Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Associate professor

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My background is in management of creative industries (Bocconi and Copenhagen Business School) and philosophy of aesthetics (Kingston University). I have a PhD in design and innovation management (CBS).

In my research, I draw from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and continental philosophy, and I combine studies of design management, innovation, and slow movements with organisation studies. I explore how design and innovation processes emerge, how values are created, and the role of the human and non-human actors in innovation, design, and craft processes, and how these actors mobilise organisational politics and aesthetics.

Designing in the Anthropocene, ethical sustainability, slow design-driven innovation, and the aesthetics of craft are at the core of my investigations. Before joining CBS, I have had research grants (from the British Council, British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council, and Arts and Humanities Research Council) to understand how social innovation can create social improvements to enable the transformation (or establishment) of the creative ecosystem, or to further create wider collective creative engagement and development and to promote cultural heritage.

I am currently researching how craft, slow-design practices and creative enterprises support rural areas, engage with marginalised communities, and create alternative approach to contrast climate change.

Primary research areas
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Anthroposcene
  • Slow design
  • Aesthetics and Organization
  • Innovation Management
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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A business game
  • Organizational analysis
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and Design Management

  • Creative Entrepreneurship

  • Social Innovation

  • Business Model Innovation

Selected publications

Gasparin, M., Green, W., Lilley, S., Quinn, M., Saren, M., & Schinckus, C. (2021). Business as unusual: A business model for social innovation. Journal of Business Research, 125 (March), 698–709.

Gasparin, M., & Quinn, M. (2021). Designing regional innovation systems in transitional economies: A creative ecosystem approach. Growth and Change, 52(2), 1–20.

Gasparin, M., Brown, S. D., Green, W., Hugill, A., Lilley, S., Quinn, M., Schinckus, C., Williams, M., & Zalasiewicz J. (2020). The business school in the Anthropocene: Parasite logic
and pataphysical reasoning for a working Earth. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 19(3), 385–405.

Gasparin, M., Green, W., & Schinckus, C. (2020). Slow design-driven innovation: A response to our future in the Anthropocene epoch. Creativity and Innovation Management, 29(4), 551–565.

Gasparin, M. (2019). Reflections on the epistemology of design: A Simondonian analysis. Reflective Practice, 20(6), 822–833.

Publications sorted by:
Marta Gasparin; Daniel Neyland / Organizing Tekhnē : Configuring Processes and Politics through Craft.
In: Organization Studies, 5.4.2022
Journal article > peer review
Marta Gasparin; William Green; Christophe Schinckus / Shaping Success through Creative Failure : A Historical Sensemaking Analysis of the Computerisation of the UK Financial Market.
In: Business History, Vol. 64, No. 1, 2022, p. 134-155
Journal article > peer review
Marta Gasparin; Martin Quinn; William Green; Michael Saren; Steve Conway / Stories of Value : Business Model Innovation Adding Value Propositions Articulated by Slow Storytelling.
In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 149, 10.2022, p. 101-111
Journal article > peer review
Marta Gasparin; William Green; Simon Lilley; Martin Quinn; Mike Saren; Christophe Schinckus / Business as Unusual : A Business Model for Social Innovation.
In: Journal of Business Research, Vol. 125, 3.2021, p. 698-709
Journal article > peer review
Marta Gasparin; Martin Quinn / Designing Regional Innovation Systems in Transitional Economies : A Creative Ecosystem Approach.
In: Growth and Change, Vol. 52, No. 2, 6.2021, p. 621-640
Journal article > peer review
William Green; Robert Cluley; Marta Gasparin / Mobile Market Research Applications as a New Voice of Customer Method : Implications for Innovation and Design Management.
In: Research Technology Management, Vol. 63, No. 1, 2020, p. 49-55
Journal article > peer review
Marta Gasparin; William Green; Christophe Schinckus / Slow Design-driven Innovation : A Response to our Future in the Anthropocene Epoch.
In: Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 29, No. 4, 12.2020, p. 551-565
Journal article > peer review
Marta Gasparin; Steven D. Brown; William Green; Andrew Hugill; Simon Lilley; Martin Quinn; Christophe Schinckus; Mark Williams; Jan Zalasiewicz / The Business School in the Anthropocene : Parasite Logic and Pataphysical Reasoning for a Working Earth.
In: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 19, No. 3, 9.2020, p. 385-405
Journal article > peer review
John K. Christiansen; Marta Gasparin / Drawing Things Together in the Fuzzy Front end with Black-boxes
Paper presented at The 26th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference. IPDMC 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Christophe Schinckus; Marta Gasparin / For the Love of Green : Between Ecology and Dollars.
In: The Anthropocene Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, 12.2019, p. 263-269
Journal article > peer review
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