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Advancing the Study of Innovation and Globalization in Organizations (ASIGO): Program

Thursday, 28 May

4:00 - 6:00 Guided tour in Nuremberg, meeting point: hotel Ramada lobby (

6:30 Welcome reception with drinks and snacks at the hotel Ramada


Friday, 29 May

08:00 – 08:30 Registration

08:30 – 08:45 Welcome

08:45 – 09:30 KEYNOTE SESSION, Chair: Carol Corrado

    How IT is Propagating Innovations and Accelerating Competition

9:35 – 10:55

SESSION A: Inventors and Innovators, Chair: Georg Licht, Discussant: Julia Lane

SESSION B: The Role of ICT in Innovation, Chair: Carol Corrado, Discussant: Eric Bartelsman

SESSION C: Invited Special Session: New Frontiers in the Study of Corporate and Marketplace Innovation, Chair: Rajesh Chandy, Discussant: Evelyne Viegas

  • GERARD J. TELLIS (University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business)
    Insights from New Data and Metrics on Innovation
  • CHRISTINE MOORMAN (Duke University, Fuqua School of Business)
    Studying Innovation in Firms: Managing Research Tradeoffs
  • PATIA MCGRATH (General Electric)
    Innovation in Action: A Corporate Perspective
  • Discussant comments and floor Discussion

10:55 – 11:10 Coffee Break

11:10 – 12:30

SESSION D: Organizational structure and innovation, Chair: Nathalie Greenan, Discussant: Nancy Lutz

SESSION E: Sources of Innovation, Chair: Carol Corrado, Discussant: Patia McGrath

SESSION F: International comparative micro-data analyses, Chair: Stefan Bender, Discussant: KIngshuk Sinha

  • BETTINA PETERS (Centre for European Economic Research), Anja Schmiele
    The Influence of International Dispersed vs. Home based R&D on Corporate Growth
  • GEORG LICHT (Centre for European Economic Research)
    Do German Courts like Europeans more than Germans?
  • RAJESH CHANDY (London Business School and University of Minnesota)
    Patterns in the Global Location of R&D Centers
  • Discussant comments and floor Discussion

12:15 COST-Meeting 

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 KEYNOTE SESSION, Chair: Georg Licht

  • DIETER JAHN (BASF - The Chemical Company)
    Innovation and Collaboration from a Global Perspective

 2:20 – 3:40

SESSION G: Improving the measurement of Innovation and R&D, Chair: Rajesh Chandy, Discussant : Reinhilde Veugelers

SESSION H: Determining the impact of innovation, Chair: Carol Corrado, Discussant: Tony Clayton

SESSION I: Sector-specific Studies, Chair: Julia Lane, Discussant: Nancy Lutz

3:40 – 3:55 Coffee Break

3:55 – 5:25 PLENARY SESSION: PANEL DISCUSSION, Chair: Erik Brynjolfsson

  • ERIC BARTELSMAN (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
    Integrating micro and macro data to study innovation
    Reimagining organizational data
  • CHRIS SCHUNN (University of Pittsburgh)
    Diving deeper into the black box: Sampling from automated video collection to understand what influences innovation processes
  • EVELYNE VIEGAS (Microsoft Research)
    Breaking down Data Barriers to Drive Innovation

6:15 Conference dinner at restaurant ‘Bauhof’ (There will be shuttle buses to ‘Bauhof’ at 5:40)


Saturday, 30 May

09:30 – 10:15 KEYNOTE SESSION, Chair: Rajesh Chandy

  • ANDREW J. OUDERKIRK (3M Company)
    Breakthrough Innovation

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:50

SESSION J: Patents and Incentives to Innovate, Chair: Georg Licht, Discussant: Andrew J. Ouderkirk

SESSION K: New ways of measuring innovation, Chair: Jeanette Blomberg, Discussant: Chris Schunn

SESSION L:  The Evolution of Innovation, Chair: Stefan Bender, Discussant: Julia Lane

11:50 – 12:35 KEYNOTE SESSION, Chair: Georg Licht

    Indicators for an evidence based innovation policy in the EU:  taking stock and moving forward

12:35 – 1:30 Lunch and goodbye

4:00 - 6:00 Guided tour in Nuremberg. Meeting point: Youth Hostel Nuremberg (Address: Burg 2) / alternative: hotel Ramada lobby at 3:30

6:15 Get-together

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