2019 CICALICS Academy and Workshop

We are delighted to welcome scholars and PhD students to CICALICS 2019!

The initiative of CICALICS (the China Innovation Circles and Academy – Learning, Innovation and Competence Systems) was built several years ago upon academia experience in Europe and North America. This year’s event will again be hosted by the Sino-Danish Center.

In 2016, the SDC hosted the CICALICS event in Beijing. Following the rotation principle, in 2017 and 2018 the event was hosted by our colleagues and friends at Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University respectively. This year the honor to host the event is coming back to SDC.

This year we would like to put more emphasis on the role of collaboration and globalization in innovation and focus this year’s CICALICS on the theme of:

‘GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION SYSTEMS – CURRENT TRENDS AND PROBING FOR THE FUTURE’

On the one hand, the recent advancements in technology have been giving more impetus to global collaborative innovation initiatives around the world. On the other hand, the sentiment towards openness and global engagement somewhat soured in recent years which also has implications for how various actors approach innovation. This fast developing context creates new dilemmas for managers and policy makers. Furthermore, it also has potential to offer new research avenues as well as may call for the refinement of the existing models. With this background in mind, CICALICS 2019 aims at discussing the current trends in collaborative and global innovation systems as well as probing for their future both from the research and practice perspectives.

Attention! New location of the event: Due to the government meeting taking place in the Yanqi Lake area, we have to move the event from the SDC building to Beijing. The CICALICS will take place at:

Xijiao Hotel, No. 18, Wangzhuang Road, Haidian District, Beijing / 北京市海淀区王庄路18号


CICALICS 2019 is scheduled from August 20 to August 25 and this year will feature:

  • CICALICS PhD-course (Academy) (August 20-23)
  • CICALICS Workshop (August 24-25)

CICALICS Academy and Workshop 2019 Invitation Flyer

 


CICALICS PhD Academy 2019

Attention! New location of the event: Due to the government meeting taking place in the Yanqi Lake area, we have to move the event from the SDC building to Beijing. The CICALICS will take place at:

Xijiao Hotel, No. 18, Wangzhuang Road, Haidian District, Beijing / 北京市海淀区王庄路18号
(within walking distance from Wudaokou Subway Station (see the area map below))

The CICALICS PhD Academy consists of these main activities:

• Arrival and social activity (August 20)
• Lectures on the topics related to innovation research and methodologies used in the field (August 21-23)
• PhD projects presentations followed by comments from the academy professors (August 21-23)
• Attendance of the CICALICS Academic workshop (August 24-25)

The estimated workload of the CICALICS PhD academy is 5 ECTS.

PhD Academy Programme

August 20 17.00-18.00 Registration
18.00-20.00 PhD Academy Welcome Dinner (we will meet at the lobby of Xijiao Hotel)
August 21 08.30-09.30 Registration
09.30-11.00 Welcome and Introduction of the PhD Academy / Professor Xielin Liu (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Associate Professor Dmitrij Slepniov (Aalborg University)
11.00-12.00 Innovation as an Integral Part of the Entrepreneurship Discipline: Theoretical Underpinnings and New Directions for Research (Part I) / Associate Professor Kent Adsbøll Wickstrøm (Universityof Southern Denmark)

12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Innovation as an Integral Part of the Entrepreneurship Discipline: Theoretical Underpinnings and New Directions for Research (Part II) / Associate Professor Kent Adsbøll Wickstrøm (Universityof Southern Denmark)

14.30-18.00 PhD Presentations and Discussion
18.00-20.00 Dinner
August 22 09.00-11.00 Innovation Research: China vs. West / Professor Xielin Liu (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)

  • Lecture Materials and Message from the Instructor (to be uploaded soon)
11.00-12.00 Innovation in the Age of Anti-Globalisation: Reflections and Implications for Theory and Practice (Part I) / Professor Olav Jull Sørensen (Aalborg University)

12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Innovation in the Age of Anti-Globalisation: Reflections and Implications for Theory and Practice (Part II) / Professor Olav Jull Sørensen (Aalborg University)

14.30-18.00 PhD Presentations and Discussion
18.00-20.00 Dinner
August 23 09.00-11.00 Unlocking the Potential of Data Science and Computational Methods in Innovation Studies / Assistant Professor Roman Jurowetzki (Aalborg University)

11.00-12.00 Surviving the Revision Process & Navigating Questions of Ethics (Part I) / Associate Professor Kristian J. Sund (Roskilde University)

12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Surviving the Revision Process & Navigating Questions of Ethics (Part II) / Associate Professor Kristian J. Sund (Roskilde University)

14.30-18.00 PhD Presentations and Discussion
18.00-20.00 Dinner and Closing of the PhD Academy
August 24-25 CICALICS Workshop

Academy Instructors

LIU XielinXielin Liu is a Professor at the School of Management, University of Chinese Academy of Science and Director at the Research Center of Innovation and Information Management. He holds his PhD degree from the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, his Masters from Institute of History of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Science and his undergraduate degree from the Department of Physics at Peking University. Xielin Liu has co-authored numerous book chapters and several books in the field of innovation and innovation policy. He has also been extensively publishing in numerous international journals, among others including Research Policy, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Management Studies, and International Journal of Innovation Management. His current research interest include innovation policy, organisational R&D capabilities, industrial organization and reform in China, and management of technology-based enterprise.

OJSOlav Jull Sørensen is Professor of International Business at Aalborg University. His main research interests are: the internationalisation of companies, international/global industrial dynamics and value chains, internationalisation and innovation and government-business partnership. The topics are being researched in a developed market perspective as well as a developing/transition country perspective. He has been a lead scholar in research, capacity building and educational projects in Africa (Ghana and Tanzania), Eastern Europe (Lithuania and Russia), and Asia (Vietnam and China). A long standing member of the Academic Council for Social Sciences, Aalborg University and the Council of the Department of Business and Management, from 2010 to 2015, he has been the co-director of the Sino-Danish Center (SDC)-Innovation Management program in China comprising a graduate program, a research program as well as collaboration with the business community in China.

Dmitrij Slepniov is Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University, Denmark. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Aalborg University. Prior to starting his academic career, he held a position at the Confederation of Industries, fulfilling an analytical role as an economist and later as the Deputy Director of the Economics and Finance department. His current teaching, research work and publications focus on innovation strategy, value chains and upgrading of Chinese firms, servitization and service design. His international experience includes teaching and research programs in close collaboration with industry in Denmark, Lithuania, Japan, S. Korea and China. Since 2015, he has been the head of Innovation Management Programme at the Sino-Danish Center (SDC) .

Kent Adsbøll Wickstrøm, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Organization and Knowledge Management at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, at University of Southern Denmark. He is also, since 2014 affiliated with the Sino-Danish Center (SDC). His recent work examines people’s entry and participation in entrepreneurial and innovative activity in new and existing enterprises, as embedded in networks around enterprises and entrepreneurs and further embedded in institutions, public policies and systems in society. A special interest is given to how institutional structures enable or constrain outcomes, notably innovation and innovation-related exporting and expectations for growth and job-creation, and job-satisfaction and life-satisfaction for social development. His work has been published, amongst others, in Research Policy, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Journal of Chinese and Economic Business Studies, Estudios Economica, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, International Journal of Innovation Studies, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research.

Roman Jurowetzki, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Innovation Studies and Data Science. He commenced working with mapping of complex technological systems using big and unstructured data as a PhD student in 2012, exploring the development of the Danish Smart Grid system. Over the years, Roman has developed an expertise in combining natural language processing with other computational and statistical methods for application in mainly innovation studies projects. He has extensive project management and policy engagement experience through his work at GLOBELICS, a global network for innovation and development, in the years 2012- 2016. Since 2017, he is affiliated with the Sino-Danish-Center (SDC), Beijing where he teaches and engages in collaborative research on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies and their application in the Chinese context. Roman is   and main instructor at the Social Data Science programme (2018) at AAU.

Kristian J. Sund is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at Roskilde University, Denmark, where he is also programme leader of the PhD programme in business studies. Prior to this he held positions in several universities in the UK and Switzerland. His research currently focuses on business model innovation, organizational cognition and perceived environmental uncertainty, as well as more generally organizations and strategic management. He also has a research interest in management education. His research has been applied to the hospitality industry, the postal industry, leisure (service) industry and others and has appeared in a variety of journals. He has authored and edited several books. His most recent work appeared in the MIT Sloan Management Review, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Studies in Higher Education, and the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Managament. He is co-editor of the book series New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition (Emerald). Kristian holds a Doctorate in Management and M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne), and a M.A. in Society, Science and Technology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), where he also spent two postdoc years.

ACADEMY APPLICATION (in WORD)

CICALICS ACADEMY APPLICATION (in PDF)

Application submission deadline: July 1st, 2019 (Extended until August 15th, 2019)


CICALICS Workshop 2019

The CICALICS workshop on August 24-25th consists of these main activities:
• Keynote speeches by academics and professionals
• Paper presentations and discussions in parallel tracks
• A business session with representatives from Chinese and foreign companies
• Social activity in the scenic Yanqi Lake area

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract submission deadline: July 17th, 2019 (Extended until August 15th)

Deadline has passed, but you still would like to register? No problem! You just need to e-mail about your participation to Sascha Struwe (struwe@business.aau.dk)

REGISTRATION FORM (in WORD)

REGISTRATION FORM (in PDF)

Registration deadline: August 1st, 2019 (Extended until August 15th)

Detailed programme of the workshop will be available here soon.