Variety of Innovation

Different views on innovation.

10/10/2016
by Martin Kamprath
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CfP: “Questioning relevance and Impact in contemporary Entrepreneurship/SME Research”

International Small Business Journal calls for Paper:

The aim of this Special Issue is to make a significant contribution to understanding the theory and practice of Engaged Scholarship. Building on the current growth of interest and literature in this area, our aim is to move the field on in terms of how Engaged Scholarship is both theorised and practiced and in so doing, to produce useful theory that enables Engaged Scholarship to develop as a practice in small firm’s research. Our focus is related to conceptualisation of the field and the dynamics of implementation, which all too often remains implicit within extant studies in entrepreneurship/SME Research. The current interest in engaged scholarship and its application to small firms has brought to the surface a range of important questions for scholars, policy makers and practitioners. As a consequence there is a growing need to cultivate; 

  • Innovative research approaches which address social science questions that make a difference to practitioner communities 
  • Engaged impact – What is it and how do we do it- Should scholarly research influence and support practice? 
  • Policy Engagement – How do we marry the divergent world of academics, policy makers and small firms? 

The special issue will build on the current debates by focusing on studies that illuminate how engaged scholarship is both theorised and implemented. We welcome submissions that develop conceptual perspectives and/or present rigorous empirical studies that advance the theory and practice of Engaged Scholarship. Examples are welcomed from policy networks, business support, practitioner, entrepreneurial learning and educational or from other arenas in which Engaged Scholarship is currently or could potentially be used. We are also open to submissions from colleagues working across disciplines, we encourage contributions that explore, but are not limited to, any of the following topics: 

  • Philosophical and political context of Engaged Scholarship 
  • Politics, Power and emotions in Engaged Scholarship 
  • Does Engaged Scholarship have a specific ontology 
  • Connections between ontology, epistemology and method of practice 
  • Researcher reflexivity in research as a means of engaging with the lived experience 
  • Ethical dilemmas of engaged scholarship – engagement with non-academic audiences 
  • Issues in identifying and evaluating engagement, impact and learning 
  • How can we critically engage with Policy and Practice? 
  • How relevant are current research approaches as a means of developing meaningful knowledge to practitioners / policy makers? 

The paper submission deadline is 28 February 2017. The Special Issue is scheduled to be published in March 2018. Papers must be original and comply with ISBJ submission guidelines. Please refer http://isb.sagepub.com/ for submission guidelines and a link to the on-line submission system. In the online system please ensure you submit your paper within Manuscript Type: ‘Special Issue: Engaged Scholarship’.

28/09/2016
by Martin Kamprath
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CfP: “Managing in the Age of Disruptions”

A call from the Journal of Management Studies

It is hard to deny that we are living in an age of disruption, defined vernacularly as fundamental changes that disturb or re-order the ways in which organizations and ecosystems operate. Researchers studying technological innovation in the 1980s focused on (among other issues) transilience (Abernathy and Clark, 1985), which culminated in the emergence of dominant designs (Tushman and Anderson, 1986; Utterback and Abernathy, 1975). The 1990s saw the advent of disruptive technologies, a concept that Christensen (1997) introduced to talk about how incumbents are disrupted and then lose ground against new entrants. The 21st century has seen the advent of continual disruption, as incessant technological advances and changes lead to disruption of not just individual firms but entire industries and ecosystems through a process of cumulative synthesis (Usher, 1954).  Continue Reading →

23/09/2016
by Martin Kamprath
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CfP: “Emerging issues on business innovation ecosystems: The role of ICTs for knowledge management and innovation within and among organisations”

Special issue call for papers from Baltic Journal of Management

Aims and scope

Today’s information and communication technologies (ICTs) operate as a large network infrastructure system or digital platform, where distinct business agents exchange information and knowledge. This “innovation ecosystem” (Adner and Kapoor, 2010; Nambisan and Sawhney, 2011) or “ecology of complex innovation” (Dougherty and Dunne, 2011) has been defined as the innovation context where employees, customers, suppliers and business partners play an active role in supporting innovation. Continue Reading →

20/09/2016
by Martin Kamprath
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CfP: “The Business Model Canvas and Customer Development”

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Purpose of the special issue

The consideration of business models has catapulted into the public consciousness over the last decade and a half (Teece, 2010).  Over that same time period, questions emerged regarding the role and efficacy of business plans. The Business Model Canvas (BMC) (Osterwalder, 2004), along with Lean Startup (Reis, 2011) and Customer Development (Blank, 2013), have emerged as a more nimble precursor to business planning to help businesses create a repeatable and scalable business model.

The BMC tool and Customer Development methodology have been growing in use in entrepreneurship classes throughout the world. Furthermore, they both draw heavily from marketing, particularly the recently published Value Proposition Design book (Osterwalder, et al. 2013). However, very little research has been done considering these concepts. The purpose of this special issue is to encourage such academic research, which might explain the individual and holistic efficacy of their related topics, particularly in regards to the marketing and entrepreneurship interface.

 

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20/09/2016
by Martin Kamprath
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CfP: “Big Data for Open Innovation: Unveiling Challenges and Opportunities”

A call from Creativity and Innovation Management Journal.

Big Data can be considered as one of the most innovative and relevant challenges for organizations operating within the umbrella of the so called knowledge economy. Indeed, due to the democratization of the ICTs, the pervasiveness of web and social media applications, as well as the emergence of Internet of Things, Big Data arise as the synthesis of the large amount of information, experiences, feedbacks, and thoughts that, in a structured or unstructured way, people around the world may create and share (McAfee & Brynjolfsson, 2012; Jin, et al., 2015).

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20/09/2016
by Martin Kamprath
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CfP: “Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship”

A call from Creativity and Innovation Management Journal:

Cultural and creative entrepreneurship are topics of increasing relevance, but less attention has focused on whether, how and why cultural and creative entrepreneurship differ from other varieties. Varieties of entrepreneurship refer to activities playing out in different spheres, specifically business, cultural, creative, social, and technological varieties. This special issue is open for submissions for papers on these topics. Continue Reading →

09/09/2016
by Martin Kamprath
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CfP: “People Create Your Innovative Technology – How Do You Manage Them”

A call from Int. J. of Technology Management

At the end of the day, there are always people behind any new technology or innovation. Representatives of young generations and employees working in R&D and innovation find the atmosphere and content of work highly important (Romero and Pescosolido, 2008). This effects R&D and technology management. There is a lot of discussion on related aspects in technology management literature at the organisational level. However, as Rauffet et al. (2016) indicate, individual competences are important constituents of organisational capabilities. Therefore, people-related issues are rapidly gaining momentum in R&D, innovation, technology development (Frishammar et al., 2015; Hannah and Robertson, 2015; Järvenpää and Majchrzak, 2016; Rau et al., 2016; Ritala et al., 2015; Wendelken et al., 2014). Continue Reading →