UC Berkeley - Tekes Service Innovation Conference
Innovation in Services: Challenges and opportunities for economies, industries and firms
For many firms, services are a growing portion of their business, and represent a challenge to traditional product-based business models. The role of the customer, and the design of the supply chain, also require different perspectives in order to manage them successfully. Yet academia has not yet fully embraced the need to develop a robust research agenda for understanding innovation in services. Whether in academe, industry, or government, understanding the service economy requires a new mindset.
For these reasons, the Institute of Management, Organization and Innovation and its Center for Open Innovation at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation), the UC Berkeley School of Information, and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) are organizing a two day service innovation conference at Berkeley.
There is no charge for the academics to attend this conference. The conference is by invitation only. The deadline for registration is March 15th 2007.
See the conference page for more information.