The R&D Management Conference 2022 has been one of the most successful, Jeremy Klein, Chair of RADMA, said in his closing comments. After thanking the organisers he announced the best papers of the conference.
On behalf of RADMA, Jeremy Klein congratulated the organisers on a very successful conference, that had attracted 500 registrations with over 300 delegates attending in person.
He commented: “The conference this year was a step into the unknown for the organisers, it wasn’t certain that people would be able to attend and it wasn’t intended to be a hybrid event.
“But they came, and the conference has had an amazing atmosphere, the paper quality has been very good, the carefully curated keynote speakers have worked well and the dinner last night was fabulous. It certainly ranks among the top tier of R&D Management Conferences.”
Jeremy then announced the best papers.
The R&D Management Conference attracts a diverse range of papers on difference aspects of the discipline, so it is a difficult job to select just a few that are outstanding.
He said: “All conferences aspire to be the event where really major pieces of research are introduced. The three papers selected for the best paper awards are indeed ground-breaking. The paper from Estelle Rémondeau looks in detail at how the Agile philosophy gets adapted to suit different non-software contexts. The paper from Mario Sergio Salerno and colleagues looks at how resources get shared between companies and their innovative subsidiaries. The winning paper from Johannes Dahlke et al uses a variety of approaches including AI techniques to try to understand how knowledge about AI diffuses in regions.”
When is AI adoption contagious? Epidemic effects and relational embeddedness in the inter-firm diffusion of artificial intelligence. Johannes Dahlke, Mathias Beck, Jan Kinne, David Lenz, Robert Dehghan, Martin Wörter and Bernd Ebersberger
This paper looked at AI adoption through the lens of epidemic theory and used big data sets and many new techniques to analyse them. It is a topic of growing importance so a very relevant paper.
Resourcing radical innovation: borrowing from the Mainstream to create the Newstream. Mario Sergio Salerno, Ana Paula Paes Leme Barbosa, Tiago Paz Lasmar, Gina Colarelli O’Connor
New ventures borrow resources from their parent organisations but this process is far from trivial, this was an interesting and insightful paper.
Best PhD Paper
How to guide the adaptation of agile approaches according to the project context, within a company, which designs complex systems? A typology of specific agile adaptation modes. Estelle Rémondeau and Sylvain Lenfle
This groundbreaking work looks at the considerations when applying the agile method to complex processes.
Productivity effects of IT investments and the role of innovation and competition. Mathias Beck, Dmitry Plekhanov, Martin Wörter and Torbjørn Netland
Customer involvement in experimentation for sustainable circular oriented innovation. Julia Lena Pantel, Christian Bücker and Cornelius Herstatt
Waiting for the green light. How supply chain structure moderates the relationship between corporate environmental practices and corporate financial practices in the automotive sector. Brunelli G., Gabriele R., Paterlini S. and Pattarin F
All very good pieces of work, well deserving of a mention.