Special Issue: “Management Innovation in an Uncertain World” — Future Orientation

Journal |California Management Review | Management Innovation in an Uncertain World | Submission deadline: January 2017 BACKGROUND The acronym “VUCA” has been coined for the mix of significant volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity observed in today’s business environment. VUCA is both an outcome of disruptive innovation and a driver of it. This creates an acute […]

LEGO Serious Play as an enabler of Business Model Innovation

LEGO bricks can be more than a toy and can be applied for many different learning or visualization applications outside of childrens’ playrooms. In the context of the LEGO Serious Play Method, building with LEGO bricks becomes a “language for systematic creativity”. The LEGO architecture enables business applications such as rapid prototyping, visualization or modeling […]

IPSS 2015 Special Session: Mass customization and product service systems for leveraging sustainability

We are glad to announce a special session on Mass Customization as part of the 7th CIRP IPSS conference. The conference addresses the theme “Industry transformation for sustainability and business” by focusing on Industrial Product Service Systems (IPSS). IPSS are a new concept offering strong opportunities both for business innovation and sustainability improvement. Coupling or […]

PICMET’15 deadline is only a week away (Nov. 15, 2014)

The deadline for abstracts for this year’s PICMET Conference is only one week away. The Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon – USA on August 2-6, 2015. The theme is “Management of the Technology Age”. Abstracts are due by November 15, 2014. Abstracts can be submitted in two categories: 1. Research papers 2. Industry […]

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Ramp-Up Management (ICRM 2014) available

The 2nd International Conference on Ramp-Up Management (ICRM 2014) was held in Aachen on the 12. and 13.06.2014. The Proceedings with all conference publications in Procedia CIRP are now available online from ScienceDirect. You can now also access my paper “Ramp-up Management as an Approach to Mitigating Instability in the Adaptation of Solution Spaces in […]