Call for Papers
The idea of Open Innovation emphasizes, among other things, that firms can benefit from acquiring valuable knowledge from external sources and/or selling internally generated technologies, which have low value within the firm’s current business model, to other companies. As such, this prescription for increasing innovative efficiency contrasts relatively sharply with conventional notions of competitive advantage that advocate keeping critical knowledge proprietary to a firm. Accordingly, an interesting question is how the notions of open innovation are received or implemented in different economic environments that offer different levels of protection for firms and their intellectual property. Furthermore, firm level investments in R&D, as well as similar investments in societal knowledge generation or infrastructure at the national level should also have profound impacts on the propensity of firms to engage in open innovation practices.
Open innovation seminar includes a full program of papers, presentations, keynotes and publishing events. Confirmed keynote speakers are Prof. Vladimir Platonov from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance and dr. Nadine Roijakkers from Hasselt University.
Quality contributions for papers, panels, cases and posters are invited, which are double blind peer reviewed. Submissions from academics, consultants and managers on innovation-related topics are strongly encouraged and should focus on the following:
Global specialist markets
IPR issues in open innovation
Open business models
Open innovation in public sector
Open innovation intermediaries
Organizational innovation for NIH and NSH syndromes
Regional open innovation system and strategy
Services and open innovation
- Cross-border open innovation (eg. EU-Russia co-operation)
- Emerging markets (eg. China, Russia) on
Important submission deadlines:
15 July 2010: Extended time for for abstracts
18 July 2010: Acceptance Notification
10 August 2010: Final submissions (including abstracts, papers, slides, profiles & photos) registration and payment
Abstract of 300 words should include the following:
Keywords: List no more than 5 keywords
Problem: What specific problem does the submission focus on?
Current understanding: What is known about this problem?
Research question: What is the submission's goal?
Design/methodology/approach: How was the study/work executed?
Findings: What are the main outcomes?
Contribution: What does the submission add to current understanding?
Practical implications: Who will gain why and in which way from the findings?
All the files should be submitted by e-mail to sanna.tomperi(at)lut.fi by the respective deadline.
All accepted submissions will be published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN number. All outlines are double-blind evaluated. A Special Issues containing selected papers from this conference will be published in The International Journal of Service Science, published by Inderscience and Conradi Research Review.
Seminar fee is 80 euros (+ VAT) including full seminar program, conference proceedings, welcome reception, evening reception and transportation to the venue.
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Dr. Marko Torkkeli, Professor of Technology and Business Innovations, Lappeenranta University of Technology & Director, The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)
Sanna Tomperi, M.A., Project coordinator. sanna.tomperi(a)lut.fi