ISPIM SIG | Methods & Skills

We help researchers and practitioners meet the demand for rigor and impact in applied and basic research design, execution and communication.

Innovation Management is maturing as a research field, creating increasing demands for rigor in research design, execution and publication of both basic and applied research. Accordingly, the (ISPIM) innovation management community could benefit from better resources to learn, share and develop research- and methods-related skills.

The objective is twofold: 1. to increase the level of scholarship of the ISPIM Community and to enable ISPIM scholars to design, execute and publish research that is more rigorous and impactful in the field of innovation management; 2. to increase the level of competence of innovation executives and managers to solve real-world problems using rigorous, grounded methods and tools.


For academics: The SIG includes a broad range of topics and methods in the field of innovation management. It promotes excellence in the use of traditional research methods and academic publishing formats, as well as exploring the potential, application and development of less commonly used methods.

For industry: We discuss innovation management challenges that industries face and identify how researchers can help solve them. The SIG gives special attention to methods and skills for applied research in innovation management and builds an effective collaboration between practitioners and academics. Discover more here.

Target audience: Primarily, any level of academic or practitioner interested in basic or applied research.


Get Involved

To get involved or find out more, contact Steffen Conn



SIG Action Group:

  • Allen Alexander – New Methodologies for Innovation Management Research

  • Nina Tura: Researcher Lab Experience

  • Thomas Clauss – Measurement and Modeling in Quantitative Research

  • Urs Daellenbach – Mixed Method Approaches to Innovation Management Research

  • Eelko Huizingh – Research Publication Strategies

  • Joona Keränen - Qualitative Research Design and Analysis

  • Anton Kriz – Action Research

  • Anne-Laure Mention - Quantitative Research

  • Heidi Olander – Qualitative Research Design and Analysis

  • Kyriaki Papageorgiou – Ethnographic Methods

  • Teemu Santonen – Network Analysis, Scientometrics


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