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2018 JPIM Research Forum powered by PDMA

Setting sails for the Windy City!

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), host of the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM), is announcing its annual research forum in Chicago. The JPIM Research Forum, powered by PDMA, is a premier research conference and proud to highlight JPIM, the leading academic journal for research on new product development (NPD) and innovation management.

Submission of scholarly work: A large number of papers have been submitted for presentation at this year’s event. The submission system is now closed. Authors will be notified about acceptance decisions by the end of July 2018.

2018 JPIM Research Forum practicalities:

Conference location: Swissotel Chicago, more information here

Registration: Register here by August 31st to receive a 15% discount.

2018 JPIM Research Forum will showcase:

  • Cutting-edge research presentations
  • ‘From the Editors’ – Publishing for impact at the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM)
  • Special sessions on
    • Social innovation
    • Data analytics and innovation
    • The fragrance of new product development
    • Paper development for junior scholars
    • How to review for JPIM
  • Presentations featuring young and emerging scholars

The 2018 JPIM Research Forum offers the following awards, which will be presented at this event:

  • Best Paper
  • Best Student Paper
  • Best Reviewer
  • Best Poster

Winners of the Best Paper and Best Student Paper receive feedback on their work regarding potential submission to the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) from the JPIM Editor-in-Chief.

Co-chairs' Bios

Sabastian Gurtner

Sebastian Gurtner
Professor of Healthcare Management, Strategy and Innovation
Business School
Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)

Sebastian Gurtner joined BFH in 2016 as a research professor with a focus on healthcare and innovation management. He leads the team strategy and innovation at BFH’s School of Business and serves as head of the executive education program Management in Healthcare Organizations. Sebastian’s research focuses on the creation of value with innovation and in this context especially on low-end innovation, social innovation and resistance against innovation. While his research tackles issues of several industries, the healthcare setting always receives special attention, as the challenges in healthcare are directly linked to the well-being of our society. He has published in a variety of peer reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and Medical Decision Making and Health Care Management Review.

Haisu Zhang

Haisu Zhang
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Martin Tuchman School of Management
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Haisu Zhang is Assistant Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Haisu’s research interests include product innovation, marketing strategy, and entrepreneurial behavior in the technology sector. His current research primarily focuses on open innovation in the data-rich environment and entrepreneurial financing (e.g., crowdfunding) for technological innovation. His work has been published at the Journal of Product Innovation ManagementInternational Journal of Research in MarketingJournal of International MarketingIndustrial Marketing Management, and Journal of Business Research. Haisu has been an active participant in the past JPIM Research Forum and won several awards, including Best Paper, Best Student Paper, and Best Reviewer.