ECIE 2013 : 8th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Call For Papers
Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance: 07 March 2013
Full paper due for review: 18 April 2013
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes): 27 June 2013
Earlybird registration closes: 11 July 2013
Final paper due (with changes): 25 July 2013
Final author payment date: 15 August 2013
Author registration due: 15 August 2013
The conference provides an international opportunity for scientific discussion and collaboration on a broad range of relevant fertile areas associated to recent trends in innovation. Over the last years, there is a growing recognition in business environments of the key role played by innovation in the creation and success of businesses. In a dynamic environment, uncertain contexts like those we are currently experiencing, the capacity and necessary attitude for creating new firms is fundamental and the probability of success is largely determined by innovation. At the same time there is a growing recognition of the need of more sustainable innovation, combining economic, ecologic and social aspects. These challenges combined with limited internal resources and high risk and complexity enhance (social) networking in innovation and entrepreneurship. At the same time, policy makers face important challenges to stimulate and provide the necessary means for innovation and entrepreneurship.
We warmly invite practitioners, academics, and people in the field of policy making to present their research and to share their experiences in a broad range of areas related to the new trends in innovation and entrepreneurship. Topics can be related to all types of organizations (SMEs - YICs - spin-offs - MNEs – private and public research centres – Universities – Government Institutions)
Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. Selected papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for a special issue of the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development and the International Journal of Technology Marketing, journals published by Inderscience.
Both innovation and entrepreneurship are generally under-researched and the advisory group for the conference invites submissions of both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Academic research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited. You can find full details in the submission types document (.pdf format).
In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invite suggestions for mini tracks. If you would be interested in preparing and chairing a mini track, please contact the Conference Director, Sue Nugus.
Submission details are given below. The conference will broadly be organized around but not limited to the following:
· Sustainable (Ecological) Innovation and Entrepreneurship
· Policy frameworks and impact of Science and Technology policy measures for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
· Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development
· Human Resources (including Mobility issues) for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
· Entrepreneurial Learning and Education
· Open Innovation and External Knowledge Interactions
Social networks in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Corporate Finance and Financial Constraints for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Strategies, business models, processes and practices for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Management practices in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Entrepreneurship during Economic and Financial Crisis
Value Creation, Product Development and Intellectual Property