Paths of augmented reality affect us all

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As ISE researcher Francesco Lapenta states in his forthcoming article, Google Glass and the new SixthSense devices are only two among many emerging wearable, location based, virtualization technologies that embrace the idea of a pending media personification in the illusion of a new unmediated and enlarged digital life.

While supporting the view that these new augmented visualization technologies will indeed acquire increasing social, cultural and market dominance, questions are raised in Francesco’s new book-chapter about an articulated system of political, economic, technological and cultural paths concerning this, and a far reaching historical framework for these is aimed for. Read More

Food and tourism create growth

One of the largest industrial focuses from the Danish government is a number of projects, that aims to create high-tech production of food that is of a consistent quality, environmentally consciously produced, and strengthens animal welfare.


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This focus is a contradiction to the hype about gourmet restaurants like the internationally known Michelin Star restaurant Noma in Copenhagen and the concept of New Nordic Food that points to local food in harmony with nature. Does the one-sided focus on high-tech industrial food production exclude other important possibilities of development in the food sector?

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Open meeting about the publication of Handbook on the Experience Economy


On the occasion of the publication of the Handbook on the Experience Economy, the Innovation in Service and Experience (ISE) research group together with Network for Knowledge based Experience Economy (INVIO) invites everybody interested to an open meeting at Roskilde University. Click here to find the official invitation in Danish: Invitation til udgivelse af Handbook on the Experience Economy-1.

A number of the most prominent and internationally renowned researchers in the field will be giving short speeches of subject in the book. The speakers at the arrangement will be Joseph Pine, Albert Boswijk, Lena Mossberg, Jon Sundbo, Cjristian Jantzen and Jens F. Jensen. Read More

Dynamic capabilities lead to innovation performance – but what about profits?


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ISE researcher Niels Nolsøe Grünbaum together with Marianne Stenger, PhD and associate professor from University of Southern Denmark, published an article called “Dynamic Capabilities: Do They Lead to Innovation Performance and Profitability?” in the current issue of The IUP Journal of Business Strategy.

The article describes a new study that examines the relationship between dynamic capabilities, innovation performance and profitability of small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises operating in volatile environments – an under-researched area in the growing body of literature on dynamic capabilities and innovation management. Read More

Creating and changing strategy in organizations – how is it possible?

ISE researcher Jørgen Ravn Elkjær received a Recognition Award for Best Papers in the category “Enterprise” at this year’s International Conference on Knowledge, Innovation & Enterprise in London this September. The award was given out for a paper called ‘Entrepreneurial barriers to strategy’.

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Photo: KIE Conference 2014.

The paper takes up a discussion about possibilities of creating and changing strategy in organizations, and one point from the paper is how important it is in organizations that want to continue developing strategic management, to leave room for the entrepreneur to play:

In this regard, it is important to consider, as the paper introduction says, that “the relationship between the concepts of change, strategy and entrepreneurship is crucial, since assuming a lack of change, combined with homogeneous elements in the production function, leaves no role for the entrepreneur to play“.

And old discussion much alive today
Point of departure in the award-winning paper is a 50 year old discussion that started when Russian-Americanapplied mathematicianand business manager Igor Ansoff published his book “Corporate Strategy”, posing two alternating hypothesis about the possibilities of creating and changing the strategy in a hierarchy to encompass external changes.

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Video games, culture and cuisine: New Handbook On The Experience Economy


A handful of ISE-researchers have contributed to a new Handbook On The Experience Economy, published by Edward Elgar Publishing. The book is in print and should be ready to buy in stores about now.

The new 520 pages handbook is edited by the strategic research priority Innovation in Service and Experience group’s leader, Jon Sundbo and associate professor Flemming Sørensen. It is in English, and the publisher describes it as an “illuminating handbook [that] presents the state-of-the-art in the scientific field of experience economy studies”.

Handbook On The Experience Economy reflects on theory and viewpoints from a range of scientific fields including management, mainstream economics and sociology to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in the scientific field of experience economy studies.
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ICT and innovation in services: Existing literature all says the same

Considering the increasingly important role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) within innovation in services, one challenge of exploring this area is actually heterogeneity of existing literature on the topic, finds ISE-researcher Giulia Nardelli, who has published a litterature review of the complex relationship between ICT and innovation in services.

In other words, people seem to say the same about the subject, though there may be much more and different things to say. In her article, Giulia Nardelli identifies the main problem areas and spot the critical knowledge gaps, as a contribution to planning and execution of further research.

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Information and Communications Technology. Photo: Magnus Fröderberg –

A conceptual typology
In the paper, Gulia Nardelli finds that the previous studies about the relationship between ICT and innovation in services can be divided into five themes; namely 1) Management of ICT-based Technological Innovations, 2) Management of Organizational Innovation Resulting from ICT Adoption, 3) The Relationship Between ICT and Innovation in Services, 4) ICT in NSD and Innovation in Service Delivery and 5) the Relationship between ICT and Innovation in Services.
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User-Driven Innovation and the Role of the Citizen

A chapter on User-Driven Innovation and the Role of the Citizen has just been published by ISE-researcher Luise Li Langergaard in the anthology “Framing Innovation in Public Service Sectors”, printed by Routledge, New York. The chapter is called “User-Driven Innovation and the Role of the Citizen – A Citizen, a Customer, or a Human Being?”.

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In the chapter, a case study of the Danish Ministry of Taxation in 2010 is presented, in which fourteen interviews was carried out with employees who had been involved in innovation projects in different ways.
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Industrial buying behavior in HR more personal than rational

ISE-researcher Niels Nolsøe Grünbaum has together with three other researchers just published an article entitled “Industrial Buying Behavior Related to Human Resource Consulting Services” in The IUP Journal of Marketing Management.

The paper is based on a comprehensive exploratory study of Danish companies’ purchases of HR consulting services, and provides detailed insight into the underlying factors of the decision process of relationship-building in the Business to Business (B2B) market concerning purchase of Human Resources (HR) business services.

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Through the study of Danish companies’ purchases of HR consulting services, the paper looks at factors that determine how the Danish companies choose a consulting services supplier.
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New media create new festival worlds

ISE-researcher Fabian Holt has just written the book chapter “New Media, New Festival Worlds: Rethinking Cultural Events and Televisuality through a New Type of Music Festival”. The chapter is written for the edited volume “Over the Waves: Music and Broadcasting” to appear from Oxford University Press in 2014, and the case study used in the book chapter is the official after video of Tomorrowland 2011, which can be seen above.

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Tomorrowland 2013 – photo: Fabian Holt

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