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18TH INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
INNOVATE THROUGH DESIGN

DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS, JUNE 5-7, 2011
BACKGROUND

The 18th International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC) will be held from June 5-7, 2011 at the Delft University of Technology in the historic town of Delft in The Netherlands. For the first time in the history of this conference, it will move to a Design School; the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. This faculty is the largest university-based design school in the world with more than 2,000 students enrolled in the bachelor degree or in one of the three masters programs that the faculty offers

The special theme for our conference will be “Innovate through Design”. This means that we welcome papers on the topics of design thinking and design management along with the more common innovation management and new product development themes for the IPDM Conference. We plan to hold a special exhibition highlighting innovative product designs that have been developed at the faculty in the hall in which we will take refreshments. Special key notes will be delivered by famous designers and by high profile academics. 
 
Conference leaflet available on :
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3144742/IPDM%20conference%20booklet%20final.pdf

WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?

The conference is a unique opportunity for researchers of different backgrounds, but with a common interest in the  management of product development, to up-date and exchange views. The conference will provide ample opportunities for both formal and informal discussions of the work presented, as well as opportunities for discussions about future international and interdisciplinary research co-operation.

Participants are encouraged to present results of their own work (although presenting is not a requirement for attendance and active participation). The focus of the conference is on management issues. Priority is given to research, which has an empirical basis. The theoretical base must be made clear, and references to already-existing research in the field must be made explicit.

The conference includes a Doctoral Workshop which will be held prior to the conference. 
 

THEMES AND AREAS

A. Organizing for product development
- Team working
- Managing cross-functional interfaces
- Project management and multi-project strategies
- Human resources capacities – Motivation and goals
- PD in Small and Medium Enterprises

B. Knowledge and IT resources in PD
- Knowledge development
- Learning and continuous improvement in PD
- Internet support in product development
- Advanced design technologies and groupware
- Experimentation and prototyping

C. Product development strategy and performance
- Linking product development to business strategies
- Business models and PD
- Technology strategies and policies
- Product line planning and product strategy
- Product platforms and shelf innovation
- Sustainable product development
- Performance measurement of PD

D. Leadership and creativity in PD
- Leadership styles and impact on PD
- Creative and innovative climate
- Understanding the role of managers in PD
- Managing creative talents, specialists and professionals
- Innovation culture in PD

E. Creativity and Design Management and Busisness Performance
- The interaction between design and PD
- Applied Ethnography, empathy and design scenarios
- Emotional and experience design
- Human factors in NPD

F. Product development in a global context
- Virtual and global PD management
- Integrating localization and standardization
- Cross-cultural PD

G. Networks and alliances in PD
- Alliances, joint ventures and forms of collaboration
- Role of suppliers and customers in PD
- PD and the supply-chain
- Outsourcing of PD
- Networks of innovators and virtual organizations
- Industry-university collaboration

H. Radical product innovation
- Developing new products in highly uncertain contexts
- Understanding pre-emerging markets
- Developing disruptive technologies
- Setting product standards
- Patenting
- User Centered Product Innovation

I. Product development process
- Flexible and iterative development processes
- Risk management in PD integrating research and development
- Technology selection and integration
- Idea handling and concept generation
- Product-life cycle analysis and management
- Concurrent engineering, QFD,DFM
- Environmentally driven design

J. Product development in services and software
- New service development
- Service blueprint and interaction design
- Integration of ICT in traditional products
- Software development
- Development of web-based services

K. Marketing, users and product development
- Marketing and PD
- Brand management and PD
- Analysis of user needs
- Analysis of socio-cultural trends
- The role of lead users

L. Entrepreneurship and PD
- Product development in new ventures
- Product innovation and academic spin-offs
- Financing product development

M. Product Development in SME

N. Open Innovation – Product Development in communities and in cooperation with Communities

O. Teaching Innovation and New Product Development Management

P. Innovate through Design
The aim of this new track is to start a discourse on innovating through design. Topics of interest include design driven strategies for product development, design thinking, and strategic design.
 
As is the tradition of the Conference, priority will be given to research that has an empirical basis. 

 

IPDM CONFERENCE : REVIEW PROCESS

The goal of the review process is to select a number of papers that will stimulate discussion and the development of new knowledge, with preference given to empirical research. Some of the 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 research and introduce them to other scholars who share their interests.

The review process examines over 300 submissions each year. Authors submit an extended abstract about 500 words in length. This abstract should identify the central research question, 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 conference board. All are senior professors who are well positioned internationally in the field. Each abstract is evaluated using most of the following points.

• Quality of the proposed contribution to theory and practice
• Originality and appropriateness of the research method, with a preference for empirical research
• Technical competence in the development and execution of the research
• Value of the findings in contributing to knowledge and managerial practice

The organizing committee responds to the author(s) with an overall assessment. The overall assessment scale is graded using the following scale:

• Rejected
• Develop and resubmit
• Conditional acceptance, either Accepted with demanded changes or Accepted with minor requested changes
• Accepted

When the reviewers request resubmission of an extended abstract, the conference chair examines the revision if the changes are minor but consults the reviewers in other cases. A resubmitted abstract can either be accepted or reject at this point.

Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to submit final papers. Conference participation (full registration) is a further condition for publication in the conference proceedings.

If you are considering submitting an abstract to this conference for the first time, you should view the video that describes the conference and includes portions of actual presentations. Scroll down on this page to the heading “Watch the Conference” to see the link to the video. 
 

PAPER REQUIREMENTS AND BEST PAPER AWARDS

Papers must fulfill the following requirements:

1. The theoretical base must be made clear, and references to already-existing research in the field must be made explicit.

2. Priority is given to research which has an empirical basis. This means that conceptual discussions without empirical tests or basis will be accepted only exceptionally.

3. The focus of the conference is on management issues, so we request that papers include managerial implications.

To help the selection process, please clearly indicate in the extended abstract: the purpose of the paper, its reference to existing literature, the research method and empirical base, and the results and managerial implications. 

Christer Karlsson Best paper award:

The Conference Board chaired by Christer Karlsson will select one Best Paper out of the papers submitted. The author(s) will receive an award during the closing session of the conference. There may also be runner up award(s).

Thomas P Hustad Best student paper award:

The Conference Board chaired by Tom Hustad will select one Best Paper out of the papers submitted by a PhD candidate. The author will receive an award during the closing session of the conference.

Conditions:

1.  Entrant must have been PhD-candidate on or after 1 June 2011.
2.  The submitted paper must present original research conducted primarily by the entrant. Some assistance by other individuals such as the student’s faculty advisor is permitted as long as the student is the real “first author”. This must be confirmed in a letter from the advisor.
3.  The research must have been conducted while the entrant was a student.
4.  Standing for this award is done by ticketing a box when registering the full paper. Advisor´s affirmation of eligibility should be mailed to michelante@eiasm.be
5.  The winner of the Karlsson award will not also be considered for the student paper award

Publication of papers:

The Conference Board will encourage selected authors to submit their papers for review to the Journal of Product Innovation Management. A special issue is planned for publication in 2012
 

CHRISTER KARLSSON BEST PAPER AWARD 2011

Christer Karlsson Best Paper Award 2011
 
"WHY DO FIRMS ENGAGE? IDENTIFICATION OF THE UNKNOWN PROVIDERS IN NPD PROJECTS"

PRAEST KNUDSEN METTE, TINA LUNDØ TRANEKJER


Runner Up  

"EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION WITHIN SMES: CONNECTING THE CEO’S COGNITIVE STYLE TO PRODUCT INNOVATION PERFORMANCE"

DE VISSER MATTHIAS, DRIES FAEMS, PETER VAN DEN TOP

 

TOM HUSTAD STUDENT BEST PAPER AWARD 2011

"DOES ORGANIZING CREATIVITY REALLY LEAD TO INNOVATION?"

ÖZGE COKPEKIN
 

CONFERENCE BOARD - SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE - CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON

Conference Board:

Christer KARLSSON - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and EIASM – Chairman
John CHRISTIANSEN - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Paul COUGHLAN - University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
Koenraad DEBACKERE - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Keith GOFFIN - Cranfield School of Management, U.K.
Abbie GRIFFIN - University of Utah, U.S.A.
Armand HATCHUEL - Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
Erik Jan HULTINK - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Thomas HUSTAD - Indiana University, U.S.A.
Alan MACCORMACK - Harvard Business School, USA
Jose Luis MUNUERA - University of Murcia, Spain, chair 2010
Helen PERKS, Manchester Business School, UK, chair 2012
Roberto VERGANTI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Petra DE WEERD-NEDERHOF - University of Twente, the Netherlands

Scientific Committee:

Christer KARLSSON - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and EIASM – Chairman
Ludwig BSTIELER, University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Tommaso BUGANZA - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
John CHRISTIANSEN - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Paul COUGHLAN - University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland
Koenraad DEBACKERE - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Antonio FERNANDES – Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal 
Keith GOFFIN - Cranfield School of Management, U.K.
Abbie GRIFFIN - University of Utah, U.S.A.
Armand HATCHUEL - Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
Erik Jan HULTINK - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Thomas HUSTAD - Indiana University, U.S.A.
Tomoko KAWAKAMI, Kansai University, Japan
Hans KOLLER, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Germany
Alan MACCORMACK - Harvard Business School, USA
Jose Luis MUNUERA - University of Murcia, Spain, chair 2010
Helen PERKS, Manchester Business School, UK, chair 2012
Søren SALOMO, Technical University of Denmark , Copenhagen, Denmark
Roberto VERGANTI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Petra DE WEERD-NEDERHOF - University of Twente, the Netherlands

Conference Chairperson:

Erik Jan HULTINK - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Local Team :

Katinka BERGEMA
Fleur DEKEN
Gerda GEMSER
Linda KESTER
Jarmila KOPECKA
Frido SMULDERS
 

 

WATCH THE CONFERENCE: WHETHER PLANNING TO ATTEND FOR THE FIRST TIME OR RETURNING AGAIN

Follow this link to a video covering the 10th anniversary conference. See the ambiance, the formats, the participants, the activities, keynotes, and more. You will also learn about important ideas behind the conference and the advantages of participating as well as relations to journal publishers. If you are considering attending for the first time or simply wish to rekindle your memories, click the link for 27 minutes of enjoyment. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO 

The tabs to the left of the image allow you to jump to various sections, like chapters in a DVD, so that you do not need to view the video in a single session. If the video does not immediately begin to play, just move the slider control slightly to the right, and then back to the left, before clicking play. 

DOCTORAL WORKSHOP

The doctoral workshop is an integrated part of the IPDMC conferences (since Hamburg in 2008). It will start on Saturday June 4 around noon and will continue on Sunday morning. 

To stimulate academic scholarship, discussions of ideas and dialogue among students and researchers from different countries, in the field of Product Development Management research, we would like to invite doctoral students 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. In case the PhD dissertation is not a monograph and is made of a series of articles on a common theme, the candidate can present a part of the work and a two-page summary of the overall dissertation theme.

Sessions will be organized in smaller groups based on the submitted material with one senior researcher in each group, but there will also be plenary sessions on topics of general interest, e.g. on how to get your research into journals and methodology issues.

Research proposals and project material presented will be discussed by senior researchers as well as by younger researchers experienced in the specific field of the research presented.

Doctoral candidates interested in attending and presenting their research proposal and/or their reflections on their work so far (not the results of finished research) have submited  a description of their research, on maximum 5 pages focusing on: their research goals, a short presentation of the state of art within the area, and their approach, and main issues or problems they wish to discuss in workshop with other doctoral candidates and senior researchers.

The submission deadline is over and the selection of candidates has been done

The number of participants is limited to 20 Ph.D. students.

There is no extra fee for participation in the Doctoral Seminar, but registration for the IPDMC is compulsory

Chairmen for PhD workshop:
Professor John K. Christiansen, Copenhagen Business School.
&
Professor Armand Hatchuel, Ecole des Mines, Paris

Faculty members:
John K. Christiansen , Professor, Copenhagen Business School
Paul Coughlan, Professor, Trinity College Dublin
Anthony Di Benedetto, Professor, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA,
Keith GOFFIN - Cranfield School of Management, U.K.
Abbie Griffin - Professor, University of Utah, U.S.A.
Armand Hatchuel, Professor, Ecole des Mines, Paris
Thomas, P. Hustad, Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Christer Karlsson, Professor, Dean of Executive Education, Copenhagen Business School
Jan Kratzer, Professor, Technical University Berlin

Important dates : 
-  Submission of project description, research proposal or preliminary observations November 15, 2010
- Acceptance to participate in PhD Workshop start of January 2011
- Submission of material to be discussed at workshop by May 15, 2011

Contact person :
Professor John K. Christiansen, Copenhagen Business School, johnc@cbs.dk

FINAL PROGRAM

To download the conference final programme, please click HERE

PRACTICALITIES

The Conference will start on Sunday afternoon June 5 with registration and a drink (details will be announced soon).

The academic program of the Conference will start formally at 09.00 a.m. on Monday 6 June and is scheduled to end at approximately 17.00 on Tuesday 7 June, 2011.


LOCATION

The conference will take place in the
Delft University of Technology
Delft, the Netherlands

IPDMC 2011 will provide you the opportunity to explore some of the best that the beautiful city of Delft has to offer! The opening ceremony will be held at the historical Town Hall on the Markt – the largest market square in The Netherlands. That evening you can already explore some of Delft’s amazing history by attending a guided tour through the town hall that stems from 1618. That same (Sunday) night, one of the biggest theatre festivals in The Netherlands will animate the streets of Delft. You may even want to consider attending the whole festival (June 5-6)! Besides the notable historical features of Delft – have we mentioned that it was the home town of the renowned 17th century painter Vermeer! – the many outdoor cafes on the beautiful Markt, the lively beestenmarkt, the intimate Doelenplein, and the café boats at the Delft canals are wonderful places for a bite or a nice drink.

ACCOMMODATION :

The charming city of Delft is world famous for its painters (Vermeer), history, architecture, Delft Blue earthenware, its link with the Dutch Royal family and the innovative Delft University of Technology. We aim to deliver you the full experience. Therefore, we have selected several hotels for you that all have their own unique character. Most of them are located right in the historical city center of Delft. Please read the descriptions of the hotels to select the hotel that best suits your personal taste and needs. As most of the hotels are relatively small in size, it is important to book your room as early as possible (before April 30).

Use the following code to make your reservation: IPDMC2011 and explicitly mention that you book a room for this conference in order to get the rate that we negotiated.

Please click HERE to download the list of hotels and details.

CONFERENCE DINNER (Monday, June 6)

It will be at the famous Prinsenhof restaurant in the heart of the city of Delft. The Prinsenhof is a museum that features the Eighty Years’ War and the ancestors of our royal family.

TOURISTIC INFORMATION

Some touristic information about Delft are available on
http://www.delft.nl/webEN/content.jsp?objectid=33500

TRAVEL PLANS

Travelling from Schiphol or Rotterdam airport to Delft

Those who will travel to Delft by airplane, can take the train from Schiphol Airport to Delft Central
Station, which will take approximately 40 minutes. For an overview of the train schedule, please
check www.ns.nl

Those who will arrive at Rotterdam Airport need to take the airport shuttle or city bus from the
airport to Rotterdam Central Station1. From there you can take the train to Delft Central Station. It
will take you approximately 50 minutes to get from Rotterdam airport to Delft. For an overview of
the exact bus and train schedules, please check www.9292ov.nl.

Most hotels are located right in the city center of Delft and in walking distance (5 – 15 minutes) of
Delft Central Station. For an overview of the location of each hotel, please check the map below.
Overview hotels IPDMC 2011 Delft

Walking distance from the Delft Central Station to /
Hotel De Ark  : 6 min.
Museum Hotel : 9 min.
Johannes Vermeer  : 9 min.
Hotel de Plataan : 15 min.
Delft Center Hotel  : 18 min. (or take bus 60, 82 from the station)
China Hotel Delft : 35 min. (or take bus 60, 62 from the station)
There will be bus transportation from the hotels to the conference location.


FEES

The fees include :
 

  • Participation to conference
  • The conference book of abstracts and CD
  • The 2 lunches
  • The welcome reception
  • The conference dinner
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Transportation from the hotels to the conference location (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Full attendance to the Doctoral Seminar (for the Accepted PhD Students only !! )

 

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
410 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 510 €

Cancellations made before May 10, 2011 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

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCK√ąRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be