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University of California World Open Innovation Conference Details

About the University of California World Open Innovation Conference

Papers are currently being called for in the University of California World Open Innovation Conference.

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The World Open Innovation Conference is proud to announce their call for papers for the 3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference.

The conference will allow leading and emerging innovation scholars to present their work, interact with other scholars studying related topics, and hear the latest trends in open innovation research.

In addition to academic scholars, the conference seeks to engage open innovation practitioners to understand key challenges they face today as well as opportunities to address such challenges in future research.

For the conference in general and the special issue in particular, we are seeking both traditional research papers and those with a more managerial orientation.

From the accepted submissions, we will be selecting two academic award winners: the Best Student Paper Award and the Best Emerging Scholar Paper Award.

The conference will include plenary sessions, industry panels, parallel tracks of paper presentations and a poster session.

There will also be events prior to the conference, such as a PhD 4 workshop.  The conference will be held at the ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Application Deadline

August 15, 2016

Eligible Countries

All countries

Eligible Field of Study

The conference seeks original research on a wide range of topics related to open innovation. These include (but are not limited to):

• Open innovation in the digital age (specifically for papers to be considered for the special issue, see below for more information). Open innovation across multiple levels of analysis. • The boundary conditions, moderating effects or contingency factors for open innovation. • The costs, downsides, failures, and negative effects of open innovation • Pecuniary and non-pecuniary mechanisms for enabling open innovation. • Communities, networks, ecosystems, alliances, and other coupled forms of open innovation. • Crowdsourcing, intermediaries, and other ways to organize open innovation. • The role of individuals in the open innovation process. • The role of human resource management practices in open innovation. • The role of technologies in helping (or hindering) open innovation processes. • The relation between open innovation, business models, and strategy. • Open versus proprietary intellectual property (IP) models for open innovation. • The impact of open innovation upon new service offerings. • The effect of government policies in helping (or hindering) open innovation. • The use of open innovation by government and other not-for-profit entities. • The relation between open innovation and entrepreneurship. • How organizational design promotes or hampers open innovation. • Linking open innovation to broader theories of management or economics. • The relation of open innovation (research) to other domains and disciplines, such as operations, finance, marketing, accounting, law, etc. • The role of functional areas beyond R&D, such as manufacturing and marketing, in absorptive capacity and open innovation. • Developing metrics and new research designs for measuring the impact of open innovation. • The interplay between internal and external knowledge flows in innovation processes. • How open innovation relates to other types of openness, such as open source, open science and open access. • How open innovation functions in different contexts, including SMEs, international business, and different industries (low-tech, creative industries, media, food, etc).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the award:

  • the student or emerging scholar, respectively, must be the lead author or single author of the paper AND he or she must be the presenting author at the conference. At the time of submission, authors will be asked to indicate whether or not they are eligible for either of these awards.
  • “Rule of One”: Every author is allowed to present only one paper at the conference. It is allowed to have more than one paper accepted, if it is presented by a co-author.

Selection Criteria

We invite submissions of extended abstracts (1,500-3,000 words, all inclusive) for empirical or conceptual papers — with theoretical and/or managerial implications. These will be considered for the research paper portion of the program. Abstracts for research papers will be evaluated along the following criteria:

  • Theoretical contribution
  • Methodological rigor
  • Clarity of writing
  • Overall fit to open innovation
  • Fit to “Open Innovation in the Digital Age” (for R&D Management papers)

Value of Award

The finalists of the awards will be honored during the conference and on the WOIC website. The winner of each award will receive a plaque and a $1,000 cash reward.

Duration of Award

6 months

How to Apply

Apply on the Award Webpage.

Award Official Webpage >>

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