Call for Chapters ‘European Perspectives on Innovation Management’

Editors

dr. ir. Rob Dekkers (Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Prof. Laure Morel (Équipe de Recherche sur les Processus Innovatifs, Université de Lorraine,France)

Website: 

https://european-perspectives-innovation-management.eu/

At this website the call for chapters is posted, there is a news section and we intend to organise afew webinars to address questions by authors that want to submit a manuscript for consideration.

Searching for European Perspectives

European practices in organisations are anchored in Anglo-Saxon, East European, Nippon- Rhineland, Nordic and Mediterranean socio-economic perspectives; this unique blend of social- economic perspectives also leads to different views on innovation management, new product and service development, and their challenges. This becomes apparent in writings such as that of Patel and Pavitt (1994, pp. 90–2) when they distinguish between myopic and dynamic national systems of innovation. These differing approaches also harbour diversity, which could be either beneficial or limit the growth of national economies, sectors and firms. Also, this may result in national cultures affecting creativity and innovation management in differing ways. Thus, these perspectives may lead to both subtle delimitations and pronounced differences for innovation policies, institutional settings, approaches to innovation management by firms and innovation performance.In addition to socio-economic perspectives, institutional factors that differ across nations and regions play a role in practices that are adopted for innovation management. This thought is captured by the notion of national innovation systems, for example the writings by Lundvall (1998; 2007). Also, the conceptualisation of triple helix (Leydesdorff and Etkowitz, 1996) instigates that institutional factors determine innovation outcomes, not only for nations, but also for firms. Not only can these institutional factors be found at the level of nations, they are also present in industrial districts, such as those constituting what is called the ‘Third Italy’ (Biggiero, 1998). The result is differing institutional contingencies across regions and nations, further augmenting the socio-economic perspectives.Notwithstanding these fragmented socio-economic perspectives and institutional contingencies, there are specific commonalities. Perhaps the nature of these perspectives, possibly set in Kantianism guiding economic and legal institutional settings rather than utilitarianism and legalism, makes firms and institutions gravitate towards open collaboration rather than transactional approaches (for example, Dekkers et al., 2019); the first is possibly linked with dynamics national innovation systems and the latter most likely associated with myopic national innovation systems. The fragmented, distributed economies also put a strong focus on internationalisation, including innovation management, new product and service development, even within the internally open market of the European community. Therefore, the European institutional settings foster unique approaches to innovation, and new product and service development.Perhaps these unique approaches will also foster a more innovative Europe. This may lead to creating not only ‘unicorns’, but also other high-growth firms, and stimulate other firms to engage more actively with innovation. In this sense, encouraging techno-entrepreneurship and facilitation of growth may also be shaped by the specific diversity of perspectives, institutional contingencies and collaborative modes.

IAMOT 2020 Postponed to Fall

From:   Dr. Tarek Khalil

President of Nile University

Conference Chair and Founder of IAMOT

Dear Colleagues:

In view of the current restrictions on travel from several countries, theorganizing committee decided to postpone the IAMOT 2020, the 29thInternational Conference on Management of Technology from 5 – 9 April to 13 – 17 September 2020 which will be held at Nile University, Cairo, Egypt.

Attached is the updated call for papers for the conference. We are still accepting papers at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iamot2020.

Looking forward to seeing you in September.

New IAMOT board

New IAMOT Board Members:

·       Mr. Nezar Sami, Innovation Consultant, Egypt

·       Mr. Mohamed Azzam, Digital Economy Executive, Egypt

·       Prof. Kirankumar S. Momaya, IIT- Mumbai, India

·       Dr. Raman Agrawalla, Tata Consulting Service, India

·       Prof. Anuja Agarwal, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, India

·       Prof. Gertten van de Kaa, Delft Univeristy, The Netherlands

·       Prof. Karuna Jain, IIT- Mumbai, India

·       Prof. Gita Surie, Adelphi University, USA

·      Prof. Ruchita Gupta, NITIE, India

Late Prof. Mukandan

It is with profound sadness, I inform you that Prof. Mukandan, a young NITIE faculty member, has suddenly passed way. He was part of the IAMOT 2019 organizing committee and responsible for conference proceedings and Doctor Colloquia. The entire NITIE community and organizing committee are in deep shock. We share the grief and mourn this premature loss of a talented and humble scholar with our prayers and thoughts. I met Prof. Mukandan personally during my last December visit to NITIE. I have requested the organizing committee to begin the conference with a one minute silent prayer in remembrance of Prof. Mukandan.  

Kind regards,

Osman Ahmed

President, IAMOT

Job posting

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL, INDUSTRIAL AND AERONAUTICAL
ENGINEERING SENIOR LECTURER IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Applications are invited for appointment in the School of Mechanical,
Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering.Full details can be found on
iRecruitment (the University’s careers website).

Please apply via iRecruitment: https://irec.wits.ac.za


Closing date: 13 March 2019

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit standing. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.
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Job post – WITS UNIVERSITY, JOHANNESBURG

PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR SENIOR

LECTURER IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT OF MANUFACTURING AND OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY

The School of Mechanical, Industrial & Aeronautical Engineering invites applications for appointment at the levels of Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer.

DESCRIPTION:

Degrees in the School are internationally accredited and a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are offered. The School has a strong team of dedicated staff and excellent facilities.

At the Professor Level, a PhD in Industrial Engineering is essential. The successful candidate would have an international profile in Management of Manufacturing and Operations Technology with a particular background in Industry 4.0. S/he would conduct and supervise research at all levels with a record of substantial research funding. The successful candidate will have a proven record of significant interactions with industry and the profession.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

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At the Associate Professor Level, a PhD in Industrial Engineering is essential. The successful candidate would have a distinguished record of scholarship/teaching and be a research leader in Management of Manufacturing and Operations Technology with a particular background in Industry 4.0. S/he would conduct and supervise research at all levels with a record of substantial research funding. The successful candidate will have a proven record of significant interactions with industry and the profession.

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At the Senior Lecturer Level, a PhD in Industrial Engineering is essential. The successful candidate would have a distinguished record of scholarship/teaching and be research active in Management of Manufacturing and Operations Technology with a particular background in industry 4.0. S/he would conduct and supervise research at all levels. A record of substantial research funding would be advantageous. The successful candidate will have a proven record of interactions with industry and the profession.

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The successful candidate at any level will have a good knowledge of the basic material pertaining to undergraduate Industrial Engineering courses, and the background to be able to be registered as a Professional Engineer, if not already registered in South Africa.

Contributions towards excellence in research, education and professional services; academic leadership in the field of Industrial Engineering; undergraduate and postgraduate lecturing in the field of Industrial Engineering with emphasis on field research; research leadership and project supervision; active engagement with industrial partners; University administration.

DUTIES:

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Enquiries: Professor Robert Reid; Head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Aeronautical Engineering: E-mail: Robert.Reid@wits.ac.za

To Apply: Please submit a letter of motivation, a detailed CV with names and current e-mail addresses and contact numbers of (3) three referees, certified copies of qualifications, academic transcripts and South African ID and/or (copy of Passport if not a South African Citizen). External applicants are invited to apply by registering on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za. Internal employees may apply directly on Oracle Self-Service on the Wits Intranet by selecting ‘’Apply for a job’’.

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• Closing date: 26 November

Please note that given the thrust of the University’s strategic plan on transformation, preference may be given to appointable applicants from the under-represented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.

The University reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates and to verify credit rating. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with the shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or re-advertise.