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30TH IPDMC: INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
30 YEARS OF RESEARCH IN INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT: DISCOVERING TOGETHER THE NEXT 30

LECCO, ITALY, JUNE 7-9, 2023
INTRODUCING THE CONFERENCE

The IPDMC established itself as a reference point in the innovation management landscape over the last 30 years.

Over these three decades, the innovation management field changed significantly. New frameworks emerged and showed their great power to explain innovation patterns and dynamics. Just to give a few references, when the conference began, models like disruptive innovation or open innovation were not published yet, not to speak about the more recent expansions in the design world and the human side of innovations. 

Many other topics, models and streams emerged in these years, and our community embraced and discussed them over its past. What’s coming now? What are the driving forces that will guide the new emerging models and topics? Are we ready for the next 30s?

IPDMC 2023 aims to critically discuss how the innovation management field got here and open new discussions on where the field may go in the next decades.

Are you ready to join us in this discussion?

LECCO CAMPUS AND IPDMC 2023


 

BACKGROUND

IPDMC has established itself as the leading annual international conference in the domain of innovation management and new product development. The 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 important networking among innovation and product development management researchers, for Ph.D. students and junior faculty as well as 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 known as friendly and supportive.

THE CONFERENCE

The 2023 conference will continue to reflect the achievements, challenges, and development of the field of Innovation and Product Development Management through academic paper presentations, 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 2023, we will 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 various disciplines, including organisation studies, marketing, management, technology management, organisational psychology, creativity and design. Our conference welcomes all authors who are interested in managerial, policy 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.

After the conference, the Conference Board and Scientific Committee will encourage selected authors to submit their papers for review to the Journal of Product Innovation Management  or to Creativity and Innovation Management. A post conference paper development workshop will be organised for the invited papers.

THEMES AND TRACKS

The IPDM Conference is characterized by a strong, long-lasting community of scholars that actively contribute to the conference and the community's growth. 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:

  • INNOVATION STRATEGY
  • RADICAL and DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION
  • OPEN INNOVATION
  • USER and COMMUNITY DRIVEN INNOVATION
  • BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION
  • INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS, NETWORKS and STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
  • SERVICE INNOVATION
  • INNOVATION MANAGEMENT for RESILIENCE
  • SOCIAL and FRUGAL INNOVATION
  • INNOVATION by DESIGN
  • CREATIVITY and INNOVATION
  • DIGITAL INNOVATION and TRANSFORMATION
  • LEADERSHIP and BEHAVIOURAL INNOVATION
  • INNOVATION IN OPERATIONS and SUPPLY CHAIN
  • INNOVATION IN FAMILY FIRMS and SMEs
  • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES in INNOVATION
  • INNOVATION in EMERGING MARKETS
  • NEW METHODS for INNOVATION RESEARCH 
  • NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

 

New topics for the IPDM community in 2023 :

►Responsible Innovation

Minu Kumar (San Francisco State Univ, US)
Robert Kok (Radboud Univ Nijmegen, NL)
Carsten Schultz (Kiel Univ, GER)

►Foresight for Innovation Management

Evy Sakellariou (Kingston University London, UK)
Riccardo Vecchiato (Kingston University London, UK)
Stefano Magistretti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Claudio Dell’Era (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

►Agile beyond software for innovation

Giacomo Marzi, University of Trieste
Riccardo Rialti University Statale of Milan

►Circular Economy for Innovation

Andrea Urbinati (LIUC, Italy)
Leena Aarikka-Stenroos (Tampere University, Finland)
Joona Keränen (RMIT University, Australia)

►Quadruple Helix Model of Innovation

David Johnson (Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK)
Peter Gianiodis (Palumbo Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University, US)

►Technological Innovation and Crowdsourcing in the Public Sector

Keegan McBride (Oxford Internet Institute, UK)
Gianluca Misuraca (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Diletta Di Marco (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Accelerating Innovation: Capabilities and Systems (Special Track for RTM Special Issues)

Mats Magnusson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm)
Susanne Nilsson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm)
Mikael Samuelsson (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Paola Bellis (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

 

FORMAT AND PAPER SUBMISSIONS

There are two ways of submitting your papers to IPDMC 2023. 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. For this reason, both when submitting the abstract and then when submitting the final document, authors will have the chance to pick the category that better fits their work:

  • Full paper (up to 10.000 words, excluded images, tables and references)
     
  • Research Design Paper (up to 2.000 words, excluded images, tables and references)

This special type of paper will enable authors to discuss their work while in its developmental stage (for example, theory, method, positioning), so comments and feedback obtained at the conference can be incorporated in the final stages of research and writing

An important note: the initial category picked when submitting the abstract (Full Paper or Research Design Paper) is not binding and can be changed with the final submission.

 

The acceptance is based on the evaluation of an extended abstract (for both categories of papers).

The submission deadline is now over. 

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, well positioned internationally in the field. Each abstract is evaluated over the following dimensions:

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

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.  

 

Author(s) of accepted abstracts are expected to submit

final papers by or before April 7, 2023 (23:59 CET) 

 

 

SPECIAL TRACK

Special Track on Accelerating Innovation:
Capabilities and Systems for RTM Special Issues  


Mats Magnusson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm)
Susanne Nilsson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm)
Mikael Samuelsson (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Paola Bellis (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

 

IPDMC is collaborating on a Special Issue with Research-Technology Management
All papers submitted to IPDMC to the Special Track dedicated to the SI, will receive feedback from SI guest editors and an experienced team to improve their quality before authors submit them to RTM.

All the information about the SI and the review process are available here: https://www.iriweb.org/iri-programs/research-technology-management-rtm/

The submission deadline is over

FORMAT OF THE SESSIONS 2023

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 giving valuable feedback 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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The IPDM Conference is a unique opportunity for researchers of different backgrounds but with a common interest in the management of innovation, 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 cooperation.

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.

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 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. 

DOCTORAL WORKSHOP - June 6-7, 2023

Doctoral Workshop Chairpersons

Gloria BARCZAK - Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University, USA
Pascal LE MASSON -  Professor, MINES ParisTech, France
 

The Doctoral Workshop is an important and integral part of the IPDMC conference. In 2023, it will start on Tuesday June 6th at 9 am, with a light breakfast, and will continue through Wednesday June 7th, ending with lunch.

To stimulate academic scholarship, discussions of ideas and dialogue among students and researchers from different countries in the field of INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT RESEARCH, we invite all doctoral students from these domains worldwide to attend this doctoral workshop. PhD students in the 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. For students where their PhD dissertation is not planned as a monograph but as a series of articles on a common theme, then the candidate can present a part of her/his work. In addition, DBA researchers are very welcome and the extra challenges of their type of research will be discussed.

The workshop is very interactive, and it gives small groups of students (typically 3) several hours of intensive discussion about their research with a senior faculty member. Plenary sessions will be focused on general topics of interest to doctoral students, such as: identifying interesting and researchable topics, publishing your research, challenges of doing a doctorate, and managing your academic or industry career.

Students will be asked to fully prepare for the Doctoral Workshop, including preparing a 10-20-page comprehensive description of their research (pdf); and reading other students’ descriptions and preparing questions on their work. 

The description of your research should include the following:

  • Introduction including research motivation and research questions
  • Theoretical background and literature review
  • Methodology
  • Research results
  • Discussion/Implications/Further research

 

Depending on your thesis advancement, you might want to focus more or less on certain parts. In particular, if applicable, we recommend that you present the empirical analyses and results.


The submission deadline is now OVER

Note: students will be given feedback on their submission and will have the opportunity to submit an updated version 2 weeks before the workshop.

Upon successful completion of the seminar (full attendance), the participants will be given a certificate and granted 2 ECTS.

The number of participants is limited to 28 doctoral students. (Those who have attended in previous years have found the workshop to be very rewarding.)

⇒ There is an extra fee of 100€ for participating in the Doctoral Seminar, and registration to the IPDMC is compulsory.

 

CHAIRPERSONS - CONFERENCE BOARD - SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE - LOCAL COMMITTE

Local Conference Chairs 

Paola BELLIS - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Stefano MAGISTRETTI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Daniel TRABUCCHI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Board members

Tommaso BUGANZA - Politecnico di Milano, Italy (Conference Chair)
Nuran ACUR - University of Glasgow, U.K. (Conference Chair)

Gloria BARCZAK - Northeastern University, U.S.A.
Jennie BJÖRK, JENNIE - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Editor Creativity & Innovation Management
Marina CANDI - Reykjavik University, Iceland
René CHESTER GODUSCHEIT - Aarhus University, Denmark, Editor Creativity & Innovation Management
Paul COUGHLAN - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Abbie GRIFFIN - University of Utah, U.S.A
Katharina HÖLZLE - University of Potsdam, Germany
Thomas HUSTAD - Indiana University, U.S.A.
Christer KARLSSON - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Hans KOLLER - Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Germany
Pascal LE MASSON - MINES ParisTech, Paris, France
Ann LEDWITH - University of Limerick, Ireland
Graziella MICHELANTE - EIASM, Belgium
Charles NOBLE - University of Tennessee at Knoxville, U.S.A., Editor Journal of Product Innovation Management

Jelena SPANJOL - Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, Editor Journal of Product Innovation Management

Scientific Committee members:

Annabeth AAGAARD - Aarhus University, Denmark
Marine AGOGUÉ - HEC Montréal, Canada
Judith BEHRENS - Solvay Brussels School, Belgium
Ludwig BSTIELER - University of New Hampshire, U.S.A.
John CHRISTIANSEN - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Koenraad DEBACKERE - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Claudio DELL’ERA - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Anthony DI BENEDETTO - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Marta GASPARIN - University of Leicester, U.K.
Gerda GEMSER - University of Melbourne, Australia
Thomas GILLIER - Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

Keith GOFFIN - Cranfield School of Management, U.K.
Will GREEN - University of Leicester, U.K
Armand HATCHUEL - Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
Cornelius HERSTATT - Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Tomoko KAWAKAMI - Waseda University, Japan
Alexander KOCK - Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Priscilla KRAFT - WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Stefano MAGISTRETTI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Miia MARTINUSO - Tampere University, Finland
Erica MAZZOLA - Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Regina McNALLY - Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Pietro MICHELI - Warwick Business School, U.K.
Helen PERKS - University of Nottingham, U.K.
Deborah ROBERTS - University of York, U.K.
Søren SALOMO - TU Berlin - Germany
Monika SCHUHMACHER - Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany
Carsten SCHULTZ - Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel, Germany
Evy SAKELLARIOU - Kingston University, U.K.
Daniel TRABUCCHI - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Bart VAN LOOY - Catholic University of Leuven & Flanders Business School, Belgium
Kim VAN OORSCHOT - BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Claus VARNES - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
 

 

 

ABOUT LECCO

This is Lecco: at first glance, Lecco embodies the unique natural beauties of Italy. Lecco is a cultural landmark. If at first glance Lecco is not revealing much to the visitor, its centuries-old history of great successes in industrial and commercial fields reveals more hidden features tied to its manufacturing heritage of the iron wire and silk thread, evoking sensations and feelings related to the famous love story of Renzo and Lucia we read in The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni.

Lecco is a treasure chest of history: from the Duchy of Milan with the Visconti family to the Spanish and Austrian domination. Every age has brought with it construction and destruction today we can still admire in excellent condition the medieval tower in Piazza XX Settembre, known as the Torre Viscontea, and a stretch of the city walls, the so-called Vallo delle mura.

Lecco’s historic center lies on the shore of the lake, with its nineteenth-century style architectures, such as the arches  of  Piazza XX Settembre  also visible in some other buildings. The typical expression of the neoclassical style is the Teatro Della Società (Theatre of Society)  in Piazza Garibaldi.

The center offers a unique shopping experience with many fashion shops. Overlooking the lake is Piazza Cermenati with the view of  the Basilica dedicated to the Saint patron of Lecco, St. Nicholas (Basilica di San Nicolò).

Lecco is close to Milan, the biggest city in the Northern part of Italy, and innovation capital of the Country. Lecco welcomes one of the Politecnico di Milano’s campuses – the leading technical university of the Country.

Lecco campus was established in 1989 thanks to Politecnico di Milano’s interest in being near the local industries and to Lecco’s need for an advanced research and training center that would foster its competitive development.

Lecco campus combines the qualified teaching and the research valorization skills of the most important Italian technical university with the features of a rich business and entrepreneurial land of international relevance.

Lecco campus stands out for an educational offer unique inside Politecnico, tailored on the industrial context and attentive to the specific demands of the job market.

The campus stretches over 40'000 square meters dedicated to teaching, research, e students services. An avant-garde facility consisting of classrooms for innovative didactics, research labs, and comfortable areas for students that live and study within the campus.

 

 

 

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

By plane:

From the Linate and Malpensa airports: daily bus service from the airport to the Central Station of Milan, with a bus every 25 minutes (from Linate) and every 30 minutes (from Malpensa). From Malpensa, there is also a railway connection that leads directly to Milan Central Station, from there you take the train to Lecco (see below).
From Bergamo-Orio al Serio Airport: bus nr 1 (ATB) to the railway station of Bergamo. From the station trains to Lecco running every hour (travel time: 40 min)

By train (Trenord):

From Milan: Central station and Porta Garibaldi train line Milan – Sondrio – Tirano. Travel time: 40 minutes for the express train and 1 hour for the local one
From Bergamo: train line Brescia - Bergamo - Lecco. Travel time: 40 minutes for the express train


Once you reach Lecco, the campus is roughly 10 minutes (walking) from the train station:

An important note from the organizers: joining IPDMC 2023 you will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of Lake Como, with a very short travelling time from the major Milan airports or train stations. Still…you will have the chance to visit Milan while arriving or leaving the conference!

We hope you'll enjoy your stay in Italy!

ACCOMMODATION

Lecco is an industrial city, there are many hotels, Airbnbs and accommodations for both business and leisure travellers.

Please find here a selection of hotels which are close to the conference venue.

 

FEES AND REGISTRATION

The fees include :

  • Participation to the conference
  • Access to the conference documents
  • The 2 lunches
  • The welcome reception
  • The conference dinner
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments during the 2 days  
   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council

 
440,00 € (+ VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 560,00 € (+ VAT)
 


REGISTRATION  WILL  BE  OPEN  VERY  SOON

 

 

TIMING AND ADMINISTRATION

TIMING

The Conference will start around 6PM on June 7 with registration and a welcome reception. The academic programme of the Conference will start formally at 08.30am on Monday June 8 and is scheduled to end at approximately 05.30pm on the following day.

 

ADMINISTRATION
 

Ms. Graziella Michelante
EIASM
Rue Fossé aux Loups 38 - Box 3 - 
B - 1000  Brussels
Belgium

michelante@eiasm.be