Coronavirus: a catalyst for change and innovation

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Anne-Laure Mention
João José Pinto Ferreira
Marko Torkkeli


As we write this editorial, people around the world are apprehensive about their future; some are at home; some are thinking about the loved ones they cannot visit; some, unfortunately, are dying. We watch the graphs and listen to the daily news of new coronavirus cases, but be it just one or one thousand, for the those close of the ones affected, the impact is catastrophic. (...)

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Anne-Laure Mention, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

Anne-Laure Mention is the Director of the Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. She is also a Professor at the School of Management at RMIT, Melbourne; a visiting professor at Université de Liège, Belgium and the Deputy Head of the Centre d'Evaluation de la Performance des Entreprises and a visiting professor at Tampere University of Technology, Finland. She holds several other visiting positions in Europe and Asia. Anne-Laure is one of the founding editors of the Journal of Innovation Management, and the Deputy Head of the ISPIM Advisory Board. She is the co-editor of a book series on Open Innovation, published by World Scientific/Imperial College Press. Her research interests revolve around open and collaborative innovation, innovation in business to business services, with a particular focus on financial industry and fintech, technology management, and business venturing. She has been awarded twice the prestigious IBM Faculty Award for her research on innovation.