Paper Deadline: February 28, 2007
Call for Papers Announcement
for the DRUID Summer Conference June 18 - June 20, 2007 on
APPROPRIABILITY, PROXIMITY, ROUTINES AND INNOVATION
Copenhagen Business School, DENMARK
The DRUID Summer Conference 2007 intends to map theoretical, empirical and methodological advances, further contribute with novel insights and stimulate civilized controversies in industrial dynamics.
The program includes novel paper presentations by Allan Afuah, Ron Boschma, Thomas Brenner, Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Ove Grandstrand, Eric von Hippel, David Hsu, Joanne Oxley, Chris May, Anita M. McGahan, Mariko Sakakibara, Olav Sorenson, Michael Storper and Joel West among others.
The program also includes two plenary debates where merited scholars take sides on fundamental issues:
1. Dynamic Capabilities and Adaptation
Motion: "Let it be resolved that this conference believes that the study of dynamic capabilities leads to a dead end. Rather, to further our understanding of firm performance we need to study organizational adaptation rather than dynamic capabilities".
Dan Levinthal and William C Ocasio speaking FOR the motion.
Kathleen Eisenhardt and Gautum Ahuja speaking AGAINST the motion.
2. Methodological individualism versus scientific progress.
Motion: "Let it be resolved that this conference believes that the lack of methodological individualism applied in strategy research seriously limits scientific progress in the field"
Peter Abell and Nicolai Foss speaking FOR the motion.
Sid Winter and Udo Zander (invited) speaking AGAINST the motion:
The motions and videos of the debates that have taken place at previous DRUID Conferences are available through the DRUID website together with copies of all papers presented.
The conference's parallel paper sessions will be organized around the following themes:
A: Corporate Innovation, Strategy and Organization
B: Local and Global Search for Knowledge and Solutions
C: Theory and Empirics of the Firm
D: Market Formation and Entrepreneurship
E: Creativity and Organization
F: Inter-firm Interaction: Networks, Projects and Clusters
G: Economic Geography
H: Institutional Patterns, Dynamics and Agency
I: IPR Regimes: Antecedents, Developments and Effects
J: System Approaches to Economic Development, Growth and Innovation
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 in their final year and scholars who have finished their Ph.D. within the last five years).
Each participant will only be allowed to present one paper during the conference. Co-authored papers may be presented by any of the participating co-authors.
Participants who wish to present their research at the conference must upload a full paper through the conference website no later than February 28, 2007.
The maximum size of a paper for review is 10 000 words including notes, appendices, list of references, etc. All information identifying the author or authors must be removed before submission to enable the double blind review process. Keep only the paper's title on the front page. Remove acknowledgements and other information that could help identify author(s) or affiliation. Papers exceeding the size limit or not fully anonymous will not be accepted for inclusion in the conference program. Each participant will only be allowed to present one paper during the conference, but may submit more than one. Co-authored papers may be presented by any of the participating co-authors.
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 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 consider 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. Papers not accepted for oral presentation at the conference may be accepted for presentation in a poster session. DRUID may 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 at:
Authors of accepted papers must register their participation before May 1, 2007. If failing to register in time the paper will automatically be removed from the program. Revised versions of accepted papers may be uploaded until June 1, 2007.
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. The DRUID Best Papers 2007 will be selected by the Scientific Advisory Committee (see below).
Industry and Innovation
The conference fee includes mail delivery of all issues of the 2007 volume of the journal Industry and Innovation.
DRUID has, in addition, negotiated a 20 per cent discount for conference participants on all books in economics and business published by Oxford University Press as well as a 25 per cent discount on all books published by Routledge.
The conference website www.druid.dk/summer2007 is open for registration.
The full conference costs amount to 4.500 DKK per participant but generous sponsorships gratefully acknowledged have enabled a reduction of the conference fee as follows: Early Bird Registration through the conference website before May 1, 2007:
• Faculty: 3000 DKK (or approximately 400 EUR or 515 USD)
• Ph.D.students: 2000 DKK (or approximately 268 EUR or 344 USD)
• Others: 4000 DKK (or approximately 536 EUR or 688 USD)
The registration fee includes all meals (water/beverages, lunch 3 days, dinner 2 days, and morning and afternoon coffee/tea with fruit or cake etc. all days.
Late registration through the conference website after May 1, 2006:
• Faculty: 4000 DKK (or approximately 536 EUR or 688 USD)
• Ph.D.students: 2500 DKK (or approximately 362 EUR or 425 USD)
• Others: 5000 DKK (or approximately 670 EUR or 806 USD)
Cancellations received before May 1, 2007: Payments refunded in full.
Cancellations received during May 2007 will incur a 33 % cancellation fee. Cancellations received in June 2007: No refund.
Nationals from the European Union and from the following countries can enter Denmark without a visa: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Uruguay, U.S.A. and Venezuela. Nationals from other countries need to apply for a visa at a local Danish mission or at the mission of some other Schengen countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden) using this application form. The time it takes to examine a visa application may vary, so it is recommended that you apply well in advance and before April 1, 2007 at the very latest. DRUID will not issue invitations but will provide confirmation of program appearance to authors of accepted papers if needed by the authorities.
Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2007 (Twelve noon, Pacific time (GMT -8)
Decision of paper acceptance: April 18, 2007.
Deadline for author registration: May 1, 2007
Deadline for registration at early-bird rates: May 1, 2007 (Twelve noon,Pacific time(GMT -8)
Deadline for revised versions of accepted papers: June 1, 2007.
Deadline for conference registration (participants not in the program) June 1, 2007
Final program available: June 1, 2007
Peter Maskell (Director of DRUID), Keld Laursen and Serden Özcan
Scientific Advisory Committee
Bo Carlsson, Jacques DeBandt, Giovanni Dosi, Maryann Feldman, Dominique Foray, Richard N. Langlois, Brian J. Loasby, Jacques Mairesse, Franco Malerba, Anita McGahan, J. Stanley Metcalfe, Richard Nelson, Michael Storper, Sidney Winter and Ulrich Witt
Web site: www.druid.dk/summer2007
Before the conference, DRUID will organize a 1.5 ECTS PhD Course on "Getting my Research into Journals”. The 2-day course will be held at the Copenhagen Business School on June 15-16, 2007. This course is intended to deal with the basic issues of the process of publishing in scholarly journals. At the end of the course, students will be familiar with the requirements for publishing articles in various types of outlets in management and related fields. The course is organized by Prof. Keld Laursen and Prof. Peter Maskell. The participation fee for the course is € 320. Applications should be sent separately to: email@example.com stating your name, email, department and university.