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Paper deadline: February 28, 2011.



Hotnews: Munificent sponsors have agreed to complement the DRUID Best Paper Award with 10,000 USD and the

 DRUID Young Scholar Paper Award with 5000 USD.





Final Call for Papers



for the


DRUID Society Conference 2011








Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, June 15 - June 17


E-Mail: DRUID2011@druid.dk

Website: www.druid.dk/DRUID2011





DRUID 2011 intends to map theoretical, empirical and methodological advances, contribute with novel insights and stimulate a lively debate about how technologies, economic systems and organizations evolve and co-evolve.


Two debates with merited scholars taking sides are planned for the conference: One on the aim of value creation in corporate social responsibility policies and another on the role of IPR for economic progress. Visuals of all DRUID Debates are available through the DRUID website <www.druid.dk> together with programs and copies of the approximately 2,000 papers presented at previous DRUID conferences.

DRUID 2011 will bring together researchers from around the world to exchange research results and to address open issues. Both senior and junior scholars are invited to participate and contribute with a paper to the conference.


The parallel paper sessions will be organized around the following broad themes:


A. Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Market Formation

B. Strategy, Organization, and Innovation

C. Innovations across Firms: Projects, Networks, and Ecologies

D. Industry Dynamics and Institutional Change

E. Profiting from Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights

F. Clusters, Regions, and Growth

G. System Approaches to Innovation, Sectors and Business

H. Economic Development, Growth, and Innovation

I.   Policy and Public-Private Interaction


Paper submission
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 www.druid.dk/DRUID2011 no later than February 28, 2011. Only novel and previously unpublished research is eligible for presentation.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 20, 2011. 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, 2011.

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 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. Best Papers will be selected by the DRUID Scientific Advisory Committee (see below). Munificent sponsors will complement the two awards with 10,000 USD and 5000 USD respectively.


DRUID Doctoral Dissertation Award

Information on the DRUID 2011 Doctoral Dissertation Award is available through <www2.druid.dk/conferences/druid.php?catagory_id=33&n_id=133&cf=48>

The DRUID Society membership fee 2011 f
or academic scholars is 500 DKK (app. 67 EUR or 88 USD - 50% discount for Doctoral students) and 700 DKK for others. Membership includes a number of advantages such as free postal delivery of all eight issues of the Routledge journal Industry and Innovation, listed in Thomson Reuter's Web of Science/ISI and associated with The DRUID Society. Membership of The DRUID Society is a prerequisite for submitting papers for the conference. Generous sponsors have enabled a reduction of the early-bird conference fee to 2500 DKK (or approximately 345 EUR or 432 USD - 50% discount for Doctoral students) applicable until May 1, while latecomers are charged 4.000 DKK (or approximately 535 EUR or 690 USD). Lunch, welcome dinner, excursion and gala dinner are all included in the conference fee.


Deadline for full paper submission: February 28, 2011 (before midnight at your location)

Decision of paper acceptance: April 20, 2011
Deadline for author registration: May 1, 2011
Registration deadline at early-bird rates: May 1, 2011 (before midnight at your location)
Deadline for revised versions of accepted papers: June 1, 2011
Final program available: June 2, 2011
Deadline for conference registration (participants not in the program): June 10, 2011

Conference Organizers
Markus Becker, Christoph Grimpe, Peter Maskell (Chair),
Marion Poetz and 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 Verspagen, and Sidney Winter,


E-Mail: DRUID2011@druid.dk
Website: www.druid.dk/DRUID2011