Sub-theme 67: Learning Networks, Innovation and Educational Institutions [= open sub-theme 1]
ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece
Bocconi University, Italy
Call for Papers
The papers in this sub-theme address a series of issues around a shared core on learning and innovation.
as diverse as institutional change in universities, team innovativeness, university spin-offs, learning networks and alliance
capability, all take different angles on fundamental questions about how education (especially management education) contributes
to the production and support of innovation in society and in the economy. The authors contribute a multitude of perspectives,
including social network analysis, strategy, critical theory, institutional theory and others. Though most of the analyses
are at the level of the organization, several papers address team or individual levels, while others cast a broader view on
The goal of this sub-theme is to promote a lively debate on contemporary issues,
informed by multiple theoretical perspectives.
Nikolaos Mylonopoulos is Associate Professor of Information Systems at ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece. He received
his PhD from Warwick Business School. His research focuses on e-business and mobile services, knowledge management, and organizational
change. During the 2009–2014 Greek crisis, he led a successful turnaround as Associate Dean of Academic Programs and MBA Academic
Director at ALBA. He has taught at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Warwick Business School, Birkbeck College
(University of London), Loughborough University Business School and KEDGE Business School (formerly Bordeaux School of Management).
His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has co-edited three books (e.g.
"Organizations as Knowledge Systems: Knowledge, Learning and Dynamic Capabilities") and co-organized three large international
conferences such as OKLC in 2002. He has led international research consortia and has participated in more than 20 National
or European research projects.
Nikolaos Smyrlakis is a final year PhD candidate in Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. His areas of
research include organizational social networks, organizational behavior and leadership. He is currently finalizing his dissertation
"Advances in the Antecedents of Organizational Social Networks" under the supervision of Giuseppe Soda from Bocconi University
and Ajay Mehra from Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky. Before starting the PhD he was a researcher
at the Advanced Concepts Team, the corporate think tank of the European Space Agency, based in the European Space Research
and Technology Center (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, after completing his Master's in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
at the National Technical University of Athens.