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  • Prof Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Burgundy School of Business, France, & Vaasa University – InnoLab, Finland (Programme Coordinator & Faculty)

Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos â€‹serves as a full Professor of Technology & Innovation Management and Founding Director of the DBA degree at the Burgundy School of Business - Lyon campus. He also serves as the President of the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA). Dimitris is a faculty at the EIASM since 2009; and serves on the EFMD European Quality Link (EQUAL) Board since 2015. Assimakopoulos has also served as a Professor in Information Systems, Technology and Innovation Management at EM Lyon Business School in France; Scientific Co-Director of its Innovation & Entrepreneurship research centre; and the Founding Director of its Global DBA (both single and double degree with Durham University).

  • Prof. Emilio Castilla, MIT Sloan, USA

Emilio J. Castilla (http://web.mit.edu/ecastill/www/) is the NTU Professor of Management and a Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Castilla is currently the co-director of the Institute for Work and Employment Research. He joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2005, after being a faculty member in the Management Department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT, as well as a Research Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School.

  • Prof. Cristina Gimenez, ESADE, Spain

Cristina Gimenez Thomson (https://www.esade.edu/faculty/cristina.gimenez) serves as a full Professor, at the Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences at ESADE; and as the President (-elect) of the EurOMA, the European Operations Management Association. She is also the Associate Dean and Director for ESADE’s Identity and Mission, with a focus on implementing sustainability across all operations of the School of Business and Law.

  • Assoc. Prof. Soong Moong Kang, University College London, UK

Soong Moon Kang( http://www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/people/soong.html) is an Associate Professor at UCL School of Management where he joined in 2006.  Prior to his academic career, he had an extensive industry experience in Europe, Asia and the U.S.A.

Soong worked as a manager for market analysis and business strategy for Snecma in Paris, and as a consultant in corporate strategy for LG in Seoul. In Silicon Valley, he co-founded an Internet company, and he was a consultant and advisor to many start-up companies, venture capitalists, and large corporations, including Daimler.

  • Prof. Xenophon Koufteros, University of Austin Texas, USA

Xenophon Koufteros (https://mays.tamu.edu/directory/xkoufteros/) is a full Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Mays Business School, Texas A & M University; where he also holds the Jenna & Calvin R. Guest Professorship in Business. He also serves as the Director of the Supply Chain Consortium at the Mays Business School.

  • Prof. Marco Tortoriello, Bocconi University, Italy

Marco Tortoriello (https://mgmt-tech.unibocconi.eu/people/marco-tortoriello ) is a full Professor of Strategy and Organizations at Bocconi University’s School of Management. Marco was Associate Professor of Strategic Management at IESE Business School and Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris.

Professor Tortoriello serves also as the Head of the Department of Management & Technology of Bocconi University. He holds a PhD in Industrial Administration Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PA) and a MS in Industrial Administration Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (PA). 

  • Prof. Masaharu Tsujimoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Masaharu Tsujimoto (https://sites.google.com/view/tsujimotolabeng/) is a full Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, School of Environment and Society, Department of Innovation Science / Department of Technology and Innovation Management, Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Institute of Innovative Research, Global Hydrogen Energy Research Unit.

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In the last few decades, Responsible and Sustainable Innovation (RSI), it has attracted the attention of research scholars across several management and engineering disciplines, as well as practitioner communities and policy makers dealing with grand societal challenges and the SDGs[1]. This inaugural inter-disciplinary seminar is going to introduce RSI research methods, theories and techniques for doctoral students who aim collecting, analysing and visualising data for their research in diverse organisational settings and application areas: from global health to the environmental “green” innovation, to the ethics of supply chain management, to social inequality and merit-based stewardship. These are few examples of the “big issues” and societal challenges that we’re going to address head on with respect to the management of technological, social and organisational innovation, for a collaborative and sustainable future.

[1] https://sdgs.un.org/goals


Leading research, from several research projects in doctoral and post-doctoral levels from both sides of the Atlantic (Bocconi, ESADE, MIT, Texas, UCL, etc) and the Far East (TIT), are going to illustrate many of the qualitative and quantitative issues related to RSI research at inter-personal, community, and inter-organisational (incl. supply chains and innovation ecosystems), levels of analysis. Particular attention is going to be paid in what constitutes a theoretical contribution and how to publish in top scholarly journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, etc. As well as to the dynamic[1] analysis of longitudinal data, in the last one and a half days of the seminar.

In addition, students are going to be allocated time in each day of the seminar for reflecting on what they will have learned on the day and presenting their own ongoing doctoral research projects in inter- and cross-disciplinary settings for getting advice and feedback from faculty and other participants during and after the seminar. The primary aim here is to create an intimate environment for about 25 to 30 doctoral students and seven faculty (see below) to share their deep knowledge and expertise in the state of the art, in RSI across Europe and worldwide.

[1] Castilla, E. J., 2007, Dynamic Analysis in the Social Sciences, Oxford and New York, Academic Press.


The format of the seminar will be hybrid and will be organised over 6 days (6 ECTS) in two parts (see Tables 1 and 2 below), in the fall of 2023. The first part will take place face to face at the EIASM in Brussels, over 2 days to allow participants (mainly from Europe) to network and get to know each other face to face inside, and outside, the class (Zoom sessions will also allow those who cannot travel to connect with the class from distance). The second part will take place Online, over the following 3-4 weeks in half day’s slots, so that faculty covers more in-depth topics and students get a chance to absorb the knowledge and go further with their readings and research projects.


There are several strands of the RSI literature and underlying research methodologies for analysing and visualising primary data collected from an array of sources, including surveys, experiments, interviews, as well as relational, network data, and secondary sources such as archival data, that the seminar is going to address with lectures and in depth hands on training with dedicated software (e.g., Stata) over a month or so, in the fall of 2023. Tables 1 and 2 show the draft schedule for this inaugural seminar with the working titles of all sessions contributed by the confirmed faculty, see also for the biographical notes of the faculty below.

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Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate.
6 ECTS will be assigned upon completion of the seminar.


Interested doctoral students should register online (and add the required documents) no later than August 20, 2023. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the Institute’s Faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.


The participation fee is 1100 €. This fee includes participation to the seminar, the documents,, lunches and one group dinner.


The Institute offers a limited number of scholarships of 550 € each. Scholarships are strictly limited to students coming from an EIASM Institutional Member (the Academic Council). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Cancellations made before September 28, 2023 will be reimbursed with 10% deduction of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after this date.


The seminar will be held at the EIASM., Brussels, Belgium
EIASM (located on the 2nd Floor)
Rue Fossé aux Loups 38
1000 Brussels

The programme will start on October 23, 2023 and is scheduled to end October 27, 2023 with 
Classroom: 2 days
Online: 4 days




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