The ISPIM 2008 Conference on Open Innovation (ISPIM 2008)

Venue: ESCEM School of Business and Management

Location: 37205 Tours Cedex 3, France

Event Date/Time: Jun 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 18, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 08, 2008
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Apr 30, 2008
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The 2008 ISPIM Conference - Open Innovation: Creating Products and Services through Collaboration - will be held in Tours (Loire Valley), France on 15-18 June 2008.

Organised by ISPIM and supported by ESCEM School of Business and Management, this conference will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The conference format includes plenary and parallel sessions with both academic and practitioner presentations and workshops. Additionally, the conference will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local culture.

The concept of Open Innovation (OI) has emerged from concerns related to the costs and efficiency of R&D efforts. OI seeks to improve R&D by leveraging external relationships such that costs are shared and new revenues can be generated through new resource combinations. OI raises some fundamental managerial and research questions, such as: How OI is best adopted and what are the implications for change management and HR? What management and cultural issues does OI raise both within and across organisations? How are partner search and selection, relationship definition and management best approached? What is the impact on knowledge management, learning and risk management? Which IP, licensing and spin-off and revenue generation strategies are relevant? And what impact does OI have on SMEs and university-industry relations?

Submissions from academics, consultants and managers on OI and other innovation-related topics are strongly encouraged and should focus on the following (note there will also be a French language track on the same topics):

- Commercialising and financing innovation
- Culture, social interaction & diversity management in innovation
- Education and training in innovation
- Entrepreneurship
- Innovation policy and competitiveness
- Learning and knowledge management in OI
- Managing collaborative R&D
- Managing IP and technology transfer in OI
- Managing, measuring and implementing OI
- Methods and tools for innovation
- OI value networks, clusters and business models
- Services and OI


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Additional Information

Important Submission Deadlines: Full & Short Academic Papers: - Paper abstracts – 31 December 2007 - Acceptance notification – 28 February 2008 - Final papers, slides, profiles, photos plus payment – 30 April 2008 Full & Short Practitioner Presentations: - Presentation Outlines – 31 December 2007 - Acceptance notification – 28 February 2008 - Final outlines, slides, profiles, photos plus payment – 30 April 2008