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The Innovation Mode of Doing, Using and Interacting: Learning within Regions_Online

Research Conference

Online

22.02.2021 - 23.02.2021

Thema

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Innovation is crucial for economic development, but it may also foster sustainable development and serve societal goals. While public perception tends to regard innovation as science-based and technology-oriented, this conference seeks to deepen the understanding of the Doing-Using-Interacting (DUI) mode of innovation that is employed by small and medium-sized enterprises in particular, and is characterized by incremental innovation using tacit or experience knowledge and know-how.

The event takes place via Zoom. After registration you will receive further information and an access link one day before the event.

Programm

Montag, 22.02.2021
12:20 Uhr
Introductory words by the conference hosts

Rolf Sternberg, Leibniz University of Hannover
Joachim Lange, Protestant Academy of Loccum

12:45 Uhr
Keynote Lecture

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Will artificial intelligence and machine learning lead to a transformation of DUI-learning in SMEs? What are the implications for measurement?

Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Aalborg University

13:35 Uhr
Session 1: Intra-firm learning processes and the modern theory of the firm

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Non-R&D, interactive learning and economic performance: Revisiting innovation in small and medium enterprises

Jörg Thomä, ifh Göttingen

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DUI mode and firm's performance: Evidence from Belarusian hidden champions

Natalja Apanasovich, Belarusian State University

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Discussion

Georg Licht, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim

15:00 Uhr
Coffee Break

15:30 Uhr
Session 2: User-producer relations and the demand-pull concept

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Innovation by using – Demand side issues in the learning economy

Uwe Cantner, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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Embedded lead users - Users inside the producer firm

Christina Raasch, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg

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Discussion

Edward Lorenz, University of Côte d'Azur, Nice and University of Aalborg

17:10 Uhr
Session 3: Interaction in the region and the concept of regional innovation systems

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Interaction in the region: the role of regional industrial culture

Arne Isaksen, University of Agder

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Discussion

Thomas Brenner, Philipps University, Marburg

18:00 Uhr
Break

18:45 Uhr
Innovating by interacting in SMEs: actors and barriers

Tatjana Bennat & Rolf Sternberg, Leibniz University of Hannover

19:05 Uhr
Discussion

Thomas Brenner, Philipps University, Marburg

Dienstag, 23.02.2021
09:00 Uhr
Session 4: DUI and learning mechanisms

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Learning by doing, using, and interacting – introducing a novel experimental design

Elaine Horstmann, Georg-August-University of Göttingen

09:20 Uhr
Training and Learning for entrepreneurship from a psychological perspective

Michael Frese, Leuphana University Lüneburg and Asia School of Business, Kuala Lumpur

09:40 Uhr
Discussion

Joachim Lange, Protestant Academy of Loccum

10:25 Uhr
Coffee Break

11:00 Uhr
Panel discussion: DUI as a policy target

Georg Licht, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim
Susanne Gewinnus, Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Berlin
Gisela Philipsenburg, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin
Edward Lorenz, University of Côte d'Azur and University of Aalborg
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

11:45 Uhr
Break

12:30 Uhr
Keynote Lecture Finding the right innovation policy for SMEs in Europe

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics

13:15 Uhr
Closing remarks

Kilian Bizer, Georg-August-University of Göttingen

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Speakers and Moderators:

Natalja Apanasovich PhD is Associate Professor at the School of Business and Management of Technology, Belarusian State University.
Tatjana Bennat is Research Assistant and Ph.D.-student at the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography, Leibniz University of Hannover.
Prof. Dr. Kilian Bizer is Professor of Economic Policy and SME Research at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen and Director at the ifh Göttingen.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Brenner is Professor of Economic Geography and Location Research at Philipps University Marburg.
Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner is Professor of Economics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the University of Southern Denmark/Odense and chairman of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation.
Prof. Dr. Michael Frese is Professor of Psychology, in Particular Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and at the Asia Schoolof Business, Kuala Lumpur.
Dr. Susanne Gewinnus is Head of Division “Industrial and Research Policy” at the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Berlin.
Elaine Horstmann is Research Assistant and PhD-student at the Chair of Economic Policy and SME Research, Georg-August-University of Göttingen.
Prof. Dr. Arne Isaksen is Professor at the Department of Working Life and Innovation at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder.
Dr. Joachim Lange is Director of Studies for economic and social policy at the Protestant Academy of Loccum.
Prof. Edward Lorenz Ph.D is Professor at the University of Côte d'Azur, member of the CNRS research institute GREDEG and Assigned Professor at Aalborg University.
Dr. Georg Licht is head of the ZEW Research Department Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics in Mannheim.
Prof. Dr. Bengt-Åke Lundvall is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Aalborg University.
Dr. Gisela Philipsenburg is Head of Division “Sustainable regional Innovation-Initiatives” at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch is Associate Professor of Digital Economy at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg and researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Prof. Dr. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics.
Prof. Dr. Rolf Sternberg is Professor of Economic Geography at the Leibniz University of Hannover.
Dr. Jörg Thomä is Research Fellow at the Institute for Small Business Economics at the Georg-August-University Göttingen.

Mehr zum Thema

Innovation is crucial for economic development. Higher innovative activity may also foster sustainable development and serve societal goals. Consequently, OECD-countries have adopted specific innovation policies to increase overall or sector-specific innovation.

However, innovation is heterogeneous, both in process and in outcome: While public perception tends to regard innovation as science-based and technology-oriented, this conference seeks to deepen the understanding of the Doing-Using-Interacting (DUI) mode of innovation, characterized by incremental innovation using tacit or experience knowledge and know-how rather than know-why. DUI-innovation most often results in process- and organizational innovation, rarely leads to intellectual property, and is employed by small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. The conference explores the relevance of DUI for innovation in small and medium enterprises from a variety of angles. As innovation always depends on learning processes, it looks into intra-firm learning in the DUI-context. It discusses user- and customer relations as well as demand-pull innovation for DUI-innovation. Since interaction is crucial within the DUI-mode, the regional innovation system and its characteristics may have a strong influence on the appearance and success of DUI-mode innovation. The conference thus combines intra-firm and interactional as well as spatial perspectives on the DUI-mode.

Currently, many policy instruments focus on innovation characterized by the Science-Technology-Innovation mode (STI), for example patents or tax-deductible R&D-expenditures. Assuming that DUI-innovation represents a relevant share of overall innovation, innovation policy should reflect DUI conditions and offer a complementary set of policy mechanisms to support firms innovating in the DUI-mode. In its final part, the conference discusses possible policy instruments to foster DUI innovation.

You are kindly invited to participate in these discussions.

Prof. Dr. Kilian Bizer, Georg-August-University of Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Rolf Sternberg, Leibniz University of Hannover

Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the University of Southern Denmark/Odense

Dr. Joachim Lange, Protestant Academy of Loccum

Dr. Stephan Schaede, Director, Protestant Academy of Loccum

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