R&D Management conference 2015 - Call for paper

Call for paper is now closed



One conference attendee - one paper rule. Give the amount of submissions received, in preparing the conference program, we will follow the rule of one conference attendee --> one paper rule. We noticed various authors have submitted multiple papers. It is ok for an author (obviously) to co-author multiple papers, but it is fundamental that there will be for each paper a different person here in Pisa ready to present the paper. When sending acceptance letters to authors we will ask explicitly them to indicate who is going to present in Pisa.


Submission of Full Papers for accepted Abstracts 

Invited papers should ideally be not less than 5000 words, and not exceed 7000 words for the Conference Proceedings. This is also true for any papers subsequently submitted to the journal itself view the R&D Management Journal Website.

Preference will be given to papers which advance the state of the art in the theme of Connecting R&D.

Deadline for the submission of papers for accepted abstracts is April 30th 2015

Please send the full paper in .pdf while the abstract in .doc to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., following the formats below:



Conference tracks 

The conference tracks and their track leaders are the following (for more information about the track and the track leader(s) click on the title of the track):


Collaborative R&D Business Model Innovation in Ecosystems and Platforms


Prof. Dimitris Assimakopoulos
Professor of Technology & Innovation Management
Grenoble Ecole de Management



Prof. Feng Li
Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise
Cass Business School



R&D Strategies across Networks and Clusters


Prof. Daniela Baglieri 
Professor in Strategic Management
University of Messina


Prof. Yi-Peng Liu
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship
University of Birmingham

Corporate governance and R&D


Prof. Roberto Barontini
Professor of Corporate Finance
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa 


Managing innovation for value co-creation

cesaroniProf. Fabrizio Cesaroni
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
aliProf. Ayfer Ali
Assistant Professor of Management 
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
duqueProf. Lola C. Duque
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Leveraging the Past to Innovate


Prof. Vittorio Chiesa
Professor at Politecnico di Milano
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering


Prof. Alfredo De Massis
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Lancaster University Management School


Prof. Federico Frattini
Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering


Dr. Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli
Senior Lecturer
Department of Mechanics, Mathematics, and Management
Politecnico di Bari


Managing the profitability impacts of R&D


Prof. Lino Cinquini
Professor of Management Accounting
and Business Administration
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa


Prof. Petri Suomala
Professor of Industrial Management
Tampere University of Technology


Strategic alliances, business groups and innovation: research opportunities and challenges

dagninoProf. Giovanni Battista Dagnino
Professor of Business Economics and Management 
University of Catania

piconeDr. Pasquale Massimo Picone
Post Doctoral Fellow in Management 
University of Catania



Environmental R&D and competitiveness: which strategies to boost firm’s resource efficiency



Prof. Marco Frey
Professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
Institute of Management




Prof. Iñaki Heras-Saizarbitoria
Professor at the University College of Business Studies of San Sebastian
Department of Management




Prof. Francesco Testa
Assistant Professor at Institute of Management
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa



Business models and Market orientation: (Re)Inventing the customer


Prof. Caroline Gauthier
Professor in Strategy
Grenoble Ecole de Management


Prof. Charles-Clemens Rüling
Professor of Organization Theory
Grenoble Ecole Management


Prof. Sarah Browne
Assistant Professor in Marketing and Strategy
Trinity College Dublin


Lean Startup in Research and Development


Dr. Rainer Harms
Associate Professor Entrepreneurship
University of Twente


Beyond visualization for roadmapping to ‘visual approaches’


Dr. Clive Kerr
Research Associate
Technology Management
University of Cambridge

Crowdfunding: a democratic way for financing innovative projects

lamastraProf. Cristina Rossi Lamastra
Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
pivaProf. Evila Piva
Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering


Business Model Innovation: New ways of developing and analyzing business model innovation


Prof. Dirk Lüttgens
Assistant Professor at Technology and Innovation Management
RWTH Aachen University


The impact of international R&D links and research-intensive FDI: innovation, competitiveness and employment


Dr. Pietro Moncada - Paternò - Castello
Senior Analyst
Economics of Industrial Research and Innovation
European Commission 


The production and valorization of academic research


Prof. Alessandro Muscio
Assistant Professor in Applied Economics
University of Foggia

Top management teams and performance in new technology based firms


Dr. Daniel Pittino
PhD in Organization and Management
University of Udine

Challenges of R&D in Robotics


Prof. Emanuele Ruffaldi
Assistant Professor
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa


Dr. Elisabetta Sani
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa


Growth strategies for innovative enterprises

Prof. Andrea Tracogna
Professor of Strategic Management
University of Trieste
bortoluzziProf. Guido Bortoluzzi
Assistant Professor in Management
University of Trieste

The economics and evaluation of R&D/innovation in the Life Sciences


Prof. Giuseppe Turchetti
Professor of Strategic Management
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa


Prof. Elie Geisler
Distinguished Professor
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago


Radical Innovation


Prof. Bart Van Looy
Professor of Innovation and Organization
KU Leuven


Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers
Professor of international business economics and game theory
KU Leuven


Getting organized for successful Open Innovation

vanhaverbekeProf. Wim Vanhaverbeke
Professor of Innovation Management & Strategy
University of Hasselt
chiaroniProf. Davide Chiaroni
Associate professor at Politecnico di Milano 
Department of Management, Economics
and Industrial Engineering


The Interplay between Technology and Design

vergantiProf. Roberto Verganti
Professor of Leadership and Innovation
Politecnico di Milano
delleraProf. Claudio Dell’Era
Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano 
Department of Management, Economics
and Industrial Engineering


Technology Venturing


Prof. Roberto Vona
Professor of Business and Economics Management
University Federico II of Naples