These are the Proceedings of the XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference "Innovating in a Digital World", held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 05 June to 08 June 2022. Editors: Leandro Bitetti, Iain Bitran, Steffen Conn, Jessica Fishburn, Eelko Huizingh, Marko Torkkeli & Jialei Yang. ISBN: 978-952-335-695-5. LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications.



Submissions are listed by first presenter.
Abou Refaie, Reem
Digitalized Practices in Public Organizations: Opportunities for Open Innovation
Despite open innovation (OI) being a sought-after field of study, little is known about the opportunities of the swift emergence of OI practices among public organizations during the lockdown and how these novel opportunities can be sustained beyond the crisis response. In this paper we look at a case study from the Rwandan Public Service Delivery system using qualitative interviews (14) conducted over a year. We identify digitalized practices and analyse them by pointing at the role played by a Public-Private Partnership in the emergence of OI opportunities among public sector employees. Our contribution is twofold. Fellow researchers can draw from our case study and discussion new theoretical perspectives on OI in PSOs in the context of digital public service provision during times of crisis. Practitioners can find characterizations of potential OI opportunities in their organizations.
Presenters
  • Abou Refaie, Reem : Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany
Authors
  • Abou Refaie, Reem : Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Santuber, Joaquin : Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Meinel, Christoph : Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany
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Abril, Carmen
Organizational values for sustainable innovation: an exploratory view
Sustainability is number one priority for CEOs according to a recent Mckinsey (2021) survey. However, despite the growing pressure from capital investors, employees and consumers few organizations are satisfied with the sustainable objectives achieved beyond those objectives related to economic savings. The sustainability challenge is even harder for organizations when dealing with designing their innovation portfolio strategy since the market demands and the competitors strategies may contradict the sustainability objectives of the organization. In fact, some researchers argue that the commitment with sustainability in organizations is not so much a matter of managerial practices but rooted deeper in the organizational values (Globonick et al., 2020). Therefore, this research aims to explore what organizational values promote more effectively sustainability oriented innovation in organizations.
Presenters
  • Abril, Carmen : Complutense University, Spain
Authors
  • Abril, Carmen : Complutense University, Spain
  • Rapaccini, Mario : University of Firenze, Italy
  • Matras-Postolek, Katarzyna : Politechnika Krakowska, Poland
  • Dijk, Sandra : HHL, Germany
  • Breuer, Henning : HMKW Berlin, Germany
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Abril, Carmen
Challenges for Sustainability oriented Innovation: A theoretical and practical approach
Sustainability is number one priority for CEOs according to a recent Mckinsey (2021) survey. However, despite the growing pressure from capital investors, employees and consumers few organizations are satisfied with the sustainable objectives achieved beyond those related to economic savings. The sustainability challenge is even harder for organizations when dealing with designing their innovation portfolio strategy since the market demands and the competitors strategies may contradict the sustainability objectives of the organization. Therefore, companies find many different barriers and challenges that prevent them to achieve the desired sustainability objectives. This research aims to explore the challenges and barriers that organizations face whenever they decide to embrace a sustainability oriented innovation, and how do these challenges and best practices related to the particular environmental and technological contexts and to specific organizational values.
Presenters
  • Abril, Carmen : Complutense University, Spain
Authors
  • Abril, Carmen : Complutense University, Spain
  • Rubio, Mercedes : Complutense University, Spain
  • Monti, Alessandro : Fondazione per la Ricerca e l'Innovazione, Italy
  • Kasz, Jacek : Politechnika Krakowska, Poland
  • Ciesielska, Malgorzata : Politechnika Krakowska, Poland
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Acosta , Eduardo
Blockchain for circular economy
Circular Economy (CE) has taken a key role in discussion on innovation for sustainable economic growth. Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling 3Rs are widely acknowledged as primary principles and activities driving the transition. However, pursued goals are hard to reach if genuine implementation of these principles cannot be verified. For this verification, technological innovations such as Blockchain (BT) have shown promise, but it is not yet clear how CE and BT function together in a wider scale to promote innovative solutions. The global context of CE and BT challenge them both. Acknowledging this context, our study examines the potential of utilizing BT for CE in global value chains. Adopting a multiple-case study approach and examining global value chains of multinational enterprises, we show how global CE-oriented value chains' features in terms of transparency, security, and dispersion, as well as control-orientation, location-specificity, and governance could be utilized with BT.
Presenters
  • Acosta , Eduardo : University of Oulu, Finland
Authors
  • Acosta , Eduardo : University of Oulu, Finland
  • Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Pia : University of Oulu, Finland
  • Haapanen, Lauri : Univeristy of Oulu, Finland
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Adams, Jack
A Theoretical Model of Technology, Agency, and Wellbeing
Modern technology's rapid evolution has brought with it an equally rapid change in the relationship humans share with the technologies they use. Digital technologies are increasingly utilising their own agency, often at the cost of human agency. As convenience overtakes humanistic ideals, seemingly at odds with the satisfaction of our basic psychological needs, a dependence on modern technologies has nevertheless been accompanied by negative wellbeing outcomes. This paper puts forward a model for understanding the wellbeing outcomes derived from technology use. It suggests that technology affords its user opportunities to exercise agency, satisfying their basic psychological needs (vis-à-vis Self-Determination Theory), thus influencing wellbeing outcomes. The proposed model provides an explanation as to why some individuals may seek to adopt technology that affords high agency experiences (e.g., 'retro-technologies', including vinyl records and analogue cameras), in lieu of pervasive digital technologies.
Presenters
  • Adams, Jack : Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Authors
  • Adams, Jack : Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Dedehayir, Ozgur : Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • O'Connor, Peter : Queensland University of Technology, Australia
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AlGhamdi, Manal
An invention's worth: measuring the value of intellectual property
Intellectual property (IP) rights protection and appropriation remain a central innovation management challenge for corporations due to increasing revenue streams from IP and the need to create, capture, and appropriate IP value with efficacy - a strategic challenge that fundamentally depends on mindfulness of opportunities for IP value a priori. The purpose of this study is to identify and measure IP value, propose an inclusive IP value construct, and assess the influence of innovative capabilities on the variables of the construct. Data from a cross-sectional survey involving 101 inventors and IP expert serve as basis for exploratory factor analysis to facilitate dimension reduction and for confirmatory analysis to assess the influence of innovation capabilities on the variables of IP value.The study finds four variables of IP value-in-performance, value-in-share, value-in-use, and value-in-impact - with innovative capabilities influencing all but value-in-impact.The study concludes with discussions on implications, limitations, and potential future directions
Presenters
  • AlGhamdi, Manal : Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  • Durugbo, Christopher : Arabian Gulf University , Bahrain
Authors
  • AlGhamdi, Manal : Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
  • Durugbo, Christopher : Arabian Gulf University , Bahrain
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Almeida, Rosa
HosmartAI Virtual coach for a continuity of care
HosmartAI Virtual coach for a continuity of care is one of the eight pilot solutions in the EU-funded project HosmartAI (Innovative platform for robotics and AI technology integration,GA.101016834) dedicated to fill the gap in systematizing information collection from the patient journey to allow greater degree of personalization and supporting decision. It aims to keep older adults at home for longer, promoting a more active and healthy life, while supporting the neuro-rehabilitation processes through service modules for risk detection, personal data record, therapeutic session's management, a blockchain approach and social assistive robots by evidence on the positive effect on care plans adherence. The integration with the HosmartAI central hub (providing Marketplace, co-creation space, and Benchmarking tools), ensuring FAIR principles for data sharing, will facilitate data analysis on the effectiveness of the pilot solution involving AI and robotics on elderly care, and comparability with other systems with similar characteristics for continuous improvement.
Presenters
  • Almeida, Rosa : INTRAS Foundation, Spain
Authors
  • Almeida, Rosa : INTRAS Foundation, Spain
  • Dimaridis, Giannis : AUTH, Greece
  • Georgoud, Manos : TMA, Greece
  • Loygue, Pauline : Green Communications, France
  • Mlakar, Izidor : University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Karadimas, Makis : IntraSoft, Greece
  • Poulakidas, Athanasios : IntraSoft, Greece
  • Losada, Raquel : INTRAS Foundation, Spain
  • Cid-Bartolomé, Teresa : INTRAS Foundation, Spain
  • Bueno-Aguado, Yolanda : INTRAS Foundation, Spain
  • Marques, Diana : INTRAS Foundation, Spain
  • van-Gasteren, Marteyn : ITCL, Spain
  • Navarro, Alberto : ITCL, Spain
  • Gonzalez, Silvia : ITCL, Spain
  • Charisis, Vasilis : AUTH, Greece
Alpsahin Cullen, Ufuk
The Interdependencies Between Organisational Capabilities and Consistent Growth
This research aims to develop an instrument that facilitates our recognition of the indicators of sustainable dynamic and innovation capabilities development and of consistent SME growth. Evidence suggests that there is a positive relationship between dynamic capabilities, such as innovation capabilities, and business growth (e.g. Lockett, et al., 2013). And yet, there is a substantial gap in our understanding of the sources of innovation capacity building in the context of SMEs. This research looks into the patterns of the research constructs within 467 SMEs and gathers information about the decisions around the design of the patterns. The mixed methods approach, namely interviews, smart data analysis and survey techniques were used. Excel, SPSS, NVIVO and smart data analytics were used for data analysis. The data are being analysed at this stage and therefore we have not produced the results in full yet.
Presenters
  • Alpsahin Cullen, Ufuk : Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Bolton, Simon : Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
  • Alpsahin Cullen, Ufuk : Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
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Altenburger, Reinhard
Start-Up and family firm cooperation for sustainable innovation
The focus of this submission is the analysis of the goals and motives as well as the process design and the risks of cooperation between family firms and start-ups in sustainable innovation projects with a special focus on circular economy. In order to increase their often-limited innovative capacity, family firms are increasingly taking a look outside their company. Cooperation projects are carried out to generate value and support the innovation process of the family firm through external access to and use of strategically important resources. For start-ups, the flexibility of family-owned companies in terms of decision-making or lot sizes is very often essential while partnerships for development are sought due to the limited resources for both sides to find the right partners. In particular, the role of the entrepreneurial family and the specific resources of the family in innovation projects when cooperating with start-ups offers additional research needs.
Presenters
  • Altenburger, Reinhard : IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Authors
  • Altenburger, Reinhard : IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Altinalana, Lale
Strategic Design in Mission-Oriented Innovation Ecosystems - a Tool Approach
Today's Grand Challenges cannot be tackled alone. They require collaboration across multiple sectors in an innovation ecosystem. To make statements about how mission-oriented innovation ecosystems can successfully align their strategic design with their mission types, certain characteristics and combinations of ecosystem conditions are required. These conditions are: diversity of stakeholders, directionality of transfer paths, functional roles, governance, and sustainability focus. Against this background - the increasing importance of collaboration in innovation ecosystems and the difficulty of planning and designing this very collaboration - we are currently conducting a research project and developing a tool for the strategic design of mission-oriented innovation ecosystems. An underlying qualitative study was able to identify the promising condition combinations of two mission types in the ecosystem: the accelerator and the transformer type. Knowing the characteristics of these mission types and addressing their conditions helps organisations to shape successful mission-oriented innovation ecosystems.
Presenters
  • Altinalana, Lale : Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, Germany
Authors
  • Altinalana, Lale : Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, Germany
  • Heidingsfelder, Marie Lena : Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, Germany
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Altrock, Sophie
Exploring Human Replacement: A Literature Review on Robo-Advice
The emergence of robo-advisors (RAs) raises crucial questions revolving around the balance of human intervention and machine component in wealth management, calling for a deeper understanding of a model where human and machine coexist. This paper focuses on the impact of automation and AI on the shifting role of financial advisors. Through a systematic literature review, it aids understanding how RAs are defined, how they are evolving, and how they interact with human financial advisors. Findings show that a consensus as to whether RAs will replace human financial advisors or not does not yet exist. Based on the literature review, we suggest a conceptual framework with two possible strategies for human-robot-coexistence in wealth management and a future research agenda. To successfully implement RAs into the workplace, we call for a deeper understanding of how organisations can help to adapt their workforce to accommodate automation technologies.
Presenters
  • Altrock, Sophie : Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Agder, Spain
Authors
  • Altrock, Sophie : Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, University of Agder, Spain
  • Mention, Anne-Laure : Royal Melbourne Institue of Technology, Australia
  • Aas, Tor Helge : University of Agder, Norway
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Andrijauskiene, Meda
Towards AI-based R&I investment efficiency evaluation: Case of EU
This paper aims to select the AI-based methods that have the potential to be adapted for the assessment of the European Union R&I policy impact on the member states' innovation performance. A structured scientific literature analysis is employed to review the most recent 1,544 papers published in the Web of Science database from 2017 to 2021. The primary findings reveal that there is a growing interest in the usage of artificial and computational intelligence, seeking to improve the decision-making processes. Such methods as Bayesian neural network, fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, self-organizing neural maps, multi-output neural networks, and data envelopment analysis can be well-applicable for the case of the European Union research and innovation investment efficiency evaluation.
Presenters
  • Andrijauskiene, Meda : Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Authors
  • Andrijauskiene, Meda : Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Ioannidis, Dimosthenis : Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
  • Dumciuviene, Daiva : Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
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Annarelli, Alessandro
How digitalization capabilities support cyber resilience
In the last decades, digitalization has led to structural changes in the way organizations operate, generating new approaches, and capabilities. However, cyber security and how these changes are leading to new risks and vulnerabilities should not be underestimated in the digital transformation. Therefore, the ability of organizations to adapt to change, to react to cyber attacks and to exploit them to become more robust recalls the concept of resilience, or rather, of cyber resilience. This study combines digitalization capabilities with cyber resilience by extending the use of these capabilities within cyber security: resilience and competitiveness can no longer be considered separately. To demonstrate the existence of a possible contribution from digitalization capabilities for cyber resilience, an empirical investigation of a case study active in highly innovative and technological sectors was conducted: aerospace and security. The results provide interesting actions to be taken, exploiting digitalization capabilities to obtain resilient cyber systems.
Presenters
  • Annarelli, Alessandro : Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Authors
  • Annarelli, Alessandro : Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Nonino, Fabio : Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Palombi, Giulia : Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
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Ansari Vaghef, Alireza
Process Analysis in Small Businesses Using Digital Data Collection Techniques
Processes count for the majority of a firm's problems. Industry 4.0 solutions have supported firms to design and implement process optimization plans. These solutions offer the firms the possibility to collect big data from their process and then analyse and find errors and bottlenecks that happen especially in the production process with high accuracy level. Nowadays various digital data collection and analysis solutions are offered in the market, but these solutions are usually costly and are mainly designed to analyse standard processes. However, micro and small firms (especially craft businesses) often do not have the resources to utilize such process analysis solutions in their firms. This case study aims to address the challenges in digital process analysis in small firms and then it offers a new concept for digital data collection and data analysis in non-standardized processes which was tested in a pilot case study in two bakeries in Germany.
Presenters
  • Ansari Vaghef, Alireza : Leipzig University, Germany
Authors
  • Ansari Vaghef, Alireza : Leipzig University, Germany
  • Dornberger, Utz : Leipzig University, Germany
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Antikainen, Maria
Anatomy of successful sustainable business models
Sustainability is already creating a competitive advantage for forerunner companies that have been successful in the transition process towards more sustainable business models. Although there is a growing body of literature concerning this topic, there remains limited understanding of the building blocks of sustainable business models (SBMs). Our study aims to understand 1) what kinds of SBMs have top rated ESG companies implemented and 2) what kinds of SBM patterns and their combinations these SBMs consist of? The study examines the 10 best performers on two MCSI indexes (MSCI Europe SRI Index 12/2021 and MSCI USA SRI Index 12/2021). By comparing these index listings, we were able to identify similar sustainable business model patterns among the case companies. The patterns identified in the cases were mostly focused on the ecological and economic aspects, as only three of the companies had implemented social sustainability-oriented patterns.
Presenters
  • Antikainen, Maria : VTT, Finland
Authors
  • Antikainen, Maria : VTT, Finland
  • Järnefelt, Vafa : VTT, Finland
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Ares, M. Eduardo
Improving Innovation Scouting Exploratory Search using Efficient Automatic Keyword Suggestion
Linknovate's mission is to provide the best discovery engine for clients worried about innovation scouting and competitive intelligence. We process information from multiple sources, making it available in a portal where they can access insights over their innovation needs in two ways: free-text search and alert feeds. Our current platform uses the ad-hoc search paradigm, which, although very successful, has limitations. For Linknovate, we identify two principal hurdles: it is dependent on the users' skills and the users' information needs may be hard to translate into query terms. This presentation explains our latest steps to approach these problems. We've entirely overhauled the search interface by applying existing, and in some cases, already implemented in off-the-shelf components, techniques of Information Retrieval, NLP and Information Theory. These changes enable us to provide users with feedback on whether they are on the good track and to guide them while they perform their queries.
Presenters
  • Noya, Manuel : Linknovate, Spain
Authors
  • Ares, M. Eduardo : Linknovate, Spain
  • Gabín, Jorge : Linknovate, Spain
  • Noya, Manuel : Linknovate, Spain
  • Parapar, Javier : Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Anzengruber, Johanna
Co-creation in Sustainability-Oriented Rural Environments
Implementing co-creation processes with a diverse set of people is among the core topics of innovation professionals. However, from a scientific perspective, we know very little about the social aspects of co-creation in sustainability-oriented environments. While the potential of co-creation processes with citizens has already been recognized by many cities, rural regions are often lacking behind. To increase the awareness of sustainable initiatives and business in rural areas, we developed a community-based sustainability app with the public in a co-creation format. With this case, we show how sustainability can be "lived". Moreover, we provide new insights by explaining our co-creation process and our process model for developing and implementing our citizen-oriented sustainability app. We inspire for immediate action.
Presenters
  • Anzengruber, Johanna : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
Authors
  • Anzengruber, Johanna : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
Arnold, Fabian
How Do Technological Frames Feel?
The disruptive character of digital technologies can lead to an existential threat for pre-digital firms when their managers do not assess the opportunities new digital technology can provide. Strategic actors rely on their technological frames to interpret a specific technology and whether and how they can benefit from it, which can explain why there is heterogeneity in such technology-driven BMI. However, the literature lacks a comprehensive understanding of this critical management tool because the emotional grounding of technological frames has not been examined. We conducted a qualitative case study research. Our preliminary results are based on 36 interviews. It turns out that emotions impact how people respond to digital technologies. These insights extend our understanding of technological frames as well as emotional framing and their mutual relationship and how this affects technology-driven BMI. In addition, we provide practical implications.
Presenters
  • Arnold, Fabian : University of Kassel, Germany
Authors
  • Arnold, Fabian : University of Kassel, Germany
  • Breitenmoser, Pascal : University of Kassel, Germany
  • Röth, Tobias : University of Kassel, Germany
  • Spieth, Patrick : University of Kassel, Germany
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Arnold, Mona
Networked business and innovation for the pastic recycling value chain
Recycling is a key way to reduce the environmental impact of plastics waste. For optimal effectiveness, it is important to concomitantly develop both recovery and recycling technologies as well as functioning value chains and ecosystems. Economy of scale is an important factor for impact; actors within the plastics recycling value chain have noted the necessary collaboration between waste collection and recycling systems, and with potential users of the recyclate. While waste collection and processing is typically carried out on a local or regional basis, technological innovations driven by directives and sustainability commitments shift resource circularity systems towards the international arena and drive the formation of partnerships in wider geographical settings. The capacity of a plastics recycling ecosystem to operate agilely in a local setting and efficiently in a global context is vital for its success.
Presenters
  • Arnold, Mona : VTT, Finland
Authors
  • Arnold, Mona : VTT, Finland
Documents
Baaden, Philipp
What is science convergence? A review and research agenda
The phenomenon convergence, frequently defined as the blurring of boundaries between formerly distinctive fields, is associated with disruptive change and uncertainty for relevant actors. Convergent developments are often described as an idealized process starting within scientific and technology fields, leading to convergence of markets and industries. Literature highlights that science convergence is indicative for emerging technologies and predates industry convergence in some cases by several decades. However, literature is still inconsistent in defining science convergence and is suffering from a limited understanding of its underlying patterns. In this paper, we compare different definitions and patterns of science convergence based on a systematic literature review. To establish future research pathways, we provide a framework for patterns of science convergence. Our results contribute to the theoretical underpinnings of science convergence, which in turn lay the foundation for proper measurement and anticipation of convergent processes in general.
Presenters
  • Baaden, Philipp : Fraunhofer INT, Germany
Authors
  • Baaden, Philipp : Fraunhofer INT, Germany
  • Wustmans, Michael : Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany
  • John, Marcus : Fraunhofer INT, Germany
  • Bröring, Stefanie : Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany
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Bachner, Christine
Changing expectations in the face of digital transformation
In the "Industry 4.0", work processes and entire workplaces are changing, and manual work is increasingly being replaced by digitalisation. This study intended to examine to what extent the contents of the psychological contract, i.e. the implicit and explicit expectations of employees towards employers, have changed in the face of new digital processes and automation. The methodological approach can be described as a sequential mixed-methods design. The results from interviews and focus groups were incorporated into a questionnaire aimed at workers in manufacturing SMEs. Finally, the core results from the first two parts were discussed and validated with experts. The results show that job security, communication and understanding, flexible working hours, a positive working atmosphere and the opportunity to take on responsibility are the most important expectations in this changing environment. In order to retain already sought-after skilled workers, early retraining in new technologies is deemed necessary.
Presenters
  • Bachner, Christine : IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Authors
  • Bachner, Christine : IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
  • Berger-Grabner, Doris : IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
  • Latzke, Markus : IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Backström, Tomas
Creativity at a distance
More and more meetings in working life are conducted remotely via digital media. How are creative meetings affected by participants being at a distance? Some experiments suggest that group creativity improves with remote work, while others report challenges. What does practice say? Ten well-performing leaders working from home have been interviewed. They reported several challenges. Some have been found in earlier research, the preparation phase is more challenging, and the tools for remote communication are not yet good and straightforward enough for practitioners. However, some might be new discoveries, the long time needed for creative meetings being too tiresome for the remote situation, and participants becoming disturbed by irrelevant activities in the home context. Most of the interviewed managers see a hybrid as the future, where some work will be performed from home and some at a shared workplace. Creative meetings are suggested to be performed with physical closeness.
Presenters
  • Backström, Tomas : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Backström, Tomas : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Berglund, Rachael : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Omorede, Adesuwa : Mälardalen University, Sweden
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Baiyere, Abayomi
Fostering Innovation Ecosystems
The concept of "innovation ecosystems" is emerging as a useful lens for organizing innovation activities and was the focus of the 2017 ISPIM Innovation Forum in Toronto on which this note is based. Little is known about the underlying drivers of innovation ecosystems or the different approaches for fostering them, but this note contributes three approaches to fostering innovation ecosystems as defined by the main actor driving the ecosystem - the connector, the attractor and the facilitator. By way of example, we illustrate the inherent enablers and challenges associated with fostering innovation ecosystems. These include pertinent issues such as location, ecosystem stakeholders, mutual interests, and necessary resources. We conclude by offering some recommendations for future research.
Presenters
  • Baiyere, Abayomi : Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Authors
  • Baiyere, Abayomi : Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Documents
Baker, Joshua
Innovation as a service: Creating conditions conducive for innovation
Innovation as Service: enabling employees within inside the firm to be agents for innovation. Developing the concept of Innovation as a Service within a German SME software company in order to create the conditions conducive for innovation. The INFORM GmbH's conception of Innovation as a Service is highly influenced by the technologies of Saas software and Platforms. Software as a Service is a modular and network patterned software architecture that helps free organizations from the constraints of their monolithic organizational structures. Many of the leading Platforms today focus their attention on the supply side actors and work to empower them to be creators. This conception of Innovation as a Service mirrors these technologies by modularizing tools, trainings, and their usage to enable and inspire autonomous individuals and teams to become agents of innovation within the organization.
Presenters
  • Baker, Joshua : Inform GmbH, Germany
Authors
  • Baker, Joshua : Inform GmbH, Germany
Baregheh, Anahita
Preparing all Learners for Every Employee Workplace Innovation
Workplace Innovation is the employee-led social process of implementing new ideas for better work, improving both organizational performance and workforce wellbeing. Providing opportunities for all employees to engage in workplace innovation requires a comprehensive management roadmap for the adoption and utilization of individual, team, and organizational capability for innovation. In this presentation we demonstrate an approach to engaging learners with workplace innovation through a progressive sequence of workplace innovation training modules, using adaptable case stories, hands-on learning opportunities and development of innovation knowledge, skills and mindsets. We will also reflect on lessons learnt from pilot studies with university students and workplace partners. Further, our work explores how this goal of developing individual capability for workplace innovation can provide new opportunities for collaboration between academic institutions and workplaces, as both sectors seek to prepare learners and employees to contribute to more innovative and inclusive workforces.
Presenters
  • Baregheh, Anahita : Nipissing University, Canada
Authors
  • Baregheh, Anahita : Nipissing University, Canada
  • Carey, Thomas : Workplace Innovation Network for Canada, Canada
Barros, Lais
Commercializing Radically New Technologies in Traditional Markets
In traditional markets, such as the construction industry, most innovations are incremental and directed towards the improvement of construction processes. So far, the literature has provided few insights into why radically new technologies face frictions in gaining their place in the construction market. In order to provide insights into the facilitators and hurdles that new technologies face in the construction industry, we studied the commercialization process of a radically new technology, namely self-healing concrete. We conducted 18 interviews with university researchers, consultants, engineers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and tech transfer officers. These interviews allowed us to develop the self-healing concrete value chain, which has 4 stages: (1) R&D, (2) technology manufacturing, (3) distribution, and (4) use in construction. We identify the processes and actors involved and assess the hurdles and facilitators that arise across the value chain. Our work contributes to the development of viable business models for self-healing concrete.
Presenters
  • Barros, Lais : Ghent University, Belgium
Authors
  • Barros, Lais : Ghent University, Belgium
  • Knockaert, Mirjam : Ghent University, Belgium
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Beck, Svenja
Circularity Quick Check: Implementing circular economy within consulted projects
The 'Circularity Quick Check' is an internal tool to analyze and improve the degree of circularity within consulted projects while focusing on the combination of sustainability and digitization. As a consulting company, we are involved in strategy, R&D and business development processes of our customers and it is our responsibility to include circularity in their way of decision-making. We identify potentials for repurposing data which is collected in projects, include informative insights of circular principles and best practice to the innovation phase, and determine circular requirements for suppliers. Ideas and solutions are based on best practice, existing use cases and circularity principles. The goal is to incorporate circularity into everyday projects and achieve an overall benefit for our customers and the environment without creating additional burdens. Supplementary we offer our 'Circular Economy and Sustainability Assessment' as a tool to identify the greatest opportunities and create strategic recommendations to improve circularity.
Presenters
  • Beck, Svenja : umlaut solutions GmbH, Germany
Authors
  • Beck, Svenja : umlaut solutions GmbH, Germany
  • Klinge, Kristin : umlaut solutions GmbH, Germany
  • Kreuels, Marcel : umlaut solutions GmbH, Germany
  • Kowalski, Markus : umlaut solutions GmbH, Germany
Bejjani, Yorgo
Driving ambidexterity in data-driven decision making: A dynamic capability view
Basing decisions on data have been demonstrated to be of higher significance to firms as they overcome the subjective limitations of humans. Ample studies have examined the technical aspects of Big Data. However, little empirical research has assessed the firm's capacity to successfully absorb value-added insights from Big Data and how this Big Data capability may affect ambidexterity in decision-making. Drawing on an empirical investigation, this research aims to address ambidexterity in decision-making using the dynamic capability view. To test the proposed research model, the empirical investigation will follow a cross-sectional research design within an incumbent firm and collect survey data from a sample of 2,000 employees. The results aim to elaborate on the mediating role of the dynamic capabilities in driving ambidextrous data-driven decision-making and explore any variations that could arise due to BD capability type, functions, and hierarchical levels. Finally, implications for research and practice will be discussed.
Presenters
  • Bejjani, Yorgo : University of Antwerp, Belgium
Authors
  • Bejjani, Yorgo : University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Vanhaverbeke, Wim : University of Antwerp, Belgium
Documents
Berman, Tal
Business Model Transformation: The Case of Israeli PropTech and ConTech
The goal of this paper is the introduction to the digital transformation of business models as it occurs in the Israeli real estate and construction technologies landscape. To achieve it, we have observed that landscape by using digital data and conducted 10 semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs and experts in the field. Although the real estate and construction industry has faced many challenges, such as the ability to recruit talented workers and diminishing bottom lines, it has been slow in implementing state-of-the-art digital technologies for dealing with these. Therefore, in this paper, we bring forward the technologies and especially the digital start-ups that shape that industry and solve its challenges while fundamentally transforming its traditional business models. Moreover, we contribute further to the digital transformation literature by showing, for example, how digital start-ups bridge the technological acceptance gap of workers in the industry.
Presenters
  • Berman, Tal : Institute for Entrepreneurship | University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
Authors
  • Berman, Tal : Institute for Entrepreneurship | University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Schallmo, Daniel : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Williams, Chris : Johannes Kepler University, Austria
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Bitetti, Leandro
A Process-Based Framework Around Lighthouse Projects for Business Model Innovation
Despite the extant literature studies more often business model innovation as a response to a single (rather than multiple) strategic goal, entrepreneurs mostly approach the business model innovation process as a portfolio of parallel initiatives and solutions to problems to be implemented. In the VUCA context a problem-solving roadmap for business model innovation is particularly relevant. However, the process is far for being easy and most research focuses on the organizational level of analysis. By building on the cognitive perspective on business model innovation, the present study implements an action research methodology to develop a framework, which aims to help entrepreneurs to structure a business model innovation roadmap, which entails both exploitation and exploration activities. The framework has three steps. The first tries to build a consistency among problems, strategic goals, and initiatives. The second clusters the initiatives around 'Lighthouse Projects'. The last establishes a timeline an action plan.
Presenters
  • Bitetti, Leandro : ISPIM & SUPSI, Switzerland
Authors
  • Bitetti, Leandro : ISPIM & SUPSI, Switzerland
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Bittencourt, Bruno
Open Innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Currently, organizations around the world are rethinking their role in society and positioning sustainability as a central theme of their business. Seeing this possibility and necessity, the United Nations (UN) launched the 2030 Agenda with main target are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thus, it is necessary that all actors (governments, universities, companies, NGOs and society) are committed to these objectives. Open innovation (OI) emerges as a solution capable of providing companies with the necessary attributes, also promoting an increase in innovative capacity and, consequently, in competitive advantage. Therefore, to contribute to the business in the process of incorporating practices aligned with the SDGs, this study aims to understand how OI can facilitate the development and implementation of UN to SDG-oriented practices in large companies. To achieve our research objective, we are carrying out a qualitative exploratory study of multiple cases.
Presenters
  • Bittencourt, Bruno : University of Vale dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
Authors
  • Bittencourt, Bruno : University of Vale dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
  • Andrade da Silva, Kezia : University of Vale dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
  • Thiele Rodrigues, Betina : University of Vale dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
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Boman, Magnus
Artificial Intelligence Medical Decision-Making: From Successful Pilot to the Clinic
AI has proven useful in the health domain, not only for research but it also holds promise at the clinic. There is no clearly mapped out path, however, from a successful pilot implementation of an AI system to a validated clinical solution. Precision medicine is together with preventive measures defining the future of medicine. It uses new AI methods for multimodal fusion and its stratification into subpopulations can also be assisted by machine learning. New medical technology is employing sensors and other means to diagnose and cure disease, but the data coming out from such employment again requires AI for analytics. We explain how AI is being used for precision health at Europe's top medical university and how we are assisting its President to incorporate the full path from pilot to clinic in his 2030 strategy.
Presenters
  • Boman, Magnus : KTH, Sweden
Authors
  • Boman, Magnus : KTH, Sweden
  • Monsén Lerenius, Sophie : Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Documents
Booth, Alexander
Addressing Externalisation and Partnering in Healthcare
The expectations and complexity of healthcare development drive a new approach - the integration of drug, device and digital into holistic '3D' therapeutic systems that better deliver to patient needs, and regulatory challenges. Corporate pharma has responded imperfectly here: even large organisations cannot embody the full suite of technical skills and antagonistic (explore, exploit) cultural alignment required for innovative '3D' therapeutic systems. This challenge is now driving many firms towards innovation externalisation - matching technologies from a suite of partners to overcome capability limitations. This deep partnership in a highly regulated industry is a new paradigm however, and not simple to achieve. We discuss the healthcare drivers influencing the move to '3D' therapeutic systems and partnered, externalised innovation. Using anonymised real-world experience, we identify the practical and cultural challenges of big/small partnering in healthcare, and discuss how large pharmaceutical companies and SMEs can partner effectively to deliver holistic therapeutic systems.
Presenters
  • Booth, Alexander : Full Spectrum Innovation Ltd, Denmark
Authors
  • Booth, Alexander : Full Spectrum Innovation Ltd, Denmark
Borsi, Balazs
Knowledge Management: Evolution of an Emerging Discipline
Innovation management (IM) and knowledge management (KM) have both produced many scientific contributions. Whether IM and KM have been integrating and if and how they are framing their own disciplinary boundaries and reach towards related fields is an interesting question. Using a customised search strategy, metadata of nearly 37 thousand articles were used and a novel keyword content restructuring approach was applied to standardise the keyword content. A bibliometric network approach was used to explore evolution of the IM and KM disciplines, using the retained 11 thousand articles. Results of the research in progress suggest that the identified seven major clusters, or disciplinary fragments of both the IM and KM scholarly discussion are consistent and rich in content and also that KM research is more heterogenous than the more mature IM research. While IM and KM co-evolves, there are scholarly traditions, which stand out from this co-evolutionary pattern.
Presenters
  • Borsi, Balazs : ESSCA School of Management, Hungary
Authors
  • Borsi, Balazs : ESSCA School of Management, Hungary
  • Soós, Sándor : Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Science Policy & Scientometrics, Hungary
  • Vida, Zsófia : Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Science Policy & Scientometrics, Hungary
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Breuer, Henning
Eliciting stakeholder values for strategic and values-based innovation management
Advanced values work is required to manage innovation and strategy, but available methods fall short to adequately and efficiently elicit stakeholder values. Ethnographic approaches are suited to explore organisational culture and stakeholder values, but they require substantial time, skill and effort, and have not been widely adopted. We build on lessons learned from their application in a European project dedicated to 'Building values-based innovation cultures for sustainable business impact'. The toolbox of methods for rapid inquiry of stakeholder values includes field interview techniques that engage respondents in interactive exercises and staged activities rather than participatory observation of natural work-related practices. Analysis of empirical findings through storytelling, pattern recognition and synthesis from multiple perspectives allows to mainstream an efficient elaboration of values and actionable insights for innovation and strategic management.
Presenters
  • Breuer, Henning : UXBerlin & HMKW / University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management, Germany
Authors
  • Breuer, Henning : UXBerlin & HMKW / University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management, Germany
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Brink, Tove
Collaborative business model innovation for value creation in innovation ecosystems
The research shows how innovation ecosystems without a focal firm nor platform can create value in competitive context. The research is conducted in the period September 2019 to August 2020 with follow-up in January 2022. Nine enterprises representing both complementary and competitive activities participated. The findings show empirically how the Concept-Knowledge processes form continuous interactions between business model innovation for value creation at both ecosystem and at enterprise level. The participants can in collaboration develop aims at ecosystem level with derivative effect in own enterprise. It means that collaborative innovativeness and robustness transcend future uncertainties through integration of different non-core heterogeneous knowledge domains, individual- and organizational behaviors to develop a collaborative ecosystem glue to aim for important value creation in society.
Presenters
  • Brink, Tove : University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Authors
  • Brink, Tove : University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
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Broløs, Anette
Female Finance: Digital, Mobile and Networked Innovation
Abstract: In this paper we discuss a recent increase in the availability of financial services designed for women. We explore why women might find such services desirable, describe the kinds of organisations developing them, and provide an overview of the design features common in such services. We present cases of two such services, showing how they are based on listening to customers, are digital and mobile reflecting the lives of women, are working with financial solutions to address concrete issues in everyday management, and have built in learning and community possibilities. Based on our findings, we argue that financial institutions and their female customers would benefit from more work with customer-driven innovation and integrate this work with their focus on gender equality in leadership.
Presenters
  • Broløs, Anette : Broløs Consult, Denmark
Authors
  • Taylor, Erin B. : Finthropology, Netherlands
  • Broløs, Anette : Broløs Consult, Denmark
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Büchler, Jan-Philipp
GEA Farm Technologies Road to Smart Farming
GEA Farm Technologies is a mid-sized world market leader of mechanical equipment and service solutions for milk production and livestock farming. The so-called hidden champion developed a set of capabilities and core competencies to innovate the industry's established business model through a two-fold strategy balancing internal and external growth. The case study invites students to explore the benefits and limits of this business model innovation and requires them to investigate further strategic options for growth.
Presenters
  • Büchler, Jan-Philipp : University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Authors
  • Büchler, Jan-Philipp : University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Documents
Ceicyte-Pranskune, Jolita
Enabling Values-based Strategic Innovation via Stakeholder Involvement in SMEs
The rationale of this paper is based on the issues of SMEs to prioritize and choose the values for strategic innovation development in alignment with the stakeholders, thus responding to the rapidly changing paradigm of societal values in ethical, ecological, social, and economic terms, growing institutional initiatives to coordinate or regulate business in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The aim of the research is to provide a better understanding of values-based strategic innovation involving stakeholders in SMEs. To achieve the aim of the research, an abductive research design is employed by applying multiple case study in SMEs in the clothing industry. Additionally, the grounded theory (GT) method is applied for collecting, coding, and analyzing empirical results.
Presenters
  • Ceicyte-Pranskune, Jolita : Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Authors
  • Ceicyte-Pranskune, Jolita : Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
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Chaoji, Pooja
Supplier's Technological Newness: Source of Uncertainty in Manufacturing Technology Innovations
Radical manufacturing technology innovations involve the introduction of a new technology in a firm's core production process. They require significant learning and knowledge transfer between the technology supplier and the technology introducing manufacturing firm. This study explores the technological newness for equipment supplier firms and linked technology uncertainties in high-novelty manufacturing technology innovation projects which feature technological newness not only for the technology introducing manufacturing firm but also for the equipment supplier firm. The findings reveal a four-dimensional construct for equipment suppliers' technological newness and linked technological uncertainties emerging in the manufacturing firm's innovation process. The findings pave the way for better planning and preparation for addressing technological uncertainties and linked inefficiencies in high-novelty manufacturing technology innovation projects. Implications for research on knowledge transfer for innovation are discussed.
Presenters
  • Chaoji, Pooja : Tampere University, Finland
Authors
  • Chaoji, Pooja : Tampere University, Finland
  • Martinsuo, Prof. Miia : Tampere University, Finland
Documents
Chiaroni, Davide
The role of digital technologies in designing circular business models
Digital technologies are recognized as a potential enabler for circular economy since they can support companies in the adoption of managerial practices for a circular business model design. However, which technologies can be used for this purpose, and with special reference for the adoption of design for X practices within the value creation dimension of the circular business model, as well as the adoption of product service system and take back system within the value capture dimension of the circular business model, is an under-researched management topic that deserves further investigation. Accordingly, the paper takes a first step towards closing the gap in the existing research on circular business model by answering the question of which digital technologies can support the adoption of design for X, product service system, and take back system managerial practices enabling circular business model design.
Presenters
  • Chiaroni, Davide : Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Authors
  • Franzò, Simone : Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Urbinati, Andrea : LIUC, Italy
  • Chiaroni, Davide : Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Pacicco, Fausto : LIUC, Italy
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Corradi Haenel, Renata
Technology Intelligence: IP Strenght for Generating Value to Business
This case shares Oxiteno's learnings in the last two years, once the IP information is getting attention, ceasing to be just a legal or technical subject. Digitalization and artificial intelligence are helping to extract the best information of these documents in much less time. People from the business or board could not have time - or even interest - to read patents or technical documents, but a methodology that connects this information to the business strategy and offers actionable insights to them could bring incredible benefits and agility to all organizations that pursue to be in the innovation vanguard. This case presents how digitalization and AI tools connected with strategy provide the conversion of complex data and information into valuable insights that impact innovation and new products/marketing decisions, becoming an essential tool for the most valuable Oxiteno's innovation initiatives. Since its implementation in 2020, more than 80 Technology Reports were delivered, generating valuable insights into Oxiteno's five main businesses and to the chemical process, engineering, and global marketing areas.
Presenters
  • Corradi Haenel, Renata : Oxiteno, Brazil
Authors
  • Andrade de Campos, Bianca : Oxiteno, Brazil
  • Ceretta Zozolotto, Tulio : Oxiteno, Brazil
  • Corradi Haenel, Renata : Oxiteno, Brazil
Crehan, Patrick
Text Mining for Effective Stakeholder Engagement in Foresight
The success of participative policy processes such as foresight relies on adequate support provided to stakeholder engagement processes. This imposes an increasing burden of work on readers and research assistants charged with provision of such support. Text Mining can help to improve the quality of this work and the productivity of those who do it. This research was realized in a living laboratory based on 12 regional and sub-regional Foresight exercises, wand supported by the deployment of a semantic explorer for learning about, and experimenting with, the use of text mining for topic discovery, and creation of topic summaries. We found that summarization systems have great potential for the production of Curated Readings Lists and other artifacts. Unlocking productivity gains requires the provision of an environment which integrates text mining in a system that supports other tasks needed to create outputs for sharing with stakeholders.
Presenters
  • Crehan, Patrick : CKA, Belgium
Authors
  • Crehan, Patrick : CKA, Belgium
Documents
Cunha, Lucas
Trust and identity: designing an identity solution for digital innovation
Innovation ecosystems are based on the dynamics of trust relationships between entities that enable technology development and innovation. This study addresses the issue of trust and identity in these environments, inquiring how to design a 'digital federated identity and access management system' for science and technology parks (STPs) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. For this purpose, it draws on design thinking as a method of 'creative inquiry', which sets a conceptual framework for generating insights in product discovery. As a research-in-progress, this paper presents preliminary findings on the evaluation of the suitability of the FIM model for STPs.
Presenters
  • Cunha, Lucas : Brazilian National Education and Research Network (RNP), Brazil
Authors
  • Cunha, Lucas : Brazilian National Education and Research Network (RNP), Brazil
  • Wangham, Michelle : Brazilian National Education and Research Network (RNP) / University of Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Brazil
  • Machado, Iara : Brazilian National Education and Research Network (RNP), Brazil
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Czakon, Wojciech
Digital identity of organizations: who are they on social media? 
The research goal is to understand the organizations' digital transformation and identify differences in shaping their digital identity. The study explores how eight companies' online communication demonstrates different sets of identity values. The research question concerned how the organizations' digital identities can be shaped in social media. With the help of qualitative and quantitative research methods, the authors of the study explore how these identities are manifested in the communication with clients and stakeholders on social media platforms. Based on the lists of most common words and collocations, four dimensions of companies' communication are distinguished: control, orientation, values, and awareness. Each of the companies manifests different levels of control over discourse, as well as underlying sets of values, and thematic focal points. These differences allow the authors of the study to draw conclusions regarding the studied companies' communication policies and strategies of engagement.
Presenters
  • Czakon, Wojciech : Jagiellonian University, Poland
Authors
  • Czakon, Wojciech : Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Choiński, Michał : Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Mania, Karolina : Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Jedynak, Monika : Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Kuźniarska, Aneta : Jagiellonian University, Poland
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Czapla, Jedrzej
How to design Quasi-experiments in organizations? A review
We set out to understand quasi-experimentation, as a research methodology in an organizational context in the field of innovation management. Quasi-experiments have the studies participants nonrandomly assigned to the experimental conditions. This can lead to selection bias and other internal validity problems. Through quasi-experimentation, the researcher can identify the cause of selection bias approach the experiment accordingly. We conduct a systematic review of the experiments published in top 10 journals in the field of innovation management in the decade 2011-2021. Altogether 372 papers were identified through searching for 'experiments' within abstracts, titles and keywords. We did a content review of the papers to identify only 23 experiments, half of which were quasi-experiments and one fourth were natural experiments. Only half of the quasi- and natural experiments concerned selection bias, but they all used at least a single type of experimental design element helpful in dealing with selection bias.
Presenters
  • Czapla, Jedrzej : DTU, Denmark
Authors
  • Laursen, Linda Nhu : Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Czapla, Jedrzej : DTU, Denmark
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Dabrowska, Justyna
A systematic review of qualitative research methods in OI research
Open innovation (OI) has become one of the most central trends in contemporary innovation management literature and practice. The purpose of this research is to contribute to the open innovation literature by systematically analyzing the qualitative research methods (and their quality) that have been employed over the course of nearly two decades to explore this phenomenon. We conducted the analysis of the 382 articles with qualitative research designs published in fifteen key journals. The findings highlight the dominance of case studies (70%) research followed by action research (5%), grounded theory (2%), and ethnographies. In terms of methodological rigor, the findings indicate that the quality of qualitative research in OI research is relatively low. Overall, only about 10% of the analyzed qualitative articles provide clear, transparent, and sufficient information on at least half (or more) of the generally accepted qualitative research standards.
Presenters
  • Dabrowska, Justyna : RMIT University, Australia
Authors
  • Dabrowska, Justyna : RMIT University, Australia
  • Keranen, Joona : RMIT University, Australia
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Damberg, Svenja
Strategies for Circular Economy Implementation
Abstract: The number of circular economy (CE) hubs has risen across Europe in the past years with the goal of encouraging collaboration between actors towards the CE-transition. In this process, CE-hubs have been developed, but their role in communities (i.e., cities and regions) is not always clearly defined. Prior research has not yet explored and explained implementation strategies with the intention to exploring how CE-hubs implement CE in their communities and thereby encourage the transition towards a CE. Therefore, this research project aims to gain a better understanding of how CE hubs implement CE. Structured interviews are conducted with initiators and project managers of CE hubs across Europe. Findings of this study inform CE-hubs as well as circular theory and contribute to the comparatively new field of circular innovation. Thereby, I inform both researchers within the field and practitioners, such as stakeholders involved in initiating, creating, and running CE hubs.
Presenters
  • Damberg, Svenja : Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Authors
  • Damberg, Svenja : Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
De Vita, Katharina
Open Innovation: Co-creating the Future of Football
To remain competitive, football youth academies do not only need the most talented players, but also the most efficient tools to recruit and develop them. To this end, youth development is increasingly supported by new data analytic tools, digital platforms, and innovative training methods. However, the potential of emerging solutions is still underexplored. To enable youth academies to identify challenge-based solutions that are fit for purpose, this study aims to explore how co-creation can bridge the innovation gap between football youth academies and solution providers. A single case study approach is employed and data is collected using semi-structured interviews and secondary sources. The objective is to equip youth academies to thrive in a fast-changing environment, respond to opportunities, and leverage new tools to embrace the future of football using Open Innovation.
Presenters
  • De Vita, Katharina : University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • von Schomberg, Lucien : University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Authors
  • De Vita, Katharina : University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
  • von Schomberg, Lucien : University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
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Debreczeny, Csaba
Design Thinking & Reframing as game changers at hierarchical organizations
Abstract: A German traditional semi finished product producer which has product lifecycles in average over 20+ years. Their success lies in excellent incremental innovation. This company is running out of steam, as their current way to create value and revenue is eroding, and their innovation portfolio is thin.The company had to reframe the meaning of value, and determine the right innovation approach. Using Design Thinking we uncovered value innovation elements that contributed to new forms of leadership and innova tion capabilities. By keeping the current structure intact, as it makes current business function well, and with design-driven leadership, we created a "company within the company". Combining different mindsets with new (digital) innovation capabilities. We implemented new ways of working powered by an innovation playbook. Now, this company excels in innovation and moved away from incremental into radical innovation.
Presenters
  • Debreczeny, Csaba : Schott AG, Germany
Authors
  • Koomans, Maarten : ReframingHealthcare, Netherlands
  • Debreczeny, Csaba : Schott AG, Germany
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Deist, Maximilian K.
Digital Innovation Dissemination in Incumbent Firms: Insights from Digital Units
In analogy to corporate venturing units, firms establish digital units to concentrate their efforts on digital innovation and transformation. Yet, these often do not fulfill the hopes of disseminating well-fit digital innovation towards digital transformation in the core organization. Our study analyzes diverse secondary data and multiple interviews of 8 case firms. Findings show that dissemination achievements are guard railed by the strategic setup of the digital unit - its strategic clarity and strategic alignment. Furthermore, the dissemination is facilitated by a fluid and temporary organization of the digital unit and its balanced staffing of digital and functional experts, who recursively leverage their digital vs. functional logics in dialectical understanding processes. We suggest ambassador roles for which the DU temporarily integrates functional experts who translate and promote the dissemination of the digital innovation when returning to the core later.
Presenters
  • Deist, Maximilian K. : University of Bayreuth, Germany
Authors
  • Deist, Maximilian K. : University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Bouncken, Ricarda B. : University of Bayreuth, Germany
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Deutsch, Christophe
Global Innovation Culture in a Fast Growing Organisation
How to implement an innovation culture in a global company that has emerged from the acquisition of several SMEs around the world? In early 2021 Eddyfi Technologies, an international organisation that provides advanced Non-Destructive Testing solutions, was structured in several local business units corresponding to the acquired businesses over the past few years. To improve the ability of bringing new high-performance products to the market, several changes on organizational structure, processes, tools, and communication were decided. The last 18 month of this organization evolution journey will be presented showing how a strong innovation culture has emerged, aligned with a strong new product development strategy. Amongst the main benefits the presentation will focus on ideas generation, portfolio management, collaborative projects, and better practices to integrate new organizations.
Presenters
  • Deutsch, Christophe : Eddyfi, Canada
Authors
  • Deutsch, Christophe : Eddyfi, Canada
  • Pasquer, Vincent : Eddyfi, France
Deák, Csaba
Competence building in STE(A)M learning, innovation and entrepreneurship
The fusion of arts into STEM has promoted STE(A)M modules for future learning and pedagogy at various levels of academia across Europe. However, the competent skills required for future jobs and education are not explored enough yet. The education institutions in different European countries have varied performances in terms of innovation pedagogy. This variation often reflects on entrepreneurship opportunities in the region as well. Understanding the student's outlook can help better understand the gap in various areas across Europe. The paper investigates the competence building possible in innovation, entrepreneurship and STE(A)M through the student's perspective on arts and science. The academic survey revealed insights on students perception in transition of STEM to STE(A)M models in pedagogy.
Presenters
  • Deák, Csaba : University of Miskolc, Hungary
Authors
  • Deák, Csaba : University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • Kumar, Baibhaw : University of Miskolc, Hungary
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Diasio, Steve
Learning as a Design-Factor for Innovation Contests- A Bidirectional Model
This study aims to develop a more comprehensive understanding of design factors as they relate to the role of learning when implementing innovation contests. Using a unique data set from a six-year engagement, this paper presents case studies of seven firms implementing innovation contests. Firms ranged in size, industry, and type, which led to four primary data sources including 28 interviews and a range of data from 414 problem-solvers. This research contributes to the literature by demonstrating that learning is a critical design factor in innovation contests and occurs in a bidirectional way with differing levels of intensity for problem-solvers and solution-seeking firms. We find that learning is a salient factor that has direct and indirect effects on innovation contests, differing from what has been previously outlined in the innovation literature.
Presenters
  • Diasio, Steve : University of South Florida-l, USA
Authors
  • Diasio, Steve : University of South Florida-l, USA
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Dlugoborskyte, Vytaute
Environmental Impact of Clothing: Circular Rental Models versus Wear-once Consumption
Academy and business have shown a growing interest in recent transformations of business models in clothing industry, namely circular rental models, as a potential solution towards more sustainable approach when compared to the traditional wear-once consumption model. Although these new business models may actually represent a more environmentally friendly approach to the consumption of clothing, their ability to lower the environmental footprint may be highly dependent on increased transportation to and from the retailer and person that rents the clothes, and the habits of the consumer. Therefore, this study aims to reveal the carbon footprint of the supply chains attributed to different business models and customer behavior, and identify the model with the lowest environmental impact. Primary and secondary data collection is used to accurately map the supply chains of different business models, reveal customer or user behavioral patterns attributed to specific model, and clarify the estimates for simulation modeling.
Presenters
  • Dlugoborskyte, Vytaute : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Authors
  • Velazquez Martinez, Josue : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dlugoborskyte, Vytaute : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Valenzuela, Karla : Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
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Doerr, Luca
Influencing factors of digital transformation in SMEs: a literature review
Digital Transformation is increasingly affecting industries worldwide in different ways. Although barriers and enablers of Digital Transformation have been studied, they mainly focus on large companies. Yet, it is unclear how small and medium sized enterprises (SME) with resource limitations, like finance and human can handle Digital Transformation and which factors must be considered. This gap in the existing literature is addressed by this paper with a systematic literature review. The goal is to identify the enabler and hinderer of successful Digital Transformation in SMEs. Herby the factors will be structured in human, technology, organization and external dimensions. Based on this structure the authors provide an overview of the influencing factors independent from disciplines or industries.
Presenters
  • Doerr, Luca : HHL Leipzig Geraduate School of Management, Germany
Authors
  • Doerr, Luca : HHL Leipzig Geraduate School of Management, Germany
  • Fliege, Kerstin : HHL Leipzig Geraduate School of Management, Germany
  • Lehmann, Claudia : HL Leipzig Geraduate School of Management, Germany
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Duchek, Stephanie
Innovation Hubs in Rural Areas: A Qualitative Interview Study
Innovation hubs are a promising new way to foster innovations in rural areas. However, research in this field is still at a preliminary stage. The literature neither provides a clear definition, nor a systematic overview of types and roles of these hubs. To help close this research gap, we conducted interviews with ten different innovation hubs in Germany. Based on our qualitative content analysis, we were able to identify four central roles of hubs (supporters, knowledge brokers, networkers, and physical experiment spaces) and describe their specific functioning. Further, we found indications that each of these roles has a specific influence on the development of rural areas. With these insights, our study provides a useful basis for future research as well as a successful management of innovation hubs in practice.
Presenters
  • Duchek, Stephanie : Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Germany
Authors
  • Duchek, Stephanie : Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Germany
  • Schroth, Fabian : Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Germany
Documents
Duehr, Katharina
Improving distributed collaboration for the development of advanced systems
Effective and efficient distributed collaboration is essential for the development of advanced systems. This contribution investigates the effects of the application of a method that supports improvement in distributed collaboration in the development of advanced systems at Voith Turbo. Furthermore, it will be examined, whether the improvement of distributed collaboration has an influence on the organizational culture. In total, nine improvement potentials in distributed collaboration were derived. In total, nine improvement potentials in distributed collaboration were identified and addressed through the implementation of measures. Subsequently, the effects of the implemented improvement measures were evaluated by qualitatively, quantitatively, subjective and objective data. Based on that, new potentials were derived. Finally, the results show that improving distributed collaboration positively influences the organizational culture. Iterative and continuous focus on good collaboration and the immediate evaluation ensures an improvement in collaboration and a gradual change in organizational culture.
Presenters
  • Duehr, Katharina : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Authors
  • Duehr, Katharina : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Luft, Thomas : Voith Group, Germany
  • Vierbacher, David : Voith Group, Germany
  • Ebner, Lukas : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Albers, Albert : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
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Durugbo, Christopher M.
Core contingencies of digital innovation: Delphi-based insights for public services
Digital innovation is a global trend involving digital technology use innovatively or in the innovation process, with exciting prospects for positive and transformative impacts on public service quality, citizen engagement, and employee innovativeness. Additional public digitalisation benefits of creativity and interactivity with citizens further underscore the need for knowledge on digital contingencies for public governance. Grounded on contingency theory and using a pilot and 3-round Delphi-based study with 118 public employees, this study identifies and evaluates core contingency factors of digital innovation for public services. The study finds 40 organisational priorities and problems, and further evaluation of the core factors from each category produces a taxonomy of alignment-attitudes-security-support contingency factors and a governance-budget-resistance triad of concerns for digital innovation in public services. Using the Delphi findings, the study concludes with theoretical and managerial discussions on the implications of a 'digital contingency theory', research limitations, and potential future directions.
Presenters
  • Durugbo, Christopher M. : Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Authors
  • Durugbo, Christopher M. : Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
Documents
Duwe, Daniel
Metaverse for the People
When talking about the future of the internet, there is not getting around the metaverse. Many big digital players have been working on it and Facebook even adjusted its company name accordingly. However, the technological realization and functional features are still vague. Recently performed research on customer preferences yielded different results for the same population questioned in a similar period of time. Thus, there is much uncertainty both on the end-user side and the developer side. This paper gives insights into the demands and requirements of the people from Germany, the USA und China for the metaverse in a comparative way based on a representative survey. This helps developers to configure the metaverse appropriately. This paper also highlights possible social, economic and ecological effects of a significant diffusion of the metaverse comprehensively and thus builds the foundation for the future discourse.
Presenters
  • Duwe, Daniel : Fraunhofer ISI, Germany
Authors
  • Duwe, Daniel : Fraunhofer ISI, Germany
Documents
Dőry, Tibor
Selection of appropriate lead users for NPD in co-creation
In our research, we identified six personal characteristics of lead users and their impact on the success of the NPD process as well as on the technical and market success of the new product. We concluded that lead users need to be involved in the whole NPD process irrespective of the complexity of the new product. Based on the research results we advanced the Lead User Method by extending it with an additional step of lead user selection and also linked the identified characteristics to the general attributes of lead users as "ahead of market trends" and "high expected benefit". Our study reveals managerial implications by proposing signals for practices that facilitate the selection process of proper lead users in the fuzzy front end of the co-creation and therefore reduce uncertainty, cost, and time of the NPD.
Presenters
  • Dőry, Tibor : Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Authors
  • Venesz, Béla : Széchenyi István University, Hungary
  • Dőry, Tibor : Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Documents
Eck, Christopher
Towards Understanding Hybrid Retail
The trend toward online shopping is putting pressure on local retailers to integrate digital shopping channels into their existing stationary business model. In recent years, many German cities and municipalities have started to set up local online marketplaces to help retailers digitize and create alternatives to international online marketplaces for the citizens of their city. The paper first addresses the motivations and goals behind the development of local online marketplaces. Then, the challenges of setting up these marketplaces and developing a business model to finance them are presented und discussed. A special focus is placed on the context of the establishment of a two-sided market. This is illustrated with a case study from the city of Aachen in Germany.
Presenters
  • Eck, Christopher : RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Authors
  • Eck, Christopher : RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Otte, Thomas : RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Khodaei, Samira : RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Müller-Abdelrazeq, Sarah : RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Hees, Frank : RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Documents
Elbarrad, Sherif
New Approach to Publishing Material - Using Interactivity and Crowd Authoring
new Dimension to Publishing Material - Using Interactivity and Crowd Authoring. Current e-books and regular paper-based textbooks are not meeting the student's individual learning needs. I designed a web-based application that has several features that help in addressing the need of a wide variety of students, including: - A variety of multimedia material. - Interactive self-correcting questions for self-assessment. those questions are linked to learning objectives and a dashboard that allows the reader to monitor their progress in understanding the material. - readers' ability to submit explanatory material (in different formats) that is sent through a manuscript management system to peer reviewers for approval, allowing each reader to contribute to the knowledge base. Other readers can rate those submissions through a staring system as well.
Presenters
  • Elbarrad, Sherif : MacEwan University , Canada
Authors
  • Elbarrad, Sherif : MacEwan University , Canada
Ellis, Craig
How Corporate Management Selects and Measures Innovation in UK Construction
An organization's ability to innovate is increasingly recognized as a key factor for sustainability, competitiveness, economic success, well-being, and the development of society. Innovation is too important to be managed without good measurements. Metrics drive behaviour and "what gets measured gets done." The work reported here will gain direct insight into practices and methods used to capture and measure corporate innovation in UK construction, with the aim of providing a framework that captures and defines a practical process for selecting, measuring, and valuing innovation operations in the UK construction sector. Identification of the key attributes of corporate innovation that may be measured has been undertaken, interviews will follow to collect data to provide a unique and valuable contribution to construction knowledge. Methods will be presented for better understanding of those metrics and measures used when assessing the value of innovation at a corporate level.
Presenters
  • Ellis, Craig : leeds beckett University, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Ellis, Craig : leeds beckett University, United Kingdom
  • Dulaimi, Mohammed : leeds beckett University, United Kingdom
  • Gorse, Christopher : leeds beckett University, United Kingdom
Documents
Elmaghraby, Adel
AI and Digital Transformation are Key to Innovation
Innovation in the age of artificial intelligence can be accelerated by utilizing appropriate tools, policies, and deployment approaches. Digital Transformation (DT) leverages technology to optimize business processes and deliver them digitally to constituents. In other words, it is about our daily tasks performed and offered seamlessly in a digital world. In reality, COVID-19 challenges expedited digital transformation, and many businesses are struggling to catch up. Processes, tools, and people are the key requirements to achieving business goals and they all need to be addressed. Processes have traditionally been lengthy and designed for humans to handle. With digitization, new needs have evolved, and new approaches and flows need to be considered. Digital tools to help redesign processes exist and can be leveraged. In conclusion, we will evaluate the effectiveness of some strategies, where they fall short, and when they become hype and trendiness rather than a concrete solution.
Presenters
  • Elmaghraby, Adel : University of Louisville, USA
  • Kerrick, Sharon : University of Louisville, USA
Authors
  • Elmaghraby, Adel : University of Louisville, USA
  • Kerrick, Sharon : University of Louisville, USA
Documents
Emmerich, Philip
How an Agile Mindset and Project Organization Influence Team Performance
Organizing in temporary projects promises an adequate way of dealing with the constantly changing challenges posed by an increasingly volatile and uncertain environment. With the so-called waterfall and agile approach two process models for project management are dominant in industry, of which teams are considered their essential building blocks. This study analyses the impact of team members (agile) mindset and the organizational approach on project team performances such as the quality of team interactions and task results. Therefore, a conceptual model was developed and tested on 86 student teams. The findings indicate that an agile mindset among team members improves team member interactions (team interaction quality), and their created content (task result quality) when following an agile approach.
Presenters
  • Emmerich, Philip : Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Authors
  • Emmerich, Philip : Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Gericke, Mara : Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Documents
Equey, Catherine
Designing a Digital Citizen-Centered Service Through Social Innovation
In this article, we examine the methodology that should be applied to design a social innovation through a service based on a digital platform implementation to improve benefit statement digitalization. The method of stakeholders' inclusion, the triangulation methodology, and the citizen-centered service design are the main approaches discussed in it. The key outcome will be the discussion of a research agenda to design a citizen-centered service, deployed as a digital platform, through social innovation in a complex ecosystem. This process addresses both governance decisions on the future of the service regarding what type of entity should take over the current structure and with what objectives and technological decisions around infrastructure and standards, in implementing this service.
Presenters
  • Equey, Catherine : haute ecole de gestion de geneve- university of applied sciences, Switzerland
Authors
  • Priftis, Athanasios : haute ecole de gestion de geneve- university of applied sciences, Switzerland
  • Equey, Catherine : haute ecole de gestion de geneve- university of applied sciences, Switzerland
  • Trabichet, Jean-Philippe : haute ecole de gestion de geneve- university of applied sciences, Switzerland
Documents
Eriksson, Eric
The Importance of Working with Coaching/Mentoring in Municipal Hackathon
This case addresses the role and impact of mentors in intra-organizational hackathons in the municipal innovation management context. Specifically, it focuses on describing the contribution of mentors to value creation in a hackathons various phases. This case draws data from three intra-organizational hackathons in a Swedish municipality. We highlight the necessity of mentorship for a successful hackathon process and the training and support that benefits mentors. We found that the ways of recruiting mentors affected their perceived involvement in the hackathon process. Furthermore, the training was also of importance to portray "the big picture" which helped mentors to understand the entirety of the innovation journey they would support hackers to navigate. Building this competence within the organization also helps to generate value long-term. The results will benefit practitioners, as well as researchers, involving mentors in innovation processes in the public sector at large and municipal sector specifically.
Presenters
  • Eriksson, Eric : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
Authors
  • Eriksson, Eric : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
  • Suominen, Anu : Tampere University, Finland
  • Fogelberg, Jessica : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
  • Jonsson, Vilho : curlabs AB, Sweden
  • Bäckman, Johan : curlabs AB, Sweden
Esegovic, Dominik
Business usage of XR in Southern Germany
Digital transformation is increasingly reaching companies in our region. Countless products from the VR and AR sectors reached market maturity years ago. Since widespread use does not yet seem to have arrived at a majority of SMEs, we investigated how far the actual acceptance of XR has progressed. We present empirical data on XR adoption among SMUs in our region of interest. The study asserts that a significant number of firms have adopted XR, but also that 60% of surveyed SMEs have not yet applied these technologies. We assert that only a small number of companies show remarkably high levels of XR adoption. Given that XR applications are still not broadly applied, we suggest solutions for a stronger implementation of these technologies.
Presenters
  • Esegovic, Dominik : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Authors
  • Esegovic, Dominik : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Plechaty, Manfred : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, University of Applied Sciences , Germany
Documents
Faccin, Kadigia
The Orchestration Dynamics for Creating an Urban Innovation Ecosystem
The objective of this study is to analyze how the orchestration dynamics happens to create an urban innovation ecosystem and what dimensions are needed in each phase of the orchestration. For this, we use a procedural approach to study a case in Latin America, the Pacto Alegre, which is a project developed in southern Brazil. Our study showed that the first orchestration dimension that must be in action in ecosystem creation projects is the Agenda Setting, followed by Knowledge Mobility Management, Coordination and Appropriability Management of innovation. We demonstrate that the role of the quadruple helix actors changes over time and according to the dimension of the mobilized orchestration. This article contributes to the literature demonstrating how the orchestration dynamics to create an urban innovation ecosystem happen and reveals the existence of a hierarchy of dimensions over time. For future studies, we suggest analyzing the orchestration dynamics in mature ecosystems.
Presenters
  • Faccin, Kadigia : Unisinos, Brazil
  • Bittencourt, Bruno A. : Unisinos, Brazil
  • Andrade da Silva, Kézia : Unisinos, Brazil
  • Martins, Bibiana V. : Unisinos, Brazil
Authors
  • Faccin, Kadigia : Unisinos, Brazil
  • Bittencourt, Bruno A. : Unisinos, Brazil
  • Andrade da Silva, Kézia : Unisinos, Brazil
  • Martins, Bibiana V. : Unisinos, Brazil
Documents
Fiegenbaum, Irina
Finding the balance of innovation KPIs
Establishing a system to measure innovation in a corporate setting is not an easy job. One does not want to track too many Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to let innovation follow the creative process. At the same time, not using any KPIs goes against any systematic approach to innovation. This case presents an example of an approach created in TÜV NORD GROUP to setting up innovation measurement using Balanced Scorecard (BSC), building upon innovation strategy and objectives. The process of creating BSC is demonstrated in the presentation: from creating strategy map based on company´s innovation strategy, identifying the fields of strategic importance, which are to be measured and to selecting the KPIs to track the results. Moreover, the implementation process will be also touched upon in the presentation: from setting annual goals to developing the initiatives to support achieving them.
Presenters
  • Fiegenbaum, Irina : TÜV NORD AG, Germany
Authors
  • Fiegenbaum, Irina : TÜV NORD AG, Germany
Fogelberg, Jessica
Hackaton Theme and Contest/Selection Criteria as Multi-Faceted Leadership Tools
This case addresses the impact of the hackathon theme or contest criteria in the municipal innovation management context. In more detail, it suggests that both broad and focused themes, as well as contest criteria, as hackathon design elements can serve as an inspiration for innovation. Additionally, as design elements they can affect the impact on the innovation output. Moreover, our results highlight, that hackathon theme and contest criteria are leadership tools for directing the value-creation of innovation process, and contribute to the innovation culture of the organization. This case draws data from three intra-organizational hackathons in a Swedish municipality in radical, virtual and hybrid collocations that took place between 2019-2021. The results will benefit practitioners, as well as researchers, in using theme and contest selection criteria in Hackathon design and innovation processes in the public sector at large and municipal sector specifically.
Presenters
  • Fogelberg, Jessica : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
Authors
  • Fogelberg, Jessica : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
  • Suominen, Anu : Tampere university, Finland
  • Eriksson, Eric : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
  • Jonsson, Vilho : curlabs AB, Sweden
  • Bäckman, Johan : curlabs AB, Sweden
Ford, Simon
Experience design and the characteristics of location-based entertainment
Location-based entertainment refers to a type of entertainment experience that is consumed away from the home. The emergence of new participative forms of entertainment and the adoption of digital technologies provides motivation for investigating the different types of location-based entertainment experiences and identifying their characteristics. Drawing on direct participant observations gained from personal consumption of location-based entertainment experiences and secondary data from third party accounts, this paper provides a categorization of location-based entertainment and identifies characteristics related to experiences consumed at single location performance and participation venues, and multiple locations with defined routes and open world experiences. Through review, coding and consolidation, a checklist of 85 location-based entertainment characteristics is developed that experience designers can use to create new location-based entertainment experiences.
Presenters
  • Ford, Simon : Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Authors
  • Ford, Simon : Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Documents
Fox, Michaela
EIT Food Seedbed Incubator Programme
A significant gap exists between academic research and its translation into impactful marketable innovations. In particular, food innovation is critical to the future of healthy people and the planet, but less than 4% of all EU startups are in agrifood. Additionally, many IP-active universities and research intensive institutions across Europe lack the internal capacity, knowhow, partnerships or appropriate platforms to validate new technologies and create spin-out companies. To address this, the EIT Food Seedbed Incubator Programme is an example of a sector based partnership that drove virtual intervention during the pandemic, blending the best elements of market discovery methodologies with multidisciplinary challenge-led innovation programmes and tailored educational training to upskill on entrepreneurship and venture creation. As a result, Seedbed has supported 90 IP-driven innovations, many from universities across Europe. Of these, 55 are now market-driven startups in the agri-food sector primed for follow-on funding and investment.
Presenters
  • Fox, Michaela : Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Durand, Stephane : Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Fox, Michaela : Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Durand, Stephane : Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Spanou, Stella : Aarhus University, Denmark
Documents
Fragkos, Christos
Telehealth adoption in crisis context (financial and COVID-19)
During the financial crisis in Greece, a telehealth system was implemented. While many telehealth projects launched in the past have not survived, this system has succeeded by gaining momentum and growth. Moreover, it proved to be very useful under the recent COVID-19 restrictions. Combining multiple perspectives, we study the adoption of the telehealth project and delve into cause-effect relations and deeper explanations, related also to the financial and pandemic crisis context. Based on the literature we designed a model of the factors influencing the adoption of telehealth. Applying a qualitative research approach, we collected data in the model categories through interviews with users and key players of the development of the telehealth system. Based on grounded theory we identified first, second, and third-class codes. Using the Paradigm Model, aggregate theoretical dimensions as building blocks for the proposed adoption model were generated.
Presenters
  • Fragkos, Christos : AUEB, Greece
Authors
  • Fragkos, Christos : AUEB, Greece
  • Soderquist, Klas Eric : AUEB, Greece
Documents
Freitag, Mike
Digitalization of Non-Profit-Organisations in Germany
Non-profit organizations are also impacted by the digital transformation, and should pursue it systematically. At the conference a study is presented that shows the status quo and the need for action for the digital transformation of non-profit organizations in Germany. Three application scenarios show the range of NPOs. As mixed as the various non-profit organizations are, the corresponding solutions that come into question for the digital networking of volunteers are just as diverse. Here at the conference the paper focus on one of this three organisations, the VDI Württembergischer Ingenieurverein e.V - a German engineering society. In this organisation it were collected and evaluated in the form of a survey of around 800 volunteers about the status quo of digitalisation. In the future it will be developed exemplary procedures to support NPOs on the way to digital transformation in a practical way
Presenters
  • Freitag, Mike : Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
Authors
  • Freitag, Mike : Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
  • Hämmerle, Oliver : University of Stuttgart, Germany
Gehde, Karla
From vertical to horizontal relations - coopetition in healthcare
Coopetition is a phenomenon which occurs between the first and secondary healthcare market in Germany. This case study within the German healthcare system focuses on the triadic relationship between vertical and horizontal related stakeholder. Due to digitalisation effects, the traditional value chain transforms and former solely vertical relations suddenly become horizontal relations and develop a coopetitive character. We examine these distinct stakeholders regarding their business model and their relations to each other settled within a business-to-consumer context. The healthcare consumer is assigned with the role of the buyer whereas the two competitors are conceptualized as supplier. The objective is to identify determinants for this coopetitive transformation. We expect to determine incentives for both collaboration and competition.
Presenters
  • Gehde, Karla : University of Münster, Germany
Authors
  • Gehde, Karla : University of Münster, Germany
Documents
Gertsen, Frank
Are higher education entrepreneurial programmes really entrepreneurial?
Abstract: The literature shows that entrepreneurial education makes sense. It is evoking entrepreneurial intentions and activities in students. However, most of the literature focuses on entrepreneurial education in general, and there is not a clear evaluation of such education on the academic level. That is why this paper holds the focus on entrepreneurial master's degrees themselves, their structure, and effectiveness. Moreover, it analyses the employment, job satisfaction, and the connection between the education and professional life of entrepreneurial graduates. This quantitative study confirms that entrepreneurial graduates have a higher self-employment rate compared to others. In addition, they compete well with other graduates in employment while still pursuing their entrepreneurial intentions as intrapreneurs. The aim is to raise awareness about entrepreneurial education in Europe, to make it more competitive, especially now in these volatile times.
Presenters
  • Gertsen, Frank : Aalborg University, Denmark
Authors
  • Zaleha, Benedikt : Valeo, Slovak Republic
  • Gertsen, Frank : Aalborg University, Denmark
Documents
Grewe, Benedikt
Supporting Business Model Generation with Augmented Reality
As the research shows, there is no clear concept of an Augmented Reality based (AR-based) workshop supporting tool that provides a solution for time-consuming and error-prone documentation, decentralized work and unused workshop results. The application of immersive technologies, especially AR, supports the processing of workshops, thus solving the problems previously outlined. For that reason, this research answers the following question: What potentials for increasing efficiency and effectiveness does the use of AR technology offer in proceeding workshops on business model generation for distributed teams?
Presenters
  • Grewe, Benedikt : Paderborn University, Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Chair for Product Creation, Germany
Authors
  • Gräßler, Iris : Paderborn University, Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Chair for Product Creation, Germany
  • Grewe, Benedikt : Paderborn University, Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Chair for Product Creation, Germany
  • Kramer, Hendrik : Paderborn University, Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Chair for Product Creation, Germany
  • Pottebaum, Jens : Paderborn University, Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Chair for Product Creation, Germany
Documents
Griesbach, David
"Innovation Sprints" as a Didactic Tool of Promoting innovativeness
Innovation Sprints in organizations have become a central method to gain better understanding about customers and their underlying needs in the early stage of new products/services. Innovation Sprints are very useful in situations for launching a minimum viable product through the creation of quick prototypes and their immediate testing. The outcome is often much more human-centric and faster in comparison to traditional projects. This conference presentation challenges the view that Innovation Sprints should be strengthened outside companies, in the program of further education. We will look whether Innovation Sprints is a method a) to learn/develop innovation competencies, b) that is suitable in learning units in education programs, c) to achieve learning objectives, and d) that is practicable for lecturers when used/taught. The project aims is to create an Innovation Sprint method adapted in the context of further education as a didactic tool.
Presenters
  • Griesbach, David : University of Applied Sciences Lucerne (HSLU), Switzerland
  • Meyer, Mona : HSLU, Switzerland
Authors
  • Griesbach, David : University of Applied Sciences Lucerne (HSLU), Switzerland
  • Meyer, Mona : HSLU, Switzerland
Grillea, Valentina
AI Ventures to the International Market (US and UAE) 
With an action research approach, we implement a mission (January 2022) with autonomous driving SMEs from Europe to the Bay Area (California). The results of this action suggest that SMEs in their early-stage lack internationalization strategies and the usefulness of the method to broaden their perspective on the potential by tapping into other innovation systems. Hence, we build with this pilot action proposing an innovation process aimed to increase the international strategy of European deep tech (Artificial Intelligence) companies from the Autonomous Driving sectors towards the third market (such as US) and indirectly boost the investment interest of international VCs. This action has been promoted as part of the European Project - INTonomous, co-founded by the COSME Programme of the European Commission, which addressed all over more than 50 European companies offering Acceleration Programme, International Mission to US, UAE and Canada and Matchmaking opportunities with potential customers and investors.
Presenters
  • Grillea, Valentina : bwcon GmbH, Germany
Authors
  • Grillea, Valentina : bwcon GmbH, Germany
  • König, Marc : bwcon, Germany
Grimsby, Sveinung
How knowledge-bases affect sustainable product development in the food industry
Modes of innovation in the old-rooted food industry varies from learning by doing to science and technology-based innovation. These knowledge bases are believed to influence both appropriability and sustainability strategies. Existing theory on modes of innovation is discussed where detailed insights through new product development process is known. Transfer of tacit knowledge among actors are challenging due to the nature of embodied knowledge. This is due to common language among partners originating from either explicit or tacit backgrounds not being shared. In line with existing theory we believe interpreters of knowledge are important actors for collaboration among these different knowledge bases. This commentary on how tradition meets novelty in the food industry, is illustrated with a plant-based Norwegian new sustainable product development case.
Presenters
  • Grimsby, Sveinung : Nofima, Norway
Authors
  • Grimsby, Sveinung : Nofima, Norway
  • de Jong, Kirsty : Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment , New Zealand
  • Hersleth, Stine : Nofima, Norway
Documents
Haag, Christoph
Value Proposition of AI-based Innovation - A Utility-centered Framework
Across all industries artificial intelligence (AI) has become a key element to better solve business issues in the context of e.g. product experience, process execution or organisational communication. At the same time, AI is an utmost broad field in terms of its potential application purposes (use cases), the corresponding business value-added, and its technical forms of system and algorithm embodiment. Thus, in order to implement apposite AI solutions, cross-functional innovation teams need to establish boundary-spanning objects in order to communicate unambiguously about the targeted project goal(s) and the jointly desired AI application scenario. The paper offers a framework to specify and evaluate AI-based business innovations in a utility-centred way. The framework shall serve as a boundary-spanning object between all involved project engineers and facilitate a transparent overview and a plain discussion about the AI's value proposition.
Presenters
  • Haag, Christoph : TH Köln, Germany
Authors
  • Haag, Christoph : TH Köln, Germany
Documents
Habibipour, Abdolrasoul
Towards a sustainable user engagement framework in Living Labs
Living Labs are one of the most common participatory design approaches that facilitate user engagement throughout the innovation development process in real-life setting. This study investigates how the process of voluntary user engagement in the Living Lab context is shaped, by including the users' perspective. In so doing, a user engagement framework in Living Lab context is developed that includes the issues of user engagement in relation to the three themes, namely, voluntariness nature of user engagement in Living Labs, issues associated with real-life engagement, as well as immaturity of innovation in Living Lab setting, from the perspective of both users and innovation (or Living Lab) experts. The objective is to ensure sustainable user engagement and commitment throughout innovation processes in Living Labs. To achieve this goal, empirical data was collected through semi-structured interviews, open-ended questionnaires, and workshops in three European Living Lab projects, namely, UNaLab, U4IoT and USEMP.
Presenters
  • Habibipour, Abdolrasoul : Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Authors
  • Habibipour, Abdolrasoul : Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Documents
Halvarsson, Johan
Innovation Ecosystem Orchestration in the Water Technology Context
From the perspective of an innovation management, orchestration of the innovation ecosystem is one of the most essential aspect to ensure the realization of the value for the ecosystem members within the process of an ecosystem emergence. However, the current understanding on ecosystem emergence and the role of an orchestrator during the process is relatively limited. Based on the case analysis of the innovation ecosystem we provide new empirical evidence on the emergence process and the role of an orchestrator and the local innovation policy. In the case study of water management ecosystem, we will present how it has been evolved since 1980s and what have been the key phases, the key decisions and the outcomes towards the current state. Based on the analysis, we see that both ecosystem orchestration as well as the regional innovation policy can drive value capturing during emergence of an ecosystem.
Presenters
  • Halvarsson, Johan : Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Lähdesmäki, Bailey : Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Authors
  • Pellikka, Jarkko : Nokia, Finland
  • Halvarsson, Johan : Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Antikainen, Eero : Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Lähdesmäki, Bailey : Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Holopainen, Harri : Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Jalkanen, Jarmo : Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Documents
Hanesch, Antonia
Clarifying Digital Entrepreneurship: A Systematic Literature Review and Bibliometric Analysis
This paper provides a structured literature review offering insights on digital entrepreneurship. The research goal was to clarify the understanding of digital entrepreneurship. Seventy-five research articles were investigated with respect to e.g. discipline, time, geography, methodology, and focus, using bibliometric analysis. Three research fronts were identified. The first addresses the understanding and conceptualization of digital entrepreneurship, the second deals with the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem, and the last includes research about the survival of digital entrepreneur ventures. This study generates insights on the current state of research, key areas and the future of the field. Therefore, this study lays the groundwork for further development of the field and dialogues with practitioners and researchers of other disciplines.
Presenters
  • Hanesch, Antonia : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
Authors
  • Hanesch, Antonia : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Schallmo, Daniel : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
Documents
Hanyu, Takuya
Unveiling the Micro-foundation of Motivation-Enhancing HR on Business Process Innovation
In this study, we examine how motivation-enhancing HR practices lead to business process innovation from the perspective of the micro-foundation. Two surveys were conducted: the macro survey of Japanese organizations and the micro survey of individuals working in those organizations. The results of Multilevel analysis show a relationship in which motivation-enhancing HR practices are mediated to business process innovation by the middle managers' cognition and behavior. In addition, it is found that the relationship between micro and macro levels was partially mediated in the group of companies with high horizontal integration, while the group of companies with low horizontal integration did not show any significant impact on business process innovations. Therefore, it is important to consider the micro-foundations in significantly influencing business process innovation through motivation-enhancing HR practices, and it is assumed that a high level of horizontal integration is a prerequisite.
Presenters
  • Hanyu, Takuya : Keio University, Japan
Authors
  • Hanyu, Takuya : Keio University, Japan
  • Nakagawa, Koichi : APS Online School, Japan
  • Sasaki, Masato : Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • Suzuki, Toyomu : Tokyo Management LLC, Japan
  • Takebe, Rika : RICAS Consulting and Coaching, Japan
Documents
Harala, Linnea
Ecosystems for Reuse: Two pilot cases from the construction sector
To enable transitioning towards circular solutions a variety of companies and other actors, resembling a circular economy ecosystem, have to innovate together to increase circulation via recycling or reuse in the system. More understanding is needed on circular economy ecosystems forwarding reuse in industries with high environmental impacts such as the construction industry. Thus, this study aims to create understanding on circular economy ecosystems for reuse within the construction sector focusing on the actors, their roles and interdependencies. We conducted an extensive multiple-case study from Finland and Sweden utilizing interviews, ethnography, and secondary data from two concrete element reuse pilot projects. The findings provide insights on the ecosystem actors and their roles, tasks and interdependencies within the ecosystems for reuse. Our study contributes to ecosystem, circular construction and circular economy innovation research.
Presenters
  • Harala, Linnea : Tampere University, Finland
  • Alkki, Lauri : Tampere University, Finland
  • Aarikka-Stenroos, Leena : Tampere University, Finland
Authors
  • Harala, Linnea : Tampere University, Finland
  • Alkki, Lauri : Tampere University, Finland
  • Aarikka-Stenroos, Leena : Tampere University, Finland
  • Al-Najjar, Ahmad : KTH, Sweden
  • Malmqvist-Stigell, Tove : KTH, Sweden
Documents
Heilala, Janne
Deployment of Competitive Techno-Organizational Global Supply Chain Management
Deployment of Competitive Industry 4.0 (I4.0) Techno-Organizational Scenery on Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) premiere offers an insight into the globalized view on Manufacturing Competitiveness (MC) through Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and Organizational Concepts (OCs) associated with Relocation Activities (RAs) qualitative benchmarking. Premiere aims to establish discussion for recent revolutionized innovativeness leaps and start justifying societal justification for innovativeness under the guise of arising world conflicts. By connecting phenomenographically Techno-Organizational scenery to multidimensional Exo/endogenous shocks (ES), specific time-points occurrence initializes societal transformation establishing practical theories for Leading EU Manufacturing research. Findings conclude the need to research the arising Manufacturing Utilization Capacities (MCU) tied to MC by empirically benchmarking industries' complex multilevel factorization space to encourage newcomers and existing corporations to position themselves and support EU policymakers' future foresight.
Presenters
  • Heilala, Janne : university of turku, Finland
Authors
  • Heilala, Janne : university of turku, Finland
Documents
Herpers, Martine
Measuring Innovation Transfer for eHealth in Early Phases
Innovation transfer from universities into the regional market is expensive and requires a lot of organizational effort. In order to evaluate the success we developed metrics for measuring the impact of projects performed with students. The RIGL project (Regional Innovation for Health and Wellbeing) of the University of Applied Sciences Fulda started at 2018 and provided the data basis for the metric development. As part of the sub-project Health Care Wearables the innovation transfer of 57 student projects was evaluated. It was evaluated directly after their completion and at the end of the fourth year by professors and industrial representatives involved. The defined metrics and their indicators have then been used to evaluated the innovation transfer reached by all student projects. The defined metrics can be seen as usable in health sector in Germany due to the still low level of digitalization in this area.
Presenters
  • Herpers, Martine : University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Authors
  • Herpers, Martine : University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Jahn, Michael : IETEC Orthopädische Einlagen, Germany
Documents
Heuermann, Marie
Crisis Effects on Digital Businesses: A Systematic Literature Review
The coronavirus crisis has disrupted the business models of many companies. Following its global spread and the attention given to e-commerce, it became a priority to study the effect of crisis on digital business. This study was a structured systematic literature review of 41 peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2019 and 2021 addressing thematic issues around the topic. It evaluated the research area, countries, journals, main authors based on co-authorship, data-collection methods, and content in each paper. The review extracted and discussed six pain points: health problems, panic, government regulations, perceived risk, ease of use, and cost saving. The aim of this study is to give researchers insight into the effect of crisis on digital businesses with the impact of COVID-19 on online grocery shopping as a case study. It further aims to identify gaps and give recommendations for future research.
Presenters
  • Heuermann, Marie : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
Authors
  • Heuermann, Marie : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Iwuamadi, Maxwell : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Kundu, Dipanjan : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Matthew, Victor : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Schallmo , Daniel : Hochschule Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Stelzer, Birgit : Universität Ulm, Germany
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Hirota, Akimitsu
Customer Findings with Physical Prototyping in Fuzzy Front End
The effectiveness of prototypes in the trial-and-error phase of the development start-up phase is clarified from the perspective of dialogue. The starting phase of development is a "fuzzy front end" situation (Khurana A. and Rosenthal S.R 1998, Herstatt,C. and Verworn,B. 2001). Developers find clues through trial and error (Lester and Piore2004). Representing information is effective in creating new information (Schön 1983). The person who represents the information is confronted with the representations he or she has made and creates new information. This is reflective conversation (Schön 1983). In the realm of design thinking, the role of the prototype is the demonstration of a problem-solving idea (Kelly and Kelly 2013, Brown 2019). Therefore, there is not enough research on the use and effectiveness of prototypes (Carleton 2009). In this study, we examine the effectiveness of prototypes for customer discovery at the "fuzzy front end" from the perspective of reflective conversation.
Presenters
  • Hirota, Akimitsu : Kindai University, Japan
Authors
  • Hirota, Akimitsu : Kindai University, Japan
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Hochfeld, Katharina
Development of a Blueprint for a Hybrid Design Thinking Process
Design Thinking (DT) is a widely used and proven way of designing innovation processes. In recent years, innovation work has shifted more and more into the virtual space. Thus, the questions arise how DT can function in virtual/hybrid environments and which requirements must be met to ensure that the virtual/hybrid process is at least as effective as the analogous variant. However, research on hybrid DT processes is still in its infancy. Our study aims to elaborate a process model that shows how a successful hybrid DT process can look like. This contains recommendations on how the process must be adapted, which phases should be analogous, virtual or hybrid and which tools and methods can be used in this context. Furthermore, we point to new skills and (cultural) framework conditions which are needed to realize a successful hybrid DT process.
Presenters
  • Hochfeld, Katharina : Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
  • Duchek, Stephanie : Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
Authors
  • Hochfeld, Katharina : Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
  • Duchek, Stephanie : Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
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Hoffmann, Micheline
Culture for public sector innovation: proposal of a theoretical-analytical framework
There is a consolidated understanding that organizational culture is crucial for innovation capacity. However, few studies explore categories of organizational culture that influence innovation considering the specificities of public administration. Thus, this article aims to identify categories of organizational culture that could form a theoretical-analytical framework to examine cultural patterns for public sector innovation, adopting an approach that integrates different paradigms of public administration. This qualitative and exploratory research is based on a systematic literature review, identifying a set of categories and how these categories are expressed in innovative practices consolidated in Brazilian municipalities. The systematic review showed that existing works emphasize the New Public Management principles while the practices studied demonstrated that these principles coexist with the bases of the New Public Governance. The results confirm the relevance of the proposed integrative approach.
Presenters
  • Hoffmann, Micheline : University of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Authors
  • Guedes, Maria Júlia : University of the Sate of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Hoffmann, Micheline : University of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Hollauf, Eva-Maria
Typology of Motivation and Activity Profiles of Ideation-Crowdsourcing Community Members
This paper deals with the question of what motivational factors influence the participation and level of activity of users in online idea-crowdsourcing challenges. Understanding the motivational factors of users can support platform operators and organizations in optimizing their crowdsourcing processes and adapting them to the needs of the crowd. The empirical investigation of the community on the Austrian open innovation crowdsourcing platform "Open Innovation Salzburg" has led to the identification of four different motivation and activity profiles. In sum, the crowd on the crowdsourcing platform, which hosts regional and societal idea challenges, is strongly intrinsically motivated. The differences between the identified categories of Champions, Regulars, Evaluators and Observers are presented and their relevance for the development of design and governance measures is discussed.
Presenters
  • Hollauf, Eva-Maria : Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
Authors
  • Hollauf, Eva-Maria : Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
  • Hornung-Prähauser, Veronika : Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
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Houssou, Ulvick
Entrepreneurial University in Emerging Countries: Catching-up or Leading the Way?
The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate on the phenomenon of the Entrepreneurial University (ENU) in the context of emerging countries, where, especially at the empirical level, there is limited understanding of whether and how this pathway is achieved and whether ENU in emerging countries are catching up with respect to their "Western" counterparts, or whether they are designing and following their own idiosyncratic paths. A qualitative approach based on multiple and retrospective case studies was adopted as the methodology for conducting the research. Three universities from three countries members of CAMES (the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education with 19 countries related) were selected and analysed through a thematic content analysis. The most obvious result of this study is that "emerging" ENU does not appear to have a fully defined or common trajectory with its "Western" counterparts.
Presenters
  • Houssou, Ulvick : Icn Business School , France
  • Gailly, Benoit : Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium
Authors
  • Houssou, Ulvick : Icn Business School , France
  • Biga-Diambeidou, Mahamadou : Icn Busness School, France
  • Gailly, Benoit : Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium
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Howell, Christopher
Innovation in deployed medical care: Building resilient healthcare supply chains
For deployed medical operations, the delivery of critical healthcare products and services 'far forward' is a priority, calling for a radical shift away from existing modes of production and supply towards a more resilient, distributed approach. This paper investigates the case for a move towards redistributed manufacturing (RDM), comparing current operational requirements and conditions in deployed medical operations against future RDM scenarios. Drawing on the preliminary findings of a series of technology roadmapping exercises that examined the manufacturing case for RDM-led technologies, the paper provides an overview of the issues impacting innovation development and adoption, identifying where innovative solutions in RDM have the potential to address existing challenges to healthcare treatment pathways in deployed medical operations. This work is part of a national UK research programme seeking to guide future research and innovation in academia and practice.
Presenters
  • Howell, Christopher : UWE, United Kingdom
  • Omar, Basil : UWE, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Phillips, Wendy : UWE, United Kingdom
  • Howell, Christopher : UWE, United Kingdom
  • Sanderson, Helen : UWE, United Kingdom
  • Omar, Basil : UWE, United Kingdom
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Huang, (Judy) Hong
The emergence of the boundary innovation space for user involvement
The study involves a longitudinal case study of the development and diffusion of a living lab in welfare services in Norway. Researchers have been following since its earlier establishment in the year 2019 as a firm-oriented testing center and up to the year 2022 when it has become a boundary innovation space focusing on co-creation with users from the early stage of the innovation process. This study investigates why the living lab chooses these approaches, how it collects users' insights, and the factors influencing its choices. In this research in progress article, we suggest that instead of a static description, living labs should be depicted from an evolutionary perspective considering the internal and external factors that trigger the transformation.
Presenters
  • Huang, (Judy) Hong : University of Stavanger, Norway
Authors
  • Huang, (Judy) Hong : University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Iakovleva, Tatiana : University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Skeie, Kristi : University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Thomas, Elisa : Nord University, Norway
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Huang, Hong-Ji
Determinants of Corporate R&D Search Intensity: an Integrated Framework
This paper explores how R&D search intensity is determined by five dimensions of factors: institutionalized, problemistic, slack, Schumpeterian, and industrial. Using sample data from Taiwan's semiconductor industry, this paper finds that R&D intensity is predominantly determined by R&D intensity in the previous year, and significantly influenced by the average R&D intensity of other firms in the same segment, as well as the unabsorbed slack. Accordingly this paper builds up a theoretical model in which inertia effect, peer effect, and liquidity effect largely co-determine the R&D intensity. Inertia effect maintains stability in resource commitments. Peer effect assures the firm not to be left behind from other firms in the same industrial segment. Liquidity effect reflects cash positions available for regular and extra commitments in R&D search activity. The two institutionalized forces and slack resources stabilize a firm's regular resource allocation, sustain its comparative advantages, and increase its chances of survival.
Presenters
  • Huang, Hong-Ji : National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Authors
  • Huang, Hong-Ji : National Chengchi University, Taiwan
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Huang, Judy
Exploring methods for user involvement in living labs
The study explores living labs' methodological approaches for implementing their co-creation process and the roles of users during their involvement. This study follows a qualitative research approach by interviewing members of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), a cluster of living labs. Our envisioned sample is 20 living labs that have been actively working on innovation activities with users in their fields for at least two years. Informants are living lab managers, project leaders, or people holding similar positions, who have been involved in these activities. It shows that living labs use a combination of methods, and users iteratively play multiple roles during the innovation process. Living labs have also gradually learned and adapted to using hybrid methods (physical and digital). It contributes to the literature on user involvement in living labs and offers a valuable perspective for investigating the emergence of methods.
Presenters
  • Huang, Judy : University of Stavanger, Norway
Authors
  • Huang, Judy : University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Iakovleva, Tatiana : University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Bessant, John : University of Stavanger Business School together with Valide, Norway
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Huizingh, Eelko
Reviving forgotten solutions: the hidden promise of retro-innovation
'New' seems to be a crucial word for innovation. The often used OECD definition of innovation (Oslo Manual, 2005), contains the word new three times. This has created a cognitive bias by innovation professionals: innovators need to create something novel, as old approaches and solutions do not work anymore. In this study we challenge the new knowledge assumption by exploring how historical knowledge can drive the development of solutions. With historical knowledge we refer to knowledge that was available once in human history and was applied for then effective solutions, but ultimately got lost or ignored. We label the search for this knowledge 'retro-innovation search'. This study addresses the gap in innovation management that not much is known about whether, when, and what types of historical knowledge might be available that could inform effective retro-innovation solutions, and how to structure a search for such knowledge.
Presenters
  • Huizingh, Eelko : University of Groningen, Netherlands
Authors
  • Huizingh, Eelko : University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Alexander, Allen : University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Fishburn, Jessica : Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
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Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Pia
Continued innovation appropriation success
How can a firm continue the appropriation success of an innovation, confronted with challenges such as expiring patents and changing environments? Seeking answers to this question, this study investigates and compares Bayer's two innovations, Aspirin medicine and Roundup herbicide. Whereas for the first, appropriation success has been continued through decades, for the latter, such a continuum has not been realized as expected. Our findings suggest that the continuing appropriation success lies in diligently and interactively adjusting the appropriation strategy with attention paid to the shifting appropriability conditions. This adjustment requires a firm to identify the most substantial appropriability premises for innovation in different situations, recognizing that isolating appropriability mechanisms and complementary assets can have varied and distinctive implications depending on the pertinent contextual factors.
Presenters
  • Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Pia : University of Oulu, Finland
Authors
  • Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Pia : University of Oulu, Finland
  • Yang, Jialei : University of Oulu, Finland
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Husted, Kenneth
A multilevel perspective of circular economy adoption in organisations
Achieving sustainability is an increasingly pertinent objective for businesses. Amongst the many frameworks and models (e.g. ESG, triple-bottom-line) guiding organisations in developing sustainability practices, circular economy (CE) is becoming a useful model in policy, industry and academic conversations. Existing literature linking CE and innovation management tend to focus on outward-looking or macro-level factors. While studies that examine micro-level factors exist, however, there is a lack of attention given to more micro-level explanations of CE adoption within an organisation. We build on the current understanding of CE in the innovation context and examine the interactions between the internal factors and mechanisms within the firm relating to the adoption of CE principles. Through a content analysis of secondary data from eight cases, we show how CE adoption at the firm level (macro) is influenced by group level (meso) and individual level (micro) factors through various related mechanisms.
Presenters
  • Husted, Kenneth : The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Authors
  • Ooi, Yat Ming : The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Husted, Kenneth : The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Pascucci, Stefano : University of Exeter, United Kingdom
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Huter, Lucas
Heterogeneous Innovation Patterns in Emerging Economies: Insights from Egyptian SMEs
Innovation capabilities of SMEs are a catalyst for economic growth. To support the development of innovation capabilities through policy design, policymakers require detailed insights on the innovation behaviour of SMEs. While several typologies of heterogeneous innovation patterns exist for developed countries, the innovation behaviour of firms in emerging economies has largely been neglected. Drawing on Evolutionary Theory, we address the question if emerging economy SMEs show heterogeneous patterns of innovation behaviour and if yes, how these patterns can be characterized in terms of innovation resources and capabilities used. Applying a two-stage cluster analysis combining hierarchical and non-hierarchical procedures on a sample of 1,102 innovative Egyptian SMEs, we identify six heterogeneous innovation patterns and develop a resource-based typology of firm-level innovation behaviour in an emerging economy context. The results offer implications for innovation management and innovation policy alike.
Presenters
  • Huter, Lucas : Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
  • Som, Oliver : Management Center Innsbruck , Austria
Authors
  • Huter, Lucas : Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
  • Som, Oliver : Management Center Innsbruck , Austria
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Hünemeyer, Sebastian
Future Automotive-UX - Incorporating Foresight and Early Phase Concept Development
Trends such as advancing digitalisation and connectivity of technical systems open up entirely new fields of innovation for automotive developers of In-Vehicle-UX concepts. This contribution offers developers in the automotive industry methodological support for the analysis and targeted transfer of such trends into daily concept work. The four-step approach is based on the results of Gausemeier et al. (2019) and extends these fundamentals with an analysis of reference products through which individual trends are already addressed today. Furthermore, in line with the principles of user-centred-design, the modelling of customer and user benefits is carried out, that can potentially be realised by taking up the trend. The approach concludes with the derivation of a strategic positioning for the respective development project. It was developed in cooperation with a German car manufacturer and tested in development practice. All in all, 21 concept-relevant questions raised by the development team could be answered.
Presenters
  • Hünemeyer, Sebastian : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Authors
  • Hünemeyer, Sebastian : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Reichelt, Florian : University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Rapp, Simon : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Albers, Albert : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Maier, Thomas : University of Stuttgart, Germany
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Igboanua, Chukwuka
The Role of Regional Policy in Industry 4.0 Adoption
This paper explores how regional policy can contribute to the adoption of advanced technologies in a region by examining the perspectives of managers and business and regional development experts on the drivers and barriers to industry 4.0 adoption. According to the experience of the South Karelia region, efforts to encourage the adoption of Industry 4.0 at the regional level must recognize the region-specific barriers and drivers while adopting a mix of four roles. The identified roles include advocacy for Industry 4.0, ecosystem and business network development, targeted funding, and human resource management initiatives. The study extends the literature by identifying the specific roles of governance and place leadership in innovation adoption and, by extension, managing Industry 4.0-induced revolution, particularly at the regional level within countries.
Presenters
  • Igboanua, Chukwuka : LUT University, Finland
Authors
  • Igboanua, Chukwuka : LUT University, Finland
  • Kuivalainen, Olli : LUT University, Finland
  • Sinkovics, Rudolf : University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Ivanov, Kiril
Values-based innovation barriers and good practices in sustainability-oriented innovation management
Despite rising awareness for and interest in the topic of values in the context of innovation a systematic overview and a classification of the recurrent barriers to the integration of stakeholder values in innovation activities are still missing. A comprehensive overview of good practices to facilitate values-based innovation (VBI) in the context of SOI is also missing. Due to conceptual confusion, distinct frameworks discussing values and unsystematic evidence about effective practices, managing values for SOI remains difficult. The present study aims to bridge these gaps by drawing evidence from a comprehensive literature review and expert interviews with 17 innovation specialists. It identifies 21 barriers and 28 good practices and classifies them in line with the integrative, generative and directive functions of values. Furthermore, it proposes a conceptual model to explain how management of stakeholder values across the different dimensions of responsible innovation practice can facilitate SOI.
Presenters
  • Ivanov, Kiril : HMKW / Leuphana, Germany
Authors
  • Ivanov, Kiril : HMKW / Leuphana, Germany
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Jakobsen, Henning
Competence-based entrepreneurship based on blending innovation theory
This paper argues that manufacturing start-ups are shaped by the competencies of the founder(s) more than discovered needs in the market then looking at science-/technology-based (eg. from universities), and deeply rooted experience-based entrepreneurship. Current scholarly work of entrepreneurship often focusing on value proposition as the main prerequisite for a successful endeavour, which is challenged by the present analysis. Our findings are based on scrutinizing the start-up trails of 32 Danish manufacturing companies selected from the 100 largest companies in Denmark. This shows that these companies were most dominantly shaped by the founder's competencies, and here these competencies exploitative was blended with opportunity occurred in the community or in the environment. This was just the start-up activity, and for growth this was realized by a following 2th blend of competencies with exploration of discovered (often new) opportunity, which also open up for penitential discoveries of potential emerged blind-spots internal and external.
Presenters
  • Jakobsen, Henning : Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Gertsen, Frank : Aalborg University, Denmark
Authors
  • Jakobsen, Henning : Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Gertsen, Frank : Aalborg University, Denmark
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Janssen, Karen
Business Principles for Cascade System in a Regenerative Circular Economy
Cascades -a staircase model from high-quality applications to low(er)-quality applications- are an inherent part of the circular economy. Collaboration is recognized as key competency for implementing circular cascade design. By interviewing stakeholders at different phases in a collaboration, we explored collaboration principles in a cascade system. We conclude that collaboration principles require transparency, sharing and connecting. Partnerships start with an intrinsic motivation and a shared vision towards the regenerative circular system, using a holistic approach that puts humans and nature at its core. Learning collectively is important to do good as a system, in which the commonalities are trust and consciousness over suspicion. Co-creation over self-interest is important for sharing knowledge, resources, and materials. The individual business models of the partners become intertwined in a collaborative business model. Not one organisation is 'exclusively' in charge, a hybrid collective system is required: it alternates between specific contributions (own) and communalities (together).
Presenters
  • Janssen, Karen : Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Authors
  • Janssen, Karen : Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Kumar Ambavaram, Aneel : Grameena Vikas Kendram Society for Rural Development, India
  • van den Dungen, Sanne : Yassasree BV, Netherlands
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Jensen, Karina
Leading Multicultural Innovation in a Digitally Connected World
A rapidly changing global marketplace is creating new challenges for leading innovation in a multicultural and digitally connected environment. The capacity to act on consumer insights and reconfigure resources dynamically requires a collaborative and responsive network. It requires integration of global and local team knowledge to improve strategic planning and execution. How can leaders effectively orchestrate an innovation process for geographically distributed teams? In addressing this question, the research examines leadership behaviors that facilitate knowledge-sharing throughout the global innovation cycle, from concept to market. The findings are shared from 1) a qualitative study with 105 global project leaders at 36 MNCs based in Europe, Asia, and North America and 2) a global survey in 2020-21 to validate findings from the qualitative study. This research uncovers the role of the leader as knowledge facilitator in applying specific behaviors to each innovation phase when orchestrating the global innovation process.
Presenters
  • Jensen, Karina : NEOMA Business School, France
Authors
  • Jensen, Karina : NEOMA Business School, France
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Johansson, Peter E.
Creating balancing spaces for digital ambidexterity in healthcare
Digital transformation is crucial for the healthcare sector, yet research shows it also possess a series of challenges (at system-, organisational-, and individual levels), which require balancing. In this study, we adopt paradox theory to understand the balancing practices and requirements for digitalisation in healthcare. Based on gaps in previous research and practice, the main research question is: what characterises balancing practices enabling digital ambidexterity in healthcare? The paper is based on an ongoing research and development project run in co-production between Mälardalen University and Region Sörmland. In the findings, tensions and organisational paradoxes in digital transformation initiatives are identified, followed by a discussion about structural constraints of balancing practices (spurring vicious cycles) and balancing practices enabling digital ambidexterity (spurring virtuous cycles).
Presenters
  • Johansson, Peter E. : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Johansson, Peter E. : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Stefan, Ioana : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Axelsson, Karin : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Söderberg, Tobias : Region Sörmland, Sweden
  • Forsberg, Katarina : Region Sörmland, Sweden
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Johnsson, Mikael
Factors Influencing Temporary Innovation Teams
In this ongoing research, I aim to develop an understanding of factors influencing temporary innovation teams. An innovation team is defined as a purposely created team conducting innovation, meaning they are not just "any" team that accidentally innovates. Innovation teams have gained more and more interest lately, stemming from group development research, team building and organisational development. Except for "ordinary" innovation teams, innovation work is also conducted using Hackathons, where teams purposely are created aiming to solve defined problems in a limited time, i.e., temporary innovation teams. In research covering Hackathons, innovation-related aspects, for example, immaterial property rights, the benefit of collaboration, the problem with dysfunctionality, and the structure for planning and executing Hackathons, are explored. Not covered fully is the understanding of factors influencing temporary teams positively and negatively, to which this study aims to contribute. The following research will focus on the process of creating temporary innovation teams.
Presenters
  • Johnsson, Mikael : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Johnsson, Mikael : Mälardalen University, Sweden
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Jonsson, Vilho
Digital Competences for Virtual/Hybrid Hackathons: DigComp 2.1 in Municipal Organization
This paper addresses the digital competences necessary for virtual hackathon participation. Specifically, it focuses on the digital competences and their training utilizing DigComp 2.1.-framework as reference. It presents a case study in a Swedish municipality carrying out multi-disciplinary and intra-organizational, hackathons in virtual and hybrid collocation for public sector innovation. The results of performance-based assessment of digital competence areas, competences, and proficiency levels of virtual and hybrid hackathon hacker participants are illustrated. Furthermore, the activities to train those digital competences in two hackathons are portrayed. The results clarify the 17 digital competences necessary for virtual hackathon participation, needed to be verified or trained before the event. Moreover, the results clarify that some of the digital competences are also context dependent, thus affecting the hackathon design. The paper contributes to the literature on digital competence as well as hackathons particularly in virtual and hybrid collocations in municipal organization context.
Presenters
  • Jonsson, Vilho : curlabs AB, Sweden
Authors
  • Jonsson, Vilho : curlabs AB, Sweden
  • Suominen, Anu : Tampere University, Finland
  • Bäckman, Johan : curlabs AB, Sweden
  • Fogelberg, Jessica : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
  • Eriksson, Eric : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
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Juppe, Melanie
MobiLab2.0: Scientific support in sustainable mobility and logistics solutions
Since its establishment in 2017, MobiLab2.0 (former MobiLab Upper Austria) has been working with companies and institutions in its advisory role as a project developer, facilitator, and evaluator to successfully get innovative, novel approaches into action. To ensure a high standard of this implementation, it is necessary to implement the projects in a scientific framework. This paper presents the difficulties of the topics dealt with in the living lab to reflect scientifically and to put them into the context of global/European developments. The two topics identification of a sustainable fleet and the necessary infrastructure and sustainable last-mile logistics dealt with in the Austrian Living Lab MobiLab are examined in terms of their difficulties and opportunities and considered in the context of scientific work.
Presenters
  • Juppe, Melanie : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • Hofbauer, Florian : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
Authors
  • Juppe, Melanie : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • Hofbauer, Florian : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
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Kaipainen, Jenni
Innovating for Circularity: Bridging Business Model and Supply Chain Design
Implementing true circularity challenges companies to innovate their business models both at the micro level within operations and processes, and at the meso level within supply chains and collaborations. Despite the increasing research on both these perspectives, however, the existing literature still struggles to bridge them for understanding how companies' business models and supply chains interact when designed for circularity. First, with circular business model (CBM) and circular supply chain (CSC) literatures, we build a theory-based framework where design for circularity demands product/process/service innovation (micro-level); and retaining existing chains/renewing them incrementally or radically (meso-level). Next, we elaborate this framework with an empirical multiple-case study of Finnish and Italian circular economy pioneer companies, finding evidence on real-life interplay between CBMs and CSCs in different strategic variants. The findings and the framework contribute to CBM and CSC literatures and encourage managers to design a CBM while simultaneously considering CSC design.
Presenters
  • Kaipainen, Jenni : Tampere University, Finland
Authors
  • Kaipainen, Jenni : Tampere University, Finland
  • Urbinati, Andrea : LIUC Università Cattaneo, Italy
  • Aarikka-Stenroos, Leena : Tampere University, Finland
  • Chiaroni, Davide : Politechnico di Milano, Italy
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Kanzler Hernandez, Andrea
Digital disruption - how medical doctors employ influencer marketing strategies
Digitalization is a major growth driver for the global healthcare market, including increased use of digital communication tools and particularly a new and innovative use of social media by medical doctors. Therefore, this study asks: How can doctors innovate their business model to become successful on social media platforms and what are the perceptions of their followers on key antecedents and outcomes? Based on a survey conducted on medical social media accounts with 703 respondents, this study investigates the impact of Trustworthiness, Referential Skills, Opinion Leadership and Para-social Relationship on two outcome variables, i.e. the Willingness to Offer Positive Word of Mouth on Social Media and the Intention to Follow the Advice. Several theoretical and practical implications are provided.
Presenters
  • Kanzler Hernandez, Andrea : University of Muenster, Germany
Authors
  • Kanzler Hernandez, Andrea : University of Muenster, Germany
  • Leker, Jens : University of Muenster, Germany
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Karabanow, Alexander
Standardization of the Conduct and Ethical Oversight of Human Research
National Standards of Canada (NSCs) frame, guide, and normalize almost every aspect of our lives. Canada has NSCs in numerous industry sectors that promote best industry practices - emphasizing safety and quality - and ensure the interoperability of such practices. NSCs for human research are the product of consensus agreement of hundreds of Canadian researchers, research administrators, research ethicists, research participants, regulators, policy makers, the public, and others. NSCs for human research aid in the development of consistent procedures enabling harmonization and enhanced collaboration across Canada. When research institutions decide to assess their procedures against established NSCs through human research accreditation, they are assured that human research is being conducted safely and ethically, according to all regulations and guidelines, and that procedures are in place to safeguard the rights and welfare of research participants.
Presenters
  • Karabanow, Alexander : University Health Network, Canada
Authors
  • Karabanow, Alexander : University Health Network, Canada
  • Parente, Janice : Human Research Standards Organization, Canada
  • Legere, Jacquelyn : Horizon Health Network, Canada
Kaudela-Baum, Stephanie
Organizational leadership competences for innovation: A literature review/conceptual framework
Driving innovation through effective leadership systems and behaviors at all organizational levels is becoming increasingly critical to success. Research on innovation leadership (IL) competencies appears to be limited and fragmented with little evidence of a cumulative and coherent body of knowledge emerging on the topic. The paper investigates the operationalization of organizational innovation leadership (OIL) competencies based on an explorative literature review. In order to define competencies, our literature study uses the three action domains: knowing, doing, and being. Euler and Hahn (2007) refer to them as knowledge, skills, and attitudes. By putting together critical OIL domains, and adding knowledge, skills, and attitudes, we obtain a two-dimensional framework, the "Organizational Innovation Leadership Grid". It includes seven critical action domains what results in 21 aspects overall.
Presenters
  • Kaudela-Baum, Stephanie : Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts/School of Business , Switzerland
Authors
  • Kaudela-Baum, Stephanie : Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts/School of Business , Switzerland
  • Nussbaum, Julien : Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts/School of Business, Switzerland
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Kenji, Ian
Organising Digitally for Innovation Under Covid-19 Crisis.
COVID-19 has impacted almost every industry, including the banking sector. The current study reviews Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) agility from the entrepreneurial team concept using the ambidexterity and strategic agility approaches by emphasising the crises due to COVID-19. Using closed-ended questionnaires from the Lloyd Banking Group, UK employees' a snowball sampling technique will be used to determine the participants. In addition, a quantitative research method will be employed to analyse the results, and statistical techniques like Regression and ANOVA will be used. The key findings of the proposed research will be advantageous for organisations to sustain their innovative process and give it a competitive position by ensuring that the process is beneficial for their customers, in addition to the Lloyd Banking group case study, which will be helpful for the firms in the banking sector to become aware of the advantages of ambidexterity.
Presenters
  • Kenji, Ian : Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Kenji, Ian : Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Nurgabdeshov, Assylbek : Heriot-Watt University , United Kingdom
  • Tran, Yen : Heriot-Watt University , United Kingdom
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Khairullina, Iulduz
How Theatre, Music, Visual Arts contribute to Teaching Innovation Management
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) aiming at creativity and transdisciplinary problem-solving skills of future entrepreneurs and employees by bringing arts into traditional STEM education. STEAM education is getting more popular, but still lacks conceptual clarity in pedagogy and empirical research. This paper focuses on STEAM approach in innovation and entrepreneurship education, and especially explains how to integrate the arts into innovation management traditional and online classes. Using action research approach three workshops were examined: music, theatre, and visual arts. The results show how university teachers of innovation management with no professional arts background can do STEAM teaching and adopt lessons depending on the teaching mode. They also point out the design principles based on pedagogical, technological, and content knowledge based on the principles of TPACK model.
Presenters
  • Khairullina, Iulduz : LUT University, Finland
Authors
  • Kirkels, Yvonne : Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Khairullina, Iulduz : LUT University, Finland
  • Podmetina, Daria : LUT University, Finland
  • BERTHINIER-PONCET, Anne : CNAM, France
  • Petraitė, Monika : KTU University, Lithuania
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Kihlander, Ingrid
Managing collaborative innovation initiatives - Does a standard-based framework apply?
To address grand societal challenges, united actions from multiple actors are required. Innovation management in mission-oriented, collaborative contexts is however a particularly tall order. In parallel, ISO standards for innovation management have become available. This paper has studied nine collaborative innovation initiatives (diverse domains/levels) to capture their experiences and challenges. These were analysed regarding the relevance of applying standard-based frameworks for innovation management in such settings. It is concluded that a standard-based framework for innovation management can be applied as a support for both planning and execution, making a relevant starting point to ensure crucial aspects are not overlooked. Thereto, this paper also presents a tentative methodology aiming to contribute to the planning and execution of such collaborative innovation initiatives. The methodology contains (1) a preparatory step of mapping the initiative, and (2) a second step utilising a set of guiding aspects in the form of questions and claims.
Presenters
  • Kihlander, Ingrid : RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Innovationsledning, Sweden
Authors
  • Kihlander, Ingrid : RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Innovationsledning, Sweden
  • Jagstedt, Siri : RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Innovationsledning, Sweden
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Kim, Jong-Seok
Business Model Innovation and Entrepreneurial Opportunity in Social Venture
This study intends to suggest the research propositions, in order to explore the relationships between business model innovation (BMI) and entrepreneurial opportunity in the context of a social venture. By using the integrative approach of literature review, this study defines social entrepreneurial opportunity and discusses BMI in terms of a social venture. This study defines a social venture's BMI as its BM design and change. It suggests that a social venture's business model design process is related to the exploitation of an identified entrepreneurial opportunity. Secondly, it proposes the relationships between BMI, innovation drivers (technology push and market-pull) and an identified entrepreneurial opportunity. Thirdly, it suggests the discrepant impact of an identified entrepreneurial opportunity on innovation in business model.
Presenters
  • Kim, Jong-Seok : Chief Academic Officer, Korea, Republic of
Authors
  • Kim, Jong-Seok : Chief Academic Officer, Korea, Republic of
  • Kang, Min-Jung : Korea University, Korea, Republic of
  • Kim, Byung-Keun : Korea University of Technology and Education, Korea, Republic of
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Kim, Junic
Business Model Innovation and Managerial Cognition: Focusing on OTT platforms
How managerial cognition of external environmental change and internal resources influence business model innovation(hereafter BMI) has been an important topic at the field of innovation(Spieth et al., 2014). However, there has been a shortage of study to examine the relationship between a firm's shared managerial cognition and BMI(Sund et al., 2021). Thus, this study has an intention to look into the relation between them in the cases of Over the Top(OTT) platform BMI in Korea broadcasting media companies.
Presenters
  • Kim, Junic : Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
Authors
  • Kim, Junic : Konkuk University, Korea, Republic of
  • Kim, Jong-Seok : KJS Group, Korea, Republic of
Kirkman, Dorothy
How Do Organizations Develop an Entrepreneurial Orientation?
This study explores how dedicated biotechnology firms' (DBFs) strategic management processes and knowledge-based systems contribute to their development of an entrepreneurial orientation (EO). DBFs are small medium-sized firms that are dependent on the environment for resources. By acting entrepreneurially, these firms can acquire the resources they need to develop new therapies. The results indicate that DBFs that are in biotechnology clusters, frequently scan the environment, and promote knowledge-based relationships among employees are more likely to develop an EO than DBFs that do not possess those characteristics. Cluster analysis was performed to explore how resources are configured in those DBFs that possess an EO and those DBFs that are not likely to act entrepreneurially. The findings suggest that a DBF's strategic controls, knowledge-sharing capabilities, and scanning systems have a significant impact on DBFs' development of an EO.
Presenters
  • Kirkman, Dorothy : Univ. of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
Authors
  • Kirkman, Dorothy : Univ. of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
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Klein, Sascha
Circular Business Models: Interaction of Strategizing by Doing and Thinking
Hybrid organizations in the circular economy face challenges of resource constraints as they emphasize the use and reuse of materials as an opposite to the linear production system of taking, making, and disposing of resources. Therefore, entrepreneurs need to find novel solutions for resource mobilization to create social value. However, we know little of how values influence resource mobilization behavior and strategy formation of startups in the circular economy. With qualitative, multiple-case study research we identify four distinct patterns of resource mobilization serving different purposes in strategy formation. While three patterns - resource-seeking, material bricolage and ideational bricolage - are established concepts, we identify and conceptualize a fourth, unique pattern: value-based bricolage. By conceptualizing the domains of value-based bricolage and examining its function in strategy formation, we provide new insights into how hybridity influences strategies to overcome resource constraints and how bricolage enables social value creation.
Presenters
  • Klein, Sascha : University of Kassel, Germany
Authors
  • Klein, Sascha : University of Kassel, Germany
  • Liszt-Rohlf, Verena : University of Kassel, Germany
  • Spieth, Patrick : University of Kassel, Germany
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Koch, Anna-Sophie
Evaluation Criteria in Product Idea Selection Decisions
For economical success, organizations aim to figure out the product ideas which are mostly in line with the organizations values or goals. To do so, each organization has its individual evaluation criteria for choosing the best fitting product idea. In research, many approaches exist giving examples for evaluation criteria which are used for product idea selection and divided in several clusters. Nonetheless, neither an approach exists that includes a detailed holistic list of evaluation criteria for supporting organizations nor a methodology selecting the individual evaluation criteria and combining the evaluation criteria with methods for prioritization and evaluation methods for selecting the best fitting product idea for its specific case. Therefore, organizations need to be supported by a holistic methodology for idea evaluation including a holistic view on evaluation criteria. The generated method shows in a structured and easy understandable way within individual steps how to prioritize criteria and select the most fitting product ideas. The research shows a detailed list of all evaluation criteria listed in other research that has been done before, for example, combining the research results of (Messerle 2010) and (Carbonell-FoulquiØ at al 2013). By including the research of (Grîëler et al. 2021), the individual focuses on evaluation criteria and evaluation methods are combined in one approach. Therefore, the research represents a holistic overview of all possible perspectives that organizations may have in selecting the most fitting product idea. In a fast and easy understandable way it supports organizations in innovation management decisions. The list of evaluation criteria can be used by other researchers for point of decisions in other contexts.
Presenters
  • Koch, Anna-Sophie : Paderborn University - Heinz Nixdorf Institut Chair of Product Creation, Germany
Authors
  • Gräßler, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Iris : Paderborn University - Heinz Nixdorf Institut Chair of Product Creation, Germany
  • Koch, Anna-Sophie : Paderborn University - Heinz Nixdorf Institut Chair of Product Creation, Germany
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Kohn, Stefan
Unlocking the potential of Mixed Reality via open innovation
This presentation describes the process and results of an Open Innovation project conducted by a leading European telecommunication provider. The objective of the project was to identify and tap into the potentials of XR applications, i.e., augmented, virtual as well as mixed reality hardware and software for future sales & customer service interactions. For this context, XR is seen by experts as an important "enabling" technology for the transformation of retail activities. The presentation covers on the one hand side the different activities and steps taken to tap into the international research and start-up scene. On the other hand, it presents the top-rated participants and their proposed solutions. By that the paper gives insights into the potential of XR as well as into the methodical approach to how companies can tap into new technologies in general.
Presenters
  • Kohn, Stefan : FOM University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Authors
  • Kohn, Stefan : FOM University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Kolossvary, Tamas
Innovating Automotive Product Development Through a Systems Engineering Based Model
Systems Engineering (SE) proved to be an effective set of tools and techniques to manage complex projects and improve project results in multiple industrial segments. Unlike software and aerospace industry, the automotive domain has barely applied SE in product development yet. In this study, we present comprehensive results of an SE implementation project conducted in a scaled model environment of automotive product development. This is called the Formula SAE. Majority of the data have been recorded in a participatory action research, in which we combined close monitoring of organizational processes with in-depth interviews as appropriate. Findings include the illustration of our implementation processes on a flow-chart, the effectiveness increasing impact of SE through the example of a sub-system, plus, the validation of results by industrial managers.
Presenters
  • Kolossvary, Tamas : Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
Authors
  • Kolossvary, Tamas : Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
  • Dory, Tibor : Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
  • Feszty, Daniel : Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
Konstantinidis, Evdokimos
Towards a Taxonomy for Health Living Lab Data Collection Devices
Living Labs in the Health and Wellbeing domain have the ability to integrate ICT tools and other technical devices into the research and innovation withing this domain. However, there is there is no systematic understanding what kind of ICT tools and other technical devices are used by living labs and how they can be categorized. This study presents the creation of a taxonomy for systematically grouping data and devices used in living lab concept, as well as the technical representation framework. The analysis concluded with 8 categories and 63 subcategories of data that are gathered from Living Labs using various technologies. The taxonomy and the included data model enables Living Lab researchers and customers quickly find what tools they need for their research while supporting open data movement among the living labs.
Presenters
  • Konstantinidis, Evdokimos : Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Laboratory, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Authors
  • Petsani, Despoina : Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Laboratory, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thess, Greece
  • Santonen, Teemu : Department of Research, Development, Innovation and Business Development, Laurea University of Applied Sciences , Espoo , FI, Finland
  • Konstantinidis, Evdokimos : Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Laboratory, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Enriquez, Leidy : European Network of Living Labs, Belgium
  • Petronikolou, Vasileia : Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Laboratory, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Maga, Christoniki : Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Information Technologies Institute, Greece
  • Makroglou, Stavroula : Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Laboratory, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Bamidis, Panagiotis : Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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Korhonen, Janne
Digital Innovation Management: A Multi-level Approach
Innovation and organizational change are important in today's dynamic and complex digital environment. However, the extant research on digital innovation lacks apposite operationalizations of the relationship between innovation and digital capability. In this paper, we operationalize digital innovation capability as an institutionally manifested, multi-level and multifaceted phenomenon. Our construct is a practicable and systematic, yet lightweight, framework for digital innovation management. The framework would inform innovation leaders how digital data and technologies can be adaptively applied at different institutional levels to create new value. This allows companies to develop their innovation activities and digital strategy in a more targeted way, assess the effectiveness of innovations in a more timely and accurate manner, and provide a scaffolding for digital innovation.
Presenters
  • Korhonen, Janne : Aalto University, Finland
Authors
  • Korhonen, Janne : Aalto University, Finland
  • Hiekkanen, Kari : Aalto University, Finland
  • Nguyen, Thi Minh Phuoc : Haiphong University, Vietnam
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Kugler, Petra
Elements of a Data-driven Organizational Culture for enabling Data-driven Innovation
This paper discusses elements of a data-driven organizational culture that enables companies to work with and share data in their business ecosystem. Big data and data analytics have been recognized as a potential source of value for many companies. However, capitalizing on data still proves to be a difficult task for many organizations. A data-driven organizational culture plays a key role in this process. The paper draws on a field study and on qualitative interviews to discuss how data-driven thinking and acting build elements of a data-driven culture. Such thinking and acting is created by alternating between the levels of analysis of individuals, organizations and ecosystems in order to sensitize the agents for data and data sharing and for overcoming established boundaries of a company.
Presenters
  • Kugler, Petra : OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Authors
  • Kugler, Petra : OST - Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
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Kunkis, Michael
Improving knowledge transfer and research valorization using contextualized supporting measures
In the implementation of research projects and results, it must be recognized that new knowledge, inventions, and innovations often have difficulties in developing their full potential and/or fail to find their final way to application in economy and society. This gap between knowledge generation and research valorization is extremely unsatisfactory. To achieve a continuously high degree of effectiveness, knowledge generation, transfer and research valorization should be addressed in different contexts from the very beginning and integrated conceptually into the research and transfer design. Therefore, we provide an approach to archive higher levels of effectiveness of knowledge generation, transfer, and research valorization based on contextualized supporting measures adjusted to the specific application. Furthermore, new fields of application and additional spillover effects, optimization potentials and further expansion potentials of existing actors and networks can be precisely recorded and addressed.
Presenters
  • Kunkis, Michael : IQIB, Germany
Authors
  • Kunkis, Michael : IQIB, Germany
  • Woronowicz, Tanja : IQIB, Germany
  • Schöttmer, Simone : IQIB, Germany
Kunttu, Iivari
Developing Data Analytics Capabilities for Circular Economy SMEs
Utilization of data and digital tools are among the key capabilities facilitating the transition to Circular Economy (CE). Therefore, firms need to develop new dynamic capabilities for the utilization of data, as a part of circular economy implementation. In this paper, we investigate how data analysis capabilities in the CE SMEs are developing in the joint action between university and companies. We introduce a comparative multiple case study of three CE SMEs, all located in Finland, who have developed their data analysis capabilities by participating in a collaboration project with university. This development of the firms' data analytics capabilities in this collaboration are analysed in this study by employing a framework of relationship learning. As a result, this study presents recommended practices for knowledge sharing, joint sensemaking and knowledge implementation to support the development of SMEs' dynamic capabilities in data analytics through university-industry.
Presenters
  • Kunttu, Iivari : Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Authors
  • Järvenpää, Anne-Mari : Häme University of Appliec Sciences, Finland
  • Jussila, Jari : Häme University of Appliec Sciences, Finland
  • Kunttu, Iivari : Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland
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Köping Olsson, Bengt
Covarying effects of Creativity Studies on Performance in Innovation Processes.
The aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of the relationships between personal characteristics, thinking preferences and learning activities on academic achievements in creativity studies for innovation management. Development of theory related reflexivity on creative experiences and competence as well as training of required skills in innovation processes needs to activate both the pre-requisites and predictors of creativity (OECD, 2019). Statistical analysis of quantitative data and qualitative data collected within the framework of a course aiming to develop competence and skills for creativity in innovation processes' is presented. The results are related in the model for covarying creativity constructs based on the statistical correlation and regression analyzes. Based on this developed understanding consequences for developing creativity competences and considerations for assessment and grading of academic achievements.
Presenters
  • Köping Olsson, Bengt : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Köping Olsson, Bengt : Mälardalen University, Sweden
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Lang, Klaus
Towards a Classification Framework of Smart Services for Machine Manufacturers
The German machine manufacturing industry has undergone an enormous digital transformation in the last decade driven by the potential of new digital technologies and increasing customer needs. As a reply to the technological potential, machine manufacturers have started connecting their products with data communication devices and developed multiple smart services for expanding their excellent physical products to product-service-systems. The development of digital services was motivated by enabling new sustainable competitive advantages and leveraging new revenue sources. In this paper, we intend to develop and propose a classification framework for industrial smart services based on a literature review and case studies from leading German manufacturing companies, which is intended to contribute to a holistic view and to make portfolio decisions on smart service in the manufacturing industry clearer and more transparent.
Presenters
  • Lang, Klaus : University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
Authors
  • Lang, Klaus : University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Grathwohl, Marius : MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG, Germany
  • Ehmig-Klassen, Katharina : University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Mayr, Carolin : MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG, Germany
  • Ehmig-Klassen, Katharina : University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, Germany
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Laudien, Sven M.
Knowledge Sharing in Micro Alliances: Insights from Coworking Spaces
Ongoing technological advancement forces firms to get access to a broad pool of knowledge to successfully deal with recent market challenges. This calls for the utilization of creative hubs - e.g. coworking-spaces - that provide a collaborative environment and offer access to a broad pool of individual knowledge. Against the background of a knowledge-based perspective, we employ a multiple-case study approach including seven cases that covers both, provider and user perspective to understand how coworking-spaces function. Our findings show that coworking-spaces change the traditional logic of work as allow for an opportunity to create short-term micro alliances between individuals to solve distinct challenges. Our study contributes to a better understanding of knowledge sharing and also enhances the by now very limited perspective on micro alliances.
Presenters
  • Laudien, Sven M. : media Akademie - Hochschule Stuttgart (mAHS), Germany
Authors
  • Laudien, Sven M. : media Akademie - Hochschule Stuttgart (mAHS), Germany
  • Bouncken, Ricarda B. : University of Bayreuth , Germany
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Leminen, Seppo
Quantum computing principles for innovation in living labs
Living labs is a rapidly growing stream of innovation management. Although previous research has documented living labs from a variety of perspectives, the underlying core of living labs and their principles remain largely underexplored. Therefore, the present study analyses the essence of collaboration in living labs, inspired by the lenses of quantum theory which offers a novel approach to studying social phenomena. More specific, the study draws upon ideas from living labs and quantum theory to discuss how living labs canvas and aim at solving real-life problems, using the key principles of quantum computing. In so doing, the study applies key concepts from quantum theory to social phenomena, including the ideas of wave-particle duality, superposition, collapse of wave function, field theory, and entanglement. In this vein, the study contributes to our understanding of "social quantum computing" that can speed up collaborative innovation activities in living labs.
Presenters
  • Leminen, Seppo : University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Authors
  • Leminen, Seppo : University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
  • Rajahonka, Mervi : South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences Xamk, Finland
  • Westerlund, Mika : Carleton University , Canada
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Leonard, Gavin
Facilitating the university-industry technology commercialisation process in MedTech
Commercialisation of university generated intellectual property (IP) has suffered from low rates of licensing to either established companies within industries or university spinouts. The embryonic nature of the technology is often the reason for the low level of adoption as the IP is deemed high risk. There is a body of evidence detailing facilitators and barriers to the success of university spin-outs in general. However, medical technologies differ due to the burden of evidence required to enter the market. Further research into the barriers and facilitators specific to this industry is required. Significant barriers in the medical technology industry include clinical studies/trials, health economics modelling and regulatory approvals. Facilitators such as the UK's The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Medtech Evaluation Program (MTEP) have been established to help improve the adoption of technologies. Our research will evaluate current facilitators and barriers specific to medical technologies.
Presenters
  • Leonard, Gavin : Heriot Watt University, Ireland, Republic of
Authors
  • Leonard, Gavin : Heriot Watt University, Ireland, Republic of
  • Tran, Yen : Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom
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Lerche, Kristoffer
Determinants of implementing an innovation management system
Innovation is portrayed as a central element of obtaining social or economic goals, and it is often labelled as a survival imperative for organizations. An emergent approach to managing innovation activities taken by scholars and organizations working with innovation is the focus on systematizing innovation through innovation management systems (IMS). This study explores the implementation of such a system, in two organizations characterized as first movers as implementers of the ISO 56002 IMS standard. Through a multiple case study, using multiple sources of data, the research identifies key determinants of implementing the system. It holds some managerial implications as well, showing that contextualizing the IMS, creating an innovation strategy and comprehensive innovation training are some of the key determinants in ensuring the implementation of the system.
Presenters
  • Lerche, Kristoffer : BTECH, Aarhus University, Denmark
Authors
  • Lerche, Kristoffer : BTECH, Aarhus University, Denmark
Documents
Lindhult, Erik
Systemic Innovation and Industry Transformation
Systemic innovation as a concept and theory is still undeveloped for understanding and managing innovation. By a focus on processes where actors innovate systemically, where systems are seen as something constructed by innovators rather than given in reality, systemic innovation adds to leading approaches to managing innovation, like open innovation, triple helix, as well as innovation system and ecosystem, with potentials to be developed into a new paradigm in innovation studies and innovation management. Through conceptual development, literature review and empirical study at three industrial innovation centers focused on industry transformation, a model for systemic innovation is developed. The model aims to contribute to theory od systemic innovation as well as be potential guide for practitioners in innovating systemically.
Presenters
  • Lindhult, Erik : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Lindhult, Erik : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Documents
Livieratos, Antonios D.
Fostering 'Divergent Thinking' with Case Writing
In management education the focus is on training students to become problem solvers. In most cases, problems are well defined and students are called in a more-or-less structured way to respond. It is not up to more advanced (and in most of the cases elective) courses like innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship that students get acquainted with open inquiries that require 'problem finding' before 'problem solving'. However, in real life management problems are ill defined, resources are not always adequate and information is missing. This is leading to a great number of different roots to solve a problem. To the best of our knowledge research on case writing by students has only sporadically beeing conducted out of Anglo-Saxon countries that have a great tradition in management education and none in southern European countries. Moreover, with one exception all research on student case writing focuses on later stages of management education and not on freshman students as a means for setting the basis for 'divergent thinking'. To this end, the first aim of the paper is to assess Greek and Cypriot student perceptions on case writing as a learning activity that is suitable for freshmen. As also indicated earlier, students writing case studies have several roles such as the role of the researcher, the petitioner, the interviewer, the negotiator, the writer, the editor and the team-member. As these roles require both soft and hard skills, the second aim of the research is to recognize if personal characteristics influence student perception on case writing. In other words, is case writing a learning activity that is suitable with all personality types?
Presenters
  • Livieratos, Antonios D. : National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Business Administration, Greece
Authors
  • Livieratos, Antonios D. : National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Business Administration, Greece
  • Kosma, Petros : Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Dimas, Athanasios : National Documentation Center, Greece
  • Andreev , Christos : Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
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Lo, Tinghsuan
Digital disruption: Local niche platforms and global super makers
Advances in the digital field have opened up platform-centric innovations. This paper extends previous research on disruptive innovation by discussing the competition for platforms in the face of digital disruption, exploring how local, small producers can survive and make an impact in an era of fragmented supply and demand. Using Taiwan's local music streaming platforms as the case subjects, this study attempts to draw from the experience three conditions required to build a niche platform: small and diverse producers, unique and appealing artwork, and high connection with local scenes. When platforms are able to link highly heterogeneous producers, productions and scenes, they can gain a niche position through heterogeneous supply, incubating optimal distinctiveness and cultural embedding, thus establishing a niche platform identity and gaining a competitive advantage through the pursuit of uniqueness.
Presenters
  • Lo, Tinghsuan : NCCU, ROC, Taiwan
Authors
  • Lo, Tinghsuan : NCCU, ROC, Taiwan
  • Cheng, Huitzu : NCCU, ROC, Taiwan
  • Wu, Sehwa : NCCU, ROC, Taiwan
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Loos, Anne
Humans at the Heart of AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the key technological trends and tool sets that can be observed currently. Almost every industrial organization seeks the right way to implement AI and add value on basis of their data. However, many AI projects fail, and the reasons range from the lack of technological maturity to the unclear business models and inclusion of the right people in the project teams. More than 200 assessments with industrial companies have paved the way towards developing a framework in order to support industrial organizations to identify and successfully implement AI-based use cases. This multidimensional guideline helps organizations in considering not only the technological readiness, but also the business model building and cultural component of introducing change of disruptive digital technologies, such as AI.
Presenters
  • Loos, Anne : INC Invention Center, Germany
  • Sisejkovic, Antonela : INC Invention Center, Germany
Authors
  • Loos, Anne : INC Invention Center, Germany
  • Sisejkovic, Antonela : INC Invention Center, Germany
  • Drescher, Benny : INC Invention Center, Hong Kong
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Luger-Bazinger, Claudia
Ethics of digital, data-based nudges: The need for responsible innovation
Digital, data-based nudging is seen as an innovative method for influencing behaviour without threat or banning options. However, concerns have been expressed that it is a paternalistic way of manipulating people into behaviour that even taps into subconscious and automatic decision-making. In light of tailoring nudges with big data for personalisation for added effectiveness, ethical problems about privacy of personal data arise. In our contribution, we address these challenges within the framework of responsible innovation. For the field of sustainable mobility, we demonstrate how responsible digital nudges can be designed by incorporating reflexivity and inclusion. We discuss how ethical implications as well as issues of data privacy and use of personal data can be reflected in the design process of data-based nudges, and present results from co-creation workshops that were used to get feedback, improvement and new ideas for nudges. Finally, we give recommendations for designing responsible digital, data-based nudges.
Presenters
  • Luger-Bazinger, Claudia : Salzburg Research, Austria
Authors
  • Luger-Bazinger, Claudia : Salzburg Research, Austria
  • Marquez, Rodessa May : Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Harms, Carlotta : Ecollective, Sweden
  • Loidl, Martin : University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Kaziyeva, Dana : University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Hornung-Prähauser, Veronika : Salzburg Research, Austria
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Luoma, Päivi
The Innovative Power of Data in Circular Economy
Companies have ambitious circular economy and other environmental commitments, that call for innovative approaches. At the same time, the burgeoning availability of data is transforming how businesses operate. The aim of this Action Design Research is to understand the value of utilizing versatile product lifecycle and value network data for realizing circular economy and environmental sustainability. The findings are a result of a 6-month research project with a manufacturing company carried out in January to June 2022. Based on the outcomes of the work and by assessing the process we aim at defining a set of design principles for creating environmental, customer, and business value out of data. The results will contribute to the understanding of the innovative power of data in environmental sustainability and circular economy and give recommendations for practitioners looking for ways to utilize data for the benefit of environmental sustainability.
Presenters
  • Luoma, Päivi : University of Helsinki, Finland
Authors
  • Luoma, Päivi : University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Penttinen, Esko : Aalto University, Finland
  • Rauter, Romana : University of Graz, Austria
  • Toppinen, Anne : University of Helsinki, Finland
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Machado, Marcelo
Artificial Intelligence as an Enabler Of Sustainability.
Artificial intelligence is a reality for most businesses. Conversely, it is widely accepted there is an environmental crisis lurking. Governments are implementing tougher environmental regulations. Also, the mindset of customers is rapidly changing towards sustainability. Business must improve their environmental performance. Some researchers argue AI is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Others claim AI can be an aid in fighting climate change. This paper is focused on the latter. When it comes to AI and sustainability, there are two ways of thinking about it. The sustainability of AI and AI for sustainability. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of AI as an enabler of sustainable business processes. In terms of contents, a concise literature review on the topic is completed, an analytical framework is proposed, multiple industry examples are analysed and discussed, preliminary findings and opportunities for future research are also discussed.
Presenters
  • Machado, Marcelo : Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
Authors
  • Machado, Marcelo : Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
  • Khare, Vasu : Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
  • Orduz, Alejandro Giraldo : Kwantlen Polytechnic Univerisity, Canada
  • Gonzalez, Oscar Curiel : Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
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Makris, Dimitrios
Dynamic Repertoire: Actively Curating Scaffoldings to Boost Innovation-Generation
This research investigates how organisations can strengthen their innovation generation, from idea to commercial development, by leveraging appropriate scaffoldings, temporary supportive structures. The research was based primarily in Greece during the Covid-19 pandemic and expanded to European and North-American organisations examining their repertoires of practice with a focus on digital tools. The underpinning theory is bricolage, making do with what is at hand, which is applied to the context of innovation in combination with the concept of scaffolding. A thick description of innovation generation scaffoldings was arrived at through qualitative research methodology. The data collected indicate that practitioners of innovation benefit from actively curating the internal and external scaffoldings that influence the capacity for innovation generation. Data showed that these scaffoldings include leadership stance, budget for failure, and active metaphors.
Presenters
  • Makris, Dimitrios : Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece
Authors
  • Makris, Dimitrios : Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece
  • Soderquist, Klas Eric : Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece
Documents
Mandel, Constantin
Addressing Factors for User Acceptance of Model-Based Systems Engineering
In order to cope with the complexity in modern product development and still being able to develop products with high potential for innovation, MBSE - Model-Based Systems Engineering is seen as a promising approach. However, despite envisioned benefits, MBSE still lacks acceptance in practice. In this contribution, we derive ten fields of action to address individual and organizational acceptance of MBSE approaches. We propose a comprehensive MBSE methodology addressing the identified fields of action. Therein, the developed methodology combines a reusable formal model structure with target-oriented modelling activities that can be used in an agile way for modelling. Assessment of the acceptance of the developed methodology along the identified fields of action indicates a positive perception of intuitive application and usability of the methodology. The presentation of model contents to external stakeholders has been identified as an open question for further research.
Presenters
  • Mandel, Constantin : IPEK - Institute of Product Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Authors
  • Mandel, Constantin : IPEK - Institute of Product Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Martin, Alex : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Product Engineering, Germany
  • Albers, Albert : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Product Engineering, Germany
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Mariottini, Chiara
Managerial competencies for Industry 4.0 and implications for social sustainability
Workforce management aspects are offering tremendous opportunities to create the right premises for the digital and technological change under the I4.0 paradigm. Additionally, adequate human capabilities can help to grasp further opportunities resulting from I4.0, including firm sustainability. This study focuses on the 14 relevant managerial competencies, identified by Shet and Pereira (2021), for a successful I4.0 environment. An empirical analysis is developed to weight the importance of these capabilities and to understand their implications for sustainability (defined here as corporate sustainability). The focus is specifically on the social dimension of sustainability, firstly identified by Elkington in the Triple Bottom Line. This research aims at identifying human competencies needed for a successful digital transformation and adaptation to I4.0. Further, the goal is to identify synergies between I4.0 and sustainability, which represents a compelling topic in organizational field.
Presenters
  • Mariottini, Chiara : RMIT University, Spain
Authors
  • Mariottini, Chiara : RMIT University, Spain
  • Mention, Anne-Laure : RMIT University, Australia
  • Dabrowska, Justyna : RMIT University, Australia
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Martinez, Laura
Digital Innovations in the Public Sector in Panama
Public sector organizations have been relatively slow in their adoption of digital innovation with it being even a novel idea until recent years. However, rapid technology development in digital innovation took place alongside the effect of rapid adoption to counter the global pandemic, therefore digitalization has become a global necessity with increasing policy calls for adoption. To keep citizens safe through the pandemic, countries have implemented several new technologies, digital transformation took place, bringing with it digital disruption in the areas where these changes happened too suddenly. In Panama, this was also the case, and the speed in which digital transformation happened provided research opportunity. This is the research gap this study is focuses on.
Presenters
  • Martinez, Laura : University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Martinez, Laura : University of Leicester, United Kingdom
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Massimiani, Andrea
Macro Trend Dialogue - An Intercompany Approach for Evaluating Trends
The paper addresses companies' challenges in the implementation of strategic trend management initiatives and regarding the interpretation of trend implications for their business models. A macro trend dialogue approach was developed by considering established findings from trend management approaches in the literature. The findings demonstrated that collaborative reflection, questioning, and deduction of collective trend management actively supports companies in working with macro trends, particularly in interpreting, evaluating, and contextualizing trend insights towards organizational structures, within the created intercompany setting. Companies experienced a fresh perspective in spotting trends and formulating strategic consequences individually and collectively. The transfer of obtained capabilities into the company can serve as a solid basis for the creation of a corporate function assigned with trend management, analysis, goal and activity formation, and implementation structures.
Presenters
  • Massimiani, Andrea : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
Authors
  • Massimiani, Andrea : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • Freudenthaler-Mayrhofer, Daniela : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • Plasch, Michael : University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
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Matise Schubiger, Daina
Enablers of entomophagy willingness to try for Generation Z consumers
Insect eating or entomophagy is a new, promising, and sustainable food alternative for Western countries, where it is still limitedly adopted by Western population. Even if Generation Z consumers in Western countries are embracing sustainable products and are more open to insect-eating and to the integration of insect-based food in their daily diet, entomophagy adoption rates are still low. To contribute meaningfully to planet safeguarding the adoption rates should be increased in the next years. In order to persuade these consumers, effective communication and information "enablers", such as information provided by influencers, but also augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) should be considered. This research explores the role of these new "enablers" in motivating entomophagy adoption by generation Z consumers in Western countries and provides researchers and food industry practitioners with valuable information.
Presenters
  • Matise Schubiger, Daina : SUPSI DEASS, Switzerland
Authors
  • Matise Schubiger, Daina : SUPSI DEASS, Switzerland
  • Mendini, Monica : SUPSI DEASS, Switzerland
  • Peter, Paula C. : San Diego State University SDSU , USA
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McPhee, Chris
Enablers and Barriers to the Effectiveness of Living Labs
Even though living labs are promoted as an effective open innovation approach, there remain knowledge gaps about factors that influence their effectiveness and success. We conducted a scoping review and analyzed the literature about the evaluation of living labs and identified 43 enablers and 37 barriers to effective and successful living labs organized around governance, processes, features of living labs, features of participants, adaptability, social dimensions, training and research, technology, and elements beyond the living lab. As part of this work, we also reviewed study objectives, knowledge gaps and future considerations to identify key areas to investigate in future research about living lab effectiveness. In this paper, we present our findings and provide recommendations to guide the development of frameworks for measuring and monitoring the success of living labs, as well as other considerations to promote their effectiveness.
Presenters
  • McPhee, Chris : Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Authors
  • Bronson, Kelly : University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Berberi, Albana : Carleton University, Canada
  • Beaudoin, Christine : University of Ottawa, Canada
  • McPhee, Chris : Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
  • Guay, Jessika : Carleton University, Canada
  • Nguyen, Vivian : Carleton University, Canada
  • Sell, Julie : Carleton University, Canada
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Meggio, Gianlorenzo
Technology Social Ventures as social change actors: an Ecosystem Perspective
Despite recent technological advancements and new mission-oriented innovation policies, researchers and practitioners have been claiming that existing solutions to the current societal issues are still too fragmented. This calls for further research on how new forms of collaboration can be developed to better address the inherent complexity of such challenges and generate collective responses. We do it through a single case-study that qualitatively explores the emergence process of an ecosystem of actors built around a Technology Social Venture (TSV) with a transformational social mission. Our study contributes to the literature of innovation ecosystems and social innovation by offering a new perspective that 1) goes beyond platforms; 2) combines actors from different sectors with a common social mission; 3) complements the traditional conceptualization of ecosystem adopted by social innovation scholars; 4) analyses the impact of technology on social change processes challenging dominant institutional logics.
Presenters
  • Meggio, Gianlorenzo : Aarhus University, Denmark
Authors
  • Meggio, Gianlorenzo : Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Radziwon, Agnieszka : Aarhus University, Denmark
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Mehran, Javaneh
Customer-centric approach of innovation measurement in B2B: a framework development
Customers interact with firms using multiple touchpoints in complex ways - thereby challenging service firms to create favourable experiences for each customer. In industrial service innovation literature, there has been much attention given to how innovation is measured in terms of the internal activities that occur within a large firm or how nations perceive their innovation activities. As evident, it is typically neglected how customers experience the innovation efforts that companies put in. This study conducts a hybrid review to develop an integrative framework to model the Swedish industrial service innovation. The hybrid review will be complemented by interviews with different B2B companies in Sweden. By the application of data scrapping, we conduct a semantic network analysis on innovation perceptions of industrial companies on LinkedIn. The finding from this study will portray a holistic map of the extent to which academia and industry views are aligned in customer-centric industrial innovation.
Presenters
  • Mehran, Javaneh : Karlstad University, Sweden
Authors
  • Mehran, Javaneh : Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Kristensson, Per : Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Witell, Lars : Karlstad University, Sweden
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Meyer, Mona
University-Industry Collaboration for Design/Branding Innovation in Low-Capacity Swiss SMEs
The study extends the existing knowledge by investigating the conditions for successful know-how transfer between ecosystem partners in the field of design and branding in the SME sector. While University-Industry partnerships, and the type of collaboration where companies open up their innovation process with the support of external resources (open innovation) finds favor in Switzerland, there are insufficient research on the design/branding aspect. Little is known about open innovation in the implementation phase, more specifically, at market entry. The strength of such an approach is that design/branding collaborations go beyond product and service development and focus on long-term strategies with no immediate return such as increased visibility and branding. Branding and therefore the creation of awareness should be in the foreground, by not only increasingly involve designers and marketers in the development phase, but also bring both together to clearly elaborate the value proposition and differentiation.
Presenters
  • Meyer, Mona : HSLU, Switzerland
Authors
  • Meyer, Mona : HSLU, Switzerland
  • Kaudela-Baum, Stephanie : HSLU, Switzerland
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Mikkola, Markku
Supporting Industry4.0 implementation with modeling and simulation - case study
This article investigates the modelling and simulation that supports the implementation of Industry 4.0 through two industrial SME case studies. Our findings suggest that the importance of modelling and simulation is increasing significantly also in the SME context as the use of smart manufacturing technologies proliferate in every industry. Rather than applying all-embracing modelling and simulation tools, SMEs need lighter task-focused tools, which they can nimbly utilize and avoid big investments in modelling tools as well as competence development. Larger companies are leading the Industry 4.0 development, but to take full advantage of the benefits it promises, they need to engage their supply chains that often include SMEs. Further research on the changes Industry 4.0 brings about is needed to support the different stakeholders in the value chains better. Research is also needed in order to take advantage of the opportunities, and to respond to the challenges of this transformation.
Presenters
  • Mikkola, Markku : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Authors
  • Mikkola, Markku : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Eschemann, Patrick : OFFIS e.V., Germany
  • Feeken, Linda : Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt , Germany
  • Salonen, Jarno : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
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Montakhabi, Mehdi
Towards A Framework for Open-Innovation, Business Model, Strategy, and Beyond
Despite the increasing importance of transcenting organisational boundaries through business models innovation both scholars and practitioners struggle with identifying the best ways to balance opening up their innovation process, their strategies and their business models. That is why our systematic literature review grounded in the business model literature aims at identifying antecedents and consequences of opening up as well as establishing open business models. As a result of the analysis of the 81 peer-reviewed articles from academic journals listed by Financial Times we develop a theoretical framework, which helps to shift attention from firm to network by converging the resource-based, stakeholder, and ecosystem theories as well as value chain/network concepts. Our study offers implications for theory and practice on the effective utilization of collaborative models.
Presenters
  • Montakhabi, Mehdi : Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Radziwon, Agnieszka : Aarhus University, Denmark
Authors
  • Montakhabi, Mehdi : Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Radziwon, Agnieszka : Aarhus University, Denmark
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Mosconi, Elaine
Digital transformation journey and innovation in SMEs during crisis
The health crisis of the last few years has affected many enterprises, especially SMEs. Difficult access to markets, supply issues and labor problems have characterized their business environment. Despite these challenges, some SMEs decided to stand out by innovating and investing in digital technologies to develop a new way of doing business during this period. However, little is known about the benefits that these initiatives have had in creating value for these SMEs. To answer this question, we studied two SMEs that have successfully developed new products and simultaneously implemented technological initiatives to significantly improve their processes and counter the challenges related to the pandemic. Inspired by the "S^4" integrated framework of digital transformation, we were able to demonstrate that the numerous benefits that emerged from these innovations contributed to creating value for these SMEs in a crisis context.
Presenters
  • Mosconi, Elaine : Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Authors
  • Mosconi, Elaine : Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Blais, Caroline : Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
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Mubarak, Muhammad Faraz
Upgrading Open innovation towards Open Eco-innovation
we conceptualize to infuse this approach into eco-innovation which is one of the important pillars of sustainability. The aim of this study is to open the gates of innovation to upgrade the eco-innovations by including them in open innovation networks and forming the open eco-innovation networks. In doing so, we collected data from manufacturing sector SMEs of Malaysia through a structural questionnaire and applied PLS-SEM to test the modelled relationships. As a result, a positive effect of knowledge sharing in improving open innovation performance of SMEs was revealed. The results also uncovered that trust increases the strength of knowledge sharing in open innovation networks by acting as a moderating. Finally, it is confirmed that open innovation put forth the significant positive effects on open eco-innovation. Therefore, we suggest that existing open networks should be utilized to upgrade the eco-innovations by improving their competencies to foster eco-innovation based collaborative networks.
Presenters
  • Mubarak, Muhammad Faraz : Kaunas university of technology, Lithuania
Authors
  • Mubarak, Muhammad Faraz : Kaunas university of technology, Lithuania
  • Petraite, Monika : Kaunas university of technology, Lithuania
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Mäki, Marko
Creating innovation ecosystem in urban Helsinki for superior customer experience
Abstract: The aim of this paper was to contribute to the need for new ecosystems and click and collect delivery development mode for urban customers We conducted two pilots for evaluating new solutions to enhance customer experience. Robotics and greenhouse pilots created a positive customer and ecosystem participants feedback. Moreover, new click and collect delivery method with robotics increased our knowledge about robotics possibilities and challenges as a delivery service. Our attempt was to fulfill a recognized research gab in this named area. Our study contributed to the ecosystem and partner integration theme. The study underscored the need for a common digital interface for ecosystem actors to operate effectively. Moreover, when piloting new technologies, ecosystems' common aims and wants should be discussed profoundly to advance ecosystems' wellbeing.
Presenters
  • Mäki, Marko : Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Toivola, Tuija : Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Authors
  • Mäki, Marko : Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Toivola, Tuija : Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
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Mölder, Anna
A digital innovation hub for viable innovation in healthcare
ALAMEDA will research, develop and exploit the next generation of personalized AI healthcare support systems in the treatment of 3 clinical use cases; Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke. The project is part of a shift in focus from centralised physical healthcare facilities to a patient focused model; the anywhere care model. We present a model for encouraging an innovation culture where sharing data and open science is not contradictory to commercial interests or patient privacy. We also explore new ways to measure innovation which will capture cultural elements and explore how to integrate innovation into research culture. An element of utmost importance for the innovative output is the ALAMEDA Innovation Hub, which we hope will be an innovation management model in a new field of personalised research and care, where open science and commercial exploitation are not irreconcilable but can be complementary assets of a holistic innovation management approach.
Presenters
  • Mölder, Anna : NTNU, Norway
Authors
  • Mölder, Anna : NTNU, Norway
  • Tageo, Valentina : WISE, Spain
Müller, Leonie
Exploring the Paradox of Agility
To offer new products, organizations have to change established new product development (NPD) processes into agile ones. However, we lack conceptual clarity on agility's definition and characteristics that enable us to understand the construct and offer theoretically grounded implications for NPD processes' change. This gap results in a neglection of how organizations can implement agility and how it is related to the organizational change of established NPD processes. In response, we explore the following research questions: How can agility's different definitions be synthesized? How can organizations manage the organizational change between the requirements of rigidity and agility in NPD? We conducted in-depth single-case study research. Preliminary results draw on a sample of archival data and 34 interviews. This study indicates how agile and rigid NPD processes reinforce paradoxical tensions that, challenge the change of NPD. These insights extend our understanding of agility and offer rich contributions to NPD literature.
Presenters
  • Müller, Leonie : University of Kassel, Germany
Authors
  • Müller, Leonie : University of Kassel, Germany
  • Röth, Tobias : University of Kassel, Germany
  • Spieth, Patrick : University of Kassel, Germany
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Nakata, Cheryl
Design Thinking with Communications: A New Synergistic Course
Design thinking is a design-based approach to problem solving that business schools are beginning to teach in response to the growing complexities of business. Separately, schools are teaching communications because of strong employer demand that graduates write and speak well. We created and taught a university business course to develop the two skill sets synergistically in one course, training students to solve "wicked" problems and communicate clearly and persuasively. In this case, we describe the course design, student challenges, and learning gains. A chief challenge is for students to maintain an open posture rather than rushing to solution. When students do so, they gain the ability to arrive at quality solutions, as well as communicate effectively.
Presenters
  • Nakata, Cheryl : University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Authors
  • Nakata, Cheryl : University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
  • Garrett, Dianne : University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Negro, Pia
Success Factors and Performance Measurement Metrics of Ride-Hailing Business Models
Ride-hailing business models (e.g. Uber, Free Now) have grown rapidly in recent years, reaching extreme valuations despite not yet being profitable. So far, there is a lack of understanding of what makes the business models successful. The objective of the present submission is to identify success factors and relevant performance measurement metrics for different ride-hailing business models, i.e. Asset Provider and Manager (APM), Multi-Sided Platform Provider (MSPP) and One-Sided Platform Provider (OSPP). To answer the research questions, we chose a qualitative research design us-ing expert interviews as primary data. The results confirm the high depend-ency of the performance measurement system on the business model nature and its characteristics. The success of the MSPP is primarily determined by the provider size and der value proposition to customers and drivers. In con-trast, the APM has to maximize fleet utilization and operate the fleet time and cost efficiently.
Presenters
  • Negro, Pia : BMW Group, Germany
Authors
  • Bernd, Kaltenhaeuser : Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Negro, Pia : BMW Group, Germany
  • Klaus, Bogenberger : Technical University of Munich, Germany
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Ney, Steven
Towards an Adaptive Culture Maturity Model
This paper puts forward the case for integrating organisational cultures into maturity models. We show both at conceptual and empirical level that integrating organisational cultures generated two benefits. First, these models provide a more nuanced and contextually sensitive analysis of the digitalisation. Second, culturally sensitive maturity models provide actors with a variegated set of digitalisation strategies. These transformation strategies, then, are more likely to succeed. We report on two case studies (of a total of four to be conducted in the research project). The cases describe how a culturally sensitive maturity model provided a more accurate analysis of transformation needs thereby enabling actors to chart more appropriate and more successful digital transformation journeys. The paper is part of an ongoing research project entitled "Opportunities and Limitations of Design Thinking as Strategic Approach for Navigating Digital Transformation in Organizations" funded by the Hasso-Plattner Design Thinking Research Programme (HPDTRP).
Presenters
  • Ney, Steven : HPI-Academy, Germany
  • Kerguenne, Annie : Hasso-Plattner Institute, Germany
Authors
  • Ney, Steven : HPI-Academy, Germany
  • Kerguenne, Annie : Hasso-Plattner Institute, Germany
  • Meisel, Mara : Hasso-Plattner Institute, Germany
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Nordberg-Davies, Sini
Visioning Radical Innovation in Networks: Developing Methods for Networked Foresight
The concept of visioning has recently gained attention in business network studies on strategizing and innovation management, yet empirical research on network visioning is scarce. To create understanding of how network actors are visioning for futures or how they could be assisted in this visioning, we turned to futures research, which has proposed networked foresight as an approach to enhance visioning in networks. The purpose of this study is to develop methods for networked foresight in order to facilitate visioning between business partners aiming for radical innovation. The study combines methods from futures research to those available in network studies and tests their applicability in a strategic net targeting a major innovation: autonomous shipping. The study adds to futures research, where refined methodological tools for the study of networked foresight are limited and puts forward the concept of networked foresight for advancing future oriented research in business networks.
Presenters
  • Nordberg-Davies, Sini : University of Turku, School of Economics, Finland
Authors
  • Nordberg-Davies, Sini : University of Turku, School of Economics, Finland
  • Halinen, Aino : University of Turku, School of Economics, Finland
Documents
Noya, Manuel
Use case: Werfen Group and Linknovate, Knowledge Management with AI
In innovation-driven corporations such as biotech leading company WERFEN GROUP, internal documents and innovation insights need to be readily accessible. Our challenge together with WERFEN OEM Barcelona was to take multiple tools used in knowledge generation within the company and create a layer that could connect everything together. The solution, InnoYou, gathers internal (and potentially external) knowledge in its different formats and focuses on interconnecting data visually in a knowledge graph. It offers a one-click landscape of any subject, and places it in context, picturing the nodes: people, organisations, projects, products, publications and other categories. We introduce the first industrial use-case from InnoYou piloted in a multinational company, WERFEN GROUP, in collaboration with its innovation team. Together we aim to inspire ISPIM's audience on what visual knowledge management systems can do with the help of data mining, natural language processing and AI.
Presenters
  • Noya, Manuel : Linknovate, Spain
  • Palicio, Marta : Werfen Group, Spain
Authors
  • Noya, Manuel : Linknovate, Spain
  • Palicio, Marta : Werfen Group, Spain
Nuncio, Eduardo
Adoption of Frugal Information Technologies in Emerging Markets
Frugal Information and Communication Technologies (FICTs) are innovative alternatives that combine low-cost and available technologies to meet the needs of small companies in emerging markets against resource scarcity and expensive innovative information and communication technologies. The FICTS focus on affordability, instead of complex functions, is important to investigate the factors that influence its adoption. This study focuses on the use of WhatsApp FICT in companies, specially in their B2B relationship with customers and suppliers. This research aims to identify the driving factors of the adoption of FICT in the emerging textile industrial market, in Brazil, by using institutional theory to understand how adoption occurs. The approach used in this study is mixed qualitative-quantitative, in which it is intended to use multiple-case study, for the analysis of the process of adoption and dissemination of a frugal information technology, as the basis for a survey in quantitative analysis.
Presenters
  • Nuncio, Eduardo : Univali, Brazil
  • Dangui, Rosana : Univali, Brazil
Authors
  • Nuncio, Eduardo : Univali, Brazil
  • Dangui, Rosana : Univali, Brazil
  • Santos, Andre : Univali, Brazil
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Ohlert, Simon
How do academic entrepreneurs recognize opportunities in converging industries?
Academic entrepreneurs have to identify and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities in different industries for a successful transfer of technological inventions into market applications. In converging industries, entrepreneurs need to integrate knowledge from several industries to recognize opportunities. However, academic entrepreneurs are mainly characterized by their deep expertise and knowledge in one single domain with strong scientific identities. Therefore, entrepreneurs need to overcome cognitive constraints to identify opportunities across domains. Building on the perspectives of learning and identity formation, we aim to identify configurations that enable opportunity recognition in converging fields of science and technology potentially triggering the emergence of new industry sectors using a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA). In paper, we developed the theoretical framework for the following study and present the configuration model including all constructs.
Presenters
  • Ohlert, Simon : University of Bonn, Germany
Authors
  • Ohlert, Simon : University of Bonn, Germany
  • Batool, Nimra : University of Bonn, Germany
  • Bröring, Stefanie : University of Bonn, Germany
Documents
Ohrwall Ronnback, Anna
Business in transition: Consequences for innovation capabilities
This paper addresses the innovation management problem of perceived innovation capabilities for a business in transition. Ongoing research in progress is presented investigating consequences for a company organization that has made a strategic shift from identifying itself as a hardware producing company to being a services company. The objective of the submission is to enhance knowledge about how a company's innovation capabilities are affected by such a shift in business strategy. To do so, an analysis model is suggested, based on the extant stream of literature on dynamic capabilities. The research question to answer is if the perception of innovation capabilities affects the company's actual abilities to deliver advanced services. Lessons learned from this study could be useful in other studies of manufacturing industry companies undertaking a strategy shift towards servitization. Feedback would be valuable concerning research methodology and how to interpret the preliminary results in an innovation management context
Presenters
  • Ohrwall Ronnback, Anna : Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Authors
  • Ohrwall Ronnback, Anna : Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Larsson, Lisa : Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Johansson, William : Swedish Space Corporation, Sweden
Oldenburg, Jenna-Riia
Value proposition and realisation of built environment Digital Twins
Information systems have a key role in enabling digital transformation of industries. In the last decade, concepts like Industry 4.0 and Digital Twins have become common practice in industries like manufacturing, bringing along many benefits like predictive maintenance and optimized operations. Similar benefits are of interest of the industries involved in built environment. Built environment Digital Twins are expected to enable smart cities and smart buildings along with multiple new value propositions from efficiency to sustainability, but the concepts and technologies don't necessarily transfer from one industry to another. Building on industry practices and theory of customer value formation, this case study of Built Environment Digital Twin aims to understand the customer and supplier value propositions and value realizations before and after Digital Twin project and to analyze reasons of value differentiation, evolution, and re-prioritization. Keywords: Information systems; Built Environment Digital Twins, Value Proposition, Customer Value Framework
Presenters
  • Oldenburg, Jenna-Riia : Tampere University, Finland
Authors
  • Oldenburg, Jenna-Riia : Tampere University, Finland
Documents
Omorede, Adesuwa
Work-requirements, leadership support, performance under Covid-19: a mental health's role
As a result, to the pandemic, several organizations moved their operations from working in the workspace to working from home. This change came with its one challenges but also new and innovative ways to teleworking. The current study addresses the role of leadership support and recognition as a mediator in the relationship between employee’s work requirement and their deteriorating work performance. The study also addresses the moderating role of employees’ mental health. Based on a survey of 888 individuals working from home, we reveal a moderated mediation relationship between employees’ work requirement, and deteriorating work performance. The findings hold important implications for those currently working hybrid and most specially for supervisors managing such individuals.
Presenters
  • Omorede, Adesuwa : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Omorede, Adesuwa : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Berglund, Rachael Tripney : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Backström, Tomas : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Documents
Otomo, Saki
Classification of Born-Global Firms: The Case of Japanese High-tech Startups
Early internationalization and success in foreign markets play an important role in both a firm's growth and its impact on the global economy. We conducted a study on Japanese high-tech startups to identify the process of early internationalization in firms with a large home market and few incentives to internationalize. We found that international entrepreneurship and the condition of the home market affect early internationalization. Our case study showed that the size of the home market is not a deciding factor in a firm's decision to internationalize. Geographic considerations and the types of the technology were identified as factors affecting early internationalization. Our findings will provide insights and practical guidelines for entrepreneurs who want to explore ways to globalize their business operations.
Presenters
  • Otomo, Saki : Tohoku University, Japan
Authors
  • Otomo, Saki : Tohoku University, Japan
  • Ishida, Shuichi : Tohoku University, Japan
  • Yang-Yoshihara, Mariko : Tohoku University / Stanford University, USA
Documents
Paez, Cristina
An Innovation Network-based Incubation Strategy to Accelerate Digital Health Spin-Offs
Acceleration of TRLs of technology-based spin-offs through innovation networks have received considerable attention for its promise to contribute to technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Xartec Salut is a HealthTech Innovation Network with 47 research groups from 17 leading institutions in the field. This proposal aims to share best practices in generating and sharing knowledge and designing a framework to systematically detect, evaluate and foster most potential technologies by the collaborative consortia (from healthcare institutions, academic research and technology centers) with an impact in society and the market in the years to come. So far, the network has been boosting digital transformation, technology transfer and valorization strategies through several calls, supporting the creation of 10 spin-offs and accelerating more than 20 projects. These results demonstrate that Xartec Salut's strategies are required to make research profitable, foster collaboration and the inclusion of patients in the early stages of the R&D process.
Presenters
  • Paez, Cristina : Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Authors
  • Paez, Cristina : Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • González-Piñero , Manel : Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Perera-Lluna, Alexandre : Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Borràs, Berta : Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • San Agustín Gómara, Sergio : Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Palombi, Giulia
Exploiting digitalization for organizational resilience
Digitalization represents a new organizational challenge being considered at the same time a cause of vulnerability and a driving force for the company development. The aim of this paper is to understand how organizations can be resilient in the digital era. To this extent, the study proposes a framework based on literature that recognizes resilience in the digital era; it includes seven key-characteristics, divided in pre-event and post-event ones. The framework was used to conduct an exploratory case study in which evidence was provided of how a multinational company operating in the energy sector, which in the last years has shown a considerable effort of digital transformation, has maintained and consolidated these characteristics. The study gives a theoretical and practical contribution, guiding scholars and companies in the exploitation of digital transformation, while enduring resilience key characteristics.
Presenters
  • Palombi, Giulia : Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Authors
  • Annarelli, Alessandro : Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Nonino, Fabio : Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Palombi, Giulia : Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Documents
Paula, Fabio
Innovation and digital transformation in Healthcare: A systematic review
Healthcare is of high importance in any country and today this industry has been undergoing a profound change, being reshaped by the adoption of digital transformations (DT), a trend accelerated during the pandemic, where social distancing have forced providers to employ new technologies with enormous potential to improve overall health systems. Considering that healthcare is a highly regulated sector, and that the current literature is incipient regarding the adoption of strategic processes, we conducted a systematic review to analyze the evolution of digital transformation in healthcare with focus on four parameters and approaches: applications, benefits, opportunities, and threats, impacting this market. Our study is based on a list of seventy-seven peer-reviewed articles from Scopus database, between 2015 and 2022. We expect that our study advances the understanding of the development of technical innovations in the healthcare ecosystem and supports scholars and practitioners to further explore its empirical effectiveness in healthcare.
Presenters
  • Paula, Fabio : Puc Rio, Brazil
Authors
  • Dionisio, Marcelo : Puc Rio, Brazil
  • Souza, Sylvio : Puc Rio, Brazil
  • Paula, Fabio : Puc Rio, Brazil
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Peronato, Eros
Entrepreneurial Values as a key for CSR in SMEs
The goal of this presentation is to describe an innovative method based on the "HHH" dimension (Heart, Head, Hands) highlighting the "Values" of the Entrepreneur as the key factor supporting competitive growth and wellbeing in SMEs. This is presented through the introduction of some instruments, including artificial intelligence innovative methods, applied to help the entrepreneur in the development of the concept "Persons at the Center". This increases entrepreneurs awareness to make relevant changes in the company. Here we highlight the results derived from this new approach in some Italian case studies in manufacturing and service SMEs. These examples illustrate cases of international as well as local companies. The results demonstrate the efficacy of the new approach to generate new power to accelerate SMEs sustainable business development.
Presenters
  • Peronato, Eros : AMajor Srlb, Italy
Authors
  • Peronato, Eros : AMajor Srlb, Italy
  • Fabris, Flavia : AMajor Srlb, Italy
  • Dagnolo, Nicolo : AMajor Srlb, Italy
  • DOrazio, Roberta : AMajor Srlb, Italy
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Peters, Anna
How performance aspects support effective innovative measurement
We conduct an explorative systematic literature review (SLR) of 56 empirical studies, applying the taxonomy of Kerssens-van Drongelen et al. (2000) and additional performance indicators from recent literature. Our SLR indicates what metrics are supposed to assess according to the recommended performance aspects and how they should be measured. We focus on metrics' closeness to the overall innovation goal and their role in each innovation process phase. Our findings suggest that market performance, customer orientation, and product superiority should be qualitatively evaluated in the ideation phase; quantitative and qualitative measurement of product superiority is essential in the incubation phase; and financial outcomes, market performance, and customer satisfaction should be quantitatively assessed in the commercialisation phase. Surprisingly, only a few metrics measure the realisation phase. Overall, our SLR supports practitioners in structuring and applying suitable metrics in the different innovation project phases.
Presenters
  • Peters, Anna : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
Authors
  • Peters, Anna : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
Documents
Petraite, Monika
Continuous Innovation Management in R&D Firms: Qualitative Longitudinal Study
R&D firms experience various challenges in sustaining successful continuous innovation management. Given the specific context of economies in the European periphery, a lack of research on the continuous innovation management of R&D intensive firms is observed. Based on this problem formulation, this paper aims to abductively understand the unique patterns of the long-term success of R&D intensive firms operating in the European periphery. Due to limited theory about how R&D intensive firms manage continuous innovation and long-term business success in the European periphery, a longitudinal multiple case study using grounded theory methodology was used to collect, code, and analyze data. R&D intensive firms can learn that in order to develop disruptive innovative products and sustain longterm success, required resources are usually found and scaled up within international networks. Transformational learning, strategic flexibility and rapid decision-making followed by the actions are essential to managing the dynamic changes in the environment.
Presenters
  • Petraite, Monika : Kaunas Univeristy of Technology, Lithuania
Authors
  • Petraite, Monika : Kaunas Univeristy of Technology, Lithuania
  • Ceicyte - Pranskune, Jolita : Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Documents
Peutz, Murk
A SHARED DIGITAL TWINNING FACILITY FOR SMEs
A digital twin (DT) is a virtual representation of real entities (vehicles, supply chains, cities) and its implementation in business is increasing. Improved product development, lower manufacturing and maintenance cost and higher customer value are benefits of the technology. But SMEs are lagging in the adoption. The software and technical expertise required are scarce and often too costly for small firms. Access to data and IT infrastructure like 5G is underdeveloped. Nor are business and organizational aspects of using digital twins sufficiently clear at the onset. To overcome these hurdles a Virtual Mobility Lab is presented, enabling SMEs to develop skills with supply-chain and triple-helix partners to provide easy-access training and use of the technology.
Presenters
  • Peutz, Murk : EQUATOR RESEARCH BV, Netherlands
  • Post, Ger : Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Authors
  • Peutz, Murk : EQUATOR RESEARCH BV, Netherlands
  • Post, Ger : Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
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Pfaff, Felix
Description model for evolutionary innovation research in Product Generation Engineering
Industrial practice shows that products are developed in generations. Innovation success with complex technical systems can only be achieved economically by using existing solutions as references. The model of PGE - Product Generation Engineering describes product development based on variations and references. A literature review of evolutionary approaches in design research showed that existing approaches do not offer a holistic evolutionary view to support future demand- and context-driven product development. Especially the relations between changing context factors, reference-based variation activities, and innovation success are only partially investigated. This contribution presents a descriptive model for the evolution of mechatronic products based on the model of PGE, evolutionary models, and models for the context of product development. We applied and validated the descriptive model in two case studies (Toyota Hybrid Drive and Google Glass) and derived the first hypotheses for relations.
Presenters
  • Pfaff, Felix : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Authors
  • Pfaff, Felix : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Eberhardt, Christian : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Patlakis, Christian : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Nowak, Marcel : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Rapp, Simon : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Albers, Albert : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
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Pfister, Paul
Return on Investment - Digital Value Creation in German SMEs
Using digital technologies requires financial resources to create value. As these resources are more limited in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and digital use cases and best practices are not well known, the purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate how SME managers are adding value and achieving a measurable return on investment (ROI) by using certain digital technologies. The results of this study were derived from 48 in-depth expert interviews conducted within cross-sectoral SMEs in Germany. The findings show a set of 57 positive ROIs and one negative based on multiple digital use cases. The weighted digital ROI average in this study is 33,77, the median 5,29. Thus, most of the digital investments are highly worthwhile with a five-times return of investment. Thereby, this study offers strong appropriate suggestions for SME managers to systematically encourage innovation.
Presenters
  • Pfister, Paul : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
Authors
  • Pfister, Paul : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • Lehmann, Claudia : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
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Piantoni, Giulia
Co-location for Shared Value Creation: Proximity in Innovation Ecosystems
In an era of digital proximity and virtual relations, location and place still confirm their key roles for creating value innovation ecosystems. While physical proximity is widely considered a driver of aggregation and value creation in ecosystems, it is increasingly clear that it is not enough: a proper ecosystem management (strategies and orchestration) are needed, too, and deserve further studies. Thus, this paper focuses on place-based innovation ecosystems and studies how physical proximity can be leveraged to enhance coopetition, alignment and orchestration among actors. Studying four cases of different innovation ecosystems it emerges, on the one hand, that orchestration needs to be coupled with a bottom-up governance structure and, on the other hand, that proactive involvement and alignment need to be strategically fostered since the very first moments of the ecosystem birth.
Presenters
  • Piantoni, Giulia : Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Authors
  • Piantoni, Giulia : Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Arena, Marika : Politecnico di Milano , Italy
  • Azzone, Giovanni : Politecnico di Milano , Italy
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Plekhanov, Dmitry
Digital transformation in developing countries: foreign competition and government support
This paper investigates how digital transformation can affect high-tech manufacturing in the context of a developing country. Based on a survey of 545 Russian high-tech manufacturing firms (2018), our empirical analysis reveals that exposure to foreign competition is positively associated with higher levels of digital advancement. We also find that government support does not play a significant role in promoting the technological upgrading of the high-tech manufacturing sector, with the notable exception of interest rate subsidies for complex technological project loans. In developing countries, national digital transformation policies should focus on integrating firms into global value chains and promoting fair competition in domestic markets rather than channeling resources through direct research and development (R&D) support measures.
Presenters
  • Plekhanov, Dmitry : ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Authors
  • Plekhanov, Dmitry : ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Flaeschner, Oliver : ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Roud, Vitaliy : Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), Croatia
  • Netland, Torbjörn : ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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Plietzsch, Sina
Mindfulness as innovative educational approach to foster sustainable development
Humanity is confronted with increasing and more complex sustainability challenges. To counteract these, education for sustainable development (ESD) is indispensable. Yet, there is still no unanimous answer through which educational methods this could be achieved. This is the reason why new ways to implement ESD must continuously be sought and tested to realize a long-lasting change. Especially less obvious, but potentially very effective areas of intervention such as mindfulness have come increasingly into focus as a promising strategy for the change towards sustainable development. Specifically, in Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), such methods can generate a lasting sustainable development among students, which can subsequently be carried into organizations and achieve anticipated effects. However, despite the promising potential, few attempts have been made to empirically validate the causality between mindfulness and sustainable development. Hence for this paper, a quasi-experiment will be carried out to explore the causality of these two elements.
Presenters
  • Plietzsch, Sina : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
Authors
  • Plietzsch, Sina : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • Lehmann, Claudia : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
Documents
Plugmann, Philipp
Academics' Willingness to Participate in an Open Innovation Ecosystem Platform
Building an open innovation ecosystem can involve a local or global approach (Chesbrough et al., 2014). Through knowledge transfer (Bacon et al., 2019), inter-organizational relationships (Radziwon, Bogers, 2019), research opportunities (West, Bogers, 2017), effects on entrepreneurship (Nambisan et al., 2018) and connecting corporations and communities (Gupta et al., 2017), there could be an amazing potential for open innovation ecosystem platforms that develop medical technology products. The research question is motivated by open innovation platforms in other industries - such as Local Motors in the automotive industry - where technology products have been built with an effective marketing approach that attracts creators and innovators (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azCRuwtE_n0). The research question is how willing are academics to participate in such a platform to develop medical technology products. "Medical technology products" means a future medical technology that could solve serious health crises.
Presenters
  • Plugmann, Philipp : SRH University of Applied Health Sciences, Germany
Authors
  • Plugmann, Philipp : SRH University of Applied Health Sciences, Germany
Documents
Podmetina, Daria
How and why open innovation fail: European SMEs cases
Open innovation has proven to be an effective strategic tool in achieving competitive advantage. However, the research also points to the drawbacks of open innovation practices - related to resource constraints, power imbalances between partners. Those become particularly critical in the context of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which by default are more limited in resources than large firms. Success stories of OI are disseminated much wider than failures, which create biases in assessing and perceiving OI practices. That happens also because failure cases are generally less available and people are often resistant to share them. . With this submission we share six cases of open innovation failures of SMEs from across Europe, providing insights for SMEs managers as well as policy makers on what could go 'wrong' in open innovation. This submission has implications for open innovation research as well as for strategic management literature.
Presenters
  • Podmetina, Daria : Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Authors
  • Podmetina, Daria : Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Albats, Ekaterina : Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Pontinen, Ville : Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
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Pohjola, Petri
Digital Playbook Strengthening Valorisation of Research and Innovation Infrastructures
Recent policy priorities such as green transition, digitalisation and resilience are challenging all types of organisations to re-think and re-design their services and collaboration methods. This is true also as concerns innovation management tools connected with more effective valorisation of research and innovation infrastructures. Currently, research, demonstration and innovation infrastructures along with their related co-operation services offered by universities to enterprises are designed mainly based on specific research topics. Therefore, the services offered are often lacking the point of view of industrial interest or new initiatives towards business opportunities. In this paper we present the Digital Playbook for research and innovation infrastructures prepared for different situations and stakeholder groups. The Digital Playbook facilitates the process to plan and pre-segment the standard service pathways. Embedding the digital tools into the process enables a larger number of innovators to be engaged and thus cultivates a prospective and creative innovation environment.
Presenters
  • Pohjola, Petri : Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Authors
  • Pohjola, Petri : Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Puurtinen, Hanna-Greta : Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
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Preedy, Emily
Magical Microalgae
Abstract Industrial and human waste is a global issue, especially with an ever-growing and developing world. Microalgae, the baby cousin of seaweed, or Macroalgae, is a step in the right direction to combat human activity and work alongside industry as it stands. Some species consume anaerobic digestate, others can feast on metals in wastewater treatments, yet all photosynthesis like a plant, which means they all feed on Carbon Dioxide. This project demonstrates at industrial scale that recovered nutrients, and waste gas emissions can be recovered and recycled in a responsible, circular economy via algae production. Furthermore, with on-site downstream processing and refinement of algae products can be obtained from the recycled materials resulting in a cost-effective, environmentally beneficial process.
Presenters
  • Preedy, Emily : Swansea University, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Preedy, Emily : Swansea University, United Kingdom
Documents
Pussinen, Pasi
Ecosystem Transitions in Sustainable Business Innovation
Sustainable business innovations aim to tackle global challenges including environmental and social issues. Establishing business ecosystem based on sustainability-oriented innovations include dealing with a system level change and impacts. In this article we present a single case of an ecosystem looking to solve a global challenge of plastic debris. The ecosystem is looking into establish operations in target markets with a two-phase entry model, both representing a different ecosystem phase. Potential market areas represent areas with no current waste management infrastructure established. We use causal-loop diagrams to visualise the concepts of these ecosystem phases and aim to identify major characteristics affecting the expansion of these ecosystems. The sustainability-oriented innovation may attract funding opportunities to support initial ecosystem phase and help to gather resources for expansion.
Presenters
  • Pussinen, Pasi : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Authors
  • Pussinen, Pasi : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Federley, Maija : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Wiman, Henri : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
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Radziwon, Agnieszka
Inside-In Open Innovation in Incumbent-born Platform
Platforms have become such a pervasive innovation strategy for incumbents that they are renamed incumbent-born platforms. Despite being incumbent-born the knowledge flowing between the incumbent and the platform is not friction-free. Previous open innovation studies of incumbent-born platforms focused on knowledge flows across the external boundaries (outside-in and inside-out open innovation). To complement this, view our qualitative case study focuses on inside-in open innovation; i.e. knowledge flows within the organization - incumbent business units and the incumbent-born platform. The incumbent and platform are part of a large German manufacturing company in the MedTech industry. Drawing on the friction-based view, we investigate how knowledge frictions impede inside-in open innovation in incumbent-born MedTech platforms. Our findings point out a range of knowledge transfer frictions, which may hinder open innovation efforts.
Presenters
  • Radziwon, Agnieszka : Aarhus University & University of California Berkeley, Denmark
Authors
  • Radziwon, Agnieszka : Aarhus University & University of California Berkeley, Denmark
  • Pundziene, Asta : KTU & University of California Berkeley, Lithuania
  • Gutmann, Tobias : EBS & University of California Berkeley, Germany
  • Bez, Sea : University of Montpellier, France
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Rai, Ranvir S.
A "Braive" New World: Exploring Adoption of Mental Healthcare Technology
Digitalization is a macro-trend affecting every sector, albeit in different ways. We study the process of digitalization of the public mental care system, by analyzing the case of the introduction of a new digital technology, Braive, within two Norwegian mental care clinics. Through in-depth interviews with nine central actors involved in the local implementation process, this study analyzes the organizational adjustments, challenges, and setbacks that have characterized the implementation. Despite positive initial attitudes among the employees, we find that, absent effective managerial and organizational support, professional care providers will effectively resist the adoption of new technologies. Managers need to ensure that professional concerns are heard and integrated within the adoption process, if they intend to reap the potential rewards that digitalization offers for the medical care field.
Presenters
  • Rai, Ranvir S. : Kristiania University College, Norway
Authors
  • Callegari, Beniamino : Kristiania University College, Norway
  • Yang, Jenni : University of Oslo, Norway
  • Rai, Ranvir S. : Kristiania University College, Norway
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Rantala, Tuija
Role of Sustainability Data in Manufacturing Companies
The meaning of sustainability is increasing among manufacturing companies, as pressure is coming from both within and outside of the company. Data and sustainability are strongly linked as data, e.g., enables highlighting sustainability actions and measuring implications. This paper studies, how manufacturing companies are seeing the role of sustainability data when innovating their practical actions. We explore the theme by presenting findings from 12 recent interviews with manufacturing companies. Results are demonstrated in a framework for describing companies' data utilisation and sustainability-related actions, divided into four different types: 1) Beginners in data utilisation having no sustainability focus, 2) Beginners in data utilisation with sustainability focus, 3) Advanced data utilisers with rising sustainability focus and 4) Advanced data utilisers with sustainability focus. Managerial and theoretical implications consist of clarifying scattered viewpoints for the role of sustainability data in manufacturing companies and presenting practical viewpoints.
Presenters
  • Rantala, Tuija : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland
Authors
  • Rantala, Tuija : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland
  • Hanski, Jyri : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Uusitalo, Teuvo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  • Hemilä, Jukka : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
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Reckordt, Tim
Future scenarios: An experiment to strategic innovation capability building
Innovation strategies become more and more important. A crucial part is the development of innovation capabilities. Which innovation capabilities to develop depends on strategic focus as well as on external factors influencing the economic situation of an organisation. This paper conducts an experiment to test the applicability of the future scenario approach to strategizing for innovation capability development that takes into account different future developments. This experiment is conducted within the Scottish aerospace sector and analyses applicability of the method for strategizing on company level as well as for strategizing on supply chain level as innovation ecosystem. For this purpose, four different scenarios are developed with experts. The strategizing process is conducted with two companies and a representative supply chain delegation.
Presenters
  • Reckordt, Tim : University of Strathclyde - Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Reckordt, Tim : University of Strathclyde - Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, United Kingdom
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Refior, Philipp
The Future Bot -Defining Tomorrow's User
The Deep Bench is helping a wide range of companies to become future-ready. But understanding the future needs of people can be difficult: trend forecast are often overly abstract and, and our assumptions of future users are mostly based on research in the here and now. That is why The Deep Bench has developed the Future Bot, a database of predictions that are precise regarding the "What" and "When". These predictions are coming from academia, popular science as well as corporations - and they all include a precise description of the expected event, as well as its expected date. Using this tool we are able to build prototypical personas of future users - fully informed by a very possible future context. Using the example of our collaboration with CLAAS, German market leader in agricultural machinery, we look forward to introduce this approach!
Presenters
  • Refior, Philipp : The Deep Bench GmbH, Germany
Authors
  • Refior, Philipp : The Deep Bench GmbH, Germany
Repo, Petteri
Seeking Novelty through Network Analysis of Digital Consumer Creativity
The value and potential of consumer contributions to product development are widely acknowledged, but it has remained difficult for companies to balance these with established foci in product development and concept design. In our on-going research, we attempt to develop network based methodologies to extract meanings from consumers' interpretations of a mundane technology - the elevator. Consumer creativity comes forth in that consumers' interpretations relate to quite different matters than the examined product and its features. We use data from the social media platform Instagram to recognise hashtag networks that revolve around lifestyles of young males, expressions of places, as well as cultural activities, public transport and gratitude. Rethinking material products through affects attributed by consumers further offers new kinds of opportunities to develop sustainable innovations
Presenters
  • Repo, Petteri : University of Helsinki, Finland
Authors
  • Repo, Petteri : University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Timonen, Päivi : University of Helsinki, Finland
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Reschwamm, Katrin
The impact of AI on Project Management - current state-of-the-art
This paper is written in form of an essay including the authors experience over 20 years in project management. The purpose is to illustrate current developments of artificial intelligence in project management, available solutions, and how they could be applied. In addition, we will look at barriers for implementation and glance at the most known project management associations and how they perceive the evolvement of AI. This is backed by an unstructured literature review from the field of project management and innovation management.
Presenters
  • Reschwamm, Katrin : Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia
Authors
  • Reschwamm, Katrin : Alma Mater Europaea, Slovenia
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Rhaiem, Mehdi
Patent Text Mining: Evolution Paths in 5G Industry
Technology analysis and scouting is of great importance for appropriate management and development of innovation. It helps understand market trends and decide the direction of technology development for R&D planning purposes. This paper aims to track waves of innovations in the fifth generation (5G) technologies for mobile communication through patent analysis. It combines text mining techniques and network analysis to reveal trends and hotspots of technology development. It also proposes a semi-supervised method to eliminate not relevant documents from a large patent dataset. Results show a mapping of the 5G technological trends in 47 topics, which are identified by a topic model technique. Then, an analysis of the top 20 major players underlines some important difference between China, United States and the rest of the World in terms of developing strategy.
Presenters
  • Rhaiem, Mehdi : Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Authors
  • Rhaiem, Mehdi : Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Pulizzotto, Davide : Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Ramdani, Anas : Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Beaudry, Catherine : Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
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Ritala, Paavo
Show me the Data! Developing Data-Driven Culture in Industrial AI
Industrial organizations are increasingly adopting different AI technologies to predict, optimize, and improve their industrial processes and products. Similar as in the broader digital transformation, adopting AI solutions requires a culture that helps organizations to embrace these new technologies. However, little is known what cultural impediments, challenges, or opportunities are involved specifically with AI adoption in industrial companies. Based on a multiple-case study of 7 Finnish firms, we find that a feasible organizational culture that facilitates adoption of industrial AI involves systematic collection, curation, and analysis of data as a commonly shared norm. Such culture could be broadly described as "data-driven" or "data-enabled". Beyond this, the studied organizations vary markedly on many other organizational factors in terms of their readiness to embrace AI, demonstrating the major challenges (and opportunities) that lie ahead in AI solution adoption in industrial firms.
Presenters
  • Ritala, Paavo : LUT University, Finland
Authors
  • Ritala, Paavo : LUT University, Finland
  • Aaltonen, Päivi : LUT University, Finland
  • Ruokonen, Mika : LUT University, Finland
  • Hussinki, Henri : LUT University, Finland
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Robaeyst, Ben
Value Creation in Urban Living Labs: Towards Sustainable Impact
Over the past decade, open innovation (OI) literature has extended its scope beyond economical contexts to the context of societal value creation. This has given rise to the notion of (local) distributed knowledge as a driver for sustainable innovation and has highlighted the importance of multi-stakeholder collaborations in new product development (NPD) processes to develop new ICT systems for complex urban issues. Here, the project format of urban living labs shows a lot of potential to support urban sustainability transition. However, a lot of fuzziness still exists around ULLs in terms of actual value creation. By applying a systematic literature review, this paper aims at shed light on how ULLs create value for urban sustainability transition and how this value creation is being measured. The preliminary insights provide a framework for structuring potential impact of ULLs, and gives insight in how this value creation is measured in current literature.
Presenters
  • Robaeyst, Ben : Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Authors
  • Robaeyst, Ben : Universiteit Gent, Belgium
  • Baccarne, Bastiaan : Universiteit Gent, Belgium
  • Schuurman, Dimitri : Imec, Belgium
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Robbins, Peter
Design Thinking And the Circular Economy
This case is a study in how a global technology company can harness its dynamic capabilities and those of its stakeholder network to advance one of the SDG's by using Design Thinking. Bringing together specialist innovation and R&D people both from Microsoft and from its partner network - along with a design thinking facilitator - the project team worked with the Environmental Protection Agency to work on this issue.
Presenters
  • Robbins, Peter : Dublin City University, Ireland, Republic of
Authors
  • Robbins, Peter : Dublin City University, Ireland, Republic of
Rubin, Tzameret H.
Exploring InsurTech Corporate Accelerators' Operations: Evidence from Lloyd's Lab
In recent years, an increasing number of established large companies have started to establish corporate accelerators (CAs) that offer support services such as mentoring, networking opportunities and office space to start-ups. CAs aim to be beneficial not only for the involved start-ups, but also for the incumbent who took the initiative to establish the CA. More research is needed to understand the detailed activities of CAs, and this paper address this gap by exploring what the activities of CAs in the insurance industry are. Five types of activities creating value were identified (selecting start-up participants, selecting mentors, providing accelerator services to start-ups, matching start-ups' solutions with incumbents' challenges, and preparing start-ups for the post CA period), and one activity that was a source of value creation was identified (establishment of a 'data liquidity' channel). The overview of the activities provides guidance to managers searching for ways to manage a CA.
Presenters
  • Rubin, Tzameret H. : Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
  • Aas, Tor Helge : University of Agder, Norway
Authors
  • Rubin, Tzameret H. : Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
  • Aas, Tor Helge : University of Agder, Norway
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Rupp, Jonathan
Emotion AI at the front-end of Innovation
Innovation management is heading towards a new paradigm of artificial intelligence. However, there is much uncertainty regarding the implementation of such methods so far. In this study, we use Emotion AI to investigate the relationship of emotions with idea evaluation in the front-end of the innovation process. We used deep-learning-based technology to capture valence and arousal dimensions in real-time from subjects' faces while presenting ideas created in an idea contest. A mixed linear model approach failed to find a direct relationship between valence and idea evaluation. However, this relationship was moderated by arousal. These results suggest that novel AI-based methods can be used in addition to existing methods to make decisions early in the innovation process. Our results contribute to the exploration of AI in innovation and provide starting points for additional research.
Presenters
  • Rupp, Jonathan : University of Innsbruck, Austria
Authors
  • Rupp, Jonathan : University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Füller, Johann : University of Innsbruck, Austria
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Ryöppy, Merja
Citizen-led approach to designing inclusive digital shared mobility services
Several European cities have committed to a long-term mobility transition to achieve a target of zero carbon emissions. In order to reduce the use of private vehicles, it is argued that digital shared mobility services are sustainable solutions for citizens. This paper proposes early citizen engagement as an approach to designing digital mobility services in inclusive and accessible ways. We present the findings from a mobile probing study involving 10 citizens from Espoo in order to gain first-hand experience of citizens' mobility needs and behaviours. Our preliminary findings show that giving up private vehicles and distrust of shared mobility solutions is still a challenge. We explore citizens' attitudes towards shared digital mobility services and propose design guidelines to resolve challenges of accessibility and inclusion in those services.
Presenters
  • Ryöppy, Merja : KONE Corporation, Finland
Authors
  • Ryöppy, Merja : KONE Corporation, Finland
  • Santala, Saga-Sofia : KONE Corporation, Finland
  • Jacobson, Susanne : KONE Corporation, Finland
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Saari, Leila
Building the maturity model for sustainable collaborative manufacturing industry
This paper discovers the research path when testing the ManuMaturity model and upgrading it to guide manufacturing companies beyond Industry 4.0, towards data sharing within a supply chain, to an open innovation ecosystem and towards sustainable manufacturing. The original ManuMaturity model has five maturity levels: traditional factory, modern factory, agile factory, agile cognitive factory and agile cognitive industry. Together with the seven dimensions-infrastructure, data, customer, business model, employee and sustainability-it was implemented as an open self-assessment web tool. The tool was tested with a group of manufacturing companies and the feedback was gathered both via the discussions with the manufacturing companies and the service providers. In this paper, the insights are presented as well as the potential additional elements of the extended maturity model.
Presenters
  • Saari, Leila : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
Authors
  • Saari, Leila : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
  • Kääriäinen, Jukka : VTT, Finland
  • Heilala, Juhani : VTT, Finland
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Sadr, Mozhgan
Technology transfer centers: hype or hope?
Short and long-term economic growth relies greatly on knowledge and technology transfer. The competitive position of economic actors in the markets is heavily affected by their knowledge and technology access and their application in ecological processes. Technology transfer is achievable through a series of ac-tivities. Technology transfer centres (TTC) are the best-known approaches for this purpose. Academic spin-offs are another format for building businesses based on the expertise of academia. This study examines the success factors of the currently growing TTCs and analyses the role of the business enterprises in decreasing stakeholder uncertainties in this process. The technology transfer in healthcare can drive economic and social development, on the one hand and contributes to improving public health by providing access to innovative healthcare technologies, on the other hand. The research centres can be plugged into VIENNO, the Vienna Innovation Model and benefit from a performing and productive innovation system.
Presenters
  • Sadr, Mozhgan : VAMED-KMB, Austria
Authors
  • Sadr, Mozhgan : VAMED-KMB, Austria
Documents
Salo, Minna
Customer value creation through new DT enabled service innovation
The focus of the companies´ innovation activities has shifted from closed good-centric to open service-centric view. Digital twins, the digital replicas of physical entities with the bidirectional real-time mapping between a physical object and its digital model, can be seen as enablers for new service innovation opportunities with new kinds of value creation possibilities for the customers. The aim of this study is to examine what kinds of values new digital twin enabled services can offer to customers in the industrial setting, how customer understanding and customer needs are used as a basis for the service innovation and how the recognized values for the customers is created during the innovation. Based on the interviews and workshops with representatives of twelve companies from three business ecosystems, we contribute to existing knowledge about the customer-oriented approach in innovating services by combining the viewpoints of service innovation, digital twins, and customer value creation.
Presenters
  • Salo, Minna : VTT, Finland
Authors
  • Salo, Minna : VTT, Finland
  • Petänen, Päivi : VTT, Finland
  • Hemilä, Jukka : VTT, Finland
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Sanno, Anna
Collaborative foresight for sustainable innovation
Abstract: Openness, broad involvement and inclusion of different perspectives are considered a useful strategy for successful innovation. We suggest this is valid also for foresight practice as a part of an innovation process. In this paper, collaborative signal scanning regarding sustainability, act as the foundation for an intervention in an interactive research study discussing how to distribute and improve foresight practice, based on broad involvement for sustainable innovation? This research was performed as a university industry collaboration. The intervention consisted of two parts: moderated networking meetings with the purpose of sharing and reflecting on weak signals about sustainability and access to a learning module consisting of practical and theoretical material on corporate foresight, accessible via a digital learning platform. Participants express new insights, changed habits both in private and professional situations, and a strong incentive to pursue this work. The lack of time is a hinder for the individuals.
Presenters
  • Sanno, Anna : Volvo CE, Sweden
Authors
  • Sjodin, Carina : Malardalen University, Sweden
  • Stromberg, Anette : Malardalen University, Sweden
  • Sanno, Anna : Volvo CE, Sweden
  • Stec, Michael : Volvo CE, Sweden
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Santonen, Teemu
A novel approach to collect longitudinal open data with students
This study proposes a novel crowdsourcing based operating method for universities to collect longitudinal data as a part of degree programs. The perceived benefits of such a system for the teachers and students as well as the key implementation obstacles and mitigate possibilities are evaluated among key personnel (N=17) of one case university. The proposed operating method is introduced and compared against the crowdsourcing definition. The perceived benefits were related to (1) improved pedagogics, (2) intensified collaboration between university, students and working life, (3) accumulation of new research skills and (4) novel publication opportunities. The key challenges included (1) legal, licence and ethical issues, (2) concerns relating lack of competence, (3) technical systems compatibility issues, (4) lack of resources and motivation among teachers and students and (5) continuity problems in cooperation and data collection.
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  • Santonen, Teemu : Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Authors
  • Santonen, Teemu : Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
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Scarso, Enrico
Innovation Management Process Standardization in SMEs: Insights from Real-life Cases
In 2019, the ISO 56002 standard for managing innovation systems was published, based on the common opinion that effective management of innovation requires a systematic approach. Standardizing would enable organizations to perform innovation processes in a structured way, making them controllable and repeatable. ISO states that standardization can be pursued also by SMEs, although various studies underline that generally SMEs follow a non-systematic approach to innovation. Hence, we need to understand whether a structured approach such as that proposed by ISO can be suitable for SMEs. To provide information on the potential and drawbacks of standardizing innovation processes in SMEs, the paper discusses the findings of a study on innovation projects carried out by 13 Italian metalworking SMEs. By contrasting the approach suggested by the ISO clauses with that of the investigated companies, it provides food for thought about the applicability of such standard by SMEs.
Presenters
  • Scarso, Enrico : University of Padova, Italy
Authors
  • Scarso, Enrico : University of Padova, Italy
  • Bolisani, Ettore : University of Padova, Italy
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Schenini, Luca
Developing a Digital Innovation Strategy in the Public Administration of Lugano
The proposed contribution aims to present the innovation strategy of the City of Lugano, which includes digitization and concrete applications in the field of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Key steps in the development of the strategy, management of public-private partnerships and implementation challenges will be discussed. Researchers and practitioners might find relevant to discuss our case as an evidence of: - the emergence of transformative innovation policies, that is, bringing together social innovation and technical innovation to address systemic challenges that most affect us today; - quadruple helix approach: the conjoint interaction of public authorities, research institutions, private companies, and the whole society to co-create innovation; - digital transformation of societies: the use of latest digital enablers for transformation (e.g. blockchain) in the context of the development of a municipality.
Presenters
  • Schenini, Luca : Città di Lugano, Switzerland
Authors
  • Poretti, Pietro : Città di Lugano , Switzerland
  • Schenini, Luca : Città di Lugano, Switzerland
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Schenkat, Fabian
Telenotarzt: Rescue Service in a Digital World
Recently, the 'Corona-Situation' has shown, that an efficient and future-proof healthcare system and the usage of technological opportunities must be implemented by now. Digitalization and technological solutions can be a key factor to support the whole rescue chain in healthcare and finally safe human life. Our solution could be a viable step in this direction. Hence, by using the ´Telenotarzt´ and connected services we enable a seamless cooperation of all parties involved in the rescue-chain. Additionally, it allows the accident ambulance to switch on an emergency doctor via mobile communication. The emergency doctor receives important patient data like cardiac frequency or oxygen saturation as well as photos and videos from the incident scene which allow an optimal support in real-time. Concluding, the ´Telenotarzt´ is a step forward in developing digitalization within the healthcare sector.
Presenters
  • Schenkat, Fabian : umlaut telehealthcare GmbH, Germany
Authors
  • Franz, Michael : umlaut solutions GmbH, Germany
  • Kreuels, Marcel : umlaut solutions GmbH , Germany
  • Klinge, Kristin : umlaut solutions GmbH , Germany
  • Krieger, Michael : umlaut solutions GmbH , Germany
  • Kowalski, Markus : umlaut solutions GmbH , Germany
  • Schenkat, Fabian : umlaut telehealthcare GmbH, Germany
Schleef, Melina
Smart Products as Silent Witnesses: Privacy Concerns versus Legal Advantage
While many smart wearables can store personal movement data and use them to provide certain services, the respective data collection may also raise consumers' privacy concerns. Hence, managers need to decide whether to equip their products with such an ability or whether they must refrain from doing so because it may backfire due to the strong opinions of customers regarding their privacy. In an experimental study, we are concerned with a smart wristband that either can serve as silent witnesses by storing geographical movement data, which can be used to obtain a possible legal advantage for their wearers when they need proof that they have not been present at a certain crime scene, or the smart wearable does not store movement data and, thus, makes it impossible to use such data against their wearers. Our findings suggest that advertising the legal advantage outweighs consumers' privacy concerns and increases purchase intention.
Presenters
  • Schleef, Melina : Bielefeld University, Germany
Authors
  • Schleef, Melina : Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Gless, Sabine : University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Stummer, Christian : Bielefeld University, Germany
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Schneider, Sabrina
Contributing to Sustainability: Using Digital Technologies in Real Estate Development
Digital innovations provide manifold opportunities for ecological sustainability. However, we often proceed at low pace and fail to use available potential. Given the magnitude of the present environmental challenges, we cannot afford industry or market mechanism that hinder innovations. In response, this study explores a unique case company that successfully manages a business model for sustainability by leveraging digital technologies in a highly fragmented, traditionally low innovation industry. We reveal that not external pressure from customers or regulation, but internal commitment (reflected in exceptionally broad and aligned practices) enables to firm to make a meaningful contribution to ecological sustainability in real estate development. Thereby, this study makes two essential contributions: We show that in a low-innovation, fragmented environment, even strong external pressure remains too weak to trigger action. We reveal the breath and width of commitment required in such a context to leverage the potential of digital innovations for sustainability.
Presenters
  • Schneider, Sabrina : Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
Authors
  • Soier, Stefan : Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
  • Schneider, Sabrina : Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
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Schoeck, Moritz
Interaction of Agility and Flexible Production Systems in Innovation
Agility is already widespread in software development, but not yet in the product development of mechatronic products. However, agile companies have a competitive advantage in dynamic markets as they can react quickly and appropriately to changing circumstances. In this scientific research, the challenges industrial companies face when implementing agility in product creation were investigated. With the help of a questionnaire study at industry representatives, agility barriers were identified. Flexible production systems like the 'Value Stream Kinematics' provide benefits for producing companies through their specific use-cases. The synthesis of the results - i.e. the comparison of the agility barriers within industrial companies and the specific use cases of a flexible production system - shows that agility barriers can be overcome by utilizing a flexible production system. In addition, the interaction of both concepts can potentiate the potentials for product development and innovation management.
Presenters
  • Schoeck, Moritz : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Authors
  • Schoeck, Moritz : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Voss, David : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Rapp, Simon : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Albers, Albert : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
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Schuurman, Dimitri
PRECINCT - Scoping a Digital Twin for Disaster Management
EU Critical Infrastructures (CIs) are increasingly at risk of natural hazards, cyber-physical attacks and hybrid threats. Within the PRECINCT EU-project we investigate the potential of Digital Twin technology to increase the resilience of these CI's, taking into account the complex interrelationship and impacts of cascading effects. Solving these 'wicked problems' requires a rigid innovation management process to align the needs of various (quadruple helix) stakeholders, to design a solution that is feasible based on the available infrastructure and sustainable in terms of development effort and cost structure. Therefore, this presentation offers a practical and easily implementable innovation management approach: the Living Lab scoping sprint based on the F.A.C.T.S. methodology. We will also introduce our 'train-the-trainer' approach, the Digital Twin canvas and our own digital tool Innovatrix that is used to follow-up on the advances of the four Living Labs (Antwerp, Athens, Bologna and Ljubljana) in the PRECINCT project.
Presenters
  • Schuurman, Dimitri : imec, Belgium
Authors
  • Schuurman, Dimitri : imec, Belgium
  • Buekenhout, Daan : KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Delannoy, Shirley : VIAS, Belgium
  • De Meester, Thomas : imec, Belgium
Schäfer, Ernst
Responsible innovations through a participatory process design
In our presentation, we look into the importance of participatory processes for responsible innovation management with a focus on sustainability and transformation. The idea is to study the entire process and the different aspects of participation, the interplay of different actors, and intensities in a multi-actor context. The research goal is to understand how a participatory process design can contribute to responsible innovations in smart city districts toward a sustainability transformation. The participatory process design takes place in the realms of the ENaQ research project, in Oldenburg Germany, with 21 partners from science, government, and industry. The findings are a tool for a participatory process in which not only citizens but a diverse group of actors could be actively involved in the innovation process. This involvement of the different stakeholders will promote more responsible innovation, as the different perspectives, needs, and interests are taken into consideration.
Presenters
  • Schäfer, Ernst : ARSU, Germany
Authors
  • Alcorta de Bronstein, Antonieta : University of Vechta, Germany
  • Schäfer, Ernst : ARSU, Germany
  • Wesselow, Maren : University of Oldenburg, Germany
Semenkin, Kirill
Learning to negotiate: AI-driven applications versus conventional training
Professional negotiation training plays a substantial role in determining the success of companies in the sales and service field. Sales training courses should provide sales staff with up-to-date knowledge and skills that are necessary for handling changing customer behaviors and desires. A traditional sales training, such as role play, could, however, be cost- and time-consuming. A fully automated, computer-based training application was developed with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) as an alternative method. It is designed as a cost-effective substitute and can be adapted for any specific negotiation setting. This research aims to determine whether a fully automated, AI-driven negotiation application can effectively replace traditional training methods. A between-subjects experiment was carried out with a total number of 27 undergraduate students and took place over three days.
Presenters
  • Semenkin, Kirill : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Kracklauer, Alexander H. : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Authors
  • Dannenmann, Barbara : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Semenkin, Kirill : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Kracklauer, Alexander H. : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Rasche, Christoph : University of Potsdam, Germany
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Shahzad, Khuram
Digitalization of SMEs: An Ecosystem-Based Perspective
Digital technologies have been able to strike disruptive changes in the contemporary business landscape and so affecting small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs have limited R&D, financial and human resources to invest in their digitalization process. In this research, we contextualize that SMEs can enhance their digitalization by collaborating with different actors of the ecosystem i.e., competing SMEs, higher education institutions (HEIs), co-creating with customers and utilizing support and facilitation activities provided by intermediary organizations. Therefore, our main research question is "How do SMEs enhance their digitalization through engaging with ecosystem-based dynamic collaborations?" To answer the research question, we conducted qualitative multiple case study research based on semi-structured interviews with the Northern Finland innovation ecosystem actors. The results confirm that ecosystem-based interactions enhance SMEs' digital competencies, and digital orientation and help them in emerging technology adoption which eventually leads them to maintain competitive advantage and achieve business model innovation.
Presenters
  • Shahzad, Khuram : University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Hafeez, Shahid : University of Vaasa, Finland
Authors
  • Shahzad, Khuram : University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Hafeez, Shahid : University of Vaasa, Finland
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Shih, Yu Tan
Interplay between Technology and Meaning: An Exploration of Taiwan's Bookstores
Amazon has been impacting many physical retail bookstores and bringing a whole new business horizon. This research systematically attempts to the analysis of activity theory and scene creation to enrich design-driven innovation to help small and medium-sized physical bookstores in Taiwan face the double attack of virtual channels and large bookstore chains. Researchers explore the innovation strategy of Taiwan bookstores- Bleu & Book, which creatively constitute the location space and scene to articulate their bookstore into different styles and meaning embedded. In this case analysis, activity theory and scene creation can help the physical channel firm to know how to utilize the design-driven innovation to create their business activity and make a competitive advantage for themselves.
Presenters
  • Shih, Yu Tan : National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Authors
  • Shih, Yu Tan : National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • TSAI, Pei-Chun : Department of Business Administration, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • WU, Se-Hwa : National Chengchi University, Taiwan
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Shimada, Takeshi
Four Perspectives to Draw the Future - SHINKA Strategy
The consciousness of the future will not produce anything new unless a certain meaning is drawn in advance through prediction. In this article, I define innovation as "creating and changing the future of the society to which we belong." The work begins with the creation of a vision for the future. And we derive what to do now from that future vision. Think back to the present, not just what you want to be, but how to achieve it. This approach is called the "SHINKA strategy" in this paper. In the example introduced in this paper, the spatial axis (market, organization, field) is placed on the vertical axis, and the time axis (value chain) is placed on the horizontal axis. We are proposing a method of drawing future scenarios from the four perspectives of "stretching" and "renewal."
Presenters
  • Shimada, Takeshi : SHIMA Knowledge Laboratory, Japan
Authors
  • Shimada, Takeshi : SHIMA Knowledge Laboratory, Japan
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Shinagawa, Keisuke
Detection of promising science that contributes to high-tech business innovation
By analyzing the bibliographic information of natural science papers, we propose a method to discover the science that is the starting point of scientific innovation in the shortest period of time from its occurrence. Specifically, taking gallium nitride research in blue LED development research as an example, we attempt to discover the science that became the starting point by observing the change in the cumulative number of papers and the co-occurrence of author keywords. Based on the cumulative number of papers, we found that the science started around 1990. The co-occurrence of the author keywords during this period suggests that the MOCVD production method may have contributed to the growth of gallium nitride research. The co-occurrence pattern of MOCVD is also unique in that it bridges other keywords. The fact that this research was conducted by Nakamura, who was awarded the Nobel Prize, also confirms the certainty of this method.
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  • Shinagawa, Keisuke : Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Authors
  • Shinagawa, Keisuke : Ritsumeikan University, Japan
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Shomali, Azadeh
Process of Digital Offer Innovation in Manufacturing Firms
The pervasive IoT and cloud computing technologies are pushing manufacturing firms to develop new offers based on digital services. In most cases, developing such digital offers require manufacturing firms to reconfigure their resources and capabilities and go through business model innovation. Despite the growing trend, the process of developing new digital offers and the associated business model is not fully explored by management scholars yet. In this paper, we unpack this process based on a longitudinal study in two manufacturing firms. Drawing on the literature on business model innovation and organizational learning, we identified the learning modes and organizational structures that support each phase of this process. Our finding also shows how digital offer innovation leads to the global digital transformation of each firms.
Presenters
  • Shomali, Azadeh : ESSCA School of Management , France
Authors
  • Shomali, Azadeh : ESSCA School of Management , France
  • parmentier, Guy : University Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Gandia, Romain : Universtiy Savoie Mont Blanc, France
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Skeie, Kristi Bjørnes
Motivation in a Living Lab User Panel
Responsible Research and Innovation has solidified the importance of stakeholder inclusion in innovation. Inclusion can be facilitated in open innovation ecosystems like living labs, which through network and expertise gather innovating firms and stakeholders. Living labs frequently rely on user panels for inclusion. This raises questions regarding how such panels are established. How should users be recruited, and how can dropout be prevented? Our study proposes that looking at panelists' motivation might address these questions. We take a qualitative approach to exploring user panel motivation in Norway and the Netherlands. Our analysis is based on Self-Determination Theory, Motivation Cycle, and the Participation ladder. We conclude that panelist motivation varies throughout the innovation process and the variation appears to relate to the level of participation at any given time. We contribute to theory development on user engagement, and our findings have implications for practitioners aiming to involve users in innovation.
Presenters
  • Skeie, Kristi Bjørnes : University of Stavanger, Norway
Authors
  • Skeie, Kristi Bjørnes : University of Stavanger, Norway
  • van Leersum, Catharina Margaretha : University of Twente , Netherlands
  • Huang, Judy (Hong) : University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Oftedal, Elin Merethe : University of Stavanger, Norway
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Smara, Rafik
Formation of innovative ambidexterity within SMEs in crisis
Innovative ambidexterity, which implies a combination of exploration and exploitation approaches to innovation is seen by the literature as a highly desirable strategic approach. However, in practice a perfect balance of the two is rarely achieved, and there is limited understanding of how organizations develop a balance having limited resources. The purpose of this study is therefore to generate insights on how organizational ambidexterity is achieved within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Based on an in-depth longitudinal case study of a cohort of firms, we examine which context facilitates the balance between the two strategies in SMEs over time. We develop a framework of how achieving and maintaining a balance between exploration and exploitation which is a key for survival and prosperity over time. We contribute to ambidexterity and innovation literatures by generating new insights on the mechanisms that help SMEs to achieve innovative ambidexterity.
Presenters
  • Smara, Rafik : Graduate School Of Management SPBU, Russia
Authors
  • Smara, Rafik : Graduate School Of Management SPBU, Russia
  • Bogatyreva, Karina : Graduate School of Management SPbU, Russia
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Steen, Marc
Transdisciplinary Innovation: Finding a participatory, longitudinal, action-oriented research methodology
We face enormous societal challenges (climate crisis, polarization, inequality, etc.), which require transdisciplinary innovation. People, however, tend to underestimate the challenges of organizing transdisciplinary innovation. Our current question is concerned with research methodology: What would be an appropriate methodology for conducting participatory, longitudinal, action-oriented research in a series of case studies into transdisciplinary innovation? We propose a methodology that borrows from philosophical pragmatism and uses a systems perspective to look at three interrelated levels: the macro-level of a project's context; the meso-level of content; and the micro-level of the team (our paper for ISPIM 2021). Moreover, we will use insights in action-oriented research and focus on learning and reflexivity. At the conference, we plan to have a research methodology-and to have done several interviews, so that we can report on applying this methodology in practice.
Presenters
  • Steen, Marc : TNO, Netherlands
Authors
  • Steen, Marc : TNO, Netherlands
  • Sassen, Josephine : TNO, Netherlands
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Stefan, Ioana
Does Open Innovation Enable or Hinder the Valley of Death
The Valley of Death (VoD) highlights the challenging crossing that entrepreneurs and researchers often face, from research and development phases, to technology commercialisation. While some studies argue open innovation (OI) might be beneficial in bridging the VoD, e.g. by increasig the speed of the commercialisation process, there is lack of consensus on whether and when OI is an enabler or hinder for the VoD. By conducting a systematic literature review, this study identifies contexts when OI functions as enabler, e.g. by employing collaborative platforms or inter-industry collaborations, and also situations when OI may pose challenges in the VoD, e.g. highlighting opportunistic behavior or conflicting perspectives of different partners. The study has theoretical and practical implications and identifies a number of avenues for future research.
Presenters
  • Stefan, Ioana : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Stefan, Ioana : Mälardalen University, Sweden
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Stein, Fabian
Innovation and Sustainability: On the effects of "New" on "Better"
Since there are many discussions in the literature on the direction and general nature of the relationship between innovation and sustainability on a corporate level, this publication investigates this linkage using a new text mining method. We apply a topic modelling approach to financial analyst reports of companies to develop an innovation score and then search for differences in industries and regions. Finally, we compare it to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scores with a time lag of one year. Our findings indicate that companies score differently in innovation and sustainability depending on their region and industry. Also, companies with higher innovation scores are expected to have a better ESG score in the following year.
Presenters
  • Stein, Fabian : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • Schein, Jennifer : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
Authors
  • Stein, Fabian : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • Schein, Jennifer : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • Bayrle, Niklas : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • Brecht, Leo : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
  • Menichetti, Marco : University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
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Steinecke, Sophie
Digital Entrepreneurship in the healthcare sector in Germany and Israel
This research aims to investigate whether Germany and its Silver Agers are ready for technological start-ups in the healthcare sector. Seven structured interviews were conducted with experts of the German healthcare sector, and quantitative research was performed with German Silver Agers. Our primary findings show that the necessary framework conditions for a telemedical start-up in Germany are not guaranteed due to slow progress in terms of digitisation, a lack of information technology standards, and insufficient investment in care structures. Moreover, the traditional attitude of German Silver Agers represents a further hurdle. Although they are generally positive about telemedicine technologies, German Silver Agers prefer to visit a physician in person. Therefore, this study offers a source for largescale and individual projects as well as start-up companies seeking to enter the German health sector market.
Presenters
  • Steinecke, Sophie : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Authors
  • Taglinger, Madeleine : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Steinecke, Sophie : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Pätzmann, Jens U. : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Schallmo, Daniel : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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Stel, Frans
Upside and downside of team diversity for creative team performance
Team diversity can enhance or disrupt creative team performance. Different personalities usually lead to a broader pallet of new perspectives in the ideation phase of innovation in which divergent thinking to explore novel viewpoints. However, diversity may lead to relationship conflicts in a team.We address the dilemma of achieving synergistic benefits from team diversity while managing negative interpersonal tensions between heterogeneous team members in relation with motivational aspects and team climate and summarize this in a significant path model. We conducted research at 65 student teams. We found a highly significant path between team diversity, commitment, voice and team performance. Although team diversity can have a potential upside effect on creative performance, team diversity involves a practical downside effect: it can be a source of interpersonal tension and intergroup biases and consequently lack of commitment leading to a less open team climate resulting in lower team performance.
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  • Stel, Frans : University of Twente, Netherlands
Authors
  • Stel, Frans : University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Van den Berg, Peter : University of Twente, Netherlands
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Stoiber, Kristina
Disruptive Business Model Innovation in Practice: Lessons from Cross-industry Cases
In today's volatile market conditions, disruptive business model innovations (DBMI) are a key factor for a company's competitiveness. As a result, organizations need to be disruptive to maintain long-term competitive advantages. However, DBMI in long-established organizations is often difficult to accomplish due to several challenges: Unequal resources distribution, cultural inertia, rigid cognitive behavior, managerial biases, and structural barriers are factors that tie incumbents to their current business rather than exploring disruptive opportunities. The literature on organizational ambidexterity proposes responses to these challenges by balancing exploration and exploitation through structural adjustments in organizations. Yet there is still limited understanding of how incumbents can overcome those challenges and pursue DBMI in practice. We therefore aim to provide a more practical perspective on DBMI by analyzing cross-industry cases of seven disruptors. Specifically, we examine their ambidextrous structures to understand how they succeeded in implementing a disruptive business model alongside their existing business.
Presenters
  • Stoiber, Kristina : University of Innsbruck, Austria
Authors
  • Stoiber, Kristina : University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Matzler, Kurt : University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Hautz, Julia : University of Innsbruck, Austria
Stornelli, Aldo
Examining the relationship between advanced manufacturing technology adoption and innovation
This study examines the adoption process of advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs) and their relationship to different innovation types. Whilst the literature on AMT adoption is well established, there is a lack of studies examining the relationship between the AMT adoption process and innovation types as outcomes of this process. Our findings provide several contributions to the AMT literature. Firstly, we uncovered that manufacturers typically consider three main sub-stages during the evaluation stage of the adoption process. Secondly, through a qualitative method we describe the nature of barriers and enablers and their relevance to each adoption stage. Thirdly, we uncover the collaborative nature of the AMT adoption process where adopter firms may be involved in relationships with ecosystems of technology providers and other actors, suggesting the need to further examine these relationships. Lastly, we describe the differences of the AMT adoption process by the enabled innovation types and overall project outcomes.
Presenters
  • Stornelli, Aldo : University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Authors
  • Stornelli, Aldo : University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Ozcan, Sercan : University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Simms, Christopher : University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Stroh, Tim
How do psychological factors affect innovation decisions and adoption?
Awareness of the significant impact of psychological factors on decision processes has grown in the last few decades. Research on their role in innovation-related decisions is limited. The understanding of cognitive processes is rapidly evolving with many competing theories. We aim to establish a theory of decision making that offers consilience across research areas, is grounded in both physical and social sciences, explains the constructs already established by innovation, adoption, and resistance research, and that serves the needs of innovation researchers and practitioners as a pragmatic tool. Using a variety of established research tools in novel ways including semantic field and bibliometric analysis and by drawing on research from diverse disciplines, we identify evolved psychological mechanisms as universal influences on decision processes. We conclude Evolutionary Choice Theory, defined as the collective influence of these evolved psychological mechanisms, should be adopted by innovation practitioners and researchers and provide specific pragmatic applications.
Presenters
  • Stroh, Tim : RMIT, Australia
Authors
  • Stroh, Tim : RMIT, Australia
  • Mention, Anne-Laure : RMIT, Australia
  • Duff, Cameron : RMIT, Australia
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Strömberg, Anette
UIC for Sustainable Innovation - a need for Perspective Shift?
The result of our study so far indicates that current perception on motives for UICs tend to lead to parasitic type of relationships between the UI-partners, characterized by win-lose relationships. Next steps in the study are to engage in mediated dialogues with academic and industrial representatives who have experiences from UI-collaborations with the aims to 1) explore more experiences of win-win and win-lose relationships in UICs and test the feasibility to use mutualism and parasitism as awareness provoking metaphors, and 2) to find key-factors for ensuring win-win in UI-relationships. This study is carried out in the light of that our societies must go through sustainable transformations so that we reach the goals of Agenda 2030, and that we do not have time to wait for the European Open Innovation Eco-System 2.0 to deliver. Therefore, it is crucial that also current UIC-paradigm ensures Sustainable Innovation.
Presenters
  • Strömberg, Anette : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Strömberg, Anette : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • von Heland, Åsa : to add Ability, Sweden
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Suominen, Anu Helena
Virtual hackathon as ICT-enabled boundary arrangement for municipal innovation
This paper addresses the virtual hackathons as ICT-enabled boundary spanning arrangements (IBSA) and their knowledge integration in the municipal innovation management context. Specifically, it focuses on the boundaries and boundary objects for boundary-bridging in virtual hackathons. Therefore, this paper presents a case study in a Swedish multi-disciplinary municipality carrying out an intra-organizational hackathon in virtual collocation for public sector innovation creation. As a result, the paper reveals the discovered boundaries in five boundary categories: individual, domain-specific, task-oriented, spatial, and temporal. Furthermore, the multiple boundary objects utilized for boundary-bridging in a virtual hackathon are presented. Moreover, the paper illustrates the innovation output of four virtual hackathon teams. Thus, the results clarify the virtual hackathon as IBSAs. The paper contributes to the literature on hackathons as IBSA as well as knowledge integration, particularly in terms of boundary objects in virtual innovation contests in municipal organization context.
Presenters
  • Suominen, Anu Helena : Tampere University, Finland
Authors
  • Suominen, Anu Helena : Tampere University, Finland
  • Jonsson, Vilho : curlabs ab, Sweden
  • Bäckman, Johan : curlabs ab, Sweden
  • Fogelberg, Jessica : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
  • Eriksson, Eric : Knivsta kommun, Sweden
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Tanev, Stoyan
A translational research approach to the development of business models
Digitization and cross-border entrepreneurship are driving research in business model innovation. However, entrepreneurs, firms, and investors interpret, conceptualize, and visualize the business model concept in ways that do not build on the academic literature. We suggest a process to convert research findings into a business model template using a translational research approach. Entrepreneurs and top management teams can use the template to map out how they will manage and assess, frame, create, communicate, deliver, capture, protect, and sustain economic and social value. We assembled a corpus comprised of 465 paragraphs extracted from relevant research articles. Then, we performed topic modelling, identified five topics and the paragraphs that were most highly associated with each topic, and measured the strength of the relationships between the five topics. Finally, we produced a complete, scalable and abstractable visual representation of the business model template.
Presenters
  • Tanev, Stoyan : Technology Innovation Management Program, Carleton University, Canada
Authors
  • Bailetti, Tony : Technology Innovation Management Program, Carleton University, Canada
  • Tanev, Stoyan : Technology Innovation Management Program, Carleton University, Canada
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Thurnes, Christian M.
Transfering Systematic Innovation Training to an online setting
The innovation tools of "Systematic Innovation", such as TRIZ etc., combine intuitive-creative solution search with very analytical and partly mechanistic thought processes. Promising teaching and training of Systematic Creativity methods require on the one hand appealing didactic methods in order to maintain the attention span even in the rather dry processual sub-methods. On the other hand, the settings must always allow the opening into an open and creative brainstorming atmosphere - as well as the return into a more formal setting for further procedural methods. Usually, facilitated learning settings or workshops offer the excellent possibility that experienced facilitators and learning guides can lead the learners to their learning success in a situation-appropriate and individually adapted way. This presentation discusses the experience with some online settings used. The goal was to realize a learning experience that is as goal-oriented and diverse as possible, using as few different technical tools as possible.
Presenters
  • Thurnes, Christian M. : OPINNOMETH - UAS Kaiserslautern, Germany
Authors
  • Thurnes, Christian M. : OPINNOMETH - UAS Kaiserslautern, Germany
Tikkanen, Seppo
Increasing Doctors' Employment in Companies: Tailored Teaching and Matchmaking Actions
Active industry - academia interaction is of fundamental importance in addressing our global challenges. In this paper, we present two programs that lower the barrier between these two domains. The experimental educational program for doctoral students is an adaptation of top-level management training program to the academic environment. The matchmaking program between a company and a young doctor provides a low entry barrier to companies to test new ideas with the doctor and build new competences by hiring the doctor. In this program, the funding for the research phase is covered by a foundation and the development phase by the company. Keywords: Doctoral education; teamwork; industry-academia interaction; top management training; business foresight; global challenges; global perspective; technological development; doctors´ employment.
Presenters
  • Tikkanen, Seppo : Dimecc ltd, Finland
Authors
  • Kunttu, Leena : University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Neuvo, Yrjö : Aalto University, Finland
  • Tikkanen, Seppo : Dimecc ltd, Finland
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Trabert, Thomas
Platform-Based Interorganizational Learning for Business Model Innovation: Case Study AgilHybrid
The research project AgilHybrid aims to support SMEs and traditional industrial companies in innovating digital and hybrid business models. The focus of the project lies on needed processes, structures and competences for the successful innovation of digitally networked business models in the era of digital transformation. To this end, an interorganizational learning platform was developed during the project which is examined in this paper. Consisting of two parts named iCourious (being an online course) and iAccelerator (as a business model innovation tool), the platform connects learners from varying organizations. As a practice-oriented contribution, the paper elaborates on how different learners have developed their competences when using the platform. Whereas digital experts improve their skills from a good competence level to a slightly higher level, it is digital beginners that benefit most from learning on the platform.
Presenters
  • Trabert, Thomas : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
Authors
  • Trabert, Thomas : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • Große, Caroline : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • Beiner, Sebastian : Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Göcke, Tobias : SupraTix GmbH, Germany
  • Lehmann, Claudia : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • Kinkel, Steffen : Hochschule Karlsruhe, Germany
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Tröster, Peter Michael
How to Combine Artifacts in Product Development for more Efficiency?
In product development, different artifacts, pieces of information, and documents are used at different phases in the development process. In early phases, for example, the Product Profile (PP) is often used. It contains general information about the needs of different stakeholders. In advanced phases, the artifact Development Order (DO) is used. This contains the required information to design the final product and its manufacturing. Although both artifacts are used, they are used separately. Therefore, information is collected for each artifact separately, although it would be available earlier sometimes. We present a possible approach to compare and combine different artifacts like the described ones to use information more effectively and more efficiently. Therefore, product developers will know, from which parts of the individual artifacts, they can use the information for other artifacts. This will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of information handling throughout the product engineering process.
Presenters
  • Tröster, Peter Michael : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Authors
  • Tröster, Peter Michael : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Tan, Daiying : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Schlegel, Michael : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Rapp, Simon : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Albers, Albert : Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
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Tseng, Fang-Mei
Identifying and monitoring trends in blockchain technologies
The analysis of patent data is an important tool for monitoring trends in emerging technologies. However, most of studies provide a narrow range of specific information and use one or two research methods, namely bibliometric, network, citation analyses, text mining to analyse patent data, integrating these methods can provide more valuable information for monitoring technology as it emerges and identify changing trends in emerging technology. The purpose of this study is to integrate classification code analyses, MPA, and text-mining methods to provide insight into technological trends, using patent data as a source of information. Here, blockchain technology is examined as a case study. This study develops the current picture of technological emergence and provides a novel perspective on technology forecasting and foresight methodologies. Its results and methods are applicable to the work of expert research and development in blockchain technology.
Presenters
  • Tseng, Fang-Mei : Yuan-Ze University,Taiwan, Taiwan
Authors
  • Tseng, Fang-Mei : Yuan-Ze University,Taiwan, Taiwan
  • Palma Gil, Eunice Ina N. : Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan
  • Lu, Louis Y.Y. : Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan
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Tura, Nina
Second-cycle business model innovations in the clothing industry
This study investigates the second-cycle business model innovations in the Finnish clothing industry. Following the principles of circular economy, these innovations play an important role in addressing the sustainability challenges of this highly polluting industry. Especially the increasing interest in second-hand clothing has contributed to the emergence of many new companies and business model innovations, aiming to capture value in this emerging market. In addition, many established clothing companies have identified the economic opportunities of second-hand business and second-cycle business model innovations to be tools to increase sustainability by extending the service life of products and allowing the more efficient use of scarce resources. This qualitative, exploratory study categorizes the identified second-cycle business model innovations and analyses their characteristics, the main opportunities, and the conflicts connected to such models.
Presenters
  • Tura, Nina : LUT University, Finland
Authors
  • Tura, Nina : LUT University, Finland
  • Laukkanen, Minttu : LUT University, Finland
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Tušek, Alena Marie
Literature study on the potential of AI in Scenario-Technique
Scenario-Technique is essential to be prepared for the future and to be able to achieve long-lasting success through predictive planning. Up to now, the implementation of Scenario-Technique in companies requires high resource and personnel effort. These efforts are due to a) high time intensity of the method and b) the need for expert knowledge and thus commitment of outstanding personnel in the scenario project. A complete scenario workshop is time-consuming and not feasible in one day (Mietzner et al. 2005). Different methods are used to anticipate and to consider future developments at an early stage. It can be divided into three different schools: intuitive logics, cross-impact analysis and consistency-based analysis. In this research, consistency-based analysis is chosen as a basis. The consistency-based approach detects, for example, pandemic scenarios such as Covid-19, which are filtered out in probability-based approaches. Furthermore, the consistency-based Scenario-Technique can be described by mathematical operations, which facilitates software realization and increases the transparency of the method (Grîëler et al. 2020b). This research focuses on consistency-based Scenario-Technique and the potential of AI.
Presenters
  • Tušek, Alena Marie : Universität Paderborn, Germany
Authors
  • Gräßler, Dr.-Ing. Iris : Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Tušek, Alena Marie : Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Thiele, Henrik : Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Preuß, Daniel : Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Grewe, Benedikt : Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • Hieb, Michael : Universität Paderborn, Germany
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Tynnhammar, Marcus
Defence implications for digital transformation of a supply chain
Supply Chains have been an important part of society since the dawn of civilization, which means that it has both been evolving for a long time but also it has been important to keep it stable over time. During the last few years digitalization has had an impact on supply chains and society at large, and at the same time supply chain constraints have put a pressure on developing and improving current supply chains. At the same time there has been an ongoing process, and to certain extent fear of civilian developments in the supply chain, to develop the supply chain in the defence sector. This paper tries to highlight the civilian issues found when digitalizing a supply chain, and what impact that might have on a defence supply chain.
Presenters
  • Tynnhammar, Marcus : FOI, Sweden
Authors
  • Tynnhammar, Marcus : FOI, Sweden
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Ukko, Juhani
Managing performance with renewal and digital business models
Abstract: This study focuses on the mediating role of business renewal in the relationship between digital business models and financial performance. An enhanced understanding of the direct and indirect influences of digital business models and business renewal will aid the construction of a more comprehensive picture of managing business models in digital transformation. The results are based on a survey of 275 Finnish SMEs. Structural equation modelling was used to test the research model. The results confirm the mediating effect of business renewal between digital business models and financial performance. This means that changes in the digital business model cannot, on their own, cause any changes in financial performance; however, through business renewal, changes in the digital business model can impact financial performance.
Presenters
  • Ukko, Juhani : LUT University, Finland
Authors
  • Saunila, Minna : LUT University, Finland
  • Ukko, Juhani : LUT University, Finland
  • Rantala, Tero : LUT University, Finland
  • Holopainen, Mira : LUT University, Finland
  • Nasiri, Mina : LUT University, Finland
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Ullern, Eli Fyhn
Facilitating circular innovation processes: a case study of blockchain technology
This study addresses how digital technologies facilitate circular innovation processes. The empirical setting is an ongoing collaboration project including partners from different parts of the value chain, as well as an industrial cluster, an environmental NGO, and two research organizations. The overall ambition of the project is to solve the sustainability challenges related to the production and consumption of post-consumer plastics (PCP) waste from the Norwegian aquaculture industry and develop new knowledge on how circular economy principles can be applied. By following industrial actors in the project, we explore collaboration mechanisms through a case study of blockchain technology. Preliminary findings indicate two main aspects of how blockchain solutions may facilitate circular innovation processes. First, it provides the infrastructure needed through gaining control of plastics, documentation of material quality, and limiting waste. Second, verified material data builds trust through traceability and transparency and, thus, may enable circular value chains across industries.
Presenters
  • Ullern, Eli Fyhn : Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Authors
  • Ullern, Eli Fyhn : Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Lund, Henrik Brynthe : SINTEF AS, Norway
  • Vildåsen, Sigurd Sagen : Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
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Vanacker, Ana
Analyzing the Evolution of Technological Innovation Systems
Sustainability transitions require fundamental changes towards more sustainable methods of production and consumption. A highly relevant challenge for shifting to more sustainable systems has been the implementation of the often complex technologies driving these transitions. To understand this issue, we examine the maturity level of emerging technological innovation systems (TIS) by drawing on Tushman and Rosenkopf's four maturity phases within technology cycles. By applying patent indicators to the case of lignocellulosic biorefineries (LB), we track the TIS development along the technology cycle of an integral pathway for sustainability transitions. Finally, we conclude that the LB TIS is currently approaching the end of the first maturity phase, the era of ferment. By comparing indicator results for each step of the biorefining process, we gain insights into potential blocking points of the implementation of complex technologies.
Presenters
  • Vanacker, Ana : Bonn University, Germany
Authors
  • Vanacker, Ana : Bonn University, Germany
  • Waßenhoven, Anna : Bonn University, Germany
  • Bröring, Stefanie : Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
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Veilleux, Sophie
The Success of Open Innovation Events for Solvers
This quantitative study explores the outcomes of open innovation events for solvers and how such events can be successful for this type of participant. Specifically, the relationship between event design, solver motivation and outcomes is studied. How such an event impacts the capability of the solver to interact with the innovation ecosystem is also presented. We discovered that design elements have an impact on the OI event outcomes, that the intrinsic motivation of solvers has a moderating effect on the relationship between OI design and outcomes, and that open innovation events have a positive impact on the solvers' capacity to interact with the innovation ecosystem. Our results have implications for promoters to better design open innovation events and for solvers to make sure they benefit from their participation.
Presenters
  • Veilleux, Sophie : Laval University, Canada
Authors
  • Gagné, Coralie : Laval University, Canada
  • Thisse, Basile : Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Armellini, Fabiano : Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
  • Veilleux, Sophie : Laval University, Canada
  • Beaudry, Catherine : Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
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Verkooijen, Marco
Towards regenerative, circular practices with transparency as catalyst
When value chains pursue regenerative and circular practices, transparency is crucial to force decisions about the (re)design of products and processes. This study identifies the challenges that value chains face in their transformation to a transparent chain. We find that close alignment between functions as chemists, product developers, quality experts and logistics people is highly required as decisions have to be taken on (safety of) product constituents, product quality, disassembly and reuse of products and logistics. It is therefore crucial that provided information is released, understandable and reflective of reality. However, data appeared to be highly fragmented across a multitude of systems. It is first and foremost a matter of getting companies on par when it comes to digital maturity. Here it is essential to investigate the integrity of the sources. Establishing a single point of information where all information with high security standards is brought together contributes to effectively tracing products and their components in a transparent chain. For transparency, it is important that different access rights are provided to the specific stakeholder groups accordingly.
Presenters
  • Verkooijen, Marco : Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Authors
  • Verkooijen, Marco : Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Janssen, Karen : Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
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Vervoort, Koen
Harmonizing the evaluation of living labs: a standardized evaluation framework
Candidate LLs joining LL associations and networks (ENoLL, Forum LLSA...) undergo quality-assessment processes based on specific criteria and evaluation frameworks to guarantee members meet their LL standards. Currently, limited attention is paid on how such evaluation methods can contribute to future LL-performance. The need to deeper understand the architectural aspects of LLs and further study effective management-approaches has been raised by other authors. Schuurman (2015) proposed a macro-meso-micro-level approach for classifying LLs. Despite its potential value, this three-level analysis approach has not yet been fully recognized in existing LL evaluation frameworks. The adoption of a harmonized macro-meso-micro evaluation approach, with a clear focus on the macro supports the development of LL towards sustainability, impact and efficacy. This paper aims to define a set of harmonized weighted criteria for a comprehensive LL evaluation framework to be used for assessing LLs on all three levels based on multi-method research approaches.
Presenters
  • Vervoort, Koen : ENoLL, Belgium
  • Konstantinidis, Evdokimos : ENoLL, Greece
Authors
  • Vervoort, Koen : ENoLL, Belgium
  • Trousse, Brigitte : INRIA, France
  • Desole, Martina : ENoLL, Italy
  • Bamidis, Panos : Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Konstantinidis, Evdokimos : ENoLL, Greece
  • Santonen, Teemu : Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Petsani, Despoina : Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Servais, David : Forum LLSA, France
  • De Boer, Danielle : Innofius, Netherlands
  • Spagnoli, Francesca : ENoLL, Italy
  • Onur, Omer : Basaksehir Living Lab, Turkey
  • Bertolin, Juan : eSpaitec, Spain
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Voicu, Ioana Anca
How Co-creative Processes Can Improve Employees Paradox Mindset?
Individuals who adopt a paradox mindset could leverage competing demands and improve their performance and creativity (Miron-Spektor et al., 2017). But how can managers help their employees improve their paradox mindset? Using qualitative research methods (observation notes and crossed self-confrontation interviews), we explore how do participants involved in a creative lab experience creative sequences (iterating between divergence vs convergence phases, cheerful vs vigilant tasks, alone vs together group dynamics) and how is this reflected in their ability to address contradictory demands? This paper contributes to the literature on creativity management and paradox theory by identifying creative sequences as paradox inducing moments during creative labs through the lenses of the Regulatory Focus Theory (Higgins, 2000a) and Regulatory Fit Theory (Higgins, 2000b).
Presenters
  • Voicu, Ioana Anca : UCLouvain, Belgium
Authors
  • Voicu, Ioana Anca : UCLouvain, Belgium
  • Hermans, Julie : UCLouvain, Belgium
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Volkmer Martins, Bibiana
How social media and dynamic capabilities impact innovation performance?
Social media use at work can support knowledge flows and collaboration in organizational teams. This study presents a framework to explain the impact of social media and dynamic capabilities - DC (absorptive capacity, organizational agility, and collaboration capability) on team innovation performance. We will analyze startups because these companies are known as pivotal for developing innovation. However, startups operate in environments of high uncertainty, which contributes to their high failure rate. This paper suggests that DC are important in mediating the relation between social media and team innovation performance in startups. This paper contributes to a broad understanding of the role of DC in innovation, analyzing the role of absorptive capacity, organizational agility, and collaboration capability.
Presenters
  • Volkmer Martins, Bibiana : Unisinos, Brazil
Authors
  • Foguesatto, Cristian : Unisinos, Brazil
  • Volkmer Martins, Bibiana : Unisinos, Brazil
  • Balestrin, Alsones : Unisinos, Brazil
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von Schomberg, Lucien
Towards a Vision of Creativity in Professional Football Academies
The academy of football club KRC Genk is renowned for developing talents that progress to play at the highest level. During the season of 2020-2021, they set up a task force to establish an innovative framework guiding the academy towards the future of football. This framework resulted in the "KRC Blueprint" and informs a broader vision of creativity. The KRC Blueprint is inspired by the philosophy of Hannah Arendt who distinguishes between three human activities: labour, work, and action. Each of these activities translates into one of the central pillars of the academy. The underpinning hypothesis is that the creative genius of a player resides in their capacity to take action, reminding coaches not to reduce this to predefined expectations. Because each individual action includes the involvement of others, creativity is in turn considered to be fundamentally plural. This is reflected in an ingenious pass which synchronizes all players involved.
Presenters
  • von Schomberg, Lucien : University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Authors
  • von Schomberg, Lucien : University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
von Stamm, Bettina
Roles & responsibilities of government and public services in innovation
Abstract: The context of 21st century is like nothing we have experienced before. Its multiple disruptive challenges to humanity, societies and our planet, as well as unprecedented levels of complexity require a different way of leading, cooperating, operating and innovating, regardless of the type of organisation. This means that innovative answers and solutions from all sectors have become more urgent and important than ever before. Whereas in the past the government and public sector organisations were primarily concerned with providing the context for other organisations to innovate, it is now imperative that they focus on innovating themselves. In this paper we take a look at the status quo of innovation in the public sector before identifying some challenges and barriers to innovation. We then move on to suggesting a framework for government and public sector innovation that is inspired by the concept of a public service dominant logic.
Presenters
  • von Stamm, Bettina : Innovation Leadership Forum, Germany
  • Robers, Diane Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany
Authors
  • von Stamm, Bettina : Innovation Leadership Forum, Germany
  • Robers, Diane : Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany
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Wahl, Julian
How AI-supported searches through other perspectives affect ideation outcomes
Seeking inspiration from other perspectives is a prominent mechanism to support ideation. AI-based language models can help to overcome limits in information processing and efficiently structure large solution spaces spanned by prior ideas. However, it remains unclear how the search through a solution space affects the subsequent idea generation. This study explores the influence of different sets of prior idea stimuli pre-structured by an AI-supported clustering on ideation outcomes. The sets varied in quantity and semantic diversity. In a survey experiment, 181 participants generated 447 ideas that were evaluated according to major idea performance characteristics. Results indicate that seeing an extensive set of ideas from various clusters improves idea novelty and positively interacts with domain-specific knowledge. However, it negatively affects idea feasibility and specificity. These findings encourage innovators seeking particularly novel ideas to complement their current processes with AI-supported clustering tools while taking steps to avoid vagueness
Presenters
  • Wahl, Julian : University of Innsbruck, Austria
Authors
  • Wahl, Julian : University of Innsbruck, Austria
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Waitzinger, Stefan
Advancing towards a Business Model Innovation process for start-ups
Because process and product innovations are usually no longer sufficient to establish a company in the market or to generate a competitive advantage, Business Model Innovation is considered a powerful tool, especially for start-ups for which innovation is at the core of their business. Due to the complexity of this process, frameworks should help entrepreneurs with executing Business Model Innovation. However, theory and practice diverge. The aim of this paper is to identify the needs of a start-up regarding Business Model Innovation frameworks, underlining the importance of Business Model Innovation for start-ups as well as the relevance of a supporting framework. The research results aim to contribute to an ideal process for Business Model Innovation when applied to start-ups.
Presenters
  • Waitzinger, Stefan : HTWG-Hochschule Technik Wirtschaft und Gestaltung, Germany
Authors
  • Egge, Amanda : TurmCenter, Germany
  • Waitzinger, Stefan : HTWG-Hochschule Technik Wirtschaft und Gestaltung, Germany
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Watanabe, Ichiro
How does the market determine technological trajectories? Quantitative patent analysis
This paper aims to quantitatively analyze the manner in which market choice influences the formation of technological trajectories. Technological trajectories describe the cumulative and path-dependent development paths within a technological field. Main paths, which trace the major flows of knowledge within a technological field, can be considered as technological trajectories mapped as citation networks. This paper used patent data, main path analysis and topic modelling analysis to accomplish the goal. In this study, the period under analysis, 1975-2015, was divided into three time periods. The result of this paper indicates that only one technical topic constitutes the bulk of the main body of technological trajectories within each period but that one topic is different in each period. This result suggests the existence of a market-based process whereby a single technical topic is selected as the dominant technical topic on a technological trajectory.
Presenters
  • Watanabe, Ichiro : The University of Tokyo, Japan
Authors
  • Watanabe, Ichiro : The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Takagi, Soichiro : The University of Tokyo, Japan
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Waßenhoven, Anna
Knowledge Development in Emerging, Multi-disciplinary Technological Innovation Systems
For driving technological change radical breakthrough technologies are needed, which are referred to as Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and characterized by a high level of interdisciplinarity through actors with broad knowledge backgrounds in different Technological Innovation Systems (TIS). By combining structural and functional TIS analysis, we show how individual actors contribute to the emergence of and knowledge development for KETs. By applying a negative binomial regression analysis and social network analysis of more than 100,000 patent data filed by about 20,000 actors in the field of advanced materials, we highlight that actors with a broad knowledge background have greatest impact on knowledge development. Further, new actors entering the system need more specified knowledge in the field of transition. Finally, we support policymakers as well as managers in identifying system weaknesses while simultaneously promoting growth of and especially knowledge development within a particular system.
Presenters
  • Waßenhoven, Anna : University of Bonn, Germany
Authors
  • Waßenhoven, Anna : University of Bonn, Germany
  • Wustmans, Michael : University of Bonn, Germany
  • Bröring, Stefanie : Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
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Weiss, Lysander
Strategic Corporate Venturing in Interlinked-Ambidextrous Units: A Processual Model
Emerging 'interlinked-ambidextrous' corporate venturing units address the challenge that few firms succeed in leveraging corporate venturing for the strategic renewal of their competitive advantages. To examine their strategic business building processes, this study collects and analyses qualitative data from units in 16 European firms. The resulting themes are mapped into a processual model, including strategic renewal tasks, stakeholder management linking mechanisms, process activities, organizational capabilities, ambidextrous behaviors, and organizational antecedents. The key findings provide valuable contributions for the implementation of strategic corporate venturing, specifically a concretization of the strategic renewal task, the identification of strategic (portfolio) planning activities supported by 'scoping' capabilities, the understanding of processual ambidexterity behavior enabled by formal and informal linking mechanisms, and the combination of relevant organizational antecedents. Consequently, the study advances corporate entrepreneurship theory, showing how to address strategic renewal by building organizationally relevant business through the combination of strategic entrepreneurship and corporate venturing.
Presenters
  • Weiss, Lysander : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
Authors
  • Weiss, Lysander : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
  • Kanbach, Dominik : HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management , Germany
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Wiik, Josefin
Innovation adoption and commercialization: reference marketing in communities of practice
The paper addresses the use and perceptions of reference marketing for innovation management, particularly in a community of practice (CoP). The study explores how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can use reference marketing and how the messages are perceived by customers in the healthcare sector, a sector characterized by high risk, multiprofessional communities, and complex decision structures. Based on eleven semi-structured interviews among surgeons who form a CoP, the study develops new understanding of reference marketing from a customer perspective for innovation commercialization in CoPs. The study results are useful for sellers who offer innovations to professional communities but who have yet to achieve a larger acceptance and adoption of their product. This paper contributes to innovation management literature and B2B marketing by introducing a reference marketing tool for SMEs to bridge innovation adoption within CoPs.
Presenters
  • Wiik, Josefin : Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Authors
  • Wiik, Josefin : Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Koporcic, Nikolina : Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Aarikka-Stenroos, Leena : Tampere University, Finland
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Wikström, Anders
Organizing for Exploring Complex Problems in Public Sector
The complexity of societal challenges cannot be solved in traditional settings in the public sector it demands co-creation of innovation. However, the current focus in these organizations is to solve these challenges with efficiency and increase productivity. Therefore, an increase in how innovation management can support this transition and explore new possibilities within these challenges is needed, as also how to co-create innovation in-between organizations. A new way of organizing system for these complex problems in the public sector is set up with three public organizations in Sweden. In this study, we are co-creating an innovation management system to guide and maneuver innovation in complex settings. We are using the new ISO standard for innovation management system as a guiding framework, building knowledge on how the standard can be used when developing a new organizing system to explore complex societal challenges in co-creation between three public organizations.
Presenters
  • Wikström, Anders : Mälardalen University, Sweden
Authors
  • Wikström, Anders : Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Axelsson, Karin : Mälardalen University, Sweden
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Wilken, Tobias
Innovation in deadlocked industrial structures
Through industrial indirect working processes on the daily problems there is not a plenty of time for inventing new ideas or get in touch with new ideas. As part of this daily struggle a full appointment calendar is not very helpful. The appointment calendar has become even fuller due to the corona crisis, there are more appointments as example in Microsoft Teams than before, because many people work in home office. Time Management become more meaningful for indirect working place. All in all, there is no time to get creative and getting innovation thoughts. Innovation is lost as the size of the company increases, so there is needed space for more innovative thoughts in the indirect working groups. Innovative thinking is also getting lost in bigger industrial companies, because the daily work is influenced by more and more administrative things, which brings thoughts to standard thinking. Even this affects free innovative thinking.
Presenters
  • Wilken, Tobias : Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Germany
Authors
  • Wilken, Tobias : Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Germany
Williams, Christopher
Digital Maturity Model for Proptech: a case study approach
Has the real estate industry finally embraced digital transformation as we witness with their PropTech movement? Due to the industry inherited inflexibility and overall lack of innovation management research, there are still some considerable questions that are being raised. Based on our previous work, the goal of this paper is to apply our Interaction-based Digital Maturity Model for SMEs to explore one high and one low mature real estate SMEs. We identified distinct factors that makes these SMEs more and less digitally mature within the framework of our model using an applied multi-case study approach. The result of this paper provides better academic and practitioner-oriented insights on how PropTech SMEs can make the essential steps to digital transformation.
Presenters
  • Williams, Christopher : Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Authors
  • Williams, Christopher : Johannes Kepler University, Austria
  • Schallmo, Daniel : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Science, Germany
  • Berman, Tal : Neu-Ulm University of Applied Science, Germany
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Wilson, Steve
Innovation Leadership: Sensemaking and Transformation in an Age of Uncertainty
The COVID pandemic has been the all-encompassing catastrophe that has forced us to face uncertainty, to question our values and to face our challenges in every aspect of society. It has also been a call-to-action and has clearly demonstrated our ability to innovate, adapt and overcome when faced with circumstances that were larger unanticipated. Whether it has been transitioning to an online, remote workforce or the accelerated use of new technological advances in education, Polytechnics have embraced these challenges and pivoted to meet the needs of students, faculty, and industry including the creation of a hybrid centre for digital transformation. While the use of these hybrid and more technologically advanced environments is not new, there have been adoption issues. This paper will explore how sensemaking has been utilized within the hybrid environment to assist with the acceptance process, value creation and sense of community as part of our digital world.
Presenters
  • Wilson, Steve : British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada
Authors
  • Wilson, Steve : British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada
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Wirth, Jutta
Escaping The Company Bubble To Innovate: A Cross Innovation Model
In this research, we described how cross innovation can systematically be integrated into small and medium-sized enterprises (SME´s). Based on a profound literature research specified on cross innovation and innovation management in more general (processes and management activities), we developed a model for Cross Innovation which allows us to put forward conceptualizations and directions for organizations. Our definition describes the process of knowledge transfer between organizations of different industries into a new environment where it is modified and adapted or recombined, in order to save R&D costs, add new value, open new markets, and satisfy customer needs. We classify cross innovation as a specific type of open innovation and illustrate the interplay between key components, define stages and corresponding inputs, outputs and assign methods to these stages. Our new developed `Lifecycle Model for Cross Innovation` forms the basis for a new merging innovation management framework.
Presenters
  • Wirth, Jutta : Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Authors
  • Wirth, Jutta : Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Weidner, Kathrin : Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Nebe, Karsten : Rhine Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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Yordanova, Zornitsa
User Innovation strategies into Project Management practices
In this study, we analyze how project managers deal with user innovators as specific actors in innovation projects that may require adjusting the traditional project management approaches and practices. The study has been motivated by the increasing involvement of users in projects for developing product and process innovations and these users' engagement in the innovation process as lead users, co-creators, or user innovators. The usual approach for such projects is to be led by project managers applying traditional project management practices without being aware of the specifics of managing stakeholders such as user innovators. We reviewed the scientific literature for examples of projects with the participation of user innovators of any kind analyzed from the prism of project management. In addition, we conducted two waves of offline interviews: first, with professional project managers with experience in projects involving user innovators, and second, with innovation consultants.
Presenters
  • Yordanova, Zornitsa : University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
  • Ghasemzadeh, Khatereh : University of Bologna, Italy
Authors
  • Yordanova, Zornitsa : University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria
  • Ghasemzadeh, Khatereh : University of Bologna, Italy
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Yuwono, Elizabeth Irenne
New Strategy for Managing High Technology R&D collaboration
High-technology R&D collaboration is gaining interest due to opportunities for technology expansion at reduced cost and risks. However, it is challenging to align technological knowledge and management literacy between researchers and practitioners toward a successful partnership. R&D collaboration success factors have been studied extensively, yet the gap in handling high-technology complexity and novelty has not been addressed yet. Moreover, strategies in managing R&D collaboration and technological R&D are exclusive to their separate domains. This research aims to develop a guideline to manage high-technology R&D collaboration toward success. The study uses design science research and multiple-case study methodology to produce a well-grounded theory validated through real project cases. The findings generate a conceptual framework encompassing five key instruments: R&D phase, partnership model, partnership stage, success metrics, and key considerations for best practice. The research output informs collaboration actors on pathway to enable, establish, engage, and sustain high-technology R&D collaboration.
Presenters
  • Yuwono, Elizabeth Irenne : Griffith University, Australia
Authors
  • Yuwono, Elizabeth Irenne : Griffith University, Australia
  • Tjondronegoro, Dian : Griffith University, Australia
  • Riverola, Carla : Griffith University, Australia
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Zouaghi, Ferdaous
Configuration of alliance portfolio diversity in SMEs and large firms
The aim of this study is to develop a deeper understanding of how alliance portfolio diversity (i.e. national and international alliances with diverse types of partners) is related to innovation performance and whether the implementation of organizational innovation practices affects these relationships. Furthermore, since firms are bounded by their limited and unique resources that constrain their ability to create alliances, we have distinguished between SMEs and large firms. Results are based on an unbalanced panel of 33,644 manufacturing firm observations, covering the period 2008-2016. Using a random-effects Tobit regression this paper contributes to the literature on alliance portfolio by emphasizing the presence of shortcomings in broad searches and by revealing the moderating effect of organizational innovation practices between alliance portfolio diversity (APD) and innovative performance.
Presenters
  • Zouaghi, Ferdaous : Public university of Navarra, Spain
Authors
  • Zouaghi, Ferdaous : Public university of Navarra, Spain
  • Garcia, Marian : University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Sánchez, Mercedes : Public University of Navarre, Spain
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Zozolotto, Tulio
Structuring a new management model for knowledge-building projects
To develop radical and disruptive innovation, companies need to understand what is expected and essential for the future, they also need tools and specific processes to conduct different kinds of projects that lead to knowledge building related to new technologies, processes, and methodologies. This case presents how Oxiteno, a Brazilian chemical company, evolved its internal Innovation Culture and managed to envision possible future scenarios based on more than 200 technologies in different development levels, convert them into strategic advanced research platforms, built a multidisciplinary team with internal researchers, fellowships and funding from the Brazilian government, creating a new management process in partnership with a university and internal specialists, making feasible and easier the conduction of knowledge-building projects, from its ideation up to the delivery of technical content, that feeds more radical product projects.
Presenters
  • Zozolotto, Tulio : Oxiteno, Brazil
Authors
  • Haenel, Renata : Oxiteno, Brazil
  • Zozolotto, Tulio : Oxiteno, Brazil
Zuquetto, Rovian
A justice-based governance approach for platform-based ecosystem
Platforms are relevant meta-organizations in today's economy, and they are part of our social life and intermediate interactions and promote innovation. However, platforms need some level of governance to promote these interactions and foster the development of complementarities among participants. We argue that a governance model should include four central dimensions: the distribution of the value generated, the process participants decide about these distributions, the rules of interaction, and access to information to assure alignment and improve complementarity among platform members. We call these dimensions "principles," distributive, procedural, interactional, and informational justice. Justice or fairness goes beyond giving each person what they deserve. It includes involving participants in the process, interacting with them, and giving them access to information, all with fairness. Our justice-based governance could foster platform performance, increase network-effect, improve complementarities, and rise transaction activities.
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  • Zuquetto, Rovian : UNISINOS, Brazil
Authors
  • Zuquetto, Rovian : UNISINOS, Brazil
  • Martins, Bibiana : UNISINOS, Brazil
  • Balestrin, Alsones : UNISINOS, Brazil
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