Abstract Deadline: January 30, 2007
Paper Deadline: May 1, 2007
This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the Public Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit abstracts online at http://127.0.0.1/druid_ocs/submit.php?cf=1.
Presentations can include:
• Single papers (abstract max of 1300 words)
Call for Papers Announcement
The conference is co-organized with the Sudesca project and the Globelics network and has five main objectives:
- To promote the general understanding of the interplay between industrial dynamics, innovation and development
- To investigate local, regional and national arrangements capable of enhancing and utilizing knowledge geared towards economic development and growth.
- To examine the role of entrepreneurship and innovation at various stages of economic development.
- To examine the geographical reach and the development consequences of knowledge spillovers
- To consider the implications for managerial strategy and public policy.
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 list of presenters include, among others, Sanjaya Lal, Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson, Nick Von Tunzelmann, Luc Soete, Hank Chesbrough, Stan Metcalfe, Ulrich Witt, Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Jorge Katz, Jose Cassiolato, Nicolai Foss and Thomas Åstebro.
The programme will be organized around six themes that may be approached from the perspective of rich countries or from the perspective of less developed economies.
Theme A: Systems of Innovation, Growth and Development
Theme B: Competence Building and its Institutional underpinnings
Theme C: Technical Change, Corporate Dynamics and Innovation
Theme D: The Global Knowledge Divide, International Learning and Intellectual Proporty Rights
Theme E: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Growth
Theme F: Networks, Clusters and other inter-firm relations as Vehicles for Knowledge Building and Transfer.
Participation in the conference is restricted. Potential participants must upload an abstract of at least 2 pages (1000 words) no later than January 30, 2004. The conference's scientific committee will consider all abstracts in the order in which they arrive with respect to novelty, academic quality and the proposed paper's relation to industrial dynamics in general and to the themes of the conference in particular.
We expect papers to be original contributions and the conference as a whole to provide an opportunity to take stock of the field of industrial dynamics in relation to innovation and development. All papers will be placed on the DRUID website (www.druid.dk) prior to the conference.
As has been the case for previous DRUID conferences, arrangements have been made to publish selected contributions in a number of special issues of leading journals within the field as well as in an edited volume from an international publisher to come out in 2005.
Please note that registration for the conference will only be open to authors and co-authors of accepted abstracts.