Paper Development Workshop on Innovation Management

Date(s) - 09/07/2018 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

University of Leeds

Doctoral Students, Early Career Researchers

The Centre for Technology Innovation and Engagement from the Leeds University Business School organise a Paper Development Workshop as part of the NARTI programme and EU-funded MC-EID. The purpose of the workshop is to develop the publication strategies and research skills of doctoral students and junior faculty in the fields of innovation management and strategy. To allow for interactive discussions and feedback between participants in a friendly environment, the number of participants will be limited to 20.

The overall aim of this event is to provide doctoral students and early career researchers with the opportunity to submit a paper, on the subject related to innovation from the strategic or organizational theory perspective, for development and discussion during the workshop. The workshop will be conducted by Tobias Kretschmer (Munich School of Management), Christopher Tucci (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), Richard Whittington (University of Oxford) and Krsto Pandza (University of Leeds). In small group sessions managed by an experienced faculty, each paper will be allocated a senior scholar as a discussant and authors will receive feedback from peers and other participants. Thus, participants will be required to read and review the papers from other participants of the session. The workshop will be organized by Krsto Pandza, Hakan Ozalp and Joanna Pereira (Leeds University Business School).

Richard Whittington

Richard Whittington is Professor of Strategic Management at the Saïd Business School and Millman Fellow at New College, University of Oxford. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, the University of Toulouse and the University of Technology Sydney. He has been a member of the Strategic Management Society since 1992, and co-founded the Strategy Practice Interest Group. He has served one term as Director-at-Large for the SMS. He was a co-chair for the 2010 SMS Special Conference in Finland, an event coordinated with the Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Interest Groups. He was co-chair for the first SMS pre-conference doctoral workshop and has co-chaired the Body of Knowledge working group for the Society’s professional certification initiative. He was a co-founder of the Academy of Management SAP Interest Group, of which he is a past chair. His main current research area is ‘strategy as practice’, investigating strategy as a kind of work and profession. He has published singly or jointly nine books, including ‘What is Strategy – and Does it Matter?’ and ‘Exploring Strategy’. He is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and is co-editing a special issue on Strategy Process and Strategy Practice for the journal.

Christopher L. Tucci

Christopher L. Tucci is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. He received the Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His prior work experience was as an industrial computer scientist at Ford Aerospace, where he was involved in developing Internet protocols in the 1980s. Christopher Tucci’s primary area of interest is in technological change and how waves of technological changes influence entrant / incumbent dynamics. He is also studying how the technological changes brought about by the popularization of the Internet affect firms in different industries. He has co-authored books and has published articles in leading journals including the Strategic Management Journal. In 2004, he was elected to the five-year division leadership track of the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division, serving as the Program Chair in 2005 and the Division Chair in 2007.

Tobias Kretschmer

Tobias Kretschmer is Professor of Strategy, Technology and Organization (ISTO) at the University of Munich and Head of the Industrial Organisation and New Technologies Centre at the Ifo Institute Munich. He holds a PhD in Economics from London Business School and an MSc in Strategy from the University of St. Gallen. He is a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE and an Adjunct Professor in the SOD Group at the University of Southern Denmark. His work spans the economics and management of high-technology industries, the impact of managerial and organizational practices on firm performance, and information and communications technologies (ICT) on firm productivity. His work appeared or will appear, among others, American Economic Review, Management Science, Information Systems Research, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science. He is a member of the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Information Economics and Policy and the Journal of Organization Design. He has extensive experience in the analysis of innovative industries, especially Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), where he was involved in projects for the EU and the German Ministry of Economics and Technology (Patents in ICT) as well as a keynote speaker at OECD and the Florence School of Regulation.

Krsto Pandza

Krsto Pandza is Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the Leeds University Business School. His research interest centres on understanding the role of technology innovation and organizational capabilities in creating and sustaining competitive advantage in companies from technology-driven industries. More precisely he explores the role of managers in creating and strategically shaping innovation capabilities in complex organizations. Krsto currently leads a multi-million EU project in collaboration with Ericsson. Leading such a project demonstrates not only his interest in the research area of strategic management of technology innovation, but also his passion for collaborative research in management. He works closely with companies such as Ericsson, Intel, Konica Minolta and IBM. His work has been published in British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Technovation and International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Krsto is a member of editorial advisory board of Journal of Management Studies.


09.30-10.00 Coffee and registration
10.00-11.00 Christopher Tucci – ‘Crowdsourcing: From an Activity to an Organisation’
11.00-12.00 Richard Whittington – ‘Opening Strategy: Professional Strategists and Practice Change’
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Paper Development session (invited papers only)
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.30-16.30 Tobias Kretschmer
16.30-16.45 Questions and close