Welcome to Innovation SIG!

“Innovation” as Strategic Interest Group (SIG) of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) explores and develops a deep understanding of the innovation frontier.

Our aim is to create an open community of academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs and policy makers who care about the creation, development and implementation of innovations in organizations and markets. Early career scholars and managers with an interest in the field are equally welcome to join our activities, projects and conversations.

The organising committee:

David W. Versailles (Paris School of Business, France) - - SIG Chair and SIG Programme General Track Chair

Patrick Spieth (University of Kassel, Germany) - - SIG Program Co-Chair

Christian Hossbach (University of Halle (Germany), - co-Program officer

Former SIG chairs: 
2020-2022: Vivek K. Velamuri (HHL Leipzig, Graduate School of Management, Germany)
2017-2019: Pascal Le Masson (MINES ParisTech)
2013-2016: Jan Dul (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus School) 
2006-2013: John Bessant (University of Exeter Business School)

Best Paper Awards

Every year, the SIG Innovation is awarding its democratically and blindly selected best papers with an award at the SIG social event. The recent winners are:

2019 / Lisbon

Hannele Väyrynen "Self-managing the idea for innovation with the Innovator Action Grant Model (IAGM)"
Tim Mosig "My Data – My Precious: Tearing Down Barriers to Data-Driven Business Model Innovation"
Vidya Oruganti "The Effects of Upstream & Downstream Dependencies of a Firm on Market Returns from its Innovation Efforts"

2018 / Reykjavik

Frank Nagle "Learning by Contributing - Gaining Competitive Advantage through Contribution to Crowdsourced Public Goods"

Kristel Miller "An Exploration of the Role of Value Creation and Value Capture in University Technology Transfer Business Models: A Quadruple Helix Stakeholder Perspective"

Katrien Verleye "Building Legitimacy for New Service Constellations with a Social Objective"

2017 / Glasgow

Joan E. Ricart "Unfulfilled promises in the sharing economy? Exploring the value proposition of airbnb",

Xiaolan Fu "Valuation of early stage technology in the information and communication industry" and 

Martin Schymanietz "Data-driven service innovation – An exploration of actors and challenges in the German manufacturing industry"

2016 / Paris

Lisa Carlgren “Design thinking in innovation, in practice: the case of Kaiser Permanente”

Steve Diasio “A Techno-Social Perspective of Innovation Jams- Defining and Characterizing”

Acur Nuran, Erica Mazzola, Mariangela Piazza, Giovanni Perrone - “The impact of fairness on the performance of crowdsourcing: an empirical analysis of two intermediate crowdsourcing platforms”

2015 / Warsaw

Julia K. Fröhlich and Andreas Hack - “What Makes a Good Idea? A Signaling Approach to the Assessment of Idea Quality of Innovation Ideas”

Juliette Brun, Hicham Ezzat, and Benoît Weil -“Managing the Impacts of Non-Verbal Devices on Idea Generation: A New Challenge for Creative Leaders”

Patrick Spieth and Sabrina Schneider - “Business Model Innovation: A Strategic Entrepreneurship Perspective”