One of the great challenges for doctoral students is to develop publishable results from their research. This all starts with a well-designed research plan, followed by collecting and analyzing good data. Thus, the objective of the CINet PhD seminar on “researching continuous innovation” is to help students mastering the process of getting from a research idea, through a robust research design, good qualitative and/or quantitative data, to a publishable theoretical and/or managerial contribution, in the field of (continuous) innovation. Hence, the title of the seminar: Researching Continuous Innovation – getting in, getting through and getting (it) out.
Continuous innovation, the basis for sustainable success, requires companies to combine continuity and innovation in several different ways. World-class companies:
Thus, continuously innovative companies successfully combine strategic, innovation and operational excellence or, as James March would put it, exploration and exploitation.
The seminar provides a unique platform for doctoral students to present and discuss their research, and to get feedback from, and exchange comments and views with, fellow students and experienced researchers in the field. The program is highly interactive and includes ample opportunity for exploring emerging themes in continuous innovation theory and methodology.
The seminar offers space to max. 16 doctoral students or other researchers developing a PhD thesis, who are researching continuous innovation or a related topic, and are in a relatively early phase of their studies.
The seminar takes place on 19-23 April 2021 in Potsdam, Germany, and is hosted by Professor Katharina Hölzle, at the Hasso Plattner Institute, Digital Engineering Faculty, University of Potsdam.
Upon successful completion of the seminar, the participants are given a certificate and granted 5 ECTS.