INSCOPE Research Workshop



INSCOPE Research Workshop
  December 12, 2008
  Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  Maastricht University
  Friday, December 12th, INSCOPE will organize its first workshop for scholars interested in high-quality research on Social Innovation. INSCOPE's aim is to increase the fundamental understanding of social innovation and its influence on technological innovation, productivity and competitiveness of firms and within network of firms. At the INSCOPE Research workshop we will exchange research interests and discuss possibilities for joint projects.
13.00- 13.30 Registration, coffee and cake
13.30- 13.45 INSCOPE Research Workshop
  Introduction Andries de Grip (board member INSCOPE), and Henk Volberda (scientific director of INSCOPE)
13.45- 15.00 INSCOPE Theme sessions
  All sessions will start with a paper presentation followed by a discussion on research topics and possibilities for co-operation
  Theme 1: Flexible organizational forms
  Coordinator: Justin Jansen, EUR
  Focus: how various flexible organizational forms and restructuring enable social innovation.
  Theme 2: Dynamic management capabilities
  Coordinator: Frans van den Bosch, EUR
  Focus: how innovations in management roles and leadership styles, managing diversity in teams and entrepreneurship give rise to dynamic managerial capabilities that trigger social innovation.
  Theme 3: Development of human capital
  Coordinator: Andries de Grip, UM
  Focus: the development and maintenance of employee skills and competences, effective internal communication, and HRM/labour relations which enable firms to work "smarter" and increase human excellence and the firm's performance.
  Theme 4: Learning alliances and open innovation
  Coordinator: Geert Duysters, UNU-MERIT
  Focus: how learning alliances, sophisticated market sensing, interactive client-based innovations, and open innovation networks enable the integration of internal and external knowledge and new interorganizational relationships.
  Theme 5: Management of institutional stakeholders
  Coordinator: Jelle Visser, AIAS
  Focus: the role of educational, regulatory, and financial institutions and institutional stakeholders as enablers of innovation and "win-win" solutions.
  Theme 6: Organizing Social innovation
  Coordinator: Fietje Vaas, TNO
  Focus: the effect of social innovation on the firm's overall performance.
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.30-16.00 Theme Coordinator report on the discussions on research topics and possibilities for co-operation
  Chaired by Henk Volberda, scientific director of INSCOPE
  Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
16.00-17.00 Keynote lecture by Koenraad Debackere (KU Leuven)
  Topics and evolutions in innovation management & policy research Koenraad Debackere is professor at K.U.Leuven where he teaches Technology and Innovation Management. His research has focused on the area of technology and innovation management and policy, the development of indicators for measuring the linkage between science and technology, the design and use of bibliometric indicators for science policy purposes and the role of entrepreneurial universities in economic development. He is also actively engaged in technology transfer activity as managing director of K.U. Leuven Research & Development and Chairman of the venture fund of K.U.Leuven. He is the co-founder and chairman of Leuven.Inc, the innovation network of Leuven high-tech entrepreneurs. He is a board member of IWT-Vlaanderen, the Flemish government agency that supports science and technology development in Flemish industry. Since 2005, he is the general manager of K.U.Leuven.
17.00 Drinks in Kruithuis
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  Please register by emailing Patricia de Wilde of the Rotterdam School of Management
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