Coordinator: Dave Huitema

The Innovation research line is coordinated by Dave Huitema and aims to enhance our knowledge of how innovations emerge, diffuse and impact the world, and the role of agency therein. Relevant research topics: 

  • the role of policy entrepreneurs in environmental governance 
  • business intelligence and smart services
  • the role of scientists in the diffusion of Novel environmental policy concepts
  • financial accounting innovations
  • the impact of new IT technologies on business process management and innovative business models.

The research line has defined three subprogrammes:

Illustrative publications

Caniëls, M. C., & Veld, M. (2016). Employee ambidexterity, high performance work systems and innovative work behaviour: How much balance do we need?. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-21.

Zhu, Q., Krikke, H. and Caniëls, M. C. J. (2016), ‘Collaborate or not? A system dynamics study on disruption recovery’, Industrial Management & Data Systems 116(2), 271-290.

Ooms, W., Werker, C., Caniëls, M. C., & van den Bosch, H. (2015). Research orientation and agglomeration: Can every region become a Silicon Valley? Technovation, 45, 78-92.

Jordan, A. J., Huitema, D., Hildén, M., van Asselt, H., Rayner, T. J., Schoenefeld, J. J., ... & Boasson, E. L. (2015). Emergence of polycentric climate governance and its future prospects. Nature Climate Change, 5, 11, 977-982.

Jordan, A., & Huitema, D. (2014). Policy innovation in a changing climate: sources, patterns and effects. Global Environmental Change, 29, 387-394.

Other program research lines

The Learning and Innovation in Resilient Systems research programme consists of three research lines. The other research lines are: