As track chairs for R&D Management Conference 2021 we are looking forward to an engaging and interactive conference in July. Behind the scenes, over the last few months, we have worked hard to develop tracks which will draw in contemporary research related to the conference theme: Innovation in an Era of Disruption. We have built teams of co-chairs and reviewers, promoted our tracks throughout our networks and met monthly with the conference organisers. And our efforts paid off – more than 300 contributions came in – and we extend a huge thank you to every single contributor!
These 300 contributions cover enormous breadth in the R&D Management field and comprise empirical research, industry papers, posters, workshops, masterclasses, seminars and tutorials. Overall, the quality of contributions has been extremely high and subject to a rigourous review process. Each underwent double-blind review, considering criteria of thematic appropriateness, methodological rigour, relevance of findings for theory or practice and originality and level of innovativeness. With only six weeks, this was no small challenge and we thank our reviewers for their efforts – without which our tracks would not be possible.
Our attention now turns to how we can best manage our tracks. Along with the conference organisers, our goal is to make the first ever online R&D Management Conference an immersive experience where we can share and develop our ideas and research with a network of like-minded academics and industry experts. With registration opening April 30th, we warmly invite our friends, colleagues and peers to join the R&D Management community and explore our tracks.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the 7th and 8th July,
Your R&D Management Conference Track Chairs