DR442E Perspectives in innovation research

09 februar 2016 00:00 - 10 februar 2016 00:00

Bodø, Norway

Elective for students in various disciplines studying innovation for their PhD.
Compulsory for candidates in Stipendiatprogram Nordland.

Duration: 3 seminars: 9-10 February 2016, 19-21 April 2016 and 18-20 May 2016.  

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ECTS credits:
Level of course: Ph.D. course
Type of course:
Elective for students in various disciplines studying innovation for their PhD.
Compulsory for candidates in Stipendiatprogram Nordland.
Location: Bodø.
Language: English.

Professor Anders Örtenblad, Nord University
Professor Asbjørn Røiseland, Nord University
Associate Professor Dorthe Eide, Nord University Business School
Professor Einar Rasmussen, Nord University Business School
Professor Gry Agnete Alsos, Nord University Business School
Professor Jon Sundbo, Roskilde University, Denmark
Professor Ole Johan Andersen, Nord University
Professor Magnus Kolfsten, Linköping University, Sweden
Professor Reidun Follesø, Nord University
Professor Tommy Høyvarde Clausen, Nord University Business School

Administrative coordinators: Grete Knudsen & Inger Lene Wassmo

The theme for the course is perspectives on innovation. The course will introduce students to the innovation research literature, and to a variation of areas and contexts for innovation research. Students will become familiar with the foundations of innovation research as well as with current debates and knowledge gaps. The course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with different aspects of innovation research and to discuss this in relation to their own research projects.

During the course students participate in plenary sessions, smaller group sessions where they present and receive feedback on their own work, and contribute to the discussion of their peer students’ work. The plenary sessions will include questions and dialogue and there will be good opportunities for informal discussions among participants and faculty.

Themes covered in the course include:
Introduction to innovation research, concepts, foundations and perspectives
Firm level, system level and policy level perspectives to innovation
Technology transfer and research-based innovation
Innovation in the public sector
Innovation in manufacturing, services and experiences
Open and closed innovation
Innovation policy
Gender perspectives to innovation
Innovation networks
Innovation systems and triple helix

Learning outcomes
After completing the course the students will be able to:

Overview knowledge about innovation as field of research, including its foundations and current research streams
Overview knowledge about relevant theories and current debates in innovation literature
Understand knowledge gaps and central debates related to innovation
Understand the most relevant core concept(s) for own Ph.D. work
Overview knowledge of specialty areas such as technology innovation, service and experience innovation, public sector innovation, technology transfer and science-based innovation

Critically discuss, evaluate and position own research with the various theoretical perspectives related to innovation and relate them to own Ph.D. work.
Apply one or more research streams to a research topic of relevance for the Ph.D. student’s own work

General competence
Reflect on and consider theoretical problems in a general sense in research

Communicate (in writing and orally) problems, analyses, and results to colleagues, including contributing in academic debates in conferences

Organization and learning activities
The course will be organized as an intensive course of three seminar of 2-3 days. Individual study is required prior to and between seminars. Students are to work with an individual research paper between and after seminars, and deliver a final paper for course evaluation. The course integrates lectures by experts in the field and discussions of the course literature by the participants. Students are supposed to present and participate in exercises individually and in groups.

Course fee:
A course fee of 1500 NOK. The fee is wawed for doctoral candidates in Stipendiatprogram Nordland. 
Course syllabus
Active participation in the form of presentations and discussions (written and oral) on selected articles during the course seminars is compulsory. The individual draft research paper delivered before the second and third seminar, and the full paper delivered after the course will be evaluated by the grades ‘passed’ or ‘non-passed’.


Seminar 1

Chesbrough, H. (2006). Open Innovation: A new paradigm for understanding innovation. In H. Chesbrough, W. Vanhaverbeke, J. West (eds). Open Innovation: Researching a new paradigm. Oxford University Press. (13 pages)

Chesbrough, H. (2006). New puzzles and new findings. In H. Chesbrough, W. Vanhaverbeke, J. West (eds). Open Innovation: Researching a new paradigm. Oxford University Press. (21 pages)

Cohen, L. and Levinthal, D.A. (1990). Absorptive Capacity: A new perspective on learning and innovation. Administrative Science Quarterly, 35, 128-152. (25 pages)

Eide, D. and Mossberg, L. (2013). Towards more intertwined innovation types: innovation through experience design focusing on customer interactions, In Sundbo, J. and Sørensen, F. (eds.), Handbook on the Experience Economy, Cheltenham (Elgar)

Edvardsson, B., Kristensson, P., Magnusson, P. et al., (2012). Costumer integration within service development. Technovation 32(7-8), 419-429 (11 pages)

Fagerberg, J. 2003. Schumpeter and the revival of evolutionary economics: an appraisal of the literature, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 13, 125-159 (35 pages)

Fagerberg, J. (2005). Innovation. A guide to the literature. In J. Fagerberg, D. C. Mowery & R. R. Nelson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 1-26.

Hipp, C. and H. Grupp (2005). Innovation in the Service Sector, Research Policy, 34 (4), 517-535 (19 pages)

Howells, J. (2010), Services and innovation and service innovation: new theoretical directions. In F. Gallouj and F. Djellal (eds.) (2010), The Handbook of Innovation and Services, Cheltenham (Elgar)

Huizingh, E. (2011). Open innovation: State of the art and future perspectives. Technovation, 31, 2-9. (8 pages)

Sundbo, J. (2009), Innovation in the experience economy. A taxonomy of innovation organisations, The Service Industries Journal, 29 (4), 431-455 (25 pages)

Sundbo, J. (2011), Creative artists and entrepreneurship. In K. Hindle and K. Klyver (eds.): Handbook of Research into New Venture Creation, Cheltenham (Elgar)

Sørensen F, Sundbo J & Mattsson J (2013) Organisational conditions for service encounter-based innovation. Research Policy, 42(8), 1446-1456 (11 pages)

(224 pages)

Seminar 2 (tentative)

Alsos, G. A., Hytti, U., & Ljunggren, E. (2013). Gender and innovation: State of the art and a research agenda. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 5(3), 236-256. (21 pages)

Blake, M. K., & Hanson, S. (2005). Rethinking innovation: context and gender. Environment and Planning A, 37(4), 681-701. (21 pages)

Courvisanos, J. and Mackenzie S. (2014) Innovation economics and the role of the innovative entrepreneur in economic theory. Journal of Innovation Economics & Management 14(2): 41-61 (21 pages)

Frietsch, R., Haller, I., Funken-Vrohlings, M., & Grupp, H. (2009). Gender-specific patterns in patenting and publishing. Research Policy, 38(4), 590-599. (10 sider)

Hagedoorn, J. (1996). Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Schumpeter Revisited. Industrial and Corporate Change, 5(3): 883-895. (13 sider)

Klerkx, L., & Aarts, N. (2013). The interaction of multiple champions in orchestrating innovation networks: Conflicts and complementarities. Technovation, 33(6–7), 193-210. (18 pages)

Marlow, S., & McAdam, M. (2012). Analyzing the Influence of Gender Upon High-Technology Venturing Within the Context of Business Incubation. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(4), 655-676. (21 pages)

Shane, S. A. (1994). Are champions different from non-champions? Journal of Business Venturing, 9(5), 397-421. (25 pages)

Bruneel, J., D’Este, P., and Salter, A. (2010). Investigating the factors that diminish the barriers to university–industry collaboration. Research Policy, 39(7), 858-868. (11 pages)

Perkmann, M., Tartari, V., McKelvey, M., Autio, E., Broström, A., D’Este, P., Fini, R., Geuna, A., Grimaldi, R., Hughes, A., Krabel, S., Kitson, M., Llerena, P., Lissoni, F., Salter, A., and Sobrero, M. (2013). Academic engagement and commercialisation: A review of the literature on university–industry relations. Research Policy, 42(2), 423-442. (20 pages)

Rasmussen, E., and Rice, M. P. (2012). A framework for government support mechanisms aimed at enhancing university technology transfer: the Norwegian case. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 11(1/2), 1-25. (25 pages)

Rasmussen, E., and Sørheim, R. (2012). How governments seek to bridge the financing gap for university spin-offs: proof-of-concept, pre-seed, and seed funding. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 24(7), 663-678. (16 pages)

Rasmussen, E., and Wright, M. (2015). How can universities facilitate academic spin-offs? An entrepreneurial competency perspective. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 40(5), 782-799. (18 pages)

Siegel, D. S., and Wright, M. (2015). Academic Entrepreneurship: Time for a Rethink? British Journal of Management, 26(4), 582-595. (14 pages)

Steinmo, M., and Rasmussen, E. (2015). How firms collaborate with public research organizations: The evolution of proximity dimensions in successful innovation projects." Journal of Business Research, In press. (10 pages)

(264 pages)

Seminar 3

Alford, J. (2008). A public management road less travelled: Clients as co-producers of public services. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 57(4): 128-137. (10 pages)

Barreto, I. 2010. Dynamic Capabilities: A Review of Past Research and an Agenda for the Future. Journal of Management, 36(1): 256-280. (25 pages)

Bartlett, D. and P. Dibben 2002. Public sector innovation and entrepreneurship: case studies from local government, Local Government Studies, 28, 107-121 (15 sider)

Bekkers, V., Edelenbos, J. & Steijn, B. (2011) Linkin innovation to the public sector: contexts, concepts and challenges. In Bekkers, V., Edelenbos, J. & Steijn, B. (eds.) Innovation in the public sector. Linking capacity and leadership. Palgrave MacMillan. Pp 3-32 (30 sider)

Bovaird, Tony (2007). Beyond Engagement and Participation: User and Community Coproduction of Public Services. Public Administration Review, 67 (5). 846-860. (14 pages)

Fuglsang, L. & Pedersen, J.S. (2011) How common is public sector innovation and how similar is it to private sector innovation? In Bekkers, V., Edelenbos, J. & Steijn, B. (eds.) Innovation in the public sector. Linking capacity and leadership. Palgrave MacMillan. Pp 44-60 (17 sider)

Follesø, Reidun (2015). Youth at Risk or Terms at Risk? Young, 23 (3): 240-253. (13 pages)

Gonzalez, R., J. Llopis and J. Gasco (2013). Innovation in public services: The case of Spanish local government, Journal of Business Research, 66, 2024-2033. (10 sider)

Morris, M. H., & Jones, F. F. (1999). Entrepreneurship in established organizations: the case of the public sector. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 24(1), 71-91. (21 pages)

Sørensen, E. and J. Torfing (2011). Enhancing collaborative innovation in the Public Sector. Administration & Society 43(8): 842-868. (26 pages)

Zahra, S. A., Sapienza, H. J., & Davidsson, P. 2006. Entrepreneurship and Dynamic Capabilities: A Review, Model and Research Agenda. Journal of Management Studies, 43(4): 917-955. (39 pages)

Zerbinati, S., & Souitaris, V. (2005). Entrepreneurship in the public sector: a framework of analysis in European local governments. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, (1), 43-64. (22 pages)

Örtenblad, A. (2007). The evolution of popular management ideas: An exploration and extension of the old wine in new bottles metaphor. International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 2(4), 365-388. (24 pages)

Örtenblad, A., C. Abrahamson Löfström and R. Sheaff (2015). The relevance of management innovations for healthcare organizations. In Örtenblad, A., C. Abrahamson Löfström and R. Sheaff (eds.), Management Innovations for Healthcare Organizations: Adopt, Abandon, or Adapt? New York and London: Routledge, pp. 3-15. (12 pages)

(278 pages)