Updated 22.5.2023 | 15:05

Driving Sustainability Transitions 2nd International Workshop on Global, Sustainable Innovation

Mon 22.5.2023 | 13:00 - Tue 23.5.2023 | 15:45


Driving Sustainability Transitions2nd International Workshop on Global, Sustainable Innovation
InnoLab, University of Vaasa, 22-23 May 2023

 In 2022 innovation research centres in Finland, the UK and the US formed a network to debate recent research and insights from the world of practice on the drivers of sustainable innovation. Each year we bring together researchers and practitioners to better is to offer insights that can support managers, policymakers and other societal actors in the pursuit of innovations that lead to greater sustainability.

This year’s workshop will be hosted by InnoLab at the University of Vaasa. The focus will be on sustainability transitions and the role that universities and other actors in ecosystem can play to advance them. The workshop includes three different tracks: DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITIONS, SYSTEMS & SOCIETY, TRANSFORMATIONAL & CONSUMER-CENTRIC INNOVATION


Gary Knight: “Technology, Innovation and Sustainable International Entrepreneurship”

WiIlamette University Professor of Global Management. Gary Knight has extensive experience in international business in the private sector, especially regarding Europe, Japan, and Mexico. Research interests include: International Management Strategy, Strategy in ‘bottom-of-the-pyramid’ Countries and Emerging Markets, Strategy of the ‘born global’ Firm and International Entrepreneurship. Publishes in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, among others. Ranked among the Top 60 (Top 1%) marketing scholars worldwide based on career-long citation impact. President-elect of the Academy of International Business (AIB).

Other speakers include: Ahm Shamsuzzha, Anupam Dutta, Arash Hajikhani, Ausrine Silenskyte, Brett Anitra Gilbert, Darren Dalcher, David Bartlett, Dirk Libaers, Elena Pawęta, Elizabeth Yi Wang, Emmanuel Mamatzakis, Emmanuel Ndzibah, Federica Rossi, Helen Lawton Smith, Helka Kalliomäki, Jack S. Tillotson, Jari Ratilainen, Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Jouni K. Juntunen, Khuram Shahzad, Klaus Grobys, Kodjovi Lotchi, Maria Pajuoja, Martta Ylilauri, Mehran Aslaniyan, Muthu De Silva, Niranjan Sapkota, Olena Maslyukivska, Selina Liang, Shah Rukh Shakeel, Shahid Hafeez, Sofia Johan, Steve Flowers, Thanos Papadopoulos, Thomas Woodson, Tomasz Mroczkowski, Tommi Lehtonen, Zaheer Khan, and Jie Wu.