14 January 2012 at 11:50 pm 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

This year’s DRUID conference, “Innovation and Competitiveness: Dynamics of Organizations, Industries, Systems and Regions,” is 19-21 June 2012 in Copenhagen. See the call for papers below the fold. Submission deadline is 29 February. 

Paper deadline: February 29, 2012.
First Call for Papers
for the
DRUID Society Conference 2012
Dynamics of Organizations, Industries, Systems and Regions
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, June 19 at 9 am – June 21 at 4 pm
DRUID 2012 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. Papers concerned with the current financial crises and its effects are particular welcome.
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 <> together with programs and copies of the approximately 2,000 papers presented at previous DRUID conferences.

DRUID 2012 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. DRUID also welcomes suggestions for plenary debates and workshops (see further below).

The parallel paper sessions 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 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
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 no later than February 29, 2012. Only novel and previously unpublished research is eligible for presentation.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, 2012. 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, 2012.

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.
Registration for the conference 
The conference website: will open for registration by January 1, 2012. Ph.D. students can register with a 50% discount. Generous sponsors have enabled a reduction of the early-bird conference fee applicable until May 1.
DRUID welcomes suggestions and encourages involvement when preparing the final program.
Organize/sponsor a workshop or track
Scholars wishing to organize a targeted workshop to be held during the conference can submit proposals to before May 1. Please write: “Workshop/sponsor proposal” in the subject field. Sponsored workshops or sponsored tracks can be highlighted in the conference program and serve reporting purposes outside DRUID (see examples on page 65 in the 2010 program:
DRUID Debates
DRUID welcomes proposals for motions to be debated at this or future conferences. DRUID Debates aim at stimulating civilized controversy and advance the field of industrial dynamics by clarifying and developing intellectual positions on fundamental or contemporary, heated issues.
The debates are structured to help identify common grounds and lines of division within the field, and to encourage conference participants and subsequent website viewers to take sides and become persuaded by the arguments presented. Debates are enlightening and great fun. They are also heavily downloaded after the conference. Suggested new motions must be balanced so that both sides have a fair chance of winning the debate. Additional suggestions of possible debaters are particularly welcome. Please write: “Debate proposal” in the subject field. You might also wish to consult the list of previous debates at <>.
Registration opens: January 1, 2012
Deadline for full paper submission: February 29, 2012 (before midnight at your location)
Decision of paper acceptance: April 20, 2012
Deadline for author registration: May 1, 2012
Registration deadline at early-bird rates: May 1, 2012 (before midnight at your location)
Deadline for revised versions of accepted papers: June 1, 2012
Final program available: June 2, 2012
Deadline for conference registration (participants not in the program): June 10, 2012

Conference Organizers
Christoph Grimpe, Peter Maskell (Chair) and Nils Stieglitz
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,

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angel Martin  |  15 January 2012 at 11:24 am

    Looks terrific! Thanks for the note.

  • 2. Petr Jandacek  |  14 July 2013 at 3:49 pm

    #1.   The Romans lacked  the letter “U” in their (Latin) alphabet. 
    #2.   Thus the Romans would write the (Tree Worshiping)  DrUid   as  a  DrVid.
    #3.   DRVO or DReVO in ALL Slavic languages  means WOOD or TREE
    #4.   DRVIDs or DRVIDi are therefor the “WOODIES” in ALL Slavic languages.
    #5.   It is incomprehensible to me that no Wood-Henge or Stone Henge expert ever picked up on this! 

    Sincerely Petr Jandáček
    127 La Senda Rd.

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