
· User involvement strategies
· PD strategies and approaches in services and IT
· Integration of ICT in traditional products

PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the conference programme.

BEST PAPER AWARD

The winners of the Christer Karlsson's Best Paper Award presented at the conference are :


Per KRISTENSSON and Peter R MAGNUSSON


with the paper entitled :


"INVOLVING USERS FOR INCREMENTAL OR RADICAL INNOVATION – A

MATTER OF TUNING"


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The Runners Up winners are :


Floortje BLINDENBACH -DRIESSEN - Jan VAN DALEN and Jan VAN DEN ENDE


with the paper entitled :


"A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF NPD

PROJECTS"


 

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN - ORGANISING COMMITTEES

Conference chairperson

John K. CHRISTIANSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Organising Committee

Christer KARLSSON, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and EIASM - Chairman
Harry BOER, Aalborg University, Denmark
John CHRISTIANSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Paul COUGHLAN, University of Dublin, Trinity College
Koenraad DEBACKERE, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Keith GOFFIN, Cranfield School of Management, U.K.
Armand HATCHUEL, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
Erik Jan HULTINK, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Thomas HUSTAD, Indiana University, U.S.A.
Marco IANSITI, Harvard Business School, USA
James M. UTTERBACK, MIT, USA
Roberto VERGANTI, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Local Organising Committee

Juliana H. MIKKOLA, Copenhagen Business School
Allan HANSEN, Copenhagen Business School
Claus VARNES, Copenhagen Business School
Annie BEKKE KJAER, Copenhagen Business School
Lena DALSBO PETERSEN, Copenhagen Business School
John K. CHRISTIANSEN, Copenhagen Business School

SPECIAL OFFER OF AN AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP IN PDMA

When you register for the conference, you could also consider joining the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) as a special affiliate member. The optional cost is 45 Euros for one year, paid at time you register for the 2005 conference in Copenhagen. If you select this option, EIASM will remit funds to PDMA in a single payment, along with your email and postal address. This special rate is not available elsewhere and is far lower than the current academic membership. At this rate you will not receive printed copies of PDMA publications; however, you will have complete access to the members' portion of pdma's website, including all articles published in JPIM, Visions and the new Body of Knowledge project. Affiliate members qualify for member registration rates at all pdma meetings but are not eligible to vote in pdma elections. Pdma is working to create competitive awards for research and hopes to develop productive relationships between managers and researchers.
If you have questions, please contact Tom Hustad (
Hustad@Indiana.edu).

SCHEDULE - LOCATION - ACCOMMODATION - TRAVEL

The Conference will start on Sunday June 12 at 17.30 with registration and an informal welcome drink.

The academic program of the Conference will start formally at 09.00 a.m. on Monday June 13 and is scheduled to end at approximately 17.00 on Tuesday June 14.


LOCATION

The Conference will be hosted by Copenhagen Business School, which is founded in 1917 and has more than 15.000 students, and offers the most comprehensive range of university degrees in economics and business administration in Denmark. The programs combines economics with topics such as management science, informatics (ICT), commercial law, international management, communication, psychology, philosophy and politics. CBS has a rapidly growing program in executive education. More than 300 researchers in 14 departments are engaged in teaching and research. A PhD. program with 170 students organized in five PhD schools and a DBA program adds to the development of new research and research talents. Read more about CBS at this address: http://www.cbs.dk

The Conference will be held in the CBS building from 2000, near the medieval city centre of Copenhagen, close to the Metro station of Solbjerg Plads located at Frederiksberg. The premises are located 5 minutes from the city centre by Metro.

The conference dinner will take place at a restaurant in the TIVOLI gardens in the heart of Copenhagen. http://www.tivoli.dk


Information on Copenhagen, maps, tourist attractions, sightseeing and so on can be found at this address: http://www.aok.dk.

The official tourism site of Copenhagen is here: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/

ACCOMMODATION

Here are 3 hotels suggested .Note that they are located close to the CBS premises We recommand you to arrange your accommodation AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. Demand for hotels are normally high in Copenhagen during the summer.

1. Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel
Falkoner Alle 9
Copenhagen, DK-2000
Tel.: +45 38158001
Booking No: R1115
Price: DKK 1245,- per night
To achieve the special price, the reference number R1115 has to appear on the booking form
http://sas.radisson.com/reservation/resEntrance.do?country=DK&extra=denmark&city=Copenhagen

The following conditions for hotel reservations apply:
Reservation can take place between March 1 and May 9 2005
Cancellation is free of charge until May 10 2005
Changes are free of charge until May 20 2005
Changes made between May 21 and June 8 2005 will be charged with DKK 100 per change
After June 8 2005 changes will be charged with the full price
Each guest will be charged for the full reserved stay”

2. Scandic Copenhagen
Vester Søgade 6
Copenhagen V, DK-1601
Booking reference: HAN110605
Price: DKK 995,- per night
Tel. : +45 33143535
http://www.scandic-hotels.dk/SiteHomePage
These rooms have to be booked before May 11, 2005

3. Hotel Cab Inn Copenhagen
Danasvej 32
Frederiksberg, DK-1910
Tel: +45 33210400
Booking No: 9787
Price: DKK 510,- per night (breakfast is DKK 40,-)
http://www.cab-inn.dk
These rooms have to be booked before May 11, 2005

4. Phoenix Copenhagen
Bredgade 37
Copenhagen K, DK-1260
Booking reference: G228853
Price: DKK 850,- per night
Breakfast: DKK 130,-
Tel.: +45 33959500
http://www.phoenixcopenhagen.dk
The rooms have to be booked before May 12, 2005

TRAVEL

Copenhagen Airport is served by 62 different airline carriers, operating services to and from 111 cities world-wide.

As a city Copenhagen offer the fastest and cheapest airport-to-city-centre rail link in any European capital - just 20 minutes - and it costs only DKK 22,50 (less than 3 euros but remember to purchase the ticket before getting on the train).

Going from the airport to the CBS (or the city centre) requires you to go walk from the arrival area in the airport to the train (below ground level), take the train to the city centre at Nørreport, and change to the Metro towards Vanløse for 5 minutes. That will bring you to the CBS building at Solbjerg Plads, Frederksberg and the conference location.

Look for more travel information here: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/ and Copenhagen Airport: http://www.cph.dk/cph/

PICTURES

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PRACTICALITIES
 Fees will be posted shortly

In case you take advantage of the PDMA's offer, please mention it on the registration form and pay the 45 EUR requested on top your attendance fees

Cancellations made before June 1, 2005 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

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DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be