Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Ghita’s research focuses on interorganizational innovation collaborations and the dynamic interplay between disparate partners collaborating on joint projects. In particular, Ghita is passionate about understanding the interdependencies and relationships between different roles and competing demands within cross-boundary collaborations and how boundaries between different logics are put at stake by ways of managing. Building on Niklas Luhmann’s system theoretical notion of paradox, Ghita strives to develop new frameworks for the study of conflict management exploring how some conflicts can hold the key to innovation.
Empirically, Ghita has focused on management practices occurring in and across the public, private and voluntary sector, such as innovation collaborations between professionals and volunteers in online user communities, crowdsourcing, and public-voluntary partnerships.
Prior to joining MPP, Ghita has been a Postdoc at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Technology Management, and at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Management Engineering, where she also received her PhD degree. Ghita also has experience as consultant within academic, commercial, and public environments designing and using game-based training to support organizations in innovation management. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Roskilde University (RUC) and a MSocSc in Political Communication & Management from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
- Collaborative innovation
- Welfare management
- Technology and innovation management
- Systems theory
- Lauritzen, G. D., & Karafyllia, M. (2019). Perspective: Leveraging Open Innovation through Paradox. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 36(1), 107-121.
- Foege, J. N., Lauritzen, G. D., Tietze, F., & Salge, T. O. (2019). Reconceptualizing the paradox of openness: How solvers navigate sharing-protecting tensions in crowdsourcing. Research Policy, In Press.
- Lauritzen, G. D. (2017). The Role of Innovation Intermediaries in Firm-Innovation Community Collaboration: Navigating the Membership Paradox, Journal of Product Innovation Management, p. 289-314.
- Lauritzen, G. D. & S. Salomo (2016). Exploring the dynamics of firm and innovation community collaboration: A complex love story, in Brem, A. & E. Viardot (Eds), Revolution of Innovation Management: The Digital Breakthrough, Vol. 1, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 17-41.
- Lauritzen, G. D., S. Salomo & A. La Cour (2013). Dynamic boundaries of user communities: exploiting synergies rather than managing dilemmas, Int. J. of Technology Management, 63(3/4), p. 148-168.
In: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 36, No. 1, 1.2019, p. 107-121
In: Research Policy, Vol. 48, No. 6, 2019, p. 1323-1339
Abstract from 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference, 2018
In: Revolution of Innovation Management: Volume 1. The Digital Breakthrough. . ed. /Alexander Brem; Eric Viardot. London : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, p. 17-41
In: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 34, No. 3, 5.2017, p. 289–314
In: Proceedings of the 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference: Crossing Borders and Boundaries: The Changing Role of Innovation/Entrepreneurship. Bruxelles : European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management 2016 (EIASM Conference Proceedings Series)
Abstract from XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference 2016, 2016
Paper presented at 2016 R&D Management Conference, 2016
Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, 2015
Paper presented at The R&D Management Conference 2015, 2015
Paper presented at The 22nd International Product Development Management Conference. IPDMC 2015, 2015
In: International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 63, No. 3/4, 2013, p. 148-168
Paper presented at The DRUID Academy Conference 2013, 2013
Paper presented at The R&D Management Conference 2012, 2012
Paper presented at 10th International Open and User Innovation Workshop, 2012