Best Paper Awards 2015
Added: Saturday 19 September 2015, 15:15
A committee consisting of Harry Boer (Aalborg), Mariano Corso (Milan), Klaasjan Visscher (Twente, and former editor of Creativity and Innovation Management) and Patricia Wolf (Lucerne) selected the two best paper awards of the 16th CINet conference, hosted by KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Zweden, on 13-15 September.
John Bessant Best Paper Award
Lars Bengtsson, Nicolette Lakemond, Keld Laursen and Fredrik Tell won the John Bessant Best Paper Award. Their paper “Managing Knowledge Integration Across Multiple Boundaries in Open Innovation” addresses the need to identify and establish effective knowledge integration practices, emerging when firms open up and involve external partners in their innovation processes more actively. The committee praised the relevance of the research, the rigor of the research design, the robustness of the findings, and the contribution of the paper to existing theory.
The award was handed over to Lars Bengtsson by John Bessant.
Mariano Cors Best Practical Implications Award
The Mariano Corso Best Practical Implications Award was won by Anna Karlsson and Jennie Björk for their paper “Establish and Manage a Network for Continuous Innovation – Invoking Organizational Pressure”. The committee mentioned the rigorous design and execution of the research, which led to a strong and well-illustrated theoretical contribution, and also particularly the contribution of the research to solving an increasingly important managerial problem: combining exploitation and exploration by establishing a network to support innovation continuously, which both complements and challenges the existing organizational structure.
Harry Boer handed over the award to Jennie Björk (picture left), Mats Magnusson handed over the award to Anna Karlsson (picture on the right) as she could not attend the closing session where the awards were announced and handed over.