Complex and Open Innovation for Networked Society (COINS)
- Start date: 1 October 2015
- End date: 1 October 2020
- Funder: Horizon 2020
- Principal investigator: Professor Krsto Pandza
Complex and Open Innovation for Networked Society (COINS) is a European Industrial Doctorate network that creates a sustainable platform for researchers to engage in collaborative production of knowledge by investigating challenges for managing processes of complex and open innovation created by advances in digital technology. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 675866.
It is based on strategic partnership between University of Leeds and Ericsson AB. The network's researchers study development of innovation capabilities required for organisations of different types to effectively respond to institutional, social and technological complexity in innovation ecosystems.
Pervasive digital technologies, which integrate deeply into the core of products and services, radically change the nature of how innovation processes are organised and how organisations are strategically managed. Innovation is becoming increasingly open as organisations search for relevant knowledge generated outside their borders. This increases innovation complexity, as collaboration is required among diverse constituencies, such as academia, industry, government and citizens.
This complexity is further compounded with the ability of digital technology to create innovative solutions that blur the boundaries between established industrial sectors and produce products and services that bring previously separate user experiences together.
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Below is a comprehensive list of academic papers presented at established academic conferences from the discipline of management. These papers were selected through a rigorous peer-review process.
Names in bold denote Marie Curie Fellowship researchers.
Plotnikova A., Pandza. K, Khanagha S. Influencing strategy process by orchestrating an online community. Conference paper for Strategic Management Society Annual Conference 2018: Strategies in the Era of De-Globalization, September 2018, Paris, France.
Plotnikova A. How open strategy processes and practices emerge and develop within a large organization? PhD project proposal for European Association of Management (EURAM) Doctoral Colloquium 2018, June 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland
Plotnikova A., Pandza. K, Khanagha S. Building and Orchestrating an Online Strategy Community Within Established Organization – a Longitudinal Case Study Conference paper for SMS Special Conference 2018: Sharing Strategies for the Connected World, June 2018, Oslo, Norway.
Plotnikova A. Digitalization and Opening up the Strategy Making Process - A Longitudinal Study of Ericsson AB. Conference Paper for Academy of Management (AOM) Specialized Conference 2018: Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy, April 2018, Guildford, UK.
Putra F, Pandza K, Khanagha, S. The Dynamic of Resource Reconfiguration in a Nascent Technology Field: A Case Study of Ericsson. Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference; June 2018; Oslo, Norway.
Putra F, Pandza K, Khanagha S. The Impact of Strategic Intent on the Dynamic of Reconfiguration Strategy: A Case of Ericsson; Strategic Management Society (SMS) Annual Conference; September 2018; Paris, France.
Uhrdin A. Enabling Open Business Models for the IoT through Management Innovation. SMS Special Conference Oslo, 2018 (Sharing Strategies for the Connected World).
Larkin D, Pandza K. Innovating at the Boundaries of the Public and the Private: Regulatory Categorization in Google’s Smart City. European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS), July 4-6, 2019, University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland, UK.
Larkin D, Pandza K. Khanagha S. Digitalization and Boundary Fluidity During Category Transformation: The Case of Smart Manufacturing. 14th Organizational Studies Summer Workshop: Technology and Organization. May 22-25, 2019, Mykonos, Greece.
Plotnikova A, Pandza K, Khanagha S. The Change of Strategy Process and the Role of Professional Strategists in Large Organization. Conference paper for SMS Annual Conference 2019: Out of the Spotlight Strategies, October 2019, Minneapolis, US
Plotnikova A, Khanagha S, Pandza K. The Integration of Greater Inclusivity in Strategy-making through the Orchestration Activities of Strategy Professionals. Conference paper for AOM Annual Conference 2019: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, August 2019, Boston.
Plotnikova A, Pandza. K, Khanagha S. The Process of Open Strategy Orchestration in Established Hierarchical Organization. Conference paper for EGOS 2019: Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations, July 2019, Edinburgh, UK
Plotnikova A, Pandza K, Khanagha S. The Changing Role of Professional Strategists in the era of Digital Transformation. Conference paper for Interactive Workshop at Process Organization Studies (PROS) Conference 2019: Understanding the dynamics of Work, Innovation and Collective action, June 2019) Crete, Greece
Putra F, Larkin D, Khanagha S, Pandza K. Applying Design Thinking for Exploring Emerging Technologies and Creating Markets of the Future. DRUID, June 19-21, 2019. Copenhagen Business School. Copenhagen, DK.
Putra F, Pandza K, Khanagha S. Strategizing for the Creation of a New Digital Platform: The Case of Ericsson. Strategic Management Society (SMS) Special Conference; June 2019; Frankfurt, Germany.
Putra F, Pandza K, Khanagha S. Understanding the Dynamic of Digital Platform Creation by Incumbent Firm. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloqium. August 2019. Edinbrugh, UK.
Putra F, Pandza K, Khanagha S. How to Make Exploratory Unit Ambidextrous? Navigating Contradictions of Exploration; Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting; August 2019; Boston, USA.
Masihkhah F., Plotnikova A. The Effects of Contextual Factors on the Quality of Business Model Ideas. AOM Annual Conference 2020: Broadening our sight, August 2020, Virtual Conference.
Masihkhah F., Volberda H., Plotnikova A. The Effects of Contextual Factors on the Quality of Business Model Ideas. SMS Specialized Conference 2020: Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution, March 2020, Berkley, US.
Plotnikova A. The Drivers for Intraprofessional Status Differences – the Case of Strategy Professionals, AOM Annual Conference 2020: Broadening our sight, August 2020, Virtual Conference.
Plotnikova A., Khanagha S. Orchestrating Participatory Strategy-making for Influencing Strategic Decision-making in Established Hierarchical Organization. SMS Specialized Conference 2020: Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution, March 2020, Berkley, US.
Putra, F., Khanagha, S., Pandza, K. How an established firm develop strategy for a new platform ecosystem? A study of Ericsson in IoT: Academy of Management (AoM) annual conference; August 2020 Vancouver, Canada.
Putra, F., Pandza, K. Understanding the dynamic process of platform creation by established firm; Strategic Management Society (SMS) special Conference; March 2020; Berkeley, USA.
Putra, F., Larkin, D., Uhrdin, A., Pandza, K. Utilizing Design Thinking for Market of the Future; Strategic Management Society (SMS) special Conference; March 2020; Berkeley, USA.
Putra, F., Pandza, K., Khanagha, S. Organizing for Digital Innovations Through Ambidextrous Exploration; European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) colloquium; July 2020; Hamburg, Germany.
Uhrdin, A. Organizing for innovation beyond R&D. SMS Special Conference Berkeley, 2020 Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Uhrdin, A., Joshi, M., Pandza, K., Su, N., Khanagha, S. Learning after doing: A case of corporate incubation at Ericsson. 80th Annual Academy of Management Meeting, 2020 (20/20: Broadening our Sight).
Uhrdin, A., Joshi, M., Pandza, K., Su, N., Khanagha, S. Corporate innovation amidst digital disruption: A case of corporate incubation at Ericsson. 36th EGOS Colloquium, Hamburg 2020 Organizing for a Sustainable Future: Responsibility, Renewal & Resistance.
- Fostering the adoption and innovation of emerging technologies: The case of Ericsson and 5G
- Digital transformation and three strategic questions to ask
- Developing ideas through crowdsourcing
- Girls in ICT
- Utilising the Internet of Things in business
- Managing in the age of disruption
- Open view on strategy
- Anticipating Evolutions of a Networked Society – Reflections from an Early Stage Researcher
- Complex and Open Innovation for Networked Society
- 19 September 2019 – Strategy and Innovation in the Era of Digitalization
Academic experts from the University of Cambridge, University of Amsterdam, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Leeds and University of Warwick shared the podium with Håkan Andersson, Kiva Allgood, Mala Chakraborti, Niklas Tygard and Saeed Khanagha from Ericsson in order to discuss challenges and best practices for strategic innovation at large corporations in the era of digitalization.
The event enabled engagement between practitioners and academics interested in digital transformations and challenges of strategy and innovation in a digital era, with discussions on topics such as innovation strategy, platform business models and corporate entrepreneurship.
- 9 July 2019 – Game Changers: Solving Problems that Matter
In collaboration with Ericsson COINS hosted an outreach event for students aged 14 to 16 from four local schools. The students took part in an engaging and dynamic day where they got to experience first-hand how to apply leading innovation approaches. Watch the video below for an overview.
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CTIE collaborative projects
- Managing Emergent Technologies for Economic and Social Impact (ManETEI)
- Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC)
- Innovative training methods
Marie Curie Fellowship researchers
Five Marie Curie Fellowship researchers, accompanied by an experienced, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral group of supervisors, have joined the University of Leeds to study the development of innovation capabilities required for organisations of different types to effectively respond to institutional, social and technological complexity in innovation ecosystems.
Research: My research examines how advances in digital technologies (e.g. IoT, 5G) are shaping the development of emergent market categories (e.g. smart cities, smart factories). It specifically considers how involved actors use both discursive and material representations to shape the symbolic meaning system of an emergent category.
Recent and upcoming activities:
- Larkin, D. 2018. The Categorization of an Emergent Digital Technology: The Internet of Things. Leeds Festival of Ideas, 28 February 2018, University of Leeds.
Research: My research focuses on the relationship between intra-organisational structures and a fine-grained taxonomy of innovation. In terms of drivers for innovation such as, team composition and complexity and distance of innovative outcomes.
Recent and upcoming activities:
- Drivers for Innovation and Patent Development, presented at a workshop organised by Ericsson on 13 February 2018
Research: My research interest lays in the area of strategy processes and practices, and specifically in understanding open strategy within large organisations. Open strategy can help organisations to find innovative solutions to complex problems of the dynamic business environment of today, by diving into a larger pool of ideas. However, open strategy is complex and nuanced phenomenon which has to be managed carefully. By being a part of the COINS project I have a great opportunity to examine real cases of open strategy in a large multinational organisation and try to answer some of the questions open strategy raises.
Recent and upcoming activities:
- AOM Specialised Conference on Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy, Surrey, UK, APRIL 18-20, 2018
- SMS Specialised Conference, Sharing Strategies for the Connected World 7-9 June 2018
- EURAM Reykjavik 2018 18-19 June 2018
- NARTI Paper Development Workshop on Innovation Management 9-10 July 2018
- 8th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 10-14 August 2018
- SMS Annual Conference, Strategies in the Era of De-Globalisation, SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2018
Research: I am investigating how an incumbent firm pursues opportunities in a nascent industry (i.e. the Internet of Things). In particular, I am looking at how organisations can reconfigure to explore opportunities created by emerging technologies and what the role of middle-managers is in driving a firm’s strategic transition during the exploration phase of a new industry.
Recent and upcoming activities:
- Resource Reconfiguration in an Emerging Industry: A case study of Ericsson in the Emerging Internet of Things (IoT), poster presentation at Festival of Ideas 2018, Leeds University Business School
- Resource Recombination for Emerging Industry, presented at a workshop Building and Orchestrating Emerging Innovation Ecosystem, organised by Ericsson Research on 25th January 2018.
- The Dynamic of Resource Reconfiguration in a Nascent Technology Field: A Case Study of Ericsson, to be presented at Strategic Management Society special conference in Oslo, 7 – 9 June 2018.
- The Impact of Strategic Intent on the Dynamic of Reconfiguration Strategy: A Case of Ericsson, to be presented at Strategic Management Society annual conference in Paris, 22-25 September 2018.
Research: My research investigates the role innovation managers play to enable and facilitate corporate entrepreneurship and open innovation in large firms. I do this by studying the evolution of an open innovation platform established by the telecom company Ericsson, which is intended to facilitate intrapreneurship and co-innovation around emerging digital technologies such as the Internet of Things.
Recent and upcoming activities:
- Enabling Open Business Models for the IoT through Management Innovation to be presented at Strategic Management Society special conference in Oslo, 7 – 9 June 2018.
Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 675866.