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Welcome to the Groningen Collaboration for Innovation Conference 2016!

The Faculty of Economics & Business (FEB) of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands is organizing the Groningen Collaboration for Innovation Conference 2016 to be held on 21-22 September, 2016


The GCIC2016 Conference will be held at Het Kasteel, Melkweg 1, Groningen, the Netherlands

Keynote Speakers

  • Dovev Lavie (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
  • John Hagedoorn (School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London and UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University)

Conference Organizers

  • Pedro de Faria (University of Groningen)
  • Florian Noseleit (University of Groningen)

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Dries Faems (University of Groningen)
  • Andrea Prencipe (LUISS Rome)
  • Wolfgang Sofka (Copenhagen Business School)
  • René Belderbos (KU Leuven)
  • Hans Frankort (Cass Business School)
  • Milton Sousa (Nova School of Business and Economics)


The core aim of the Groningen Collaboration for Innovation Conference is to contribute to building a broader and more inclusive community on the topic of collaborative innovation. In order to do so, our ambition is to bring together junior and senior academics applying different theories and methodologies at different levels of analysis. The conference will provide an opportunity for PhD students and early career academics to have a wider and richer understanding of collaborative innovation and share their work with more experienced scholars.

Participants will present their work in parallel paper sessions (eight in total each of them with time for four presentations). The small structure of the event will facilitate interactions between participants and the exchange of ideas about the papers presented.

The conference will be preceded by a Doctoral Consortium where PhD students will discuss with Dries Faems (University of Groningen, General Editor at JMS), Andrea Prencipe (LUISS, Associate Editor at JMS), and Gerben van der Vegt (University of Groningen, Associate Editor at AMJ) about current trends in the field of collaboration for innovation and the challenges young researchers face when attempting to publish in top management journals.

In order to support the participation of PhD students, the organization will grant scholarships (€500 each) to seven PhD students to cover part of their travel and accommodation costs.


  • SOM Research Institute, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen
  • Society for the Advancement of Management Studies
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