Editorial for the Conference proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management
Research Perspectives in the Era of Transformations
The Academy for Design Innovation Management (ADIM) Conference operates as a platform for knowledge creation, collaboration and advancement across a diverse range of Design Innovation discipline areas. The conference attracted speakers and attendees from across the globe, including recognised industry professionals, international scholars and emerging researchers operating in the creative, commercial and service industries. The conference general theme ‘Research Perspectives in the Era of Transformations’ provided a backdrop to what is taking place within the field of design innovation. It also signalled a desire to enable a more diverse intersection views at the conference. Thus, one of the aims was to open spaces for the early career research to actively join shaping the field of design innovation research. During the 2017 conference we succeeded by attracting significant number of early career researchers who represented a third of the conference delegates. One of the outcomes was entablement of the ADIM Collective. The ADIM Collective is now on-going global initiative of the Academy for Design Innovation Management that connects doctoral students and early career researchers from leading universities around the world. The aim of the ADIM Collective is to establish a strong professional network of PhD and early career researchers in the field of Design Innovation Management. ADIM Collective reaches this aim by providing opportunities for members of the ADIM Collective to meet, develop professional skills and build strong ties with other researchers interested in similar research topics. ADIM Collective encourages leading academics to share their experiences with the new generation of design management scholars through events, meetings and symposia. The ADIM Collective has successfully organised three Research Development Workshops.
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