Sub-theme 52: Projects for Innovation: Managing Novelty and Uncertainty

Andrew Davies, University College London, United Kingdom
Jonas Søderlund, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Paolo Canonico, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 302
Opening Session/Institutional and Contextual Challenges of Temporary Organizing
Chair: Jonas Søderlund
Stephan Bohn and Timo Braun
Field-configuring projects? How projects shape the framing of electronic mobility in Germany
Natalya Sergeeva and Graham Winch
Creating the context of project innovation: Narrative interactions
Nick Marshall and Howard Rush
Projects and innovation in humanitarian emergency response: Insights from a case study of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 302
Dynamics of Megaprojects
Chair: Andrew Davies
Siavash Alimadadi and Fredrik Tell
Rethinking temporary organizing in megaprojects setting: Theoretical development and future research directions
Pierre A. Daniel and Eric Daniel
Strategy dynamics in megaprojects: towards a theory of control based on emergence
Vedran Zerjav, Tamara Nussbaum and Jennifer Whyte
Transition from project to operation in infrastructure megaprojects: Coordination by mutual adjustment
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 16:00 to 17:30, EBS 302
Interorganizational Project Networks
Chair: Paolo Canonico
Ruo Jia, Demetrius Lewis and Giacomo Negro
Exploration and exploitation in partitioned markets: Feature film co-productions in Hollywood
Jakoba Sraml Gonzalez and Taran M. Thune
User-producer relationships and innovation in turbulent times – a case study of a specialised supplier in upstream petroleum
Alfons van Marrewijk and Leonore van den Ende
Temporal organizing of innovative practices in the joint construction of utilities networks
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 302
Issues of Bounded Rationality and Uncertainty in Complex Projects
Chair: Andrew Davies
Jacob M.M. Derks, Niels G. Noorderhaven and Henk Akkermans
The unsafe act that just happened: Bounded rationality and bounded reliability in a complex project
Tine Malonæs
A dual-capabilities perspective on corporate entrepreneurship. Lessons from the Norwegian defence industry
Jillian Yeow
Novelty, uncertainty and unexpected outcomes in projects – Opening up the innovation process
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Agency, Value, Structures: Multiple Perspectives on Innovation Projects (A) - Room: EBS 302
Chair: Jonas Søderlund
Joachim Thiel and Gernot Grabher
Beyond the iron law? Large-scale construction projects as drivers of innovation
Sylvain Lenfle
Projects, agency and the multi-level perspective: Insights from numerical weather prediction
Samuel C. MacAulay, Andrew Davies and Mark Dodgson
Building infrastructure: Navigating public and private interests in the pursuit of innovation
Parallel Stream B: Agency, Value, Structures: Multiple Perspectives on Innovation Projects (B) - Room: EBS 406
Chair: Paolo Canonico
Israël Fortin
The shadow of future value distribution: Anticipating value misappropriation from asymmetric expertise in multilateral innovation projects
Suresh Cuganesan
The Challenges of Digitally Transforming the Customer Interaction: Investigating a Failed Radical Innovation Project
Fanny Simon and Magali Malherbe
Power and uncertainty during the process of new product development
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 302
Organizing for Innovation in Megaprojects
Chair: Paolo Canonico
Eleni Papadonikolaki, Bethan Morgan and Andrew Davies
Paving the way to digital innovation: megaprojects, institutions and agency
Rebecca M. Vine
Governing foresight in the construction of Heathrow Terminal 2
Juliano Denicol, Stephen Pryke and Andrew Davies
Exploring innovative inter-organisational structures to deliver megaprojects: The role of owners, sponsors and clients in the Project System Organisation (PSO)
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 302
Ties for Innovation
Chair: Jonas Søderlund
Demetrius Lewis
The increasing problem of existing ties: Evidence from startups and venture capital networks
Leentje Volker, Thijs Willems, Lizet Kuitert, Marleen Hermans and Alfons van Marrewijk
Cutting and binding the ties. Understanding the influence of project autonomy on project-based learning and innovation
Vedran Zerjav, Francesca Vinci and Michelle Baddeley
Business ecosystems through project-based repeat partnerships: Evidence from the UK water industry