Call for Papers
The 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013
Competitiveness and Dynamics of Organizations,
Technologies, Systems and Geography.
organized in cooperation with and hosted by
Barcelona (Spain)
June 17 at 13 am - June 19 at 4 pm

DRUID - an acronym for the Danish Research Unit on Industrial Dynamics - has since 1995 organized what has over the years allegedly become one of the world's premier academic conferences on innovation and the related dynamics of technical, structural, institutional and geographical change.

The DRUID Society is now proud to invite senior and junior scholars to participate and contribute with a paper to this 35th DRUID Celebration Conference 2013 - co-organized with and hosted by ESADE, Barcelona. The conference intends to map theoretical, empirical and methodological advances, contribute with novel insights, clarify and develop intellectual positions and help identify common grounds and lines of division in selected current scientific controversies within the field.

Plenary program

The plenary presenters and debaters reflect DRUID's intention of bridging scholarly divides and include, among others, 


Dan Breznitz

Mary Benner

Diane Burton

Wesley M. Cohen

Maryann Feldman

Jeff Furman

Dietmar Harhoff

Rebecca Henderson

Martin Kenney

Bruce Kogut

Julia I. Lane

Ben Martin

Anita McGahan 

Ammon Salter and

Sidney Winter


 The full plenary program can also be downloaded (PDF).
At DRUID 2013 parallel paper tracks containing accepted submissions will be organized around the following broad themes:
A. Market Formation and Entrepreneurship
B. Strategy, Organizational Behavior & Innovation
C. Theory and Empirics of the Firm
D. Projects, Networks, Crowd-Sourcing and Knowledge
E. IPR: Effects and Challenges
F. University - Firm Interaction and Governance
G. Eco-Innovations
H. Innovation and Entrepreneurship under the Financial Crisis
I. Experimentation, Creativity and Organization
J. Institutional Dynamics, Patterns and Effects
K. Labor, Capital, Mobility
L. Clusters, Regions and Growth
M. Systems of Innovation
N. Policy and Public-Private Interaction
O. Economic Development, Growth and Innovation
P. Scientific Fraud, Plagiarism and other Intellectual Misconduct
Paper submission
Scholars who wish to present their research at the conference must upload a full paper (in PDF) not exceeding 10,000 words (including notes, tables, appendices, list of references, etc.) through the conference website no later than February 28, 2013. Only novel and previously unpublished research is eligible for presentation and the name and affiliation of the author or authors must be removed throughout the paper before submitting it for review. Submission of a paper grants permission to DRUID to include it in the conference material and to place it on the relevant websites.
DRUID reserves the right to use available software to control for plagiarism and to take appropriate action in severe cases. 
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 20, 2013. 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 May 1, 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, 2013.

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.

DRUID Best Paper Awards
Accepted papers authored or co-authored by doctoral students only will be considered for the DRUID Young Scholar Paper Award while all papers accepted for the conference will be considered for the DRUID Best Paper Award.
Registration for the conference
The conference website: will be open for registration and payment of the conference fee until June 10. However, authors of accepted papers must pay the fee before May 1 for their paper to be included in the conference program.
Additional generous sponsors have enabled a further reduction of the early-bird conference fee - applicable until May 1 -for academic scholars to 500 EURO (or app. 650 USD) including membership of the DRUID Society with a 1-year subscription of our associated journal Industry and Innovation (postal delivery). Doctoral students can register with a 50% discount. After May 1 the latecomer total fee for academic scholars will increase to 600 EURO (or app. 790 USD). Beside registration the conference fee include the grand conference dinner on June 18, lunch on June 17, 18 and 19, coffee and snacks/fruit during breaks all days.
ESADE - The Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas - is a world leading business school associated with the Ramon Llull University. DRUID2013 will be hosted on the down-town campus at Pedralbes <> 15 minutes from the airport or city center.
Farewell party - not to be missed.
A breath-taking beach location is booked for the DRUID2013 farewell party on June 19. Fine food and the most amazing drinks to be enjoyed while the sun sets.     
Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2013 (before midnight at your location)
Decision of paper acceptance: April 20, 2013
Deadline for author registration: May 1, 2013
Registration deadline at early-bird rates: May 1, 2013 (before midnight at your location)
Deadline for revised versions of accepted papers: June 1, 2013
Final program available: June 2, 2013
Deadline for conference registration (for participants not in the program): June 10, 2013

Conference Organizers
Markus Becker,
Christoph Grimpe, Peter Maskell (Chair), Wim Vanhaverbeke and Jonathan Wareham.
Scientific Advisory Committee
Anita McGahan (Chairman), Gautam 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, and Sidney Winter