Knowledge, Information and Innovation Research

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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 workshops (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.

This KIN Summer School is organized by the KIN Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit 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), Paul Carlile (Boston University) , Paul Leonardi (University of California Santa Barbara), Raghu Garud (Penn State University), Hans Berends (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Marleen Huysman (KIN Research, Vrije Universiteit 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.

 

     

 

Programme 2016

DateTopicSpeaker
July 11th
10:00 – 13:00
Room: TBA
Introduction Marleen Huysman
Professor of Knowledge, Information& Networks
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
 July 11th
14:00 – 17:00
Room: TBA
Knowledge Collaboration Samer Faraj
Professor Technology, Management, and Healthcare
McGill University (Canada)
 July 12th
10:00 – 13:00
Room: TBA
Novelty and Boundaries Paul Carlile
Associate Professor/ Senior Associate Dean of Curriculum and Innovation Information Systems
Questrom School of Business(USA)
 July 12th
14:00 – 17:00
Room: TBA
Discussion in groups on individual papers All faculty
 July 13th
10:00 – 13:00
Room: TBA
Materiality and Affordances Paul Leonardi
Professor of Technology Management
University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)
 July 13th
14:00 – 17:00
Room: TBA
Doing Process Research Hans Berends
Associate professor Technology and Innovation
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
July 14th
10:00 – 13:00
Room: TBA
Disruptive Innovations Raghu Garud
Professor Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Penn State University (USA)
July 14th
14:00 – 17:00
Room: TBA
Interactive plenary discussion All faculty