16th International CINet Conference
Pursuing Innovation Leadership
13-15 September 2015 - Stockholm, Sweden
Call for Papers
The Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) is a global network set up to bring together researchers and industrialists working in the field of Continuous Innovation. The mission of CINet is to develop into a school of thought on Continuous Innovation. Consistent with this mission, CINet organizes an annual conference. This announcement concerns the 16th CINet conference, which will take place at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-15 September 2015. The theme of the conference, “Pursuing Innovation Leadership”, reflects the need for firms to continuously find new ways to improve in order to stay at the forefront of innovation, and the important role that innovation leaders in different positions play in this work.
The Royal Institute of Technology and CINet look forward to a stimulating exchange of insights into and experiences with innovation between researchers and practitioners from all over the world.
Furthermore, CINet promotes a PhD Network to foster research collaboration among PhD students and their institutions on innovation in the widest sense of the word. As part of that initiative, a PhD workshop is organized just prior to the 16th CINet conference, on 11-12 September. Besides that a CIYA Workshop will be organized, aimed at young academics working in the field of continuous innovation, and taking place on 13 September 2015.
A new format
In 2015, CINet implements a major change in its conference format. Previously, papers were accepted with up to 6,000 words. As of 2015, two options are offered:
The reason for this innovation is twofold. First, ever more journals only accept conference-based articles if they are substantially different from the conference paper they are based on. Some journals request that the journal article is more than 50% different from the conference paper. By accepting shorter full papers we facilitate the development of your work into journal articles. Second, CINet wants to be a place where not only completed research but also ideas for research or collaboration and different stages of work-in-progress are presented and discussed. The “research notes” support the latter purpose.
Theme and session tracks
The conference theme is Pursuing Innovation Leadership.
Innovation has frequently been explained as an act of entrepreneurship resulting in novel and valuable outcomes in terms of for instance new products, services, processes, and business models. Consequently, the role played by individuals performing different critical tasks, from identifying innovative opportunities to launching new products and services, has been extensively investigated and analyzed over the last decades. Previous studies have among other things highlighted the importance of different critical roles in innovation, such as for instance inventors and innovation champions. However, as firms strive to include more employees and external parties in innovation in a structured and consistent manner, the need for professional innovation leadership becomes evident. Instead of relying on individual genius and creativity, and spontaneously emerging innovation roles, many firms strive to continuously innovate by implementing more systematic and collaborative approaches to innovation work, proactively facilitated by innovation leaders at both operative and strategic levels. These new approaches and roles to continuous innovation stand out as an important field of research, with a promising potential for making innovation knowledge more cumulative and increasingly science-based.
The conference theme can also be interpreted in a broader sense, pointing to the need for more knowledge about individuals, teams, organizations, and systems that are at the forefront of continuous innovation, in terms of new strategies, structures, and practices for innovation. As innovation in itself is a continuously changing phenomenon, theoretical elaborations and empirical observations providing new insights are constantly needed.
We are calling for papers with a strong theoretical and managerial contribution, addressing innovation, leadership, and the interface between these fields, as well as papers addressing broader continuous innovation topics:
If there is an additional topic you would like to contribute to, and know others researching that particular field, please take the lead, let us know and organize it.
The best papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in special issues of the Journal of Creativity and Innovation Management and the International Journal of Technology Management. All invited papers will go through a regular review process.
15th PhD Workshop
The CINet PhD workshop offers PhD students a unique possibility to present and discuss, receive feedback, and exchange comments and views on their research in an inspiring academic community of fellow PhD students and experienced researchers active in the CINet community.
The PhD workshop will be held on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September 2015, just before the conference, and ends at the afternoon of the last conference day, while there are also meetings during the conference.
The seminar is equivalent to a workload of 3 ECTS.
More information can be found on the workshop website.
PhD breakfast meeting
Are you a PhD student? Meet the new editors of CIM over breakfast on Tuesday morning from 8:00-9:00 and learn how to publish in CIM and how to be a good reviewer.
Who should attend
Both academics involved in research on innovation and change as well as practitioners and consultants involved in management innovation and change are invited to submit papers relevant to the conference theme, or simply register for the conference to gain access to leading research and practices in this key area. Also academics interested in sharing industry experience are welcome.
Prof. Mats Magnusson
Dr. Jennie Björk
Dr. Sofia Ritzén
Prof. Margareta Norell Bergendahl
Prof. Lars Bengtsson
Prof. Lars Bengtsson
Prof. Johan Frishammar
Dr. Nicolette Lakemond
Dr. Anders Richtnér
Dr. Martin Wallin
Drs. Gerard Berendsen, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
More information on the keynote speaches will follow soon.
The final pogram is available for download.
Friday 11 September 2015
Saturday 12 September 2015
Sunday 13 September 2015
Monday 14 September 2015
Tuesday 15 September 2015
Researchers wishing to contribute are invited to submit a structured abstract (in Word format) of 750-1000 words (not including references) by March 16, 2015. The abstract should address:
The extended abstract has to fit the overall theme of the conference. A high-quality abstract might be rejected if it is outside the scope and the theme of the conference. Authors need to follow the guidelines for structured abstracts and use the template for structured abstracts.
Practitioners wishing to contribute are invited to submit an abstract (in Word format) of approximately 500 words no later than March 16, 2015. The abstract should address:
If your abstract is accepted you will be asked to submit a PowerPoint presentation (see Round 3 below), not a full paper.
All submissions will undergo a double blind peer review. The outcome of the review will be sent to the authors by April 24, 2015. The submission (abstract, full paper or research note) can either be accepted, provisionally accepted or rejected.
Submission of full paper and research notes:
The submission needs to be done by email to the conference secretariat. Note that the abstract in your paper/note will be published in the CINet Conference Book of Abstracts.
Due on August 1 are:
Full papers, research notes and practitioner presentations/abstracts should be sent to the conference secretariat by email.
Read and follow the author guidelines carefully:
Use the following templates in preparing your abstract, and full paper or research note. They have been designed to help you develop your abstract, facilitate the review process and, eventually, facilitate the production of the proceedings with all contributions looking as consistent as possible:
|PhD student CINet member||€ 375*|
|PhD student non CINet member||€ 475|
|Other CINet member||€ 475*|
|Ohter non CINet member||€ 625|
|Practioners who only attend the Monday and/or Tuesday||€ 220|
The fee includes the conference proceedings, and the conference dinner, lunches and refreshments
* To be able to benefit from this reduced fee for members you have to register as CINet member before April 1.
We are very glad to have a record number of paper submissions this year and look forward to a CINet conference that is larger than usual. This, in combination with the difficulty to find available hotel rooms due to another conference gathering almost 20.000 delegates in Stockholm during the same period, has led us to organize the conference at Skogshem & Wijk instead of at KTH. Skogshem & Wijk is a conference facility beautifully located at the seaside on the Island of Lidingö.
The distance to Stockholm city center and KTH Royal Institute of Technology is not that long, and public transportation and taxis are available. However, we strongly recommend booking a room at Skogshem & Wijk instead of in the city hotels. The best thing is to arrive Sunday afternoon and go directly to the reception at the City Hall. You can leave your luggage at the railway station, which is located next to the City Hall. Those arriving earlier (including PhD students attending the workshop) may consider staying in the city until Sunday. We will arrange buses from the reception to the hotel.
You can book your hotel room at Skogshem & Wijk by completing the hotel reservation form and sending it by email to the address mentioned in the form. Given that the price level in Stockholm is quite high, the hotel offers participants wishing to keep accommodation costs to a minimum the possibility to share rooms
The City of Stockholm welcomes all participants to the conference reception in the City Hall on Sunday September 13, at 19:00. Apart from the formal opening of the conference, drinks and food, the reception will also include a guided visit to the City Hall, which is one of Stockholm's most famous attractions, perhaps best known for being the location of the Nobel Prize dinner every year on December 10.
Travelling information will be added soon.
15th CINet PhD Workshop
PhD students attending the conference can attend the 15th CINet PhD Workshop for free.