The faculty of LINC Lab has been actively contributing in pertinent academic, policy and industrial related communities since the Lab's establishment in 2007. We're also leading and carrying out research for industry and government in Europe and world-wide.


Contribution to Scholarly Journals

Contribution to Academic Communities

  • The European Institute for Advanced Studies in ManagementEIASM continues to host a number of special events on the development and future of Doctoral Education in Management in Europe.  The EIASM - Academic Council Meeting in Helsinki in September 2009 provided an opportunity to discuss the theme "Network creation for doctoral Education".  The first 2010 event in this series it was the N(etwork)PhD workshop which took place at the EIASM in Brussels on 11-12 February 2010. It was organized with the support of the EUA-Council for Doctoral Education and EDAMBA.  The theme of this workshop was: Structuring a Community of Practice for Doctoral Education .
  • The third EDAMBA winter academy on Doctoral Supervision was held at LINC Lab, Grenoble Ecole de Management on October 25 to 28, 2010. LINC Lab has also organized and hosted the first two academies targeting post-docs, assistant professors and newly appointed doctoral supervisors, or/and potential supervisors, who recently gained their doctorates and work in Management and Business Schools, but do not have yet a successful PhD or DBA completion in their record, for more info. , and also for the two previous academies, and
  • 3rd EURAM track on Innovation in Chinese Firms
    This is the 3rd year that our track on ‘Innovation in Chinese Firms’ it is organised as part of the European Academy Management (EURAM) Conference and its special interest group on Innovation, to be held at the Estonian Business School, from June 1 to 4, 2011.
  • 2nd EDEN on ONA
    This is the 2nd EDEN Doctoral Seminar on ‘Social Network Analysis’ to be organised by the EIASM, and hosted by the Gyzi Cultural Centre at the island of Santorini, Greece, on June 6-11, 2011, aiming to bring together a group of 15-20 doctoral students interested in networks and organizations from throughout European Universities and Business Schools, with the seminar’s faculty coming from MIT-Sloan, UC London and IESE Business School, for more info and how to apply.

Research Projects

  • ManETEI - EU FP7 MC-ITN project (2010-2013)
    ‘Management of Emergent Technologies for Economic Impact’ is a large (€4M) EU funded consortium within the 7th Framework Programme / Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. Itoffers a research-led training program to create a rigorous collaborative research agenda centred on the multifaceted phenomenon of managing emergent technologies for maximum economic and societal impact. It will have advanced capacity-building and career development that will benefit the early-career and experienced researchers needed to ensure Europe becomes a leading knowledge economy driven by its unique ERA. The network has identified arguably Europe’s most important opportunity for its future management researchers, managers and policy makers. The total investment by Member states, EU and industry in Bio-, Nano-, Info- and Cognitive (NBIC) emerging science and technology is the largest ever seen. This creates a need for both increased capacity and new competencies in business and management for linking advances in emerging technology with business and economic exploitation. Yet demographic studies indicate Europe’s management training and research capacity is set to decline. ManETEI brings together 7 of Europe’s leading Business Schools (Leeds, Rotterdam, Empresa, Helsinki, Grenoble, Smurfit, and Lubljana), the Fraunhofer ISI, an European global high technology manufacturer (Bayer GmbH) supported by a diverse group of associate partners from different industries, sectors, technologies and countries. They will provide a stimulating and active learning environment to enhance trans-national mobility, inter-institutional experience and exposure to a range of scholarly perspectives from the disciplines of management, economics and technology. It will create a platform for researchers to investigate the multifaceted phenomenon of managing the emergent technologies that promise the greatest competitiveness and growth of the European economies.
  • Hadron Accelerators for Health’ is a ten month (Oct. 2010 to July 2011) pilot project funded by the CERN Technology Transfer Network and GSI Technology Transfer Office with the dual aims of addressing the socio-economic impact and knowledge spillovers of high energy physics (HEP) community to both industry and clinical practice by developing an appropriate research methodology for a pilot project on hadron accelerators for health. The results of this pilot study will be used as an input for a large EU proposal focusing on the socio-economic impact study of HEP scheduled to be submitted in the second half of 2011.
  • MATRI - EC funded (2006-2009)

    MATRI was a 2-year project funded by the European Commission - Article 6 of the European Social Fund. It aimed to foster the competitiveness of European high-tech clusters and large companies, such as ST Microelectronics and CapGemini in Grenoble, in the creation of innovative products and services; and, to disseminate widely the results and learning to different stakeholders interested in new product / service development in different sectors and across several EU regions in the UK, France, Germany and Italy, see

  • CSDN (2006-2008) China Software Developer Net is the most successful Internet based software engineering communities in China with about a million members in early 2006. Our research focused on the evolution and dynamics of the network growth of this huge online community, as well as the business model of CSDN, showing how the community service operator made use of the virtual community organisation to build up a diversified business portfolio, integrating the virtual community into their value chain and generating sustainable revenues from multiple sources, see publications.


Other Intellectual Contributions

The core staff of the Lab has also contributed in additional scientific and professional communities in the past decade or so:

  • The Danish Council for Strategic Research Peer Review College
  • The Stanford APARC Globalisation of 'Clean-tech' Services Conferences
  • The International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Conference in Virtual Enterprises (Pro-VE)
  • The ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) SIG on Computer – Human Interaction
  • The International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt Conference
  • The IAMOT (International Association for Management of Technology)
  • The BAM (British Academy of Management) SIG on Inter-Organisational Relations
  • The AoM (Academy of Management) Technology & Innovation Management and Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division