- The Role of Microfoundations in Explicating Dynamic Capabilities: A Case Study of Commercializing Discontinuous Innovation in the Norwegian Petroleum Sector Lene Foss (UIT) Jill Kickul (NYU) Tatiana Iakovleva (NForsk), Elin Oftedal (UiS) and Anne Solheim (IRIS)
- Entrepreneurial bricolage, innovation, and impact Jill Kickul (NYU Stern School of Business)
- How manageable is ambiguity? Taking a relational approach to the understanding of ambiguity in NPD processes. Kristiane M. F. Lindland (UiS)
- Killing Mushrooms: The Realpolitik of Project Termination. John C. Daly (UT Austin), Alf Steinar Sætre (NTNU), Eric Brun (IRIS)
- Managing Ambiguity In New Product Development Projects: A Formal Model And Simulation Of Ambiguity Management Strategies Eric Brun (UiS), James Richard Harrison (UT Dallas), Alf Steinar Sætre (NTNU)
About the Track:
Innovation represents a move out into contexts where some elements are bound to be new and unknown. Uncertainty and ambiguity are therefore inevitable ingredients in innovation processes, and understanding how to manage it is therefore essential in order to manage innovation. Practitioners struggle daily with uncertainty and ambiguity in their innovation projects, and although many researchers have addressed how innovation projects can be managed, many aspects of uncertainty and ambiguity in innovation is still not well understood.
Radical innovations meet many hurdles when being introduced to the market. How radical innovations are commercialised is not well understood in the innovation literature, and practitioners struggle with legitimizing new products in their environment. Dynamic capabilities are essential for confronting the salient challenges to a firm?s ability to innovate within their respective marketplace.This track is open for research contributions that address problems related to managing innovation processes in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity and to bringing dynamic innovations to the market and to other related themes concerning innovation in firms. The session is also open for contributions from industrial practice.
Chair and Co-Chair:
Eric Brun is an Assistant Professor at the
Lene Foss holds a Ph.D from