Research Events

KIN Summerschool  Each year at the end of the Spring semester, we organize the KIN Summerschool. During 4 intensive days, a group of about 20 international scholars (late PhD and junior faculty) engage with five renowned international scholars to learn more about KIN-related research and interactively discuss research in the field of IT, Knowledge and Innovation. More information about the summer school can be found here.


TIC Meetings  The Technology and Innovation Community (TIC) was initiated by Hans Berends and Philipp Tuertscher and meets regularly to share and discuss  theory-informed technology and innovation research. For a detailed description click here.


Academic seminars  We frequently invite academic scholars to present their latest research either as part of our seminar series or in a one or two days workshop setting. We do this in collaboration with our Graduate School. Below you can find an overview of the previous academic seminars.


  • Paul Leonardi (University of California) “Dual Pathways to Good Ideas: Toward An Attention-Based View of Innovation in Social Networks”
  • Aljona Zorina (Leeds University Business School) “Transformative Technology Tools and External Dynamics in Innovating User Communities”
  • Ola Henfridsson (Warwick Business School) “Recombination in the open-ended value landscape of digital innovation”
  • Mikkel Flyverbom (Copenhagen Business School) “Through the digital prism: Transparency and managed visibilities in a datafied world”
  • George Kuk (Nottingham Trent University, UK) “The Role of Affect on Creativity in Open Design Commons”
  • Brian Pentland (Michigan State University, USA) “Zooming In and Out on Event Networks”
  • Ronald Rice (UC Santa Barbara, USA) about “Organizational Media Affordances Operationalization and Associations with Media Use”
  • Stefan Haefliger Cass Business School, London UK) “Who solves whose problem in open collaboration?”
  • Shaz Ansari (University of Cambridge) “Multiple framings and divergent responses: A cognitive account of incumbent responses to disruptive innovation”
  • Joost Rietdijk (EUR) “Demand Heterogeneity and the Adoption of Platform Complements”
  • Richard Boland (Case Western University, USA) “Design issues”
  • Sue Newell (Sussex University UK) and Bob Galliers (Bentley University USA) “The role of power and materiality in healthcare improvement initiatives: A strategy-as-practice perspective”
  • Llewellyn Thomas (Imperial College London) “The processes of ecosystem emergence”
  • Sumita Raghuram (Penn State University, USA) “Virtual work and how leaders can make a difference”
  • Jani Merikivi (Aalto University) “Binge Watching: a system usage perspective”
  • Robin Teigland (Stockholm School of Economics) “Bitcoin, not just a currency but an  IoT facilitator”
  • Natalia Levina (NYU, USA) “Dealing with newly tainted work in an occupational online community”
  • Michael Hitt (Texas AM University, USA) “Institutions and International Strategy: effects of institutional polycentricity on firm strategies and outcomes”
  • Paul Carlile (Boston University, USA) Informal PhD workshop on Practice Theory
  • Tatiana Andreeva (St Petersburg University) “What can contemporary organizations learn from theatre improvisation?”
  • Joe Walter (Michigan State University, USA) “Social Influence and Social Media: a Framework for web2.0 effects”
  • Stan Karanasios (University of Leeds) “Information Systems Research and Activity Theory: reflections on a programme of research”
  • Raghu Garud (Penn State University, USA) “The Disruptor’s Dilemma: TIVO and the U.S. Television Ecosystem”