Paper Deadline: February 28, 2006
Call for Papers Announcement
Call for Papers for the DRUID Summer Conference 2006 on
KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS: DYNAMICS OF
FIRMS, NETWORKS, REGIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
Copenhagen, CBS, Denmark, June 18 at 1 p.m. - June 20 at 5 p.m.
The DRUID Summer Conference 2006 intends to map theoretical, empirical and methodological advances, further contribute with novel insights and stimulate civilized controversies in industrial dynamics. The conference is co-organized with DIME WP2.1 on "Networks and Knowledge Creation, Accumulation and Exchange.
Both senior and junior scholars are invited to participate and contribute with a paper to the conference. In particular, we wish to encourage the active participation of young scholars (Ph.D.-students and scholars who have finished their Ph.D. within the last five years).
The conference's parallel paper sessions will be organized around nine themes:
A: Networks and Knowledge Creation, Accumulation and Exchange
B: The Emergence and Growth of Markets and Industries
C: Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
D: Innovative Regions and Growth
E: Intellectual Property Rights: Open vs. Closed Regimes
F: Localized Knowledge Pools, Global Knowledge Flows
G: Corporate Innovation, Strategy and Organization
H: Institutional Change and Performance
I: Creativity, Experimentation and Organization
Plenary or lead paper presentations will be made by, among others, Gautam Ahuja, Ashish Arora, Ron Adner, Wes Cohen, Deborah Dougherty, Aija Leiponen, David Mowery, Brian Silverman, Jesper B. Sørensen, Scott Stern, Brian Uzzi, Reinhilde Veugelers and Ivo Zander and members of the conference's Scientific Committee (see below).
The conference will also include plenary panel debates where internationally merited scholars take stands on contemporary issues within the overall conference theme.
The motions and videos of the three debates that took place at the previous DRUID Tenth Anniversary Summer Conference in June 2005 are available through the DRUID website together with copies of all papers accepted.
Participants who wish to present their research at the conference must upload a full paper (in PDF) not exceeding 10.000 words through the conference website no later than February 28, 2006.
We expect submissions to be original scholarship and the conference as a whole to provide an opportunity to take stock of the field and advance the research frontier of industrial dynamics.
Submission of a paper grants permission to DRUID and DIME to include it in the conference material and to place it on the relevant websites. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers working independently of each other. The reviewers will considers the novelty, academic quality and the paper's relation to the theme of the conference. The decision of paper acceptance will be given before April 18, 2006. No review or comments will be offered to the author or authors to supplement the decision. Authors of accepted papers must register their participation before May 1 and may upload revised versions until June 1, 2006. Papers not accepted for oral presentation at the conference may be accepted for presentation in a poster session.
DRUID Best Paper Awards
All accepted papers authored or co-authored by doctoral students only are considered for the DRUID Young Scholar Paper Award of USD 1.000 while all papers accepted for the conference are candidates for the DRUID Best Paper Award of USD 2.000. DRUID may also invite papers accepted for the conference to be included in the DRUID web based Working Paper Series that has become increasingly visible and downloaded (see ranking).
The registration fee also covers lunch (3 days), dinner (2 days), and coffee/tea etc. all days.
Early Bird Registration through the conference website before May 1, 2006:
· 2500 DKK (or approximately 325 EUR or 415 USD)
· Ph.D.students: 1200 DKK (or approximately 162 EUR or 205 USD)
Registration through the conference website after May 1, 2006:
· 3000 DKK (or approximately 404 EUR or 512 USD)
· Ph.D.students: 1500 DKK (or approximately 202 EUR or 256 USD)
The conference fee may be wavered IF you are a registered DIME or DRUID Ph.D. student.
Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2006
Decision of paper acceptance: April 18, 2006
Deadline for registration for paper presenters: May 1, 2006
Deadline for registration for all participants at early-bird rates: May 1, 2006
Deadline for revised versions of accepted papers: June 1, 2006.
Deadline for conference registration (for participants without accepted papers): June 1, 2006
Final program available: June 1, 2006
Peter Maskell (Chair), Ina Drejer and Keld Laursen
Conference Scientific Committee
Robin Cowan, Giovanni Dosi, Richard N. Langlois, Patrick Llerena, Franco Malerba, Jacques Mairesse, Anita M. McGahan, Stan Metcalfe, Richard R. Nelson, Sidney Winter
Web site: www.druid.dk/conferences/summer2006/