Digital service innovation, engaged scholarship and knowledge transfer: what is to be done?
Professor Emeritus Bob Hinings, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
As we are confronted more and more by digital innovation in services and the consequent likelihood of organisational transformation there is a need to reconsider how, as academics, we approach such changes. Engagement in scholarship with practitioners is a necessary condition of understanding and as a way of ensuring appropriate knowledge transfer from practitioner to scholar and scholar to practitioner.
Bob Hinings is Professor Emeritus in the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta and Senior Research Mentor at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. He is also a fellow of Cambridge Digital Innovation and an honorary research fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School. He has a long record of studying organisational change. He received the Distinguished Scholar award from the Organisation and Management Theory Division of the US Academy of Management. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the US Academy of Management. He is an honorary member of the European Group for Organisational Studies and he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Montreal for his contributions to the discipline of organisation theory.
Learning to become an Engaged Scholar
Professor Emeritus Andrew H Van de Ven, Carlson School, University of Minnesota
This lecture provides a timely opportunity to reflect on and share Professor Emeritus Andrew H Van de Ven’s personal experiences of engaged scholarship. He will discuss the theory and methods for doing so in his book, Engaged Scholarship (Oxford University Press, 2007). The purpose of his talk is NOT to suggest how to become an engaged scholar; instead, it is to share some personal reflections (both good and bad) on his 45-year career of trying to become an engaged scholar.
Andrew H. Van de Ven is Professor Emeritus in the Carlson School of the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1972, and taught at Kent State University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before that. He teaches courses on the management of innovation and change, organisational behaviour and engaged scholarship research methods. Professor Van de Ven’s books and journal articles over the years have dealt with the Nominal Group Technique, organisation design and assessment, inter-organisational relationships, organisational innovation and change and engaged scholarship research methods. Professor Van de Ven has been studying changes unfolding in health care organisations and industry. During the 1980s, he directed the Minnesota Innovation Research Program in which 30 faculty and doctoral students tracked fourteen different kinds of innovations from concept to implementation. He is co-author of 13 books, including: The Innovation Journey (1999, 2008), Organization Change and Innovation Processes (2000), Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation (2004), and Engaged Scholarship (2007), which won the 2008 Terry best book award from the Academy of Management. During 2000-2001 Van de Ven was President of the Academy of Management.