Edited Book

Guest Editors
Dr Pierre-Jean Barlatier (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, LIST, Luxembourg)
Prof. Dr. Anne-Laure Mention (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT, Australia)

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017
Full Chapters Due: May 31, 2018


For release as book no. 5 in the Book Series Open Innovation: Bridging Theory and Practice

Series editors
Prof. Dr. Anne-Laure Mention (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Marko Torkkeli (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)


Open Innovation: Bridging Theory and Practice Book Series brings together research on emerging topics related to open innovation underlining the multifaceted and multipolar nature of this paradigm within innovation management research. It includes contributions covering academia, practice and policy making bodies, contributing to the ongoing debate on this paradigm shift. It aims at synthesizing views, insights and foresights from academia, practice and policy-making while unveiling multi-thematic peculiarities both on finer-grained and unexplored topical themes of open innovation. This respective book series shall provide researchers, students, practitioners, and industry leaders with research highlights surrounding the innovation management discipline.

Recent development of Internet-based digital technologies has revealed a huge potential of developing open, collaborative and network-centred Innovation. However firms face major challenges in using such new technologies for rapid prototyping, data-mining, simulation, visualization, etc. to support their Open Innovation strategies.

Responding to the need for further conceptual and empirical research on technology-enhanced open innovation, this book reveals knowledge on how firms from different sectors have successfully implemented digital technologies for Open Innovation. Based on rich empirical data the book discusses the benefits and drawbacks, the processes, the characteristics and the management practices of ICT-driven Open Innovation in private as well as public organizations.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book is composed by researchers, university teachers, university students and institutions, companies and policy-makers whose goals include the understanding and appreciation of the integrative role of the human element within the management of open innovation.

Recommended Topics
Contributors from academic researchers, junior faculty, practitioners, industry and policy-makers, adopting a variety of research methods (qualitative, quantitative, mixed, theory-building, conceptual etc.) are welcomed. Submissions can resolve around the following (non-exhaustive) topics:
 How to leverage on new digital technologies to implement Open Innovation?
 What is the role of social media in (open) innovation strategies?
 How can digital technologies support innovation capabilities and performance?
 What are the organisational risks, challenges, obstacles and barriers related to technology-empowered open innovation?
 How to manage digital open innovation?
 How to develop a culture of technology-enabled open innovation?
 How to develop and sustain relationships with stakeholders using digital technologies for innovation?
 How does technology-empowered open innovation lead to higher impact and performance?
 How digital technologies contribute in managing organizational tensions and paradoxes for innovation (i.e. exploration/exploitation; differentiation/integration, etc.)
 What policies can support the development of technology-driven and foster open innovation?

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 30, 2017, a chapter proposal of 1,000 words and 5 keywords clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 31, 2018. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

This book is scheduled to be published by World Scientific Publishing. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates
November 30, 2017: Proposal deadline
December 15, 2017: Acceptance notification
May 31, 2018: Full chapter submission
June 1, 2018-June 30, 2018: Review process
July 1, 2018: Review results returned
August 15, 2018: Revised chapter submission

Dr Pierre-Jean Barlatier and Prof. Dr. Anne-Laure Mention
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Associate Professor in Technology and Innovation Management Syddansk Universitet (SDU)

Associate Professor in Technology and Innovation Management

Syddansk Universitet (SDU)

Ph.d. project
Southern Jutland

The Mads Clausen Institute at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for an Associate Professor of Technology and Innovation Management.

The targeted starting date of the position is February 1st 2018 or earlier, if possible.

The position is located within the Section SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (TEI) at the Faculty of Engineering on the international SDU's campus Sønderborg. SDU TEI unites engineering, innovation management, and entrepreneurship scholars in teaching and joint research projects. The section focuses on the technological innovation process, from ideation and prototyping, through production and operations management, to commercialization.

SDU TEI is embedded in a region with a strong network of companies, including some of Denmark's largest global industrial players (i.e. Danfoss, Linak, Siemens, Vestas) and many manufacturing SMEs. Projects currently run by the group cover a range of cutting-edge topics, such as smart factory, digitalization, collaborative robots, lean automation, and innovative production region characterized by high mix low volume production. The group publishes in leading international journals on these topics, such as Creativity and Innovation Management, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Sensors and Actuators, and Technovation.

The SDU TEI section is a highly international and interdisciplinary group of 12 faculty members, with international students from diverse academic backgrounds. The campus is in Sønderborg, an attractive maritime town with an open Scandinavian culture and affordable housing and living costs. The head of the section is the incoming president of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB). For more information on SDU TEI, please visit

The SDU TEI section is seeking a highly motivated, outgoing person, who is able to work in an international, interdisciplinary team. The candidate must be a team player and at the same time able to work independently. The successful candidate is active in publishing in technology management and/or engineering journals.

The successful candidate should have a background in engineering or in innovation management with a strong focus on engineering topics, procedures and technologies. Further, she or he shall develop and implement research-project ideas with a regional focus and impact. We expect the field of Technology and Innovation Management at SDU TEI to grow. The candidate will get the opportunity to shape this development together with the team.

• Taking a leading role in pursuing a research agenda in technology and innovation management
• Publishing in high ranked peer-reviewed journals, as well as engaging in other forms and levels of research dissemination
• Teaching at Bachelor and Master levels of SDU TEI's "Innovation and Business" engineering study programmes
• Initiating fund raising - and playing an active role in securing research funding to support
the research activities of the section
• Communicating across different disciplines (experience in interdisciplinary research and teaching, particularly at the intersections of engineering, innovation, and business would be an advantage)
• Playing an active role in the development of new courses and degrees
• Knowledge and technology transfer to industry
• Contributing to the administrative responsibilities of the group

Application requirements

Applicants for the Associate Professor position must have a PhD degree in engineering or business/economics, and a convincing record of research, development and management. The candidate must have significant teaching experience. Candidates with any kind of practical industrial experience will be preferred.

Further information is available from the Head of the Section, Associate Professor Silke Tegtmeier This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Associate Professor Arne Bilberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application, salary and conditions of employment, etc.
Level of qualification is a PhD.

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015.

If the successful applicant has not documented teaching experience wich corresponds to assistant professor level, the applicant can be employed on trial for the first 18 months.

Applications must be submitted online using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Read the guideline for applicants.

An application must include:

• An application letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the position in question (max. two pages)
• a Curriculum Vitae including contact details and information on previous employment,
• a research and funding proposal within the announced subject area (max. five pages, including problem statement, purpose, theoretical foundation, research design and plan, funding sources),
• all relevant Certificates/Diplomas,
• information on previous teaching experience (please attach as teaching portfolio),
• a full list of publications,
• and a statement of max. five most relevant publications for this position. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement should be a part of this pdf-file.

Applicants for an associate professorship at the Faculty of Engineering are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications. Please read more here.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


31 oktober 2017 (Application deadline: 31 october 2017)