Product development requires the management of many different types of interfaces: Interaction between different units, which might differ in several aspects, e.g. on cultural background, languages and by having different objectives. The interfaces today cross the borders of the individual companies, between companies and across countries and continents. Different types of knowledge and competencies have to work together in order to solve the many different challenges related to product development. Diverse factors such as design, strategy and PD interact. New issues to consider when managing product development are introduced, such as: How new technologies make it possible to involve customers into the product development and design process and ecological concerns.
New forms of cooperation between universities and businesses and the introduction and use of new perspectives and frameworks for understanding and managing product development are enriching research and studies of product development. Present knowledge is challenged as new types of interfaces and new understandings of the importance of these are presented, analyzed and discussed.
In these ways new types of interfaces are introduced, and old ones are redefined or taken op for discussion. Some examples: How can companies manage innovation with many stakeholders and multiple criteria for succes in product development? How can interesting research be transformed into products? What are the important interfaces in product development? How are various sources of knoweldge brought together in order to bring succesfull new products to the market? The question for product development and this confrence in particular thus becomes: How do companies manage all these diffrent interefaces and how are product development made manageriable in a complex world?
Many of these challenges have been addressed in previous IPDM conferences and are well-established research areas where progress has to be maintained and reported. Other areas are emerging and need a forum for debate and critical reflection. The purpose of this conference is to bring together and to reflect on all relevant research related to these challenges as well as to traditional issues of the field.
The particular focus of this 12th conference is captured by the theme: Interfaces - in theory and practice. The papers presented in this conference are expected to fit broadly – but not exclusively - into one of the following categories:
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The winners of the Christer Karlsson's Best Paper Award presented at the conference are :
MATTER OF TUNING"
John K. CHRISTIANSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Christer KARLSSON, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and EIASM - Chairman
Local Organising Committee
Juliana H. MIKKOLA, Copenhagen Business School
When you register for the conference, you could also consider joining the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) as a special affiliate member. The optional cost is 45 Euros for one year, paid at time you register for the 2005 conference in Copenhagen. If you select this option, EIASM will remit funds to PDMA in a single payment, along with your email and postal address. This special rate is not available elsewhere and is far lower than the current academic membership. At this rate you will not receive printed copies of PDMA publications; however, you will have complete access to the members' portion of pdma's website, including all articles published in JPIM, Visions and the new Body of Knowledge project. Affiliate members qualify for member registration rates at all pdma meetings but are not eligible to vote in pdma elections. Pdma is working to create competitive awards for research and hopes to develop productive relationships between managers and researchers.
The Conference will start on Sunday June 12 at 17.30 with registration and an informal welcome drink.
The academic program of the Conference will start formally at 09.00 a.m. on Monday June 13 and is scheduled to end at approximately 17.00 on Tuesday June 14.
The Conference will be hosted by Copenhagen Business School, which is founded in 1917 and has more than 15.000 students, and offers the most comprehensive range of university degrees in economics and business administration in Denmark. The programs combines economics with topics such as management science, informatics (ICT), commercial law, international management, communication, psychology, philosophy and politics. CBS has a rapidly growing program in executive education. More than 300 researchers in 14 departments are engaged in teaching and research. A PhD. program with 170 students organized in five PhD schools and a DBA program adds to the development of new research and research talents. Read more about CBS at this address: http://www.cbs.dk
The Conference will be held in the CBS building from 2000, near the medieval city centre of Copenhagen, close to the Metro station of Solbjerg Plads located at Frederiksberg. The premises are located 5 minutes from the city centre by Metro.
The conference dinner will take place at a restaurant in the TIVOLI gardens in the heart of Copenhagen. http://www.tivoli.dk
The official tourism site of Copenhagen is here: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/
Here are 3 hotels suggested .Note that they are located close to the CBS premises We recommand you to arrange your accommodation AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. Demand for hotels are normally high in Copenhagen during the summer.
1. Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel
The following conditions for hotel reservations apply:
2. Scandic Copenhagen
4. Phoenix Copenhagen
Copenhagen Airport is served by 62 different airline carriers, operating services to and from 111 cities world-wide.
As a city Copenhagen offer the fastest and cheapest airport-to-city-centre rail link in any European capital - just 20 minutes - and it costs only DKK 22,50 (less than 3 euros but remember to purchase the ticket before getting on the train).
Going from the airport to the CBS (or the city centre) requires you to go walk from the arrival area in the airport to the train (below ground level), take the train to the city centre at Nørreport, and change to the Metro towards Vanløse for 5 minutes. That will bring you to the CBS building at Solbjerg Plads, Frederksberg and the conference location.
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In case you take advantage of the PDMA's offer, please mention it on the registration form and pay the 45 EUR requested on top your attendance fees
Cancellations made before June 1, 2005 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
Payments should be made by :
ADMINISTRATIONMs. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
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