10/15/2009 10:44:10 AM
Over the last few years, I have seen only a few topics spread quickly across surveys - user innovation, management practices, and effectuation. Effectuation (read definition
) is definitely the topic from this list which I feel I understand the least so I hope to learn more in the next year. Effectuation is a concept which was raised by Saras D. Sarasvathy at Darden
but now has a much larger community of scholars involved in its exploration. Indeed, you can read more about effectuation on a website created on the topic
. There are several upcoming workshops for doctoral students and educators on the topic. Additionally, another event is coming up on the topic in December 2009:
A number of people initiating effectuation-related research have asked for a dedicated forum to present, discuss and gain feedback on their work. It sounded like such a good suggestion that we set aside time for a meeting in December. The idea is to bring together doctoral students and faculty who have active work on the area and focus on theoretical, design, analysis and publishing strategy aspects of their projects with a purely developmental eye. Any self-selected stakeholder will be included, given an active project they are willing to share. The specifics of the meeting are as follows:
When: 8:30am, Tuesday December 15th to 5:00pm, Wednesday December 16th, 2009.
Where: Palo Alto, California
Requirement: The only requirement is that participants provide a working paper for us to share and discuss at the meeting.
Cost: There is no cost to attend. You pay for your own transportation and lodging.
Deadline: Please respond with a working paper by October 15th if you would like to participate.