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19TH INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH IN PRODUCT AND SERVICE INNOVATION

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, U.K., JUNE 17-19, 2012
BACKGROUND

The 19th International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC) will be held from Sunday June 17th to Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at Manchester Business School (MBS), University of Manchester, UK. IPDMC has established itself as a leading annual international event in its field. Papers presented at the meeting include subjects that cross business disciplines. The conference has become the focus of important networking among innovation and product development management researchers. Also adjacent areas such as technology management, entrepreneurship, marketing of innovations, creativity, and teaching in the field are significant parts of the program.

Location:

MBS is research-oriented and the largest campus-based business school in the UK. Its doctoral programme is rated as best in world (Financial Times business school ranking). The University of Manchester has 40,000 students and 5,600 academic and research staff. With a worldwide research reputation, the University is ranked third in the UK in terms of research power. It has a long tradition of innovation and invention, reflected in 25 Nobel Prize winners associated with the University.

The business school is located ten minutes from the centre of Manchester; a stylish and sophisticated large city. Over the last two decades Manchester has undergone one of the most ambitious urban regeneration programmes in the UK. Characterized by a dramatic mix of old and new, a striking and bold cityscape has grown up alongside the grand monuments of Manchester’s industrial past. Manchester offers a wide array of cultural and arts destinations, restaurants, bars and retailing. Manchester airport, twenty minutes from the City Centre, is a leading international hub with direct flights to destinations across the globe.

Conference:

The special theme for our conference will be “Transformative research in product and service innovation”. Research impact is high on the agenda and we invite research that makes a difference, advancing the field of product and service innovation and creating an impact on stakeholders.
We particularly welcome papers that address the challenges of service innovation management. Theories and paradigms related to service innovation have traditionally borrowed from product innovation knowledge and practices. Recent research activity, however, has seen the emergence of service-specific contributions to the innovation field. We encourage submissions here, along with the more traditional new product development themes of the IPDM conference.
The Conference Board and Scientific Committee will encourage selected authors to submit their papers for review to the Journal of Product Innovation Management.
We also draw attention to a new track on ‘emerging methodologies in innovation management research’ (see track P). We invite contributions to this new track. Selected papers from this track will be invited to submit their papers for a special issue on research methodologies of the journal Creativity and Innovation Management.
Special keynotes will be delivered by Professor Gina O’Connor (Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer, New York, US) and John McLean (IBM R&D Laboratory, UK).
 

WHO COULD ATTEND ?

The conference is a unique opportunity for researchers of different backgrounds, but with a common interest in management of product and service development, to update 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/service development (PD)
- 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 product/service development
- Knowledge development
- Learning and continuous improvement in PD
- Internet support in product development
- Advanced design technologies and groupware
- Experimentation and prototyping

C. Product/service 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 product/service development
- 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 business Performance
- Design driven strategies for PD
- The interaction between design and PD
- Applied Ethnography, empathy and design scenarios
- Emotional and experience design
- Strategic design
- Human factors in NPD

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

G. Networks and alliances in product/service development
- 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/service innovation
- Developing new products in highly uncertain contexts
- Understanding pre-emerging markets
- Developing disruptive technologies
- Setting product standards
- Patenting
- User Centred Product Innovation

I. Product/service 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. 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/service 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 Product/service development
- Product development in new ventures
- Product innovation and academic spin-offs
- Financing product development

M. Product/service development in SMEs

N. Open Innovation – product/service development in communities and in cooperation with communities

O. Teaching innovation and new product/service development management

• Surveys on how innovation is taught at different schools
• Measuring the effectiveness of innovation teaching
• Approaches for teaching engineering, design or business school students
• Different approaches for teaching undergraduates, masters-level students, and executives
• Executive education on innovation
• Innovation in service industries: the implications for teaching

P. Emerging methodologies in innovation management research
The aim of this new track is to strengthen the debate on the methodology used in product /service development management research. Topics of interest include exploration and appraisal of methods, their use and value to our discipline. Papers on methodologies such as ethnography, action research, experiments and case studies are particularly encouraged. Papers should include primary or secondary data and provide researchers with insights into how emerging methods can be applied in a way that meets the rigour expected in the product/service development management research community.

As is the tradition of the Conference, priority will be given to research that has an empirical basis.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OVER

Submissions will be considered for presentation at concurrent sessions by the Scientific and Organizing Committee, and a response will be given by December 22nd, 2011

Authors will then be asked to send their full paper by April 13, 2012
(conditionally accepted papers must be received by March 20, 2012)

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 of 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 scientific committee. All are senior professors who are well positioned internationally in the field. Each abstract is evaluated using 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 of the extended abstract is graded using the following scale:

• Rejected
• Conditional acceptance, either Accepted with required changes or Accepted with minor requested changes
• Accepted

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.
 

SUBMITTING FINAL PAPERS

Only accepted abstracts can be further developed into full papers for publication in the Proceedings/CD.

In order to be included in the book of abstracts, in the CD, the conference program and the conference web site (only available to registered participants), accepted papers must be received by April 13, 2012 and conditionally accepted papers must be received by March 20th, 2012.

Guidelines :

Full papers : please click HERE to see the instructions to prepare the full paper
Two page abstract : must be submitted via the web link mentioned in the acceptance letters. It contains the instructions.

PAPER REQUIREMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

 

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.

4. Authors should note during the submission process via the website whether their paper is the work of an early career researcher (i.e. the paper is primarily the work of a researcher who has received their PhD in the last year)

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.

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 2013 
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.

Thomas P Hustad Best student paper award:

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 this to be considered for this award. A statement of conditions is requested from the tutor. The author(s) will receive an award during the closing session of the conference.


BEST PAPERS AWARDS

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.

Thomas P Hustad Best student paper award:

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 this to be considered for this award. A statement of conditions is requested from the tutor. The author(s) will receive an award during the closing session of the conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The Keynote Speakers confirmed for the conference are :

Gina O’Connor (Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer, New York)
John McLean (Director, IBM Hursley Laboratory UK)
and 
Eric Von Hippel (MIT Sloan School of Management)

PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the conference programme.

DOCTORAL SEMINAR

The doctoral workshop is an integrated part of the IPDMC conference (since Hamburg in 2008). It will start on Saturday June 16th around noon and will continue on Sunday June 17th 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.


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) were requested to submit  a description of their research
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OVER


The chairmen for the PhD workshop will assess the submitted descriptions and select those who will attend the workshop. The number of participants is limited to 20 Ph.D. students.

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


Chairs 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.
Armand Hatchuel, Professor, Ecole des Mines, Paris
Thomas Hustad, Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Christer Karlsson, Professor, Copenhagen Business School
Roberto Verganti, Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Klaasjan Visscher, University of Twente, The Netherlands
 

Important dates :
- Submission of project description, research proposal or preliminary observations November 14, 2011
- Acceptance to participate in PhD Workshop start of January 2012
- Submission of material to be discussed at workshop by May 15, 2012

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

CONFERENCE BOARD - ORGANISING COMMITTEES

Conference Chair :

Helen PERKS, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

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
Petra DE WEERD-NEDERHOF, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Koenraad DEBACKERE, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Keith GOFFIN, Cranfield School of Management, U.K.
Abbie GRIFFIN, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 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, U.S.A
Helen PERKS, Manchester Business School, UK
Roberto VERGANTI, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Conference Scientific Committee :

Conference board plus:
Ludwig BSTIELER - University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Tommaso BUGANZA - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Antonio FERNANDES – University of Porto, Portugal
Tomoko KAWAKAMI - Kansai University, Japan
Hans KOLLER - Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Germany
Jose Luis MUNUERA - University of Murcia, Spain
Søren SALOMO, Technical University of Denmark , Copenhagen, Denmark

Local team :

Thorsten GRUBER, Peter McGOLDRICK, Dominic MEDWAY, Steve MOXEY, John PAL, Silvia MASSINI, Daniel HAMPSON, Katherine CHANG.

PhD assistance coordination: Marzena NIERODA, Adrienne FOOS

 

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.
 

SOCIAL EVENTS

WELCOME RECEPTION 

The welcome reception, on Sunday 17th June early evening (17:00) , will take place at the animal life and prehistoric life galleries of the Manchester Museum, located in the heart of the University. (Oxford Rd – near MBS)

Map of Directions to Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum website

CONFERENCE DINNER

The conference dinner, on Monday 18th June evening with pre-dinner drinks, will be held in the nearby Whitworth Hall, a grand Victorian hall, owned by the University of Manchester.

ACCOMMODATION

There are regular trains that run from Manchester airport to the centre of Manchester. The main Manchester train station is Piccadilly station. Oxford Rd station is a second station and a little nearer to the conference venue and most hotels.

A list of recommended hotels is provided (see below). We have chosen hotels in walking distance of the conference venue. Hence transportation to and from the hotels is not provided. Taxis are plentiful in Manchester, if needed. On the first morning of the main conference (18th June) conference helpers will act as walking guides to the conference plenary session venue from the recommended hotels.

Rooms with indicated prices are available from the 16th June 2012.To book, please contact the listed hotels directly. Since all the hotels have certain vacancy release dates, please book the room by the date indicated to benefit from the discounted price. All prices include Breakfast and VAT. Walking distances are based on Google maps data.

Please click HERE to download the list of recommended hotels.

MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL - CONFERENCE LOCATION


 

The main conference takes place at
Manchester Business School (MBS)
East (at junction of Oxford Rd and Booth St East).

Plenary sessions and lunches will be at
University Place
(Oxford Rd)
– a two minutes walk from MBS East

MBS is research-oriented and the largest campus-based business school in the UK. Its doctoral programme is rated as best in world (Financial Times business school ranking). The University of Manchester has 40,000 students and 5,600 academic and research staff. With a worldwide research reputation, the University is ranked third in the UK in terms of research power. It has a long tradition of innovation and invention, reflected in 25 Nobel Prize winners associated with the University.

The business school is located ten minutes from the centre of Manchester; a stylish and sophisticated large city. Over the last two decades Manchester has undergone one of the most ambitious urban regeneration programmes in the UK. Characterized by a dramatic mix of old and new, a striking and bold cityscape has grown up alongside the grand monuments of Manchester’s industrial past. Manchester offers a wide array of cultural and arts destinations, restaurants, bars and retailing. Manchester airport, twenty minutes from the City Centre, is a leading international hub with direct flights to destinations across the globe.
 


Manchester Business School - Map

University of Manchester - Campus Map 

University of Manchester Campus Map showing all the conference venues and where the various events will be taking place


 

 

THE CITY OF MANCHESTER

Manchester would like to extend a warm welcome to delegates attending the 19th International Product Development Management Conference 2012.

Widely recognized as the coolest city in Britain, Manchester has reinvented itself as a truly contemporary metropolis, with modern landmark buildings, a brilliant art and culture scene, great bars and world-class hospitality. A city with every experience imaginable, from fine dining and top class theatre, to major sporting events and year-round festivals.

As the Northern Gateway to England’s North Country, the city is also just a short trip from some of the World's most beautiful countryside and historic towns. The Lake District, with its 16 Lakes, the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales are all easy day trips from the city.

With a history as rich and diverse as Manchester’s, you’ll find world-class museums, galleries and attractions, that all serve as home to Manchester’s past, present and future.

The Museum of Science and Industry, for example, is built on the site of the world’s oldest passenger railway station and now occupies a 5-acre site. To contrast this, visit Urbis, the shimmering example of modern architecture that will be home to the National Football Museum in early 2012.

Just a 15 minutes tram ride from this location takes you to Manchester’s magnificent waterfront destination, The Quays, where modern day architectural wonders vie for your attention on both sides of Manchester Ship Canal.

On one side there’s The Lowry, home to the largest collection by LS Lowry, a year round exhibition programme, two theatres and a restaurant. On the other, the Imperial War Museum North, a unique space with the most breathtaking audiovisual display of what war means to the people it touches. The Quays is also the location of MediaCityUK which will be a global hub for the media and digital industries and home to five BBC departments.

Whilst it doesn’t cost a penny to wander through the streets of Manchester, you may struggle to resist the temptations of the vibrant shopping culture in the city. You’ll find exclusive up to the minute labels, designer boutiques and high street fashion nestled neatly together.

Shopping areas at top of your list should be the Manchester Arndale, officially the busiest shopping centre outside of London and Market Street, considered by many a ‘high street haven’ with big name brands and department stores on every corner.

If you are looking for designer style, make your way over to King Street and St Ann’s Square where there are designer outlets a plenty. Or for something a little more cosmopolitan, head over to Exchange Square and The Triangle, where cool designer outlets combine with the retail giants Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

Manchester is also home to The Trafford Centre, located approximately 4 miles from the city centre. Here you will find all your favourite high street names alongside a great leisure and dining offering. The Trafford Centre has over 10,000 free car parking space so no matter what size your vehicle, you are sure to find a spot to squeeze into.

If the theatre is your passion, you’re in luck. Manchester can rightly claim the title of the ‘West End of the North’ with it’s thirteen theatres covering a wide range of genres.

For a sensational night out with foot tapping musicals, head for the Palace Theatre on Oxford Street or The Opera House, just a short walk away on Quay Street.

Alternative venues include the stunning Royal Exchange Theatre, a modern theatre within the historic splendour of the Victorian Cotton Exchange building, the Library Theatre, beneath Manchester’s Central Library and the Bridgewater Hall, the current home of the BBC Philharmonic and the world famous Hallé orchestra.

Global pop acts head to the Manchester Evening News Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, while on the other side of the city, The Lowry Theatre hosts a diverse programme of everything from ballet and comedy to Shakespeare and children’s productions.

Manchester not only offers first-rate entertainment, but also boasts over seven hundred eateries in over thirty cuisines throughout the city. First class chefs, fresh local produce and great service combine to make eating out in Manchester an experience in itself.

Whatever your budget, you are guaranteed a super stylish restaurant, café or bar to suit your tastes no matter which part of town you find yourself. Ultra-chic restaurants include Stock, The Restaurant Bar and Grill and The River Restaurant, within the fabulous 5* Lowry Hotel.

For a more laid back feel why not try heading over to the Castlefield or Deansgate Locks. Choose from Choice, Dukes 92 or the curiously named Albert’s Shed. Closer to the city centre is Mr Thomas’ Chop House, and Sam’s Chop House, both serve classic British cuisine at it’s best.

Manchester is everything you've heard about and so much more.

Manchester looks forward to welcoming you to our city for the 19th International Product Development Management Conference 2012

Click HERE to download the
Manchester City Center Map
Click HERE to download the Greater Manchester City map
 

INTERESTING INTERNET LINKS

12 Things you should know about Manchester… 

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HOW TO GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTELS

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PRACTICALITIES

The conference will start on June 17 with registration and welcome drink. It will be over on Tuesday, June 19 around 5pm.

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
  • 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 530 €

Cancellations made before May 20, 2012 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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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