Knowledge, Information And Innovation Research (KIN) Summer School 2018

Amsterdam, July 9-12

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About the KIN Summer School 2018
Innovation has become a major topic of study in the field of information systems. 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. A significant group of scholars, spread over Europe and US/Canada, are using various practice and process approaches to study such new ways of working, innovating and organizing and publishes in a growing number of related international journals. Each year, a different selection of this group of scholars come together in Amsterdam.

Building on the success of last year’s Summer Schools (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 insights and skills in order to conduct and publish valuable research.

Programme and faculty

This KIN Summer School is organized by the KIN Center for Digital Innovation of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, together with the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). During 4 intensive days participants and faculty will discuss research in the field of Technology, Knowledge and Innovation.

The teaching faculty consists of an international group of professors, known for their research in the field. This year’s faculty will be: 

  • Diane Bailey (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Ola Henfridsson (Warwick Business School)
  • Samer Faraj (McGill University, Canada)
  • Ann Langley (HEC Montreal), 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 reviewing and getting published. In small groups we will also discuss participants’ own work in progress.

The deadline for registration is  April 1, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Marleen Huysman: or Niki Konijn,

Programme 2018


DateTime and roomTopicSpeaker
Monday, July 9th
10:00 - 13:00
Room: BV 0H-19
Marleen Huysman and Faculty
14:00 – 17:00
Room: BV 0H-19
Future of work
Marleen Huysman
KIN Research, VU University Amsterdam
Tuesday, July 10th
10:00 – 13:00
Room: BV 0H-19
Complex collaboration practices: online and offline
Samer Faraj
McGill University, Canada
14:00 – 17:00
BV Rooms: 0H-19, 0H-20, 0H-21, 0H-36, 0H-38
1st Group paper discussions
All faculty
17:00 - 22:00Canal boat trip and Dinner
Wednesday, July 11th
10:00 – 13:00
Room: BV 0H-19
Technology & occupational changes
Diane Bailey
University of Texas at Austin
14:00 – 17:00
BV Rooms: 0H-19, 0H-20, 0H-21, 0H-36, 0H-38
2nd Group paper discussions
All Faculty

Thursday, July 12th

10:00 – 13:00
Room: BV 0H-19
Studying Digital Transformations
Ola Henfridsson
Warwick Business School
14:00 – 17:00
Room: BV 0H-19
Process Research
Ann Langley
HEC Montreal
17:00 - endDrinks at the Basket