Recipients from the 6th Annual World Open Innovation Conference

The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award.

This year’s winners received a plaque and a $1,000 cash award. The awards were presented to the winners at the 6th Annual World Open Innovation Conference held December 12-13, 2019 in Rome, Italy.

Kaja Rangus was Assistant Professor in the Academic Unit for Entrepreneurship, in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana. She worked on Open Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking.  Kaja was “runner-up” for the WOIC 2016 Best Emerging Scholar Award for her work on “The Role of Open Innovation Mindset in Entrepreneur’s Alertness and Firm’s Financial Performance”. She passed away at the beginning of 2018, and to honor her contribution to the scholarship and community of Open Innovation, the WOIC Organizing Committee named the Best Emerging Scholar Award in memory of Dr. Kaja Rangus. See award recipient and runner-up below.

Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper Award 2019

Presented to:

Kristian Nielsen

“Reward-based Crowdfunding and Sustainability: The Role of Values in Mobilizing Backers in Crowdfunding Campaigns.”

(co-authors: Kristian Nielsen & Julia Binder)

Best Student Paper Award 2019

Presented to:

Antonio Daood

“The unsung role of nonprofit organizations in value creation: The case of an Italian food bank”

(co-authors: Antonio Daood & Prem Sagar Menghwar)

Runner-up: Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper 

Finalist: Kaja Rangus Best Emerging Scholar Paper 

Runner-up: Best Student Paper 

Finalist: Best Student Paper 

Ward Ooms

“Proximity as a Source of Success or Failure in Open Innovation: A Multiple Case Study in Dutch Healthcare”

(co-authors: Ward Ooms & Roel Piepenbrink)

Ibrahim Shaikh

“National Innovation Systems approach to managing the risks of open innovation: A critical examination of the United States ecosystem”

(author: Ibrahim Shaikh)

Mathias Beck

“Boundary Changes as a Trade-off between Efficiency and Capability Development: How Production Outsourcing Influences Value Creation through Innovation”

(author: Mathias Beck, Stefan Naef, Stephen Wagner, Martin Wörter)

Senda Fattoum Belkhouja

“How Does Cross-functional Integration at the Early Stage of Innovation Support the Development of a New Product?”

(co-authors: Senda Fattoum Belkhouja & Corine Genet)

Elodie Pillon

“Strategic and organizational determinants for open innovation practices in SMEs: A conceptual framework”

(co-authors: Elodie Pillon, Mourad Messaadia, Anne Louis & Thomas Loilier)