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Paper deadline: February 28, 2010.
DRUID Society Summer Conference 2010
Opening Up Innovation:
Strategy, Organization and Technology
June 16 - June 18 at
Imperial College London Business School
The DRUID Summer Conference 2010 intends to explore new theoretical, empirical and methodological advances in industrial dynamics, contributing novel insights and stimulating a lively debate about how economic systems and organizations evolve. Breaking new ground, the conference will be hosted by the Imperial College Business School in the heart of London.
The list of confirmed plenary presenters include, among others, Melissa Appleyard, Simoni Ferrani, Martin Kilduff, Steven Klepper, Dan Levinthal, Ben Martin, Stan Metcalfe, Jack A. Nickerson, Nicolas Nicolau, Jaideep Prahbu, Phanish Purnamin, Scott Shane, Peter Thompson, Marie Thusby and Christoph Zott.
The conference will also include two plenary debates where internationally leading scholars take stands on contemporary issues within the overall conference theme. Visuals of all previous DRUID Debates are available through the DRUID website <www.druid.dk> together with copies of the more than 1,500 papers presented at previous DRUID Conferences.Both senior and junior scholars are invited to participate and contribute to the conference with a paper. The parallel paper sessions will be organized around the following themes:
The DRUID Summer Conference 2010 will bring together researchers from around the world to exchange research results and to address open issues.
A. Improvisation, Experimentation and Creativity
B. New Ventures and Entrepreneurship
C. Open Innovation and Distributed Innovation
D. Dynamic Capabilities and Firm-level Competitiveness
E. Strategy and Organization of Innovation
F. Projects, Networks and Ecologies
G. The Organization and Management of IP System
H. Structural Change and Economic Development
I. Institutional Emergence and Change
J. The Movement of Labour and Knowledge
K. Spatial patterns of Innovation and Knowledge Creation and Diffusion
L. Systems of Innovation
M. University Patenting and Inventor Networks
O. Innovation and Institutions in Services
P. Innovation, Sustainability and the Environment
Track M is co-organized with APE-INV, the project on “Academic Patenting in Europe' funded by the European Science Foundation, Track P is supported by the EcoCit project, which is funded by the EPSRC (UK), while Track C and Track O are co-organized with UK Innovation Research Centre, funded by NESTA, ESRC, BIS and TSB.
DRUID Best Paper Awards. Accepted papers authored or co-authored by doctoral students only may run for the DRUID Young Scholar Paper Award while all papers accepted for the conference may run for the DRUID Best Paper Award. The DRUID Best Papers 2010 will be selected by the DRUID Scientific Advisory Committee (see below).
DRUID Doctoral Dissertation Award. Information on the DRUID Doctoral Dissertation Award is available through 'PhDs Special' in the black banner at the top of the conference website www.druid.dk/summer2010
CBS President's Award for the most imaginative idea. Any junior or senior participant presenting a paper with an imaginative idea may apply for this award that comes with a check of 1000 EUR. An imaginative idea can consist of a new way to describe what is there, to figure out something entirely new and/or to challenge or even destroy what we take for granted. Application details will be available on the paper submission site by February 1st.
Registration for the conference
The conference website www.druid.dk/summer2010 will be open for payment from February 28, 2010. Generous sponsors have enabled a reduction of the early-bird conference fee to 400 GBP (444 EUR or 638 USD) applicable until May 15, while latecomers are charged 530 GBP (590 EUR or 850 USD). Ph.D. students can register for 150 GBP (239 EUR or 214 USD) at early-bird rates and 200 GBP (222 EUR or 319 USD) as latecomers. Payment of the conference fee includes an annual membership of The DRUID Society and delivery (by surface mail) of all 6 issues of the 2010 volume of the Routledge journal Industry and Innovation, now listed in Thomson Reuter's Web of Science/SSCI. The fee also includes lunches all days as well as the grand conference dinner (in the Great Hall of the Natural History Museum).
Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2010 (Twelve noon GMT)
Decision of paper acceptance: April 10, 2010.
Deadline for author registration: April 20, 2010
Registration deadline at early-bird rates: May 15, 2010 (Twelve noon GMT)
Deadline for revised versions of accepted papers: June 1, 2010.
Final programme available: June 2, 2010
Deadline for conference registration (participants not in the program) June 10, 2010
Scientific Advisory Committee
Anita McGahan (Chairperson), Guatam Ahuja, Mark Dodgson, Maryann Feldman, Andrea Fosfuri, Alfonso Gambardella, Meric Gertler, Steven Klepper, Aija Leiponen, Daniel A. Levinthal, Francesco Lissoni, Maureen McKelvey, Ammon Salter, Olav Sorenson, Bart Verspagen, Sidney Winter
Peter Maskell (Chair), Markus Perkmann, Ammon Salter, Nils Stieglitz