Conferences out of France

 
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2016

 

Valerie MERINDOL,
Ignasi CAPDEVILA,
and David W. VERSAILLES

Creative capabilities of
established firms
in open innovation context


CINET 2016 conference
Torino, Italy,
Sept. 2016

 

Here are some links to the conference website,
and to various documents:

  

 

Abstract

The article defines creative capabilities in established firms in the open innovation context. Creative ideas emerge from the confrontation between un-related knowledge assets mutually enriching each other. Hybridization amplifies with the variety of actors and experiences. With an exploratory case study, we identify that creative capabilities rely on new designs fostering organizational fluidity; the emergence of practices and processes stimulating the generation and absorption of novel ideas; and the management of a reservoir of available yet not exploited ideas.

Keywords

-- Creativity; capabilities; Open innovation; Organizational fluidity.

Acknowledgements

The artible elaborates on the research project developed on Open Labs with ANRT / FutuRIS, and on the expert group jointly organized and facilitated by the newPIC chair and the FutuRIS platform at ANRT.

 

 


Ekaterina BESSON,
Valerie MERINDOL,
Jean-Paul SUSINI

Investigating middle managers' role
in structural ambidexterity:
boundary spanning practices


CINET 2016 conference
Torino, Italy,
Sept., 2016

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

One of the key challenges for structural ambidexterity is simultaneous creating and overcoming of the boundaries between exploration and exploitation. This research underlines the role of middle managers (MMs) as boundary spanners (BSs) in addressing this challenge. The contribution of this research is threefold. MMs engage in knowledge search and knowledge transfer that require spanning organizational boundary, knowledge boundary, or both. This article identifies five types of MMs’ boundary spanning activities. Additionally, the key competences to act as BSs and the role of organizational support for helping MMs to overcome boundaries addressed. The research adopts qualitative methodology based on case study and brings in the evidence from four NPD projects developed by the worldwide cookware manufacturing professional.

Keywords

-- structural ambidexterity, boundary spanners, middle managers,
-- knowledge and organizational boundaries

Acknowledgements

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Nicolas AUBOUIN
Ignasi CAPDEVILA

Collaborative logics in the localized spaces of the sharing economy

EGOS 2016 annual conference
track 56, "Organizing in the shadow of sharing"
Convenors:
Napoli, Italy.,
July 2016

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

Through the study of specific forms of cooperation, the article proposes a typology of the different places of collaboration. Thus three types of networks can be distinguished: networks focusing on an economic logic (cost reduction and the renewal of the work logics), networks based on a utilitarian logic (sharing of resources and means of work) and networks centered on an altruisticlogic (mutual help and gift economy).

Keywords

-- cooperation, collaborative spaces, networks, typology.

Acknowledgements

The artible elaborates on the research project developed on Open Labs with ANRT / FutuRIS, and on the expert group jointly organized and facilitated by the newPIC chair and the FutuRIS platform at ANRT.

 

 


David W. VERSAILLES,
Valerie MERINDOL,
and Thomas LE TEXIER

Towards a characterization
of the knowledge base in
public organizations:
A case study about Eurocontrol


EGOS 2016 annual conference
track 43 "Projects, knowledge and time",
Convenors: Jonas SÖDERLUND, Andrew DAVIES, Paolo CANONICO
Napoli, Italy.,
July 2016

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

In this article, we explore the articulation between the role (and power) of a public agency and its knowledge base attributes. The conceptual framework introduced here gives the opportunity to develop a dynamic investigation about the breadth and depth of knowledge and their consequences on the coordination processes between stakeholders, and on the governance of innovation networks. We compare two strategies: “Expert hierarchy” vs. “Mediation authority”. Our investigation relates to their respective (cognitive) micro-foundations, and to the capabilities respectively available for (tacit) knowledge articulation. We draw on a case study on complex programs in air traffic management and elaborate on the role of the European Agency EUROCONTROL in the institutional context of the 2000s and early 2010es.

Keywords

-- Knowledge (depth, breadth, articulation), governance, power, micro-foundations

Acknowledgements

The article is part of the SPOSS research and consulting project, funded by EUROCONTROL and commissioned to the Belgian consulting company OPEN SOLUTIONS SA/NV, and exectuted by the authors.

 

 


Ignasi CAPDEVILA,
Valerie MERINDOL,
David W. VERSAILLES

Creative capabilities in the context
of open Innovation


EGOS 2016 annual conference
track 41, "Innovating across boundaries:
Practices of inter-organizational collaboration"
Convenors: K. Lauche, H. Berends, P.R. Carlile
Napoli, Italy, July 2016

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

The article defines creative capabilities in established firms in the open innovation context. Creative ideas emerge from the confrontation between un-related knowledge assets mutually enriching each other. Hybridization amplifies with the variety of actors and experiences. With an exploratory case study, we identify that creative capabilities rely on new designs fostering organizational fluidity; the emergence of practices and processes stimulating the generation and absorption of novel ideas; and the management of a reservoir of available yet not exploited ideas.

Keywords

--Creativity, creative capabilities, boundary-less organization,
--micro-foundations,
--open innovation, organizational fluidity

Acknowledgements

The artible elaborates on the research project developed on Open Labs with ANRT / FutuRIS, and on the expert group jointly organized and facilitated by the newPIC chair and the FutuRIS platform at ANRT.


 

 

 

2015

 

Valerie MERINDOL,
David W. VERSAILLES

Dynamic capabilities in multi-technological firms:
a global-local perspective of permanent realignment


EGOS 2015 conference
track 27 - Dynamic capabilities for strategic change in practice
Convenors: Wolfgang H. Guettel, Patrick Cohendet, Uta Wilkens
Athens, Greece,
July. 2015

 

Here are some links to the conference website, and to various documents:

    

 

Abstract

In this contribution, we address the acquisition of dynamic capabilities in global firms, and investigate the nature of (organizational and collective) mechanisms and processes suited to generating adaptation and strategic flexibility in global firms confronted to discrepant ecosystems. We propose a comparative case study elaborating on several programs run by THALES in relation with civilian and military technologies. In this contribution, we elaborate on perspective introduced with the micro-foundations approach. We contribute with two results: (1) the adaptation and development of dynamic capabilities depend on the articulation between formal rules and collective boundary spanners, with a specific conclusions on the centrifugal dynamics incurred by micro-fondations (while scientific literature usually only points out its impact on heterogeneity); (2) the implementation of dynamic capabilities runs in relation with four key dimensions: position in the value chain, co-creation with end-users, existence of collective strategies, and interdependencies between stakeholders.

Keywords

-- dynamic capabilities; boundary spanners;
-- knowledge, articulation; micro-foundations.

Acknowledgements

The article is part of the research project about Dual-use technologies and innovation, awarded to the newPIC chair by the French MoD (2014) and developed in partnership with THALES.

 

 


Marie-Hélène ABEL (UTC/Heudiasyc),
Véronique MISSERI (UTC/Costech),
Claude MOULIN (UTC/Heudiasyc)
David W. VERSAILLES

Digital platforms for the facilitation of expert groups:
a characterization as boundary objects


WSKS 2015
World Summit for the Knowledge Society
Prague, Czech Rep.,
July 2nd-3rd, 2015

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

The article introduces the operational and theoretical challenges associated with the digital platform installed for the ECOPACK project (facilitation of brainstorming activities in an expert group active with scientometrics). The return on experience with expert groups run with different modalities has made it possible to design a series of scenarios for the implementation of facilitation activities, both face-to-face, and online with different levels of interaction with the information database and the related ontologies. The characterization of the digital platform, and of any other interaction modalities, as boundary objects refers to a series of metrics in relation to boundary objects appraised both as mental and bridge models: type (virtual vs. physical), functionality (repositories, ideal types, coincident boundaries, standardized forms), utility (cognitive usefulness), granularity, context, familiarity (for each stakeholder), synchronization. The model then allows for the discussion of several main aspects in relation with the knowledge exchanges at stake with the boundary object: the tacit-explicit and explicit-tacit transformation of knowledge in the bridge model; the operationalization of knowledge as a bridge model in reference to the challenges linked to the articulation of knowledge; and the importance of visualization tools for the elaboration of the boundary object as a bridge model.

Keywords

-- weak ties; tacit knowledge; embodied knowledge; expert group;
-- digital platform; digital ecosystem; collaboration

Acknowledgements

The article is part of the ECOPACK research project, funded by the French ANR agency on behalf of the French MoD (ASTRID funds).

 

 


Ignasi CAPDEVILA,
Yue ZHAO

Finding creativity a home:
Setting the playground and playing
in coworking spaces


10th Organization Studies workshop

Chania, Crete, Greece
May 2015

 

Here are some links to the conference website, and to various documents:

    


 

Abstract

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Keywords

-- xx; xx;
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Marie-Hélène ABEL (UTC/Heudiasyc),
Véronique MISSERI (UTC/Costech),
David W. VERSAILLES

About the Relevance of Digital Ecosystems for Collaborative Expert Group Projects:
Returns on experience re. the calibration of scientometric tools with expert groups


CSCWD 2015 conference
19th IEEE International conference on
Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italia,
May. 2015

 

Here are some links to the conference website, and to various documents:

    


 

Abstract

The article introduces the operational and theoretical challenges associated with the ECOPACK project that targets the development on digital collaboration platforms in order to facilitate an expert group. A return on experience with expert groups run with different modalities has made it possible to understand that the challenge locates at the level of the emergence of “weak ties” within the expert group. The digital platform also requires the monitoring of collaboration traces. It has to be considered as a “boundary object”.

Keywords

-- weak ties; tacit knowledge; embodied knowledge; expert group;
-- digital platform; digital ecosystem; collaboration

Acknowledgements

The article is part of the ECOPACK research project, funded by the French ANR agency on behalf of the French MoD (ASTRID funds).

 

 


Ignasi CAPDEVILA,
Patrick COHENDET,
Laurent SIMON

A creative process bridging
local and global knowledge:
the case of "ElBulli"


Association of American Geographers (AAG Annual Meeting)

Chicago, IL., USA
April 2015

 

Here is the link to the draft paper:


 

Abstract

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Keywords

-- xx; xx;
-- xx; xx.

 

 

 


2014

 

Ignasi CAPDEVILA

How can city labs enhance the citizens’ motivation in different types of innovation activities?

City Labs Workshop – SocInfo 2014
Barcelona, Spain,
Nov. 2014

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  

 

Abstract

The contribution of this article consists on building on the types of innovation mechanisms in Living Lab networks (Leminen, Westerlund, & Nyström, 2012; Leminen, 2013) by relating each type to a different theoretical innovation logic (methods for creativity; social innovation; open innovation; user innovation). Each logic is related to a different type of localized space of collective innovation (Fab Labs, co-creation spaces, coworking spaces and hackerspaces) and participants’ motivation to collaborate. The literature review on the main characteristics of each logic and the corresponding motivations of participants provide some guidelines for Living Lab practitioners about how to motivate participants in the different modes of “Living Labbing”.

Keywords

-- motivation to collaborate; hackerspaces; coworking spaces; Fab Labs;
-- open innovation; social innovation; user innovation

 

 


Ignasi CAPDEVILA

Coworking spaces and the localized dynamics of innovation in Barcelona

ISPIM Americas, Innovation Forum
Montréal, Canada,
Oct. 2014

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

The innovative capacity of cities does not exclusively depend on the innovation processes managed by local firms. This paper considers a multi-level perspective to analyze the crucial role of individuals and communities outside firms in the dynamics of innovation in cities. Through a qualitative study of the communities emerging in coworking spaces in Barcelona, we disentangle the different dynamics of innovation involving community insiders and local actors (firms, citizens and governmental bodies). We argue that coworking spaces act as intermediaries between creative individuals (“the underground”) and innovative firms (“the upperground”), contributing to the interaction between colocated actors through the articulation of places, spaces, projects and events. The results lead to suggestions for policies to contribute to the emergence and development of innovation in cities by fostering innovative processes outside firms.

Keywords

-- dynamics of innovation; innovation in cities; coworking

 

 


Philip CARTWRIGHT,
Ekaterina BESSON,
and Jean-Max KOSKIEVIC

Rewards and Functionality: Techno-Supply-Push and User-Demand-Pull Innovation

2014 R&D Management Conference
Stuttgart, Germany
3-6 JUN. 2014

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

(void).

 

 


Ekaterina BESSON

Buyer-Seller Partnerships in Business Markets: Towards an Integrated Approach

2014 International Marketing Trends Conference
Venice, Italy
24-25 JAN. 2014

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

(void).

 

 


Yue ZHAO

Needles Pulling Threads: The Role of Networks, Institutions, and Cognitive Frames in the Diffusion of Ready-to-wear fashion in Paris

2014 EGOS Annual Conference
Rotterdam, NL
July. 2014

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract

In this paper, I reveal the complex diffusion process of ready-to-wear fashion in Paris between the 1940s and the 1970s, focusing on the network mechanisms. Network and institutional studies have both provided insights on diffusion (DiMaggio & Powell, 1983; Meyer & Rowan, 1977; Rogers, 1983; Rogers, Medina, Rivera, & Wiley, 2005; Scott, 1995; Uzzi & Spiro, 2005). However, they proceed on largely separate trajectories. This paper bridges this research gap through a dynamic framework. First, I propose a conceptual model to delineate the interplay between networks and institutions in complex diffusion, by introducing legitimacy as a prism. Then I decompose the complex diffusion process into four stages, building from a historical analysis. I accentuate the evolution of four types of networks over time, and relate them to the diffusion and legitimation process. In particular, I conduct a quantitative network study based on designers’ career mobility. This network captured tacit knowledge flow and artistic affinity.

 

 

 


2013

 

David W. VERSAILLES
 

"Return on experience on Science and Technology policy-making in the USA with critical technologies lists; Towards an investigation of tools serving the elaboration of territorial strategies"

Conference on territorial intelligence: "Management of information and knowledge for the development of territories"
Barcelona, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya,
IN3 - KIMO research group
October 2013

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  

 

Abstract:

The USA use the Military Critical Technology lists (MCTL) as a general framework for the coordination between exports, scientific policy, and international cooperation. MCTLs obviously relate to military critical technologies, yet serve also as a reference framework for numerous civilian policies. This presentation investigates the rationales for the link between the elaboration of territorial strategies and the tools supporting policy-making. Cooperation between the USA and several European countries in the development of military, civilian, or dual-use technologies serves as an illustration.

 

Keywords:

-- Computing about competitive advantages;
-- Mapping strategy and connectivity;
-- Presentation of the US MCTLs;
-- Transposition to territorial intelligence

 


Valérie MERINDOL
and David W. VERSAILLES

"Competences and relational risks as endogenous variables for the governance of hierarchies and communities: a case study about EUROCONTROL"

EGOS Annual conference
Track 02: "Authority, prices and trust,
within and accross organizational boundaries"
Convenors: A. Weibel, R. Bachmann, T. Mellewigt
Montréal, Canada
1-4 July 2013

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract:

The governance of innovation represents a key issue because of the complexity of technologies and of the variety of stakeholders in presence. The combination between the distribution of competences among actors and the relational risks are rarely investigated in order to understand the various forms of coordination in the same institutional environments. Our contribution focuses precisely on these aspects. Our research develops as an exploratory and theory-building case study of 3 technological programs run by the European organization EUROCONTROL in the domain of air traffic management. These programs have remained in a stable institutional environment for almost 20 years. In the 3 programs, the very same contributors are present (the industry, EUROCONTROL, and users communities) while governance modalities differ. We investigate the endogenous sources of governance in complex technological programs. We aim at making more precise how mechanisms behind hierarchies and communities complement each other, or substitute to each other.

Keywords:

-- Governance, Competence, Knowledge,
-- Trust, Control, Hierarchies, Communities, Relational risks;
-- Action research, Abduction, Exploratory case study

 

 


Valérie MERINDOL
and David W. VERSAILLES

"Firms, alliances, and system integration:
a perspective based on knowledge articulation"


Strategic Management Society (SMS) regional conference
Theme B, 'Driving innovation ecosystems'
(convenor: Christopher Tucci)
Lake Geneva (CH),
March 20-23, 2013

 

Here are some links to various documents:

  


 

Abstract:

The conception of complex products requires the support of stable networks of contributors and supposes sharing knowledge between contributing firms, under the leadership of a system integrator. We investigate knowledge articulation in integration networks and alliances in reference to Boisot’s strategic management of knowledge. We conclude that tightly-coupled interactions build up a stable alliance installed in the long-run, where ‘boundary objects’ play a pivotal role in knowledge articulation. The system integrator’s influence relates to knowledge articulation. Strategic knowledge assets have to be run with respect to knowledge diffusion in the alliance and in the extended network. We elaborate on a case study investigating Dassault’s integration network for the French combat aircraft Rafale.