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Technology Management

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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 the ...more

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

Impact of Project Portfolio Management on Technology Projects

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What is the impact of project portfolio management processes on the performance of information technology projects? (published in the International Journal of Project Management)

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

An Integrated Decision-Making Approach for improving European Air Traffic Management

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A model supporting the European Commission’s Single European Sky initiative, evaluating alternative air traffic management improvement programmes (published in Management ...more

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

The Value of Flexibilty in New Product Development: The Impact of Competiion

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How does the intensity of competition influence the value of flexibility in new product development projects, and when should new products be launched, or projects abandoned?

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

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 ..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

Improvement of agile development processes

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Software development methods often focus on team activities and don’t always incorporate clear and appropriate guidelines for project management and scaling the project. (Journal of Object Oriented Programming)

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

Achieving earlier and more accurate estimates for agile CMMI projects

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Agile development practices are increasingly being applied to large scale projects. How can we predict and forecast how long and how much a complex agile development will cost? (SEI SEPG 2008)

Project Leader:  Graham Collins

Coordination problems in Complex Product Development

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What is the role of product architecture and organizational communication in complex product development efforts? What is the impact of misalignment between complex product architecture and organizational structure on  ...more

Project Leader: Bilal Gokpinar

Globally Distributed Product Design and Performance

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How to design a complex product globally? How to manage complex product architecture? What is the most efficient way of distributing complex subsystems across global design centres? How to achieve both NPD efficiency and high quality at the same time in ...more

Project Leader: Bilal Gokpinar

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 service performance? How does a ...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

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

Manufacturing decisions and the commercialization of disruptive technologies

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Manufacturing expertise is often in short supply in novel industries. What are the implications for business development? (Funded through TSB Regenerative Medicine program). 

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

Contemporary Strategic Management

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A crystallisation of much of the work carried out over the previous ten years, and a definition of one aspect of management in practice (published by Palgrave 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

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 Intellectual Property Management and ...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

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 ...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 theoretical model using...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Sweetening the Pill of Change? Marketing Radical Innovations in the Regenerative Medicine Industry

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How are markets created? How to commercialize radical innovations? How to communicate pros and cons to prospect clients? This study leverages product-level data about the ...more.

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

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


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


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

Necessity of Others  – Mother of Invention

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It has long been considered as fact that creativity is most evident when people are self-motivated (intrinsically) in their work. Looking at data from two organizations and supported by a laboratory study, we found that intrinsic motivation was much more effective when linked with a focus on others...more

Project Leader: James Berry

Idea Flows – Mapping Innovation Identification

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Do the CEO and the hourly employee judge creativity the same way? If not, corporate innovation programs asking employees to be creative may be doomed to failure. This research attempts to map how employees evaluate potentially creative new ideas within existing companies....more

Project Leader: James Berry

Identifying Creativity at a Distance Contract Design for R&D Licensing

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Creativity is a balance of novelty and usefulness. Yet how we evaluate ideas changes depending on how near or far we feel from the particular context. When people are close to a problem both novelty and usefulness of the solution are relevant....more

Project Leader: James Berry

Maximizing Employee Creativity

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How can we encourage employees to maximize their effort and creativity in working on problems? Perspective-taking is one way to encourage employees to focus on end users in solving problems...more

Project Leader: James Berry