The DRUID Summer Conference 2009 intends to map theoretical, empirical and methodological advances, further contribute with novel insights and stimulate civilized controversies in industrial dynamics.
The conference will include targeted plenary debates where internationally merited scholars take stands on contemporary issues within the overall conference theme. Visuals of all DRUID Debates are available through the DRUID website <http://www.druid.dk> together with copies of the more than 1,500 papers presented at previous DRUID Conferences.
The DRUID Summer Conference 2009 will bring together researchers from around the world to exchange research results and to address open issues. The plenary program is available through the conference website.
The parallel paper sessions will be organized around the following themes:
A. Experimentation, Creativity and Organization
B. Market Formation and Entrepreneurship
C. Organizational Behavior
D. Strategy, Organization & Innovation
E. Theory and Empirics of the Firm
F. Projects, Networks, Crowd-Sourcing and Knowledge
G. IPR Regimes: Antecedents, Developments and Effects
H. Universities and the Knowledge Economy
J. Institutional Dynamics, Patterns and Effects
K. Mobility - Labor, Capital, Knowledge
L. Clusters, Regions and Growth
M. Systems of Innovation
N. Economic Development, Growth and Innovation
Both senior and junior scholars are invited to participate and contribute with a paper to the conference.
Scholars 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 http://www.druid.dk/summer2009 no later than February 28, 2009. Only novel and previously unpublished research is eligible for presentation. 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 10, 2009. 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. Authors of accepted papers must pay the conference fee before April 20, 2009 or their paper will automatically be removed and will NOT be included in the conference program for oral presentation.
Revised versions of accepted papers or posters may be uploaded until June 1, 2009.
Authors may submit more than one paper but 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. 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.
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 2009 will be selected by the DRUID Scientific Advisory Committee (see below).
The conference website http://www.druid.dk/summer2009 is open for registration. Generous sponsors have enabled a reduction of the early-bird conference fee to 2500 DKK (or approximately 420 EUR or 520 USD) applicable until May 1, while latecomers are charged 4.000 DKK (or approximately 610 EUR or 800 USD). Ph.D. students can register with a 50% discount. Payment of the conference fee includes an annual membership of The DRUID Society and delivery (by surface mail) of all 6 issues of the 2009 volume of the Routledge journal Industry and Innovation, now listed in Thomson Reuter's Web of Science/SSCI. The DRUID Society is a novel addition to DRUID, highly recommended by DRUID’s International Scientific Advisory Board.
Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2009 (Twelve noon, Pacific Time=GMT -8)
Decision of paper acceptance: April 10, 2009.
Deadline for author registration: April 20, 2009
Registration deadline at early-bird rates: May 1, 2009 (Twelve noon, Pacific Time = GMT -8)
Deadline for revised versions of accepted papers: June 1, 2009.
Final program available: June 2, 2009
Deadline for conference registration (participants not in the program) June 10, 2009
Christian R. Østergaard, Peter Maskell (Chair), Nils Stieglitz
Scientific Advisory Committee
Anita McGahan (Chairman), 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 Vespagen, Sidney Winter,
Before the conference, DRUID will help organize a PhD Course on "Getting my Research into Journals”. The 2-day course will be held at the Copenhagen Business School on June 15-16, 2009. 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. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, email, department and university. Important: write "Publication course" in the subject field. The participation fee for the course on “Getting my Research into Journals” is € 320.