As COVID-19 continues to introduce challenges to our society, economies and institutions, EIASM together with the IPDMC 2021 Local Organising Committee, the Conference Chair and Vice-Chair and the Board decided to deliver IPDMC 2021 purely in a
(by Ken Schreiner)
The 28th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC) will begin with the reception and registration on Sunday June 6th and run until Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, at Campus Bovisa @ Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
The associated doctoral workshop will take place on Saturday and Sunday June 5th-6th, 2021.
Milan is a vibrant city and considered as the business center of Italy.I It uniquely merges history with culture, leisure and a strong entrepreneurial DNA. We plan to organize a number of socio-cultural events during the conference for those who will manage to travel to Italy.
IPDMC has established itself as the leading annual international conference in the domain of innovation management and new product development. Papers presented at the meeting come from multiple disciplines. Closely related fields such as technology management, entrepreneurship, marketing of innovation, creativity, and design are significant parts of the programme.
The conference has become the focus of valuable networking among innovation and product development management researchers, PhD students, junior and senior faculty. It is the annual event for researchers in the field and serves as the annual meeting of a virtual society with participants enjoying coming back to meet colleagues. The ambiance is recognised as friendly and supportive.
The 2021 conference will continue to reflect and celebrate 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 2021, 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 environmental 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.
Uniquely, the Conference has close relationships with the Journal of Product Innovation Management and Creativity and Innovation Management. After the Conference, the Conference Board and Scientific Committee will encourage selected authors to submit their papers for review to the journals. .
Mauro Porcini joined PepsiCo in 2012 as its first ever Chief Design Officer. In this newly created position, Mauro is infusing design thinking into PepsiCo’s culture and is leading a new approach to innovation by design that impacts the company’s product platforms and brands; his focus extends from physical to virtual expressions of the brands. In the past several years Mauro has been recognized with a variety of honors and awards for his achievements in the fields of design and innovation. In his professional career Mauro has been granted with 47 patents on his name and his work has been featured in several books on design and innovation in multiple regions of the world. Mauro sits on the Board of Directors of the Design Management Institute, on the Board of Directors of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of La Scuola d’Italia in New York and on the advisory council of other design and art institutions.
Vigna joined ST in 1995 and launched the Company’s efforts in MEMS. Under his technical guidance, ST’s MEMS sensors established the Company’s leadership with large OEMs in motion-activated user interfaces. Vigna has piloted ST’s successful moves into microphones, e-compasses, and touch-screen controllers, as well as environmental sensors, micro-actuators, industrial and automotive sensors, and low-power radios for IoT. Vigna’s mandate was further expanded with analog ICs and RF products (2011) and smart-power devices for OEMs and mass market (2016). ST’s Imaging business moved under his management in late 2017.
Vigna has more than 200 patents on micromachining, authored numerous publications, and sits on the boards of several EU-funded programs. Vigna’s contributions to the industry have been recognized with the MEMS Industry Group’s Executive of the Year Award (2013), the European SEMI Award (2013), the IEEE Frederik Philips Award (2015), and Manager of the Year 2017 by German magazine Markt & Technik. He joined the MEMS & Sensor Industry Group board in June 2019. Since February 2020, Vigna has been a member of Electronics Cluster Advisory Board (CAB) for the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) of Singapore. In September 2020, he joined the Board of Technical Advisors to support the deployment of the Leonardo 2030 R&D Masterplan.
Benedetto Vigna was born in Potenza, Italy, in 1969, and graduated cum laude with a degree in Subnuclear Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy.
The IPDM Conference is characterized by a strong long-lasting community of scholars that actively contribute to the conference and to the growth of the community itself. Our community will actively support the different tracks of the conference and are already engaged to be supportive and inspiring track chairs for the conference :
Erik Jan HULTINK (Delft University, The Netherlands)
Chris SIMMS (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Graca Maria DE OLIVEIRA MIRANDA SILVA (Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Portugal)
Nancy BOCKEN (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
RADICAL AND DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION
John CHRISTIANSEN (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Koenraad DEBACKERE (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Hans KOLLER (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Germany)
Erica MAZZOLA (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
Christina RAASCH (KLU, Germany)
Tim SCHWEISFURTH (University of Southern Denmark)
USER AND COMMUNITY DRIVEN INNOVATION
Marta GASPARIN (University of Leicester, UK)
Peter RODGERS (University of Southampton, UK)
BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION
Tommaso BUGANZA (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Jelena SPANJOL (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
Pascal LE MASSON (MINES ParisTech, Paris, France)
Antonio FERNANDES (Universidade do Oporto, Portugal)
Susanne OLLILA (Chalmers University, Sweden)
Helen PERKS (University of Nottingham, U.K)
Carsten SCHULTZ (Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany)
Anders GUSTAFSSON (BI Norwegian Business School, Norway)
Christian KOWALKOWSKI (Linköping University, Sweden)
Nuran ACUR (University of Glasgow, UK)
Raffaella CAGLIANO (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
INNOVATION MANAGEMENT FOR RESILIENCE
Petra DE WEERD-NEDERHOF (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Ian MC CARTHY (SFU Beedie School of Business, USA)
Marjolein CANIELS (Open Universiteit, The Netherlands)
Stefanie BENINGER (IE University, Spain)
Isabella HATAK (University of St.Gallen, Switzerland)
SOCIAL AND FRUGAL INNOVATION
Cornelius HERSTATT (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Jose Luis MUNUERA-ALEMAN (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
INNOVATION BY DESIGN
Claudio DELL'ERA (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Marina CANDI (Reykjavik University's School of Business, Iceland)
Lisa CARLGREN (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
Jennie BJORK (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Katharina HOLZLE (University of Potsdam, Germany)
DIGITAL INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION
Charles NOBLE (The University of Tennessee, U.S.A.)
William GREEN (University of Leicester, UK)
Winnie ONYAS (University of Leicester, UK)
LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION
Søren SALOMO (TU Berlin, Germany)
Roberto VERGANTI (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
Ghita Dragsdahl LAURITZEN (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Priscilla KRAFT (WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany)
Nadine KAMMERLANDER (WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany)
INNOVATION IN OPERATIONS
Regina MCNALLY (Saint Xavier University, USA)
Matteo KALCHSCHMIDT (Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy)
INNOVATION IN FAMILY FIRMS AND SMES
Ann LEDWITH (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Josip KOTLAR (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN INNOVATION
Gloria BARCZAK (Northeastern University, U.S.A.)
Tomoko KAWAKAMI (Waseda, Japan)
Haisu ZHANG (New Jersey Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)
Linda HAMDI-KIDAR (TBS Business School, France)
INNOVATION IN EMERGING MARKETS
Ludwig BSTIELER (University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.)
Tony C. GARRETT (Korea University Business School)
NEW METHODS FOR INNOVATION RESEARCH
Paul COUGHLAN (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
MANAGING GRAND CHALLENGES VIA INNOVATION
Nuran ACUR (University of Glasgow, UK)
Lawrence DOODLEY (University College Cork, Ireland)
Each paper presentation (15 minutes) will be followed by a 5 minutes discussion and a 10 minutes plenary Q&A. As experts in the field, Track Chairs will moderate the discussion and are personally committed to give valuable feedbacks to each work presented.. So besides presenting your own paper, each presenter is expected to contribute to the discussion of one of the other papers in the session.
Please click HERE to download the conference programme (June 2)
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 are invited to submit an extended abstract of about 500 words in length on/before November 17, 2020. 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) with feedback and noting acceptance or rejection of the extended abstract. Some author(s) of accepted abstracts may be requested to address specific perceived shortcomings or omissions prior to submitting 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.
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.
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.
Tommaso BUGANZA – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Conference Board & Scientific Committee:
Paul COUGHLAN - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland – Chair
Doctoral Workshop Chairpersons:
Pascal Le Masson
The Doctoral Workshop (DW) is an important and integral part of the IPDMC conference, which has been running successfully for over 10 years. It was run in virtual format for the first time in 2020 and a complete new virtual programme has been developed for 2021. This programme maximizes the interaction between students and faculty and consists of the following sessions:
Upon successful completion of the seminar (full attendance), the participants will be given a certificate and granted 2 ECTS.
Wednesday June 9 - 2PM (CET)
Professors Gloria Barczak and Abbie Griffin
Peer reviewing is an essential component of the academic research process. As noted by Tsang (2013), “A competent, well-crafted review provides constructive comments that help authors strengthen their paper, regardless of whether the paper is eventually accepted for publication” (Tsang, 2013, p. 168). Unfortunately, most PhD students and junior faculty have not received formal training in how to do an effective peer review: they learn by the trial and error of doing or by working with their advisor, who is likely to be an experienced reviewer, though not necessarily a good one (Tsang and Frey, 2007; Smith, 2006). Raelin (2008) argues that more workshops on crafting peer reviews should be conducted for early-stage academics. In fact, at a recent North American Editor Symposium sponsored by Wiley & Sons Publishing, early career researchers voiced concerns about “how to handle and respond to peer reviews, as well as the difficulty in becoming a peer reviewer” (Tan and Tofts, 2019).
This workshop is designed to provide a foundation for young researchers (PhD students and junior faculty) to enhance their skill at delivering high quality, professional, and constructive reviews to academic peers. The workshop will provide an overview of what constitutes a high-quality review, the myriad benefits of reviewing, the expectations (5 R’s) of high-quality reviewers, and a reviewing template.
Raelin, Joseph. 2008. Refereeing the Game of Peer Review, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 7(1): 124-129.
Smith, Richard. 2006. Peer Review: A Flawed Process at the Heart of Science and Journals, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 99: 178-182.
Tan, Serena and Jon Tufts. 2019. The Challenges Faced by Early Career Researchers, The Wiley Network, June
Tsang, Eric W. K. 2013. Is this Referee Really my Peer? A Challenge to the Peer Review Process, Journal of Management Inquiry, 22 (2): 166-171.
Tsang, Eric W. K. and Bruno S. Frey. 2007. The As-Is Journal Review Process: Let Authors Own their Ideas, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 6(1): 128-136.
OUTLINE OF THE SESSION (3 hours)
In order to prepare for the workshop, participants will be sent the article “Effective Reviewing for Conceptual Journal Submissions” by Griffin and Barczak, AMS Review, (2020) 10:36–48 to read one week prior to the workshop.
►Part A: Motivation for the Article/Book
Importance of Peer Review
►Part B: Pedagogy
Why it is important to review? What’s In It For Me (WIIFM)
►Part C: Review Template
►Part D: Q &A
⇒ The number of participants is limited.
Wednesday June 9 - 2PM (CET)
Professors Keith Goffin*, Pär Åhlström* and Helen Perks**
*House of Innovation, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
‘Telling the Story and Showing the Evidence’: How to Conduct Rigorous Case Study Research is an online professional development workshop. It was first run in 2020 and it is being offered again at the IPDMC in 2021. The workshop will be run on Wednesday 9th June at 14:00 (CET). It will be interactive, based on but expanding on the material covered in recent studies (Goffin et al, 2019; Perks and Roberts, 2013). Case study research is an appropriate methodology in many innovation studies and the workshop aims to give researchers new perspectives about when and how to apply this methodology.
The 3-hour workshop for up to 40 delegates, to be run online on by three faculty. It will include presentations, group discussions, and active plenary discussions.
Workshop Style / Pre-reading
Delegates will be presented with practical ways to address the challenges in conducting and published case study research will be covered.
Workshop Preliminary Schedule
NOTE : the times below are CEST Times (i.e. Milan / Frankfurt / Paris times)
14:00 Introduction and aims
Discussion / electronic chat based around the four questions sent in advance. Each group will discuss/chat. As time is limited, the focus of the discussion will be on Questions 1-2. In each group one volunteer (with faculty support) will be asked to take notes and feedback to plenary the main points / most interesting of the discussion in 3 minutes (rather than answering every question):
16:45 Plenary: each group will report back on the highlights from their discussion
17:00 All delegates move to evening keynote session and finish
GOFFIN, K., ÅHLSTROM, P., BIANCHI, M. and RICHTNÉR, A., “Perspective: State-of-the-Art: The
PERKS, H. and ROBERTS, D. “A review of longitudinal research in the product innovation field, with discussion of utility and conduct of sequence analysis”, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp1099–1111.
ATTENDANCE FEE : 25 EUR + VAT
⇒ The number of participants is limited.
The ISSN number for the conference papers is :
Special fee reduction for PhD Students :
We are happy to inform you that EIASM is offering a 50 % reduction on the conference attendance fees payable by PhD Students:
⇒ This offer comes with some conditions. It is applicable to the following:
To take advantage of the special offer, please send an email HERE attaching your CV. (create your profile in our system in case it does not exist yet - www.eiasm.org ). You will then be invoiced accordingly.
Cancellations made before May 10, 2021 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
Payments should be made by :
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