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Innovation in an Era of Disruption


We are very excited to be hosting the R&D Management Conference 2021 which will be held online from Tuesday 6th-Thursday 8th July, 2021. We invite the submission of Extended Abstracts and Posters presenting academic research of a theoretical or empirical nature relating to the conference theme: Innovation in an Era of Disruption.

The global Covid-19 crisis has made many companies realise that they cannot operate as they have in the past. Crises create opportunities for both economic, social and environmental innovation manifest in the growing sharing economy and areas related to sustainability, clean technologies, energy and methods of production. 

We are striving to make this year’s conference as immersive an experience as possible, providing ample opportunities for the community to share their research ideas, network and socialise together. This year we are introducing e-poster sessions, where participants are welcome to submit e-posters on any area of R&D Management relevant to the conference theme. We are also promoting a number of Special Issues.

If you would like the opportunity to contribute to the conference, please see our track listings here. To submit an abstract, poster, or workshop proposal please review our submissions guide & select the appropriate link, here.

Conference Chairs

Professor Beverly Wagner

Dr Juliette Wilson

Doctoral Colloquium Chairs

Dr Aliakbar Jafari

Dr Lawrence Dooley

Industry Liaison

Professor John Liggat

Marketing Communications

Dr Natalie McDougall

Special Issues


We are delighted to be promoting a number of Special Issues with key journals. These include:

Industry and Innovation

R&D Management Journal

Supply Chain Management: an International Journal

World Patent Information

Full details here

Conference Dates


Doctoral Colloquium

Tuesday 6th July


Main Conference

Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th July


Registration Fees


Full Fee: £150

PhD Student: £50

Conference Deadlines


Call for abstracts & e-Posters closes 17th March

Registration opens 30th April

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