First call for papers for the

DRUID Academy 2023

for doctoral students in


Venue: Aalborg University, Rendsburggade14, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark

January 11 at 2 pm – January 13 at 2 pm

PAYMENT is now open. Please use the 'Payment' in the blue banner to make the payment.

The DRUID Academy 2023 is open for all PhD students working within the broad field of economics and management of innovation, entrepreneurship and organizations. We invite papers aiming at enhancing our understanding of the dynamics of technological, structural and institutional change at the level of firms, industries, regions and nations. DRUID is the node for an open international network - new partners are most welcome. We encourage all PhD students to submit their research to the conference. Do not hesitate to apply even if you have not been in contact with DRUID previously.

The main emphasis is on PhD presentations. Each PhD student paper will be assigned to a “junior” (a fellow PhD student) and to a senior discussant (from DRUID or invited guests). There will also be a series of keynote speakers in the program. The format provides a unique opportunity for the matching and mentoring of senior researchers with PhD students during the entire event. The main purpose of the DRUID academy is to support PhD education, network building, and advancement of new knowledge. Please see the 'Purpose and learning goals' under 'Practical info' for more information.

We expect to be able to accept 60 PhD student presentations. If a greater number of abstracts are submitted, we will put limits on the number of students from each university. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting.

Plenary presentations

We are inviting significant international scholars within this broad field to present their research. At this moment, we have confirmed presentations from Valentina Tartari (Copenhagen Business School), Michael S. Dahl (Aalborg University Business School) and Martin Henning (University of Gothenburg). Together with a large number of DRUID and invited discussants, they will comment and interact with participants.

The Bent Dalum PhD Award

DRUID has an award for the most promising research project presented at the DRUID Academy Conferences. The award is given in the memory of Bent Dalum (1946-2010), one of the main drivers of joint PhD education in Europe within the field of innovation studies.

Conference fee

Each participant will be charged a fee of Euro 300. The fee and the DRUID Academy will cover all meals from Wednesday January 11 after lunch until Friday January 13, lunch included. A list of hotels and directions to the Academy Conference will be available on the website. Please use the 'Payment' in the blue banner to make the payment.

Timetable (All deadlines are twelve noon, your local time)

Submission site opens: October 3, 2022
Deadline for abstract submission: November 9, 2022
Decision of abstract acceptance: November 16, 2022
Deadline for registration and payment of conference fee: December 14, 2022
Deadline for submission of final paper: December 14, 2022
Program available: December 21, 2022

Conference Organizers

Christian R. Østergaard (Chair), Jacob R. Holm, Kristian Nielsen, Pernille Gjerløv-Juel, and Jeanette Hvarregaard (Secretary)