CENTRIM

Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

The experimentation-accountability trade-off in innovation and industrial policy: are learning networks the solution?

Speaker Slavo Radosevic Date 6 October 2022, 13:00 Location  MS Teams Abstract The exact nature of Industrial/Innovation (I/I) policy challenges and the best way to address them are unknown ex-ante. This requires a degree of experimentation, which can be problematic in the context of an accountable public administration and leaves the question of how to reconcile the experimental…

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How to evaluate initiatives in the experimentally organized economy

Speaker Kjell-Håkan Närfelt Date 7 April 2022, 12:00 Location  MS Teams Abstract Many evaluators claim that government innovation interventions/schemes/programs are wasting tax-payers money. E.g Nesta has reported that going through 1700 evaluation of innovation schemes, only 3.7% were credible and only 0,4% show any impact. Evaluations of Swedish innovations programs targeting SMEs have also criticized…

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Value (co-)creation in an innovation ecosystem

Speaker Prof. Nuran Acur Date 17 February 2022, 12:00 Location  MS Teams Abstract Digital innovation constitutes one of the most central issues in the management of grand challenges (George et al., 2016; Seidel et al., 2017). Recent developments in digital innovation indicate its benefits beyond boosting productivity and competitiveness (Son and Gun, 2011); digitization may…

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Can scholarship be engaged to save the planet?

Speaker Andrew Grantham Date 20 January 2022, 12:00 Location  MS Teams Abstract In this webinar, Andrew will argue that the climate crisis presents an opportunity for scholars to with regard to research methodology. Drawing on the work of the Van de Vens (Van de Ven and Van de Ven 2007) on engaged scholarship, the question…

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Digital Technologies, Business Model Innovation and Innovation Ecosystems Development

Speaker Wim Vanhaverbeke Date 16 December 2021, 12:00 Location  MS Teams Abstract I focus on the potentially disruptive power of digital technologies, the business model innovations that incumbents have to develop to cope with these technologies and the innovation ecosystems that have to be established to bring the BM innovation into life. More specifically, I…

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New perspectives on innovation policy

Speaker Mart Laatsit Date 18 November 2021, 12:00 Location MS Teams Abstract This talk presents the work of the Innovation Policy theme at CIRCLE. This theme studies the changing landscape for policy making and develop new approaches to guide the 21st century innovation policy. They identified three trends in policy that are of particular importance:…

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Developing an innovation strategy and competitiveness model for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in small island economies (SIE)

Speaker Clint Hurley Date 12 October 2021, 12:00 Location MS Teams Abstract While it is widely acknowledged that innovation is important for success, small firms within a small island context, continue to struggle in adopting existing innovation models.  The seminar will examine the relationships between, the dimensions of an innovation strategy and the competitive performance…

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Agility-Orientated Organisation Development

In 1998 CENTRIM received funding from the EPSRC to conduct a two-year study of how managers succeed or fail to implement the ‘Agile Paradigm’ in their enterprises. Since then Dr David Francis and Dr George Tsekouras have continued to develop this stream of research as it integrates the three dimensions of CENTRIM’s mission. Today, many…

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What can the cases of disruptive and inclusive innovations towards attaining SDGs tell us about the future design of policy?

Speakers Prof. Michiko Iizuka and Dr. Gerald J. Hane Date 23 September 2021, 12:00 Location MS Teams Abstract Attaining the SDGs requires a transformation of existing sociotechnical systems without leaving no one behind. Such transformation, however, is difficult to take place as the systems are embedded in ever-complex globalized activities and actors are less inclined…

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Organizational Justice, Project Performance and the Mediating Effects of Key Success Factors

Speaker Associate Professor Christine Unterhitzenberger Date 22 July 2021, 12:00 Location MS Teams Abstract Christine’s talk will introduce the concept of organisational justice in projects and how it supports project performance. She will discuss how the presence of procedures for the fair treatment of project team members, the fair resource allocation and the interaction with…

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