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Management of Innovation

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R&D Project Valuation and Negotiations

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How can we value early-stage R&D projects and support licensing negotiations? (published in Interfaces; recipient of INFORMS Case Competition Award)

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

Managing Technology Risks in R&D Project Management

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of parallelizing R&D activities and simultaneously pursuing alternative technologies, when investments have to be made at risk? (published in IIE Transactions, recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award of ...more

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

Spatial Decision Support Systems for Foreign Direct Investors (FDI)

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Where should high-tech, inward investors locate their activities within the complex business landscape of London and the Greater South East? Can Geographic Information Systems linked with ...more

Project Leader:  Dave Chapman

Inspiring Open Innovation

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The design and delivery of activities that promote the role that Open Innovation can play in addressing key societal and economic challenges through collective innovate at a pan-European level (EU INTEREG Project). 

Project Leader: Dave Chapman

Ecology and music software

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In preparation, a long view of the music software history and pre-history, going back to machine orchestras and tracing them through to today, taking in the role of standards, ecologies based on competing standards and the knock on effect of technica ...more.

Project Leader: Peter Antonioni

Developing agile software architecture using real option analysis and value engineering

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How should you develop software architecture to enable agility? This will invariably take account of the strategy of the organisation, and what they consider is of value. (SEI SEPG Conference Dublin 2011)

Project Leader:  Graham Collins

Developing metrics for agile projects compatible with CMMI

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What measurements are needed to improve agile project management? Categorised as, ‘cutting edge’ by the SEI (Software Engineering Institute). SEPG, Amsterdam 2006. 

Project Leader:  Graham Collins

A strategy for corporate project ‘buy-in’

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Making use of the latest advances in the understanding of neuroscience can help make us better leaders and project managers. (Proceedings Projekte & Emotional Intelligenz conference Vienna also Principles of Project Management series, APM)

Project Leader:  Graham Collins

New Technology and Service Development

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What is the effect of development of new technologies and services on current products in the telecommunications industry? How does the relationship between technology/service developers and client firms affect product and ...more

Project Leader: Bilal Gokpinar

The Effect of Customer Feedback and Organizational Learning on Product Innovation

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What is the role of customer feedback and organizational learning in the design of new generation of products?

Project Leader: Bilal Gokpinar


The IT Revolution and Globalization

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The adoption of computers and related innovations (e.g. the invention of the internet) as well as the (consequent) process of globalization is causing organizational change within companies, between companies within an industry and ...more

Project Leader: Maarten Goos

The New Economics of Amazon

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Due to the recent introduction of network technologies, there now is a growing importance of organizations operating online trading platforms such as Amazon, eBay or Monster.com. This project models and empirically tests the optimal behaviour of these ...more

Project Leader: Maarten Goos

Economic History of Innovations

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Current times are often perceived as times of rapid technological progress, also called the IT Revolution or the arrival of the New Economy. This projects compares the economic impact of the recent IT Revolution with other periods of ...more

Project Leader: Maarten Goos

Creativity in Cross-Functional and Interdisciplinary Teams

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How do differences in the underlying perspectives and assumptions of group members shape the nature and ultimate creativity of small groups? How does the creative process differ in such diverse teams from more homogeneous teams?

Project Leader: Sarah Harvey

Exploring the Creative Process in Healthcare Policy Teams

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This project explores the creative processes that occur naturally in interdisciplinary teams developing healthcare IT policy. How does engagement with different types of processes influence the generation and selection of new ideas in ....more

Project Leader: Sarah Harvey

Enhancing R&D productivity through academic collaborations

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The study’s database comprises detailed information on activities in the academic community of 4,780 American and British science-based firms and the impact of these activities on R&D productivity. Findings outline strategic trade-offs ...more.

Project Leader: Simcha Jong

Managing science-led innovation in high-tech firms

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Which organizational levers do managers have at their disposal in organizing science-led R&D? Case studies highlight formal structures, routines, and cultures that distinguish successful science-based ventures (International workshop planned at ...more.

Project Leader: Simcha Jong


Commercializing disruptive technologies: Venture creation and the choice of business model

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Commercializing disruptive technologies: Business models for a rough financial climate ..more.

Project Leader: Simcha Jong

General Management

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Richard’s work ‘Introduction to Management’ is now in its fourth edition; and a re-worked version is to be published in the Autumn of 2011 (published by Palgrave Macmillan). 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Investment Appraisal: a managerial approach

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An evaluation of the full context in which investment decisions are made, and results produced (published by Macmillan) 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Performance and performance management

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A crystallisation, analysis and evaluation of the strengths and shortcomings of how managers and organisations assess and evaluate their own performance for success and otherwise (published by Pearson). 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Managing creativity by design: Coordinating creative inputs in comic strip production

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Can task design stand as a recipe for creativity? Or is it that due process and accountability doesn’t agree with designer stubble and artistic panache? This study investigates the relationships ...more.

Project Leader: Mihaela Stan

Web 2.0 content

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Is it possible to make profit with web 2.0 content? (published in Prometheus)
  Project Leader: Mila Striukova

Patent value

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What value can be created from patents and where does it reside? (published in International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, International Journal of  ...more

Project Leader: Mila Striukova

Digital Rights Management

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How to design effective Digital Rights Management? (published in Communication and Strategies and International Journal of Intellectual Property Management )

Project Leader: Mila Striukova

Successful Market entry

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Best being the first to market? Think twice (published in International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise and International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation). 

Project Leader: Mila Striukova

Intellectual capital value

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How can company’s intellectual capital be classified and reported? (published in The British Accounting Review and Strategic Change)
Project Leader: Mila Striukova

Public Venture Capital

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Do Venture Capital trust solve the problem of underinvestment in young companies? (published in International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Project Leader: Mila Striukova

Managing Trade-Offs Within and Across Decision Domains: Continuity, Change and New Product Success

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Little is known about the mix of decisions through which innovators manage trade-offs between continuity and change. We leverage behavioral tracking data regarding the global music ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Bridges or Isolates? The Effect of Patenting on the Networks and Connections of Academic Scientists

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Patenting by academic scholars presents a number of issues and opportunities. We analyse the acquaintances of a sample of academic inventors and their paired controls to ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Best Quality Ideas and Rent Appropriation: How Innovation Contests Affect Individual Search Behaviors

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The use of innovation contests is burgeoning, and increasingly larger cash prizes are being offered to foster the conversion of promising ideas into specific social and economic benefits. We ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Mining the Web for Modern Greenbacks: An Empirical Investigation of Crowdfunding

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Crowdsourced fund-raising services are increasingly been used to connect projects with patrons. We investigate the characteristics of more than 6000 crowdfunded projects across a ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Vision vs. Execution: A Construal Level Perspective on Contextual Ambidexterity

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Pressures for strategic renewal and adaptation lead managers to engage in paradoxical thinking for trying to reconcile trade-offs between continuity and change. We explore the relation ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

For the Very First Time: Continuity and Change Before and After an IPO

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Companies and managers are constantly challenged to manage trade-offs between something old and something new. We use patent citation data to describe the search activities of firms and ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

In The Mix: A Dynamic Multidimensional Model of Structural Ambidexterity

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Organizational ambidexterity has emerged as a new research paradigm in strategy research. We develop a dynamic and multidimensional model for managing trade-offs between ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Mobilis in Mobili. Navigating Continuity and Change through CVC Investments

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We study how firms use Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) to resolve the exploration-exploitation tension overtime across their organizational boundaries. We test our ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

From Hero to Zero? Prolonging the Shelf-life of Fads

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Individual brands, products or even whole categories that were once appealing for a particular segment, might become irrelevant as society evolves and tastes change. We leverage behavioral tracking data ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

General Management

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

Richard’s work ‘Introduction to Management’ is now in its fourth edition; and a re-worked version is to be published in the Autumn of 2011 (published by Palgrave Macmillan). 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Investment Appraisal: a managerial approach

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

An evaluation of the full context in which investment decisions are made, and results produced (published by Macmillan) 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Performance and performance management

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

A crystallisation, analysis and evaluation of the strengths and shortcomings of how managers and organisations assess and evaluate their own performance for success and otherwise (published by Pearson). 

Project Leader: Richard Pettinger

Reputation in Open Source Communities

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What determines the reputation and competence in open source communities? (forthcoming in Organization Science)

Project leader: Soong Moon Kang

Evolution of Venture Capital Industry

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How do decisions of venture capitalists in syndications affect the evolution of venture capital industry? What are the dynamics of this evolution from a network perspective? (published in Social Networks)

Project leader: Soong Moon Kang

Institutional Logic of Open Source Projects

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Why and how do companies compete with or participate in voluntary open source software projects?

Project leader: Soong Moon Kang

Reputations and Perceptions in Organizations

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How biased are our perceptions of individual reputations in organizations and how they affect performance?

Project leader: Soong Moon Kang 

Investor Driven Innovation

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What can we learn from the way professional investors spot winners? (a research note for the Science Business Innovation Board AISBL)

Project leader: Itxaso del Palacio

Global Clusters of Innovation Network

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This book will compile the analysis of international Clusters of Innovation and the way these clusters collaborate globally.

Project leader: Itxaso del Palacio

The Social Networks of High and Low Self Monitors: Implications for Workplace Performance

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Is it personality or social network connections that help people do well in their work, or is it some combination? (Published in Administrative Science Quarterly in 2001)
Project Leader: Martin Kilduff

Social Network Analysis: Foundations and Frontiers on Advantage

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We provide an overview of social network analysis and discuss frontiers of advantage contingent on personality, cognition, embeddedness, and dynamics.  (Forthcoming in Annual Review of Psychology)
Project Leader: Martin Kilduff

From Blue Sky Research to Problem Solving: a Philosophy of Science Theory of New Knowledge Production

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What are the different kinds of knowledge that are produced, the indicators of progress, the characteristic methods, and the exemplar organizations? (Published in Academy of Management Review in 2011)

Project Leader: Martin Kilduff

A Paradigm Too Far? A Dynamic Stability Reconsideration of the Social Network Research Program

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What are the implications of viewing organizational networks as complex adaptive systems that exhibit both persistence and change? (Published in Academy of Management Review in 2006)

Project Leader: Martin Kilduff

Zooming in and out: Connecting Individuals and Collectivities at the Frontiers of Organizational Network Research

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If both individuals and organizations are considered simultaneously in terms of social networks, what kinds of new research are possible? (Published in Organization Science in 2005)

Project Leader: Martin Kilduff