Practice and Process Research on Knowledge, Information and Innovation (2014)

Over the years the significance of using a practice as well as process based research to study these new ways of working and organizing has gained acceptance among a growing number of related international journals. These innovations are mainly due to increased knowledge-intensity of organizational performance, the growing distributed and mobile forms of working and organizing, and the emergence of digitalization in processes and products. As a result, there is a need among scholars to understand in more detail how to study knowledge intensive practices that emerges from the interplay between (new) technologies and new ways of working as well as the management thereof.

Building on the success of last year’s workshop (see archive), this year’s workshop is designed to help develop the insights and skills of PhD and early career researchers in theory development and methodologies within this multi-disciplinary field of knowledge, information and innovation (KIN) research. The purpose is to expand academic skills in order to conduct and publish valuable research.

This Summer School is organized by the KIN Research Group of the VU University Amsterdam (www.kinresearch.nl) together with the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). During 4 intensive days participants and faculty will discuss research in the field of IT, Knowledge and Innovation. The teaching faculty consists of an international group of professors, known for their research in the field: Samer Faraj (McGill University, Canada), Raghu Garud (Penn State University, USA), Davide Nicolini (Warwick Business School, UK), Hans Berends and Marleen Huysman (KIN Research, VU University Amsterdam).

Participants will engage in intensive sessions with faculty focusing on recent theoretical and methodological advances and are asked to be well prepared; a list of 15 papers will be sent upon acceptance. The format provides ample opportunity to discuss related topics such as process and practice based research methods, reviewing and getting published. In small groups we will also discuss participants’ own work in progress. 

Course Manual 2014

Course Manual 2014

Programme 2014

Sunday, June 29th

DateTopicSpeakerLocation
11:00 - 13:00Introduction to Knowledge, Innovation and Networks (KIN)Marleen Huysman
Professor Knowledge, Information and Networks
VU University Amsterdam
Room: HG 0G-28
13:00 - 14:00LunchVU University
14:00 - 17:00Complex collaboration and coordinationSamer Faraj
Professor Technology, Management, and Healthcare
McGill University, Canada
Room: HG 0G-28

Monday, June 30th

DateTopicSpeakerLocation
10:00 - 13:00The circulation of ideas, knowledge and practiceDavide Nicolini
Professor Organisation & HRM
Warwick Business School, UK
Room: BV 0H-21
13:00 - 14:00LunchVU University
14:00 - 16:30Small group discussionsRoom: BV 0H-21
EveningDinner and Social ProgrammeTBA

Tuesday, July 1st

DateTopicSpeakerLocation
10:00 - 13:00Distributed yet collective approaches to knowing and innovationRaghu Garud
Professor Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Penn State University,USA
Room: BV 0H-21
13:00 - 14:00LunchVU University
14:00 - 17:00Panel: getting publishedAll FacultyRoom: BV 0H-21
EveningDrinks at the CampusVU University

Wednesday, July 2nd

DateTopicSpeakerLocation
10:00 - 13:00Analyzing processes of organizational learning, innovation & collaborationHans Berends
Associate professor Technology and Innovation
VU University Amsterdam
Room: BV 0H-21