PDMA 2007 Research Forum


Product Development & Management Association, Orlando, 29-30 Sep 2007; Deadline 31 May

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Conference Theme: The Product Innovation Connection 2007

Research Forum Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2007

Research Forum Venue: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida

The PDMA Academic Research Forum is the ONLY academic conference devoted entirely to innovation. It is a significant part of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) International Conference. The Research Forum will be held Saturday, September 29th through the afternoon of Sunday, September 30th in Orlando, Florida. A welcoming event is planned for the evening of Saturday, September 29th along with an informal get together for dinner on the Friday evening before the conference.

Papers using any of the acceptable research methodologies such as surveys, case studies, modeling, and others and using data from all corners of the globe are welcome. We welcome competitive empirical and conceptual manuscripts dealing with current topics in innovation management, such as:

  • Researching new customer needs
  • Managing and deploying cross functional teams
  • Developing and using market and technology knowledge
  • Identifying best practices in new product/service development
  • Implementing innovative and creative marketing strategies
  • Cultivating strategic alliances for new product marketing and branding
  • Forging strategic relationships with customers and competitors
  • Innovating new business models and practices
  • Adopting new business practices
  • Managing innovations through innovative management
  • Sustaining competitive advantage through innovation
  • Competing innovatively
  • Creating innovative cultures

The co-chairs of the conference also earnestly seek submissions of potentially relevant papers from researchers in the engineering and design communities.

Best Paper Awards

An award for best paper for each of the 3 tracks will be given and an outstanding paper, as determined by reviewers and the research Forum committee, will also be given.  The outstanding paper award includes a monetary award and a complimentary registration to the 2007 PDMA International Conference.

Best Student Paper Award

Doctoral students are particularly encouraged to submit papers for this conference. An outstanding Student Best Paper award will be given.

Best Reviewer Award

We invite you to review papers for this conference. An outstanding reviewer award based on the timeliness and quality of reviews will be given.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, May 31, 2007

SUBMIT PAPERS ELECTRONICALLY TO: alp3@uic.edu and Cherian@uic.edu Notification of acceptance will be made on or before Friday, July 13, 2007.

Final copies of all accepted papers and abstracts must be received by Friday, August 10, 2007.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submit a file containing your manuscript in Word format through email to Professors Albert Page at alp3@uic.edu and Joseph Cherian at Cherian@uic.edu.
  2. Please add in the subject field of your message "2007 PDMA Research Forum Submission."
  3. Manuscripts must follow the style guidelines of the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM). These guidelines are available at http://www.pdma.org/journal/
  4. Manuscripts must not exceed twenty (20) double-spaced pages total, including tables, figures, and references.
  5. The manuscript should contain the following information on the cover page: the title of the manuscript; the name(s) and affiliations of the author(s); address, telephone number, and e-mail address for the primary contact person. AND names, affiliations and email addresses of 3 people qualified to review the manuscript.
  6. Do not identify yourself on any page of the manuscript other than the title page; make sure that the summary information contained in the file does not contain any references to you (or your co-authors).
  7. Submission of a manuscript indicates that it or a similar version has not been previously published or is simultaneously under review elsewhere.  Proceedings of the 2007 PDMA Research Forum will be prepared and made available at the conference. Papers published in the proceedings may still be considered for subsequent publication in JPIM. At least one author of an accepted paper must actually register for the Research Forum session.  In case the authors of accepted papers do not want to publish a full version of their work in the proceedings, authors will be asked to provide a 2-3 page summary of their work.

PDMA was established in 1976 by and for people with a professional interest in product innovation. The association comprises over 2500 members from industry, academia, and consulting organizations from over 30 countries.  More information about PDMA can be found at www.pdma.org.

For all questions about these submission guidelines and the 2006 Research Forum, please contact the Research Forum Co-Chairs:

Albert L. Page
Professor of Marketing
+1 312-996-6233  alp3@uic.edu
Liautaud Graduate School of Business Administration
University of Illinois Chicago
Joseph Cherian
Associate Professor of Marketing
+1 312-996-4480 Cherian@uic.edu
Liautaud Graduate School of Business Administration
University of Illinois Chicago