Best Paper Awards 2018
Added: Monday 17 September 2018, 11:15
A committee consisting of Harry Boer (Aalborg), Luca Gastaldi (Milan), Klaasjan Visscher (Twente, and former editor of Creativity and Innovation Management) and Patricia Wolf (Lucerne) selected the two best paper awards of the 19th CINet conference, hosted by Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, 9-11 September 2018.
John Bessant Best Paper Award
Sonia Giaccone and Mats Magnusson won the John Bessant best paper award for their paper Exploring the Role of Risk-Taking in Innovation: An Empirical Study of Its Antecedents and Effects. The paper is based on a survey study conducted in seven organizational units of ASSA ABLOY Group, a multinational, innovation-oriented firm. The study focuses on the role of risk-taking on innovation performance. It proposes a systematic analysis of a number of factors conditioning employees’ risk-taking, as well as their effects on innovation performance. Moreover, it provides insights to managers to define ways-of-working aimed at creating an innovative working context encouraging a suitable risk propensity.
Mariano Cors Best Practical Implications Award
The Mariano Corso Best Practical Implications Award was won by Sara Johansson, Malin Kullström, Jennie Björk, Anna Karlsson and Susanne Nilsson for their paper The Consequences of Managerial Controls for Digital Innovation Projects. Using data from two manufacturing firms, the paper aims to further our understanding of what managers can do in order to manage and support digital innovation projects successfully. Surprisingly the findings show that digital innovation projects demand more control than regular projects. This suggests a number of managerial implications: 1) there is a need to deliberately use a combination of managerial controls (including action, result, personnel and cultural control), 2) it is important to use controls also for decision making, both in terms of speed and the ability to make good decisions, and 3) there is a need to have controls also for customers and partners.