Organized by Center for Business and Development Studies

Report
Organized by Center for Business and Development Studies in collaboration with the CBS
Competitiveness Platform
CBS, 10/12 2013
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The importance of innovation for Danish competitiveness
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The Danish innovation system is challenged
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The internationalization of production and markets
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The internationalization of innovation
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The growing innovation strenght of emerging markets
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SUM: The smile of value creation challenged?
Key questions for seminar
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How can Danish MNCs tap into global innovation potentials of emerging markets ?
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Are emerging market innovation activities complements or substitutes?
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When production and markets move, will innovation also move?
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How can we provide the right conditions for keeping innovation in Denmark?
Purpose of seminar
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Identifying emerging trends and issues related to MNCs, innovation and emerging
markets
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Inspire research agendas on innovation in Danish MNCs in emerging markets
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14.00-14.15: Introduction by Michael W. Hansen & Peter Wad, CBS Center for Business and
Development Studies
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14.15-15.00: Global innovation policy, bundling and competitiveness
Key note by Lars Goldschmidt, Director, Danish Industry
Plenum discussion chaired by Michael W. Hansen.
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15.00-15.15: Coffee break
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15.15-16.00: Opportunities and challenges in having innovative activities in many countries
Key note by Lisbeth Bech, Organizational Development Director, Novozymes.
Plenum discussion chaired by Peter Wad
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16.00-16.15: Break
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16.15-17.00: Re-building a global innovation culture in Vestas
Key note by Anders Nyborg, Director of Innovation Management, Vestas A/S
Plenum discussion chaired by Peter Wad
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17.00-17.15: Winding up: Implications for research by Michael W. Hansen & Peter Wad
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Lars Goldschmidt, Director, Danish Industry. He is a prolific debater and has worked
extensively with issues related to competence development, management, energy
and environment and competitiveness. In his speech he will focus on the necessity
of maintaining production activities in Denmark if the high value added research and
innovation activities are to remain in Denmark.
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Lisbeth Bech, Organizational Development Director, Novozymes A/S. She is currently
preparing Novozymes’ global research and development site strategy and will in her
speech talk about the challenges and opportunities of creating a global R&D
organization and how to turn global diversity into a competitive advantage.
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Anders Nyborg, Director of Innovation Management, Vestas Technology and Service
Solutions, Vestas A/S. He is heading Vestas’ process of re-establishing an innovation
management process rebuilding an innovation culture after Vestas had to reduce
their R&D efforts and Global R&D Footprint as a consequence of the financial crisis.
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Novozymes:
o Since 2000 an independent company within the Novo Nordic group with high
growth on all financial dimensions.
o A green frontrunner specialized in enzyme development , production and sales
worldwide.
o A biotech business-to-business oriented corporation.
o Turnover above 11 billion DKK, export share around 95% and employing around
6,000 employees of which 58% are located abroad.
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Vestas A/S:
o Established in 1898, baptized ‘Vestas’ in 1945 and specializing in wind turbine
development, manufacturing and sales since the oil-crises of the 1970s.
o Near bankruptcy 1986, turnaround and achieving global market leadership
during the next 25 years.
o Global financial crisis 2008-09 forces Vestas to restructure designing a new
operating business model and a new organization.
o Turnover 53 billion DKK (2012), employing 21,000 (year average) with above
75% employed abroad, and having delivered wind turbines to 73 countries.
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The themes
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Future research agendas
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9.00-9.30:
Introduction/practicalities (MWH/PW, CBS)
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9.30-10.45:
Globalizing innovation for corporate competitiveness? chaired by MWH
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9.30-10.15:
10.15-10.45:
Key note by John Cantwell, Rutgers University.
Plenum discussion
10.45-11.15:
Coffee break
11.15-12.15:
Drivers of bundling/unbundling of innovation activities, chaired by PØJ
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11.15-11.45:
11.45-12.15:
Key note by Stine Haakonsson, CBS & Rasmus Lema, AAU Cph.
Plenum discussion
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12.15-13.15:
Lunch
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13.15-14.30:
Internationalization of innovation by Nordic MNCs, chaired by ML
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13.15-13.45:
13.45-14.00:
14.00-14.15:
14.15-14.30:
14.30-15.45
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14.30-15.00:
15.00-15.15:
15.15-15.30:
15.30-15.45:
Key note by Torben Pedersen, CBS, on Danish MNCs.
Plenum discussion.
Abstract presentation: Inge Ivarsson, Göteborg University, on Swedish MNCs.
Plenum discussion.
Innovating through technology transfer, chaired by SR.
Key note by Poul Houman Andersen, AAU, on technology transfer/translation.
Plenum discussion.
Abstract presentation: Jason Li-Ying, DTU, on technology licensing in China.
Plenum discussion.
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15.45-16.15:
Coffee break
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16.15-17.15:
Innovation across Global North-Global South, chaired by BÅL.
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16.15-16.30:
16.30-16.45:
16.45-17.00:
17.00-17.15:
Abstract presentation: Marcus M. Larsen, CBS on EMNEs’ innovation catch-up.
Plenum discussion.
Abstract presentation: MWH & PW, CBS, on corporate innovation for EMs.
Plenum.
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17.15-17.30:
Winding-up the workshop: MWH/PW.
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18.30-21.00
Dinner.

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