The 1st ISPIM Symposium - Managing Innovation in a Connected World (1st ISPIM Symposium)

Venue: Singapore Management University

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Dec 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Dec 17, 2008
Registration Date: Dec 01, 2008
Early Registration Date: Oct 24, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Oct 24, 2008
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The 1st ISPIM Symposium - Managing Innovation in a Connected World - will be held in Singapore on 15-17 December 2008. Organised by ISPIM together with Singapore Management University, this symposium will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The aim of this symposium is to stimulate discussion and connect people from different backgrounds and cultures. The format will include interactive workshops and discussion panels together with academic and practitioner presentations. As with all ISPIM events, this symposium will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local culture.

Globalisation of technology and the strong interconnectivity of the different nations through reliable telecommunications has given rise to a significant movement towards outsourcing and off-shoring. Further, the escalation of the cost of carrying out all R&D and innovation in-house and the availability of intellectual capital with access to global networks have encouraged firms to embrace open innovation principles even if, in some cases, somewhat reluctantly. Open innovation can be interpreted at several levels including, across people, across divisions of a company located in different places, across different organisations and across countries. Managing innovation in such a connected world is something new to several organisations. It is therefore important for academics, businesses and consulting firms to understand the challenges faced in managing innovations in such a connected world and to be able to find the solutions to harness the value that can be generated by the intellectual capital available in the far corners of our globe. ISPIM has always focused on themes that address cutting edge issues and managing innovations in a connected world is a pressing theme.

Symposium Subareas:

Academics and Practitioners are encouraged to submit papers/outlines and workshop/discussion topics related to the symposium theme including but not limited to the subareas listed below:

- Borderless innovation
- Collaborative R&D for innovation
- Idea generation and creativity
- Innovation policy
- Measuring and managing innovation
- Methods and tools for innovation
- Networks and clusters of innovation
- Open innovation


Additional Information

Important Deadlines: 30 June 2008: Academic Paper Abstracts/Practitioner Presentation Outlines or Workshop/Discussion Panel Topics 15 August 2008: Acceptance Notification 24 October 2008: Final submissions (including slides, profiles & photos) together with registration and payment Conference fee: ISPIM Member - US$650 Non-Member - US$750 Student - US$650 ASEAN Rate - US$450