SIG 06: Innovation
The Strategic Interest Group (SIG) Innovation at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) aims to:
- to facilitate the continued evolution of an open, inclusive, international and cross-cultural EURAM community of engaged scholars,
- to support scholars in designing, producing and disseminating higher quality and impactful research at each stage of their career,
- to influence the development of management education,
- to provide platforms and facilitate networks for the dialogue between scholars, reflective practitioners and policy makers.
SIG General Track
The general track offers an umbrella for any innovation-related research that does not find a home in the more specific tracks provided below.
Kathrin Möslein (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
John Bessant (University of Exeter)
Keywords: Innovation management; Innovation process; Discontinuous innovation; Social innovation; Fuzzy front end.
SIG Standing Tracks
Design issues are addressed in R&D management, in engineering design or in industrial design but these research areas are often poorly connected. The aim of this Euram topic is to build a new platform of research that would transform this fragmentation into an organized and fruitful diversity. Paper can address the following lines of research: history of design, design professions, design as a model of thought, design research methodology, design & creative processes, design critic & reception.
Maria Elmquist (Chalmers University of Technology)
Susanne Ollila (Chalmers University of Technology)
James Moultrie (Cambridge University)
Keywords: Design management; Design theory; Design organization; Creativity; Design thinking.
(This track is sponsored by both the Innovation SIG and the Strategic Management SIG)
Despite the rise of research on business models (e.g., Zott, Amit, Massa, 2011), many questions on the topic and in particular on business model innovation are still largely unanswered. The aim of this track is to advance our theoretical and empirical understanding on business models and in particular on business model innovation. While the impact of business models and their innovation on a firm’s success appears to be convincing, so far the construct has been only very poorly understood. Literature on business models has developed in a range of isolated silos integrated in ecommerce, strategy, and innovation management literatures, which further demonstrates the lack of a common understanding of the concept’s definition and its empirical evidence. This year, we focus on empirical manuscripts which put effort in enhancing our understanding of BMI processes, BMI methods, business model design, systems of business models and strategy, industry specific business models, and success issues of BMI. This track also welcomes submissions that open-up the black box of business model innovation in terms of examining its antecedents, internal and external contingencies, and outcomes. Moreover, we welcome a multi-level approach and empirical papers on the topic.
Henk Volberda (Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Business, Netherlands)
Dirk Schneckenberg (ESC Rennes School of Business, France)
Joan Enric Ricart (IESE Business School, Spain)
Kurt Matzler (Innsbruck University School of Management, Austria)
Kevin Heij (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Keywords: Business model innovation; Business models; Business model design; Business model renewal; Business model process; Competitive advantage; Firm performance
The track addresses the inter-relations between standardisation and innovation and includes the role of standardisation in the innovation process, the mutual impact of standards and innovation, standards and intellectual property management, platform technologies, the establishment of dominant designs, platform wars, the role of standards as technological infrastructure, relations between standards and open innovation, responsible standardization and innovation, and the tension of standardisation with concepts like flexibility, creativity and authenticity.
Knut Blind (TU Berlin; Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University; Fraunhofer FOKUS)
Kai Jacobs (RWTH Aachen U.Henk de Vries Erasmus U. Rotterdam)
Keywords: Standardisation; Innovation; Industrial policy; Dominant designs; Standards; Platforms.
The track aims to stimulate a discussion on the latest research insights in open innovation, especially with respect to methods, tools, competencies, and measurements.
Nizar Abdelkafi (Fraunhofer MOEZ and University of Leipzig)
Julia Müller (University of Halle-Wittenberg)
Liliana Mitkova( Institut de recherche en Gestion UPEM)
Luciana Castro Goncalves (Institut de recherche en Gestion, ESIEE Paris)
Keywords: Open innovation; User innovation; Collaborative innovation; Open source; Open innovation and IP issues.
This track intends to address research from various disciplines on organisational creativity and innovation. Our objective is to discuss the processes, mechanisms, behaviours, tools, and methods that promote or hamper creative and innovative efforts of individuals and teams, and how they can be managed. We focus on “Organising” which includes (HR) management practices, leadership, organisational elements, and strategic environment; the “Creativity” of individuals and teams in general as well as with a specific creative task; the “Innovation” of products, services, processes, marketing, business models, etc., and on the contribution to firm “performance”. We welcome both conceptual/theoretical and empirical contributions.
Michal Biron (University of Haifa, Israel and Tilburg University, the NL)
Stan De Spiegelaere (HIVA- KULEUVEN, Leuven, Belgium)
Wojciech Dyduch (University of Economics, Katowice, Poland)
Barbara Slavich (IÉSEG School of Management, Paris, France)
Keywords: Employee creativity; Innovation; Managerial practices; Team creativity; Work environment; Organisational practices.
Building upon a fundament of recent perspectives in service research, this track deals with services and service innovation in different industries and uncertain environments. Main themes are a) service providing systems, b) hybrid value creation in product service systems and c) multidimensional concepts of performance parameters, capabilities, and competences. This track encourages a discussion about the following issues: Dynamics of innovation for services, tools, and methods for managing innovation in service, the role of ICT for service innovation, service innovation in service systems, service infusion and servitisation, insights on the innovation of product-service systems.
Angela Roth (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Erik Lindhult (Mälardalen University)
Alexander Alexiev (VU University Amsterdam)
Lars Witell (Linköping University)
Keywords: Service innovation; Servitization; Service infusion; Service systems; Service innovation capabilities.
This track intends to address research on the intersection of organizational knowledge, learning, and innovation.
Yvonne Van Rossenberg (Aarhus University)
Juani Swart (University of Bath)
Vanessa Ratten (La Trobe University, Australia)
Anders Örtenblad (University of Nordland, Norway)
Hong Bui (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
Valeria Stulova (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Mait Rungi (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Keywords: Organizational knowledge; Innovation; Knowledge intensive firms; Organizational learning; Ambidexterity.
Organizational strategies that rely on technology to gain competitive advantage are dependent upon successfully integrating humans into the solution. This track focusses on research that deals with human factors and human resource management to harmonize human, social, ecological, and economic resources to realize competitive and sustainable success
Sugumar Mariappanadar (Australian Catholic University)
Klaus Zink (University of Kaiserslautern)
Andrew Imada (A. S. Imada & Associates)
Keywords: Human Resource Management; Human sustainability; Sustainable HRM; Human Factors; Ecological sustainability; Human Systems Integration.
Topics sponsored by the SIG
The track will explore how mindfulness can be established across organizations, networks, and clusters in order to manage unexpected events and harness the opportunities of uncertainty.
Iain Munro (Newcastle Business School)
Gordon Müller-Seitz (TU Kaiserslautern)
Marcel Hülsbeck (University Witten/Herdecke)
Keywords: mindfulness; Cluster; multi-level analysis; network; uncertainty.
This track focuses on innovation in firms of Emerging Countries (EC) including China, India, Russia, and Brazil; against a background of increasing uncertainty, globalization, and open innovation worldwide. How is the innovation of EC’s firms influenced by their relations with other organisations in contributing to increasing (or reducing) opportunities from within and outside these emerging economic superpowers?
Yantai Chen (Zhejiang University of Technology, CISME)
Kiran Fernandes (Durham University Business School, UK)
Max von Zedtwitz (Skoltech, Russia and Tongji University, China)
Keywords: Innovation; Emerging countries; BRICS; Strategic networks; Subsidiary.
A cosmopolitan disposition (mind-set, ways of thinking) is an important angle in conceptualizing, operationalising, and managing issues of contemporary transnational relevance such as innovation, as well as issues with societal relevance, in the inter-related areas of sustainability, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
Katerina Nicolopoulou (Strathclyde Business School)
Jose manuel Alcaraz (Murdoch University)
Keywords: Cosmopolitanism; Entrepreneurship; Leadership; Sustainability; Innovation.