LIVIN at AOM 2018After a successful symposium at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting 2018, the LIV_IN project team will return to the world’s largest management conference in 2019 in Boston.

The Academy of Management (AOM) is the leading professional association for management and organisation scholars. Every year, the annual meeting of the Academy of Management attracts around 10,000 management and organization scholars, students and professionals, making it the largest academic management conference in the world.

In 2018, the LIV_IN project was represented at this prestigious event with a symposium on “Improving Lives through Responsible Innovation – Practices and Challenges by Example of the Health Care Sector”. The symposium convened high-level panelists from academia and industry and from several sub-communities within the management discipline, and sparked a lively discussion with the audience. In 2019, the LIV_IN team will continue the boundary-spanning dialogue between industry and academia with two sessions at the AOM Annual Meeting in Boston, USA.

The panel symposium on Making Technology and Innovation More Inclusive: A Dialogue between Academia and Industry strives to initiate a conversation on how to define and enhance the role of inclusion and inclusivity in innovation. The panel is chaired by André Martinuzzi, Head of the Institute for Managing Sustainability and Associate Professor at WU Vienna, Austria. The symposium brings together eminent experts from academia and industry, including:

  • Corey Phelps, Associate Professor of Strategy, Desautels Faculty Fellow and Associate Dean of Executive Education at McGill University, Canada;
  • Bettina Maisch, Senior Key Expert Consultant for industrial Design Thinking at Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany, lecturer for business innovation at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland, and jury member of the Danish Design Award, Denmark;
  • Marcel Bogers, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Garwood Research Fellow at at the University of California, Berkeley, USA; and
  • Darko Huljenic, Director of Research Unit at Ericsson Nikola Tesla and Adjunct Professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

In addition, the LIV_IN team will also organise a Professional Development Workshop titled The Co-Creation Challenge – Bringing Co-Creation to the Classroom. This workshop will present a new co-creation method adapted for use in business schools and other higher education institutions. Participants will have the opportunity to experience on-site how co-creation can be leveraged in frequently time-constrained classrooms to educate the next generation of responsible business leaders and innovators.

If you are participating in the AOM Annual Meeting 2019, please join the discussion at either session. If you cannot attend, we warmly recommend that you join the LIV_IN Virtual Community, an online forum for collaboration and knowledge exchange between research and industry.

About LIV_IN

In the LIV_IN project, major industry leaders from the ICT sector join forces to co-create more responsible approaches to innovation for the first time. LIV_IN builds on the premise that recognition of the value of RRI among industries is necessary in order to progress further in integrating RRI in industrial contexts.

The project follows an opportunity-oriented approach in order to:

  • Activate industry leaders, experts and citizens to experiment with responsible ways of co-creating innovations;
  • Build capacity for RRI implementation and develop tools that are applicable across industry sectors;
  • Transform attitudes towards RRI from risk to opportunity.

*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 787991.