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Mostra Capri Aidea Summer School 2016
12-16 September 2016, Villa Orlandi - Island of Capri
Submission must be done by 30th April 2016
The third AIDEA Capri Summer School is approaching! It will take place on the Island of Capri,Italy on 12-16 September 2016. The AIDEA Capri Summer School is hosted at Villa Orlandi, a seventeenth century villa of the University Federico II of Naples; the Villa provides a beautiful setting for doctoral students and early career researchers interested in qualitative methods in management studies to engage in discussion and reflection.
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Mostra 32nd EGOS Colloquium in Naples, Italy, July 7-9, 2016
, Naples, Italy

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Mostra Capri Aidea Summer School 2015
14-16 September 2015, Villa Orlandi - Island of Capri
Submission must be done by 30th April 2015
The third AIDEA Capri Summer School is approaching! It will take place on the Island of Capri,Italy on 14-18 September 2015. The AIDEA Capri Summer School is hosted at Villa Orlandi, a seventeenth century villa of the University Federico II of Naples; the Villa provides a beautiful setting for doctoral students and early career researchers interested in qualitative methods in management studies to engage in discussion and reflection.
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Mostra The Organizing Committee of the TH International Conference 2015 welcomes you to Beijing!
, Beijing
March 15,2015
The Organizing Committee of the TH International Conference 2015 welcomes you to Beijing!

The Organizing Committee of the the XIII Triple Helix International Conference has decided to extend the deadline for submitting papers to 15th March 2015.
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Mostra Summer School Analisi e governance dei Servizi Ecosistemici
entro e non oltre il 30 maggio 2015
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Mostra CAMOT International Organizing Committee
, La Rochelle, France

On behalf of the CAMOT International Organizing Committee, we are very pleased to invite you to the 6th CAMOT International Conference to be held on 6th – 8th July 2015 at La Rochelle Business School, France.
The goal of this conference is to inspire current and strategic thinking, provide a platform for exploring linkages and mechanisms, and explore appropriate and effective modes of West meets East, knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing, culture creativity and technology innovation and collaboration between China and the Western countries. The primary focus is on building technology innovation management capabilities on both the national (macro) and corporate (micro) levels for enhancing core competency and sustainable growth.
Please click here for the detailed Call for Paper for further information.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Lucy Lu (, General Programme Chair of CAMOT International Conference, or Mr Thorben Haenel (, Secretary General of CAMOT.

Mostra Call for paper XXVI Convegno annuale di Sinergie
13-14 novembre 2014, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale

XXVI Convegno annuale di Sinergie
Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
13-14 novembre 2014
"Manifattura: quale futuro?"
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26-28 JUNE, 2014, Alberobello (Unesco heritage site, ITALY)
Deadline for submitting a paper is next February 28
We welcome submissions of theoretical, empirical and experimental papers in the following areas and any other field of Industrial Organization: Oligopoly Theory, Game Theory, Contracts and Incentives, Competition Policy, Regulation, Auctions, Procurement, Vertical Relations, Innovation and R&D, Environmental IO. Complete papers should be sent by February 28, 2014 to Authors are informed of acceptance by March 31. The final version of accepted papers should be sent no later than May, 15. 
Keynote Speakers
Mark Armstrong (University of Oxford)
David Martimort (Paris School of Economics)
Scientific Committee
Olivier Armantier, Federal Reserve Bank, New York
Carlo Cambini, Politecnico di Torino
Roberto Cellini, Università di Catania
Paolo G. Garella, Università di Milano
Emmanuel Petrakis, University of Crete
Bradley Ruffle, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
Armin Schmutzler, University of Zurich
Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE & Università Tor Vergata
Marco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica di Milano
Programme Chair
Marcella Scrimitore, Università del Salento
Organizing Committee
Alessandra Chirco, Università del Salento
Antonio Minniti. Università di Bologna
Marcella Scrimitore, Università del Salento
Emanuele Tarantino. Università di Bologna
The workshop website, , will provide updated registration, hotel and schedule information.

Mostra Call for paper
19th – 20th June 2014, Enna
31th March 2014

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Mostra Call for paper del X Convegno SIM
, Milano
30 Maggio 2013
X CONVEGNO SIM SMART LIFE: DALL’ INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA AL MERCATO Milano, Università Bicocca giovedì 3 e venerdì 4 ottobre 2013
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Mostra Call for Papers - 4th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi-2013)
26-27 Semptember, 2013, Seville - Spain
April 15,2013

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) - is organising the 4th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi-2013):  

Financing R&D and innovation for corporate growth in the EU: Strategies, drivers and barriers


CONCORDi-2013 will focus on the financial drivers and barriers affecting the link between the innovation and growth of European companies. The financing of firms' R&D and innovation will be dealt with from two main perspectives: the firms' access to external sources of finance and the strategic use of internal sources.

Main topics to be discussed in this context include:

- Financial sources and constraints

- Financial strategies and determinants

- Public policies, policy means and financing facilitators.

The conference will be held at JRC-IPTS premises in Seville (Spain), on 26-27 September, 2013. 

Papers' submissions for CONCORDi-2013 are now open and should be made following the instructions of the Call for Papers document that you can download by clicking on the following link: 

Deadline for submission: 15 April, 2013.


CONCORDi-2013 shares the unique approach of the previous Conference editions in linking science and policy around relevant questions. It is thus primarily addressed to the researchers and practitioners communities, but also to industrialists and policy makers. CONCORDi-2013 aims to collect cutting edge scientific knowledge in the field and to deliver policy relevant messages to support relevant EU policies set in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and its Innovation Union flagship initiative in particular. 

Keynote speakers: Mariana Mazzucato (University of Sussex) and Alexander Popov (European Central Bank) 

Scientific Committee:

·         Daniele Archibugi (Italian National Research Council – IT)

·         Michele Cincera (Université Libre de Bruxelles – BE)

·         Marianne Guille (Université Panthéon-Assas – FR)

·         Bronwyn H. Hall (University of California at Berkeley – US)

·         Ari Hyytinen (University of Jyväskylä – FI)

·         Gustav Martinsson (Swedish House of Finance – SE)

·         Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello (European Commission - EU)

·         David C. Mowery (University of California at Berkeley – US)

·         Bruce C Petersen (Washington University in St Louis – US)

·         Debora Revoltella (European Investment Bank - EU)

·         Reinhilde Veugelers (Catholic University Leuven - BE)



Mostra EIASM Conferences and seminars

Mostra Incontri di Artimino sullo Sviluppo Locale
8-10 Ottobre 2012, Artimino - Carmignano (PO)

L’obiettivo degli Incontri di Artimino è di costituire un’occasione ricorrente di dibattito e approfondimento fra studiosi e operatori, pubblici e privati, sui problemi dello sviluppo locale, anche con l’obiettivo di contribuire alla formazione di professionalità qualificate nel campo della ricerca e all’azione di governo dei territori. Fin dalla prima edizione, nel 1990, un quadro di riferimento concettuale fondamentale per gli Incontri è stato il distretto industriale, col suo laboratorio pratese e toscano. Il quadro si è presto arricchito col riferimento ad altri modelli di sviluppo locale in vari contesti regionali, sia italiani che di altri Paesi.
La seconda serie (2007-2010) degli Incontri di Artimino, iniziata con l’edizione del 2007, ha effettuato un percorso di approfondimento sui temi delle varietà locali e sociali dell’alta tecnologia, degli inventori e dei territori dell’innovazione in Italia, a fronte dalle pressanti sfide economiche e sociali, culturali e istituzionali, della globalizzazione e dell’avanzamento scientifico e tecnologico. A sostegno di tale prospettiva sono stati presentati nelle edizioni 2008, 2009, 2010 tre ricerche originali, che hanno portato alla pubblicazione di altrettanti volumi di “Rapporto sullo Sviluppo Locale”. Particolare attenzione è stata posta anche al ruolo delle politiche di sostegno all’innovazione e ad approfondimenti per la Toscana in ottica comparativa, con l’obiettivo di offrire elementi di valutazione e prospettiva.
La terza serie, programmata per il periodo 2011-2013, intende combinare i filoni di ricerca e dibattito precedenti, orientandoli all’approfondimento e alla discussione del rapporto fra innovazione e trasformazione industriale nei territori europei, a partire dall’Italia contemporanea e con una focalizzazione sulla Toscana e sulle strategie e strutture della policy. Le tendenze contemporanee nella divisione internazionale del lavoro sono segnate da dinamica innovativa accelerata, pervasività delle ricerche scientifiche, sviluppo congiunto di funzioni manifatturiere e terziarie, scomposizione sempre maggiore di componenti dei cicli produttivi manifatturieri, con processi interattivi a scala tendenzialmente globale, competizione all’interno di (e tra) aree integrate al cui interno è cruciale l’esistenza di addensamenti locali fortemente dinamici e socialmente sostenibili.
L’idea di base emersa nell’ultima giornata di discussione di Artimino 2011 è quella di analizzare la nuova geografia economico industriale italiana. Dopo una lunga stagione di studi di caso, che ci ha fornito ampi dettagli sulle caratteristiche tipiche della struttura produttiva italiana e toscana in particolare, vi è stata una fase di relativo scarso interesse per l’analisi del territorio. Il risultato è che, a fronte di una serie di importanti cambiamenti di contesto, la comprensione della morfologia e dell’organizzazione produttiva italiana non ha il supporto di modelli interpretativi aggiornati. Si tratterebbe di capire sia cosa sono oggi i distretti industriali che hanno guidato parte dello sviluppo industriale italiano nella seconda metà del Novecento; e se nuove forse di sviluppo locale industriale stiano radicandosi nei territori, sia come alternativa al “vecchio” sviluppo distrettuale, sia come sua prosecuzione, sia come componente complementare. Per altro verso, l’analisi delle ricadute sulla nuova geografia industriale di politiche (e istituzioni) che agiscono direttamente e indirettamente sui sistemi produttivi e i territori deve essere portata esplicitamente al livello degli effetti di sistema delle politiche, per una prospettiva più consapevole di politiche di sistema.

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20 Settembre 2012
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Mostra International conference
3, 4, 5 September 2012, Rishon Lezion – Israel
April 30, 2012
Taking place at the College of Management Academic Studies - 3, 4, 5 September 2012
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Mostra Workshop “Chinese Market as a Source of Innovation”
, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa
March 30, 2012
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Mostra XXIV Convegno Annuale di Sinergie
18-19 Ottobre 2012, Università del Salento (Lecce)

a. Invio abstract 13 aprile
b. Valutazione abstract: comunicazione agli autori 14 maggio
c. Invio full paper 13 luglio
d. Valutazione dei paper: comunicazione agli autori 24 settembre
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Mostra 8th Annual Conference of Technipolicy Network
, Tampere, Finland

Open Innovation for Regional Development

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Note: 100€ reduction in registration for RSAI members.


, Brixen, Italy

The 2nd edition of the Brixen Workshop & Summer School on International Trade and Finance will be held in Bressanone/Brixen from September 12 to September 17, 2011. The 2011 edition will be divided into two parts: the Summer School from the 12th to the 16th of September, and an International Forum on September 17. The Summer School will consist of a set of lectures on Recent Developments in International Trade and of presentations of research work or research projects by participants. The International Forum is being planned for September 17, will be devoted to a comprehensive discussion of problems of current interest and should be attended by policy-makers and experts in the field of international trade and finance.


Mostra We invite you to join us in Rome, Italy for the XVI IRSPM Annual Conference taking place between 11th – 13th April 2012.

The theme of the conference is “Contradictions in Public Management: Managing in volatile times” and we welcome panel proposals that contribute to the understanding of public management in volatile times, explicitly addressing how practitioners, policy-makers and/or academics can engage with the challenges inherent in today’s and tomorrow’s public sector environment.
Further details about the conference can be found by clicking on
Call for Panel Proposals
Presently, we are inviting you to submit a panel proposal. The deadline for panel proposals is
 31 May 2011
Panel chairs and co-chairs should be from different countries if possible and will be responsible for developing their panel topic, rules of engagement and evaluating submitted abstracts in accordance with the conference deadlines.
Chairs will take responsibility for running the panels during the conference and for communicating with participants before, during (and after) the conference in relation to panel specific agendas and plans. Once accepted, we will be publicizing all the Panels as part of the conference call for papers but please free to use your own networks to publicize your own panels.
Please submit it to, no later than 31st May 2011, quoting "panel proposal" in the subject line and according to the following format:
•    The title
•    Your name, institution, email address
•    Four key words that capture the panel’s essence
•    A short description of the proposed panel
Please use the attached Panel Proposal template for submitting your proposal; you can also download it from the conference website ( Note that panel proposals must be in English.
The timeframe for panels and abstract submissions is as follows:
•    21st April 2011: Call for Panel Proposals
•    31st May 2011: Closing date for panel proposals
•    13th June 2011: Notification of Acceptance of Panels
•    15th June 2011: Call for Abstracts
•    1st October 2011: Closing date for abstract submissions
•    30th November 2011: Authors notified of outcome of their abstract submission
•    10th March 2012: Closing Date for submission of final conference papers
We look forward to receiving your panel proposals and if you are interested in learning more about the objectives of IRSPM overall, please visit
We hope to welcome you next year in Rome.
Denita Cepiku & Marco Meneguzzo
Conference Chairs IRSPM XVI (2012)

Mostra Pubblico & non profit per un mercato responsabile e solidale.
, Milano, Università Commerciale

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Mostra CAMOT International Conference
, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

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Mostra Incontri di Artimino 2010
, Villa Medicea di Artimino

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Mostra 30a Annual International Conference della Strategic Management Society
2010-02-22, Rome

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, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

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Mostra Regional Studies Association Annual International Conference 2010

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Mostra Special Issue of Industry and Innovation
December 2009,
Submission deadline: February 1, 2009
Final manuscripts: August 31, 2009

Researchers and practitioners are grappling with a number of exciting
challenges and prospects in understanding both the firms that comprise
the creative, artistic and cultural industries and the individuals who
work in related occupations. With this in mind, the editors for this
special issue invite colleagues to submit papers focused around the
creative and cultural industries. While this topic can be broadly
considered, the following themes/questions may provide useful guidance.

    * What are the organizational forms for the creative industries? Do
these differ from other, more traditional industries? What are the
institutional constraints and how do they influence these
organizational forms?
* How does innovation arise in the creative industries? What are the
influences of industry structures, institutional constraints, and
organizational forms on the generation of innovation in the
creative industries?
* What are the similarities and differences among the creative and
cultural industries?
* How has the distribution of creativity changed within the urban
* How can/should performance be measured in these industries? And,
what explains performance differences among and within these
* What is responsible for the increasing incidence of particular
organizational forms in these industries; such as clusters;
networks; inter-firm projects; and online communities?
* How is the economic performance of institutions affected by issues
such as property right regimes; open source development,
industrial/science/regional policies; and social capital/social
* How can we move to a “creative society” which fully harnesses the
creative potential of everyone?
* Explanations and examinations of the relationships between the
“new” cultural and creative industries and the “old” traditional
* What are the relationships between globalization and the shift to
a creativity-based economy?
* Examples or specific case studies that demonstrate or examine the
organization, connections, relationships, and inter-relatedness of
individuals and/or firms within a creative or cultural cluster.

As creativity becomes increasingly discussed in the economic debates, we
must further push ourselves to define the themes, terms and
methodologies that are part and parcel of our understanding and
conceptualization of industrial organization, innovation processes, and
influence on innovation. This special issue hopes to begin to unpack
these issues and instigate further research and debate on this timely

Anyone who is considering a submission for this special issue is also
invited to submit an application to the Martin Prosperity Institute’s
2009 “Experience the Creativity” Conference to be held June 23 to June
25, 2009 in Toronto. The conference will provide an opportunity for
accepted author(s) to present their research and get feedback on results
prior to final submission of their paper for this special issue.
Inclusion in the special issue is not conditional on participation
to the conference.

Publication: Industry and Innovation vol. 16, no. 6 (December, 2009)

Special editors of this issue: Richard Florida, Charlotta Mellander, and Kevin Stolarick.
Any questions
or comments should be directed to:

Kevin Stolarick
Research Director
Martin Prosperity Institute
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
416.673.8580 (voice)
416.673.8599 (fax) (email)

Submissions should be made via the electronic system available at

Mostra The R&D Management Conference 2009
21-24 June, Vienna, in parallel with the ISPIM Conference

The theme is "the reality of R&D and its impact on innovation" .
Background to this theme is available as a pdf file at
and in

The theme can be interpreted as a focus on:
    the reality of R&D;
    the impact of R&D on innovation; or
    how the reality of R&D is impacting innovation.
Papers and presentations are invited with any of these three foci.

You can submit proposals at for:
    research papers;
    academic perspectives;
    industry perspectives;
    discussion / workshop topics.
Proposals should be submitted before 31 January.
Industry and academic perspectives can be based on presentation files with optional full papers.
Full papers for selected abstracts will be required by 30 April.
To be included in the proceedings optional full papers should also be uploaded before 30 April.
There will be separate selection processes, programmes and proceedings for each conference.
The registration fee will allow participation in both conferences.

Papers will be considered for publication in the R&D Management journal.
Please email the Editor, Jeff Butler ( to discuss links between the journal and the conference
Please email  to discuss the suitability of papers or topics for the conference.
Discussion topics and presentations can lead to the strategic development of Advanced R&D Management Workshops (see and future papers.

Create or access your account at to download more information and to upload your submissions.

If you have any other questions (or if you want to stop receiving information about the conference) please email

Mostra “Special Session for PhD students in Research Methods in Economics”- EAEPE Conference
6 - 8 November 2008, University of Roma Tre
for abstract submission: 30th May, 2008
for paper submission: 20th September, 2008

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Mostra CAMOT 2008 International Conference - Technology Management and Innovation in China: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st century
21st – 23rd October, 2008, UIBE and Crown Plaza, Wuzhou, Beijing, China

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Mostra International Conference on Engineering, Services and Knowledge Management (EMS 2008)
October 14-16, 2008, Dalian, China

This conference is sponsored by IEEE Engineering Management Society,
IEEE Communications Society, Dalian University of Technology and
Wuhan University.
All papers accepted will be included in IEEE Xplore
and indexed by EI. For more information, please contact:

The conference will be held in Dalian, the bright pearl of northern
China. Dalian is regarded as a romantic beach city full of vigor and
vitality. You are welcome to visit Dalian and Beijing, where the 2008
Olympic Games will be held.

Mostra First call - Second Italian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting
17-19th September 2008, Rimini
time table

Dear Collegue,
I invite you to  the Second Italian Conference on Social and environmental accounting research,  in which we ‘II deeply analyse and discuss about the themes  of the conference using research perspective at an international level.

So I invite you to present a paper to enrich the international debate, and I will be happy to welcome you at the University of Bologna at Rimini.
This conference is promoted by the Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting research(CSEAR)-University of St. Andrews(UK) that is involving the most important scholars in the world about this subject.

The conference is organized by the University of Bologna at Rimini and it is the second Italian one after Bergamo that organized the first Italian conference on  2006. This initiative is developing alternatively of Spain that has more experience in this field.
I’m looking forward to your reply and I remain at disposal for any further information.

In any case you can find more information on the site: .

Mostra HDCA Summer School on Capability and Multidimensional Poverty
29 August - 9 September, New Delhi, India

Dear all,

Please find attached a Call for Application for this year's HDCA Summer School on Capability and  Multidimensional Poverty.

 The summer school will be taking place from the 29th of August to the 9th of September 2008 in New Delhi, India,  - just before the International Conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA), and is jointly organised by the Human Development, Capability and Poverty International Research Centre (Pavia, Italy) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (Oxford, UK).

 For information about the summer school, please check attachment or visit

 For information about the HDCA International Conference, check:

 Thank you.

 Kind regards from Anna Schenk.

7th January 2008

The Economics Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) will hold its 3rd International Symposium in Athens, Greece, August 4-7, 2008. There are two types of registration fees. First, a simple registration fee of 250 euro, covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Second, a full registration fee of 450 euro, covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, coffee breaks and conference material, a Greek night of entertainment, a dinner, a half-day tour to archaeological site in the Prefecture of Attica and a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate.

Papers (in English) from all areas of Economics are welcome. Sessions will be organized along the lines of the Journal of Economic Literature Classification Index: 

  • General Economics and Teaching
  • Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology
  • Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
  • Welfare Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  • International Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Health, Education and Welfare
  • Labour and Demographic Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Business Administration & Business Economics - Marketing – Accounting
  • Economic History
  • Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
  • Economic Systems
  • Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
  • Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
  • Cultural Economics

Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of Conference Proceedings or thematic books. Papers to be included are blindly peer reviewed.

If you think you can contribute, please send an abstract of about 300 words, via email, before January 7th, 2008 to: Dr. John Roufagalas, Professor, Radford University, USA & Academic Member, ATINER, 8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, 10671 Athens, Greece. Tel.: + 30 210 363-4210 Fax: + 30 210 384-7734 Email: URL:

Abstracts should include: Title of Paper, Family Name(s), First Name(s), Affiliation (Institution), Current Position, an email address and at least 3 keywords (or JEL Index Numbers) that best describe the subject of your submission.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing, or any other offer to help please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos,  Director, ATINER.

Mostra Summers Schools SDIPA 2008
, Università della Calabria, Italy

Nino Miceli:
Maria Antonietta Raimondo:
Stefania Farace:

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Mostra DRUID 25th Celebration Conference: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION - Organizations, Institutions, Systems and Regions
June 17-20, 2008, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
see complete announcement below
First Call - DRUID 25th Celebration Conference, June 17-20, 2008

The 25th DRUID Celebration Conference 2008 on ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND
INNOVATION - Organizations, Institutions, Systems and Regions will be held
at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, June 17(18) - June 20

Paper submission deadline: February 29, 2008.

We are amazed and thrilled by the fact that DRUID is now inviting you to its
25th conference which will be a milestone event in more than one sense and
the most ambitious so far in quality and scope.

Prior to the conference a number of  "DRUID Fundamentals" will be running in
parallel during June 17, where highly merited scholars will be addressing
basic current challenges within "Strategy and Organization", "New Economic
Geography", "Open and Proprietary Innovation Regimes", "Entrepreneurship"
and "Innovation and the Creative Process", among others. All DRUID
Fundamentals are open at no additional costs for conference participants
(registration required).

The Celebration Conference's plenary program will commence on June 18 and
include paper sessions as well as plenary panel debates where
internationally distinguished scholars take stand on contemporary issues
within the overall conference theme. Visuals of all previous debates are
available through the DRUID website The parallel paper
sessions will be organized around the following themes:

A. Opportunity Recognition and Development
B: Distributed Innovation and Search for Knowledge and Solutions
C: Mobility - Labor, Capital, Knowledge
D: Emergence and Growth of Markets and Industries
E. Technological Change and Development
F: Organizational Behavior and Corporate Strategy
G: Innovative Regions and Growth
H. IPR, Appropriability Regimes and Innovation
I: Networks and Projects: Knowledge Creation, Accumulation and Exchange
J: Localized Knowledge Pools, Global Knowledge Flows
K: Institutional Performance and Change
L: Creativity, Experimentation and Organization
M:  Industry Evolution and Organizational Change
N: Complex Adaptive Systems

Paper submission
Participants 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,
2008. Only novel and previously unpublished research is eligible for

DRUID Best Paper Awards
All accepted papers authored or co-authored by doctoral students only are
considered for the DRUID Young Scholar Paper Award while all papers accepted
for the conference are candidates for the DRUID Best Paper Award.

The conference website will be open for
registration by January 1st, 2008. Generous sponsors have enabled a
reduction of the conference fee to 3000 DKK (or approximately 400 EUR or 550
USD) until May 1, then 4.500 DKK (or approximately 600 EUR or 820 USD).
Ph.D. students can register with a 50% discount.

Deadline for full paper submission:  February 29, 2008
Decision of paper acceptance: April 10, 2008.
Deadline for author registration:  April 21, 2008
Registration deadline at early-bird rates: May 1, 2008
Deadline for revised versions of accepted papers: June 1, 2008.
Final program available: June 2, 2008
Deadline for conference registration (participants not in the program) June
9, 2008

NB: Before the conference, DRUID will help organize a PhD  Course on
"Getting my Research into Journals", June 15-16, 2008. See our website for details.

Conference Website:

Mostra The XIX ISPIM Conference
15-18 June 2008, Tours (Loire Valley), France
please check the conference link

Mostra ZEW Summer Workshop for Young Economists
Manheim, Germany, June 9-12, 2008, Manheim, Germany
March 1st, 2008

Dear all,
the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany, is holding its 10th Summer Workshop for Young Economists on June 9-12, 2008.

The general topic of this year's workshop is:
The Economics and Econometrics of Innovation.

We encourage theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented PhD students and post-doctorates within three years after completion of their thesis to take advantage of lectures by experienced researchers and presentations of young scholars.
The summer school is aimed to support the vital discussion of issues in the fields of sources and measurement of innovation, impacts of and complementarities for innovation.
Furthermore, topics related to innovation and competition, technology transfer and spillovers, the evaluation of innovation policy and intellectual property rights are on the agenda.

It is a great pleasure for us to welcome Bruno Cassiman, Dirk Czarnitzki, Kornelius Kraft, Georg Licht, Jacques Mairesse, Pierre Mohnen, Fabio Montobbio, and Bettina Peters as lecturers.

The call for papers is attached to this e-mail as a PDF-file.
The deadline for submission of papers and a CV is March 1st, 2008.

Please forward this mail to PhD students and colleagues who might be interested in attending the summer school.
Further information on the summer school can be found on the Internet at If you are interested in information
about last years summer school please visit the Internet at

We look forward to seeing you at the summer school!

Katrin Cremers, Georg Licht, Franz Schwiebacher, Anja Schmiele

Mostra Call for Papers – International Workshop: Labour Markets for Scientists and Engineers
May 30-31, 2008, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
submission of one-page abstracts before December 1st, 2007

Dear all,

We are pleased to inform you about an International workshop “Labour Markets for Scientists and Engineers”, we will organize at the Maastricht University, 30-31 May, 2008. Attached you find our Call for Papers. We kindly invite you to submit an abstract under one of the topics of the workshop. We furthermore would be very grateful if you could circulate the enclosed call to others who might be interested.

 We aim to bring together scholars of different disciplines such as labour economics, the economics of innovation, industrial organization, management sciences etc.

 The workshop will be organised by the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). We intend to publish a selection of the presented papers in a special issue of a leading journal.

 We are looking forward to receive your abstract.

 On behalf of the organizing committee,

Andries de Grip (ROA/UM)
Bronwyn H. Hall (UNU-MERIT/UM)
Geoff Mason (NIESR)
Wendy Smits(ROA/UM

 Margo Romans

Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA)
PO Box  616
NL-6200 MD Maastricht
Phone: +31 (0)43 3883647 direct +31 (0)43 3882638


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Mostra Call for Papers "Regions: The Dilemmas of Integration and Competition?"
27 - 30 May 2008, Prague, The Czech Republic

Regional Studies Association Annual International Conference

Prague, The Czech Republic, 27-30 May 2008

For full call for papers click here

Mostra International Conference on Management and Marketing Sciences 2008 (ICMMS 2008)
23-25 May 2008, Athens, Greece
please see links below

Dear Colleagues

This year we organize the International Conference on Management and Marketing Sciences 2008 (ICMMS 2008) from 23 to 25 May 2008. This conference is the first of the series. Place of the Conference: Hotel Armonia, Vouliagmeni, Kavouri, Athens, Greece. URL Address:

We are proud to announce that the Proceedings of ICMMS 2008 will be published in the very famous Imperial College Press. For more information:

Please circulate the following announcement, call for papers, sessions and minisymposia to your colleagues.

For this conference I  mention the following:

1. The extended abstracts will be published in the Proceedings of ICMMS 2008 (which will be published Imperial College Press - see for more information:

2. A selected number of full papers will be published (as letters of ~ 7-8 A4 pages length)  in Computing Letters (CoLe - see From the beginning of 2008 this will be a journal under the copyright of European Society of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (ESCMSE)) or in Management Sciences and Practices Journal. We mention that Computing is under evaluation for the inclusion of this journal in SCI. The first report (after 2 years was very positive. Now we expect a report after 1-2 year which if will be also positive, then the journal will be included in SCI).

3. Every participant with his/her registration will receive: (a) The Proceedings of ICMMS 2008.

4. The session and symposium organisers will have free registration and a participation in the accommodation fee based on the rules of ICMMS 2008 (see at:

If you want leaflets and posters for ICMMS 2008, please send your request to: with a carbon copy to:

We mention that leaflet can be downloaded from the URL address of the Conference:

Sincerely yours

Dr. Damianos Sakas
Chairman of ICMMS 2008

Professor Dr. T.E. Simos
Organizer and Managing Editor ICMMS 2008

January 17 at 3 pm - January 19 at 3 pm, Hotel Comwell Rebild Bakker, Aalborg, Denmark
see document attached

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Mostra Summer School on the Latin American Economies
July 18th – September 28th 2007, ECLAC, Santiago, Cile
May 25th 2007

Dear Sir/Madam:

We are pleased to inform you herewith that we have started the registration process for the Summer School on the Latin American Economies, organized by the Division of Production, Productivity and Management ECLAC.  The deadline to submit application form is May 25th, 2007.

The eighth edition of the course will take place between July 18th and September 28th, 2007, at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

We suggest visiting our web site,, where you will find information on this registration process, as well as information on courses, professors and universities that have previously participated.

For further information, please send an e-mail to:

Best regards,

Mario Cimoli
Summer School on Latin American Economies 2007

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Mostra INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL “Policies for Innovation and Growth”
Monday 24 September to Friday 28 September 2007, Villalago (Terni, Italy)
July 31, 2007

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Mostra 8th International CINet Conference
Continuous Innovation - Opportunities and Challenges

7-11 September 2007, Gothenburg, Sweden
1 March 2007
Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2007!!
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Mostra XVII International RESER Conference - European Research Network on Services and Space / SEM 2007 Summer School
September 2007, Tampere, Finland

for deadilines for application, please see the web site

Mostra 17th European Doctoral Summer School in Technology Management – Innovation Interfaces
August 17-24, 2007, University of Twente, The Netherlands
15th June 2007

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Mostra Advanced International Summer School 9th SESSION ON:
“Perspectives on Technological Entrepreneurship”

11 - 14 July 2007, OSTUNI (BR), Italy
14 May 2007
Dear Colleague,
We are delighted to invite you to attend a three-day conference organised by the eBusiness Management  Section of the Scuola Superiore ISUFI - University of Lecce, Italy on the 11-14 July 2007, entitled Perspectives on Technological Entrepreneurship Appealing to practitioners, consultants and academics alike, the conference will match theory-driven plenary sessions with discussion and panel sessions. A call for papers is attached.

  • Thomas H. Byers, Department of Management Science and Engineering Stanford University, US
  • Fabrizio Cobis, Ministry of University and Research, IT
  • Giancarlo Grasso, Finmeccanica Corporation, IT
  • Mark Harris, Intel Higher Education & Research European Union Region, US
  • Willem Hulsink, Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus, University of Rotterdam, NL
  • Marco Iansiti, Harvard Business School, US
  • Alan Koenning, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, US
  • William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
  • Roberto Maglione, Finmeccanica Corporation, IT
  • Maurice Olivier, BAMS Angels Fund, CH 
  • Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School, US
  • Roberto Siagri, Eurotech SpA, IT
  • David Verrill, MIT Center for Digital Business, US
  • Tony Wasserman, Center for Open Source Investigation, Carnegie Mellon University, US
The Summer School will officially start on July 11th (afternoon) with a free dinner and finish on July 14th (lunchtime).

The total cost for the workshop is 700 EURO, including all accommodation to Grand Hotel Masseria S.Lucia  ( ) OSTUNI – Italy, meals, registration to summer school, social events and transport to and from local airport/station.
For booking please go on the web site or for further information send an email to Please note that places are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

  • Draft paper or extended abstract Submission: 14 May 2007
  • Decision Notification: 28 May 2007
  • Final Versions: 25 June 2007
  • Participants Registration: 2 July 2007
The best papers will be published on a special issue of the International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship (
I hope that you are able to join me in what will be a stimulating and leading edge conference in one of the most beautiful settings - the South East coast of Italy.

Best Regards,
Prof. Aldo Romano, Director of the Scuola Superiore ISUFI – University of Lecce, IT

Scientific Committee
Prof. Pierpaolo Andriani, Durham Business School, University of Durham, UK; Scuola Superiore ISUFI, University of Lecce, IT
Prof. Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, IT
Prof. Giuseppina Passiante
, Scuola Superiore ISUFI, University of Lecce, I
Prof. Andrea Prencipe, University of Sussex and University G. D’Annunzio, IT
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Mostra R&D Management Conference 2007: “Risk and uncertainty in R&D management”
4 - 6 July 2007, Bremen, Germany
16 February
The R&D Management Conference 2007 will be held 4-6 July at the University of Bremen, Institute for Project Management and Innovation.  The theme is 'Risk and uncertainty in R&D management.'  Abstracts should be submitted before 16 February. Information about the theme, the keynote speakers, the venue and travel is available at 

The organisers, Martin Moehrle and Lothar Walter look forward to welcoming delegates to their institution and to the event.
The R&D Management Conference 2007

Mostra 2007 Fondazione IRI Summer School
17-22 June 2007, Volterra (Pisa, Italy), SIAF
Friday, April 30th by 6 pm CET

Mostra Summer School in Longitudinal Data Analysis and Missing Data
4-8 June 2007, Università di Bologna
15th May 2007

*2007 Summer School in Longitudinal Data Analysis and Missing Data*
*taught by Prof. Paul D. Allison *
* *
*organized by*
*Management Department *
*University of Bologna*
*Bologna, June 4-8, 2007*
* *

*School Objectives*

The course will introduce statistical methods and techniques required
for the analysis of longitudinal data and for managing missing data
problems. In the first three days of the school participants will learn
how to apply methods for data which varies both across units and over
time; these include models for "panel" data, "time-series
cross-sectional" data, and the like. Topics will include fixed- and
random-effects models, GLS-based approaches to panel data, GEE models,
random coefficient models and dynamic models with lagged dependent
variables. Linear, logistic as well as count data models will be
covered. The last two days will be devoted to methods and techniques for
handling missing data. Participants will learn how to apply
state-of-the-art maximum likelihood and multiple imputation techniques
in order to address problems that cannot be reliably solved with
traditional approaches like listwise deletion or regression imputation.
These new methods for handling missing data have been around for at
least a decade, but have only become practical in the last few years
with the introduction of widely available and user friendly software.
While underlying theory will be thoroughly discussed, the greatest
emphasis will be on application and interpretation of models and results
(see full program for further details). Participants are therefore
strongly encouraged to bring their own datasets for analysis. The
computer statistical packages SAS and AMOS will be used extensively for
data analysis.


Paul Allison is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of
Pennsylvania, where he teaches graduate methods and statistics. He is
widely recognized as an extraordinarily effective teacher of statistical
methods who can reach students with highly diverse backgrounds and
expertise. Allison is the author of many statistical books sold
worldwide such as /Fixed Effects Regression Methods for Longitudinal
Data Using SAS/ (SAS Institute 2005), /Missing Data/ (Sage 2001),
/Logistic Regression Using SAS®: Theory and Application/ (SAS Institute
1999), /Multiple Regression: A Primer/ (Pine Forge 1999), /Survival
Analysis Using SAS®: A Practical Guide/ (SAS Institute 1995), /Event
History Analysis/ (Sage 1984), and numerous articles on regression
analysis, log-linear analysis, logit analysis, latent variable models,
missing data, and inequality measures. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he is
also on the editorial board of Sociological Methods and Research. In
2001 he received the Paul Lazarsfeld Memorial Award for Distinguished
Contributions to Sociological Methodology.


Participants should enter this workshop with an active working knowledge
of the topics covered in a standard course in /Regression Analysis./ A
familiarity with the basic chi-square test for two-way contingency
tables and elementary regression and ANOVA is also presumed.

*Location, format, materials*

The 5 day course will be held at Villa Guastavillani,
(, a wonderful 16^th century
Villa located on the hills of Bologna.

Here is a typical day's schedule:

9-11 Lecture

11-12:30 Supervised computing

12:30-1:30 Lunch break

1:30-3:30 Lecture

3:30-5:30 Computing and consulting

Participants will receive a 100-page manual containing detailed lecture
notes (with equations and graphics), examples of computer printout, and
many other useful features. This document frees participants from the
distracting task of note taking. Participants may also want to refer to
Professor Allison's books, /Fixed Effects Regression Methods for
Longitudinal Data Using SAS/ (SAS Institute 2005) and /Missing Data/
(Sage 2001). The books are optional.

*Application procedure *

Deadline for applications is May 15^th 2007. A complete application
package should include the following items:

· A CV indicating nationality, date and place of birth, current
affiliation and position.

· Doctoral students are required to specify the title of the doctoral
program and the year in which they are currently enrolled.

· A statement (no longer than 1 page) that describes (i) the current
research activities of the applicant and (ii) his/her broad research

All applications will be accepted up to the limit of 20. In case of more
than 20 applications the following criteria will be used for selection:
(1) preference for academic researchers in social sciences; (2)
preference for PhD students and junior researchers with a basic training
in statistics; (3) relevance of the School to the applicant's research
program; (4) date of application. Applicants selected out in the first
step of the process will be included in a waiting list and possibly
accepted later. Applications should be sent exclusively to the following
address: <> The
School is coordinated by Raffaele Corrado (
<>) and Simone Ferriani
( <>).


Registration fee is *Euro 450*. The money will be used to cover daily
lunch catering services, prepare the course material, purchase the SAS
licenses. Selected participants will receive details on the payment
procedure. Registration will be confirmed as soon as the payment is
received. Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the workshop is
subject to a Euro 150 late withdrawal fee. Participants are expected to
make their own arrangements for housing. Special discounted rates are
available through the Management Department.//


*Longitudinal Data Analysis*

*A Course on Regression Methods for Panel Data (3 Days)*


*Course Outline*
1. Opportunities and challenges of panel data.
a. Data requirements
b. Control for unobservables
c. Determining causal order
d. Problem of dependence
e. Software considerations

2. Linear models
a. Robust standard errors
b. Random effects models
c. Fixed effects models
d. Hybrid models

3. Logistic regression models
a. Robust standard errors
b. Subject-specific vs. population averaged methods
c. Random effects models
d. Fixed effects models
e. Hybrid models

4. Count data models
a. Poisson models
b. Negative binomial models
c. Fixed and random effects

5. Linear structural equation models
a. Fixed and random effects in the SEM context
b. Models for reciprocal causation with lagged effects


*A Course on Modern Methods for Handling Missing Data (2 Days)*


Conventional methods for missing data, like listwise deletion or
regression imputation, are prone to three serious problems:

    * Inefficient use of the available information, leading to low power
      and Type II errors.
    * Biased estimates of standard errors, leading to incorrect p-values.
    * Biased parameter estimates, due to failure to adjust for
      selectivity in missing data.

More accurate and reliable results can be obtained with maximum
likelihood or multiple imputation.

These new methods for handling missing data have been around for at
least a decade, but have only become practical in the last few years
with the introduction of widely available and user friendly software.
Maximum likelihood and multiple imputation have very similar statistical
properties. If the assumptions are met, they are approximately unbiased
and efficient--that is, they have minimum sampling variance. What's
remarkable is that these newer methods depend on less demanding
assumptions than those required for conventional methods for handling
missing data. At present, maximum likelihood is best suited for linear
models or log-linear models for contingency tables. Multiple imputation,
on the other hand, can be used for virtually any statistical problem.

This course will cover the theory and practice of both maximum
likelihood and multiple imputation. Maximum likelihood for linear models
will be demonstrated with Amos, a software package designed for
estimating structural equation models with latent variables. Multiple
imputation will be demonstrated with two new SAS procedures (PROC MI and
PROC MIANALYZE) and two Stata commands (ICE and MICOMBINE).

*Course outline*

1. Assumptions for missing data methods
2. Problems with conventional methods
3. Maximum likelihood (ML)
4. ML with EM algorithm
5. Direct ML with Amos
6. ML for contingency tables
7. Multiple Imputation (MI)
8. MI under multivariate normal model
9. MI with SAS
10. MI with categorical and nonnormal data
11. Interactions and nonlinearities
12. Using auxiliary variables
13. Other parametric approaches to MI
14. Linear hypotheses and likelihood ratio tests
15. Nonparametric and partially parametric methods
16. Sequential generalized regression models
17. MI and ML for nonignorable missing data

Mostra OECD Forum 2007, “Innovation, Growth and Equity”
Paris, 14-15th May 2007, Paris
14th april 2007 to get a discounted price (800 euros)/ after 14th May: 1000 euros
Visit this web link for more info.

, Lisbon 2007
28 february
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please notice that additional themes have been included in the call for papers for the Regional Studies Association International Conference 2007 in Lisbon (
In particular a new gateway is devoted to “Networking Regional Development and International Collaboration of Regions” (convenor: Ulrich Hilpert, University of Jena): see attachment.
I believe that this is a very interesting opportunity to present research and relevant case studies. It would also be an opportunity to create a network of scholars and experts for future projects.
Therefore let me kindly invite you to consider to present a paper. Feel free to distribute this information to colleagues and students.
Kind regards

Prof. Nicola Bellini
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna 33,
Piazza Martiri della Libertà, I-56127 Pisa
tel. +39050883814; (segr.)+39050883805
mob. +393480718960

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Mostra Summer School of Econometrics 2007 and Econometric courses at CIDE
Anno 2007, University of Bertinoro, Forlì

Il Centro Interuniversitario di Econometria (CIDE) organizza, anche nel 2007, la Summer School of Econometrics e i corsi per i partecipanti ai programmi di Dottorato di Ricerca.
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Mostra questionnaire about Summer Schools – Università della Calabria
Anno 2007,

Caro Collega,

Spero di farti cosa gradita segnalandoti che è iniziata la fase organizzativa delle Summer School su metodi e tecniche per la ricerca sociale presso l'Università della Calabria, Campus di Arcavacata.

In questa fase, saremmo lieti di conoscere preferenze e aspettative su tale genere di iniziativa sia nella tua prospettiva personale sia, eventualmente, in quella dei ricercatori ovvero dei dottorandi e/o PhD student/candidate che hai modo di seguire.

A tal fine, ti sollecitiamo la risposta al breve questionario sulle Summer School che potrai trovare al seguente link:

E' possibile compilare il questionario in meno di 10 minuti.

Ti saremmo inoltre grati se volessi inoltrare questo messaggio a colleghi, anche di altri dipartimenti e/o dottorati, che ritieni possano avere interesse per i temi su cui ipotizziamo di lavorare.

Se hai gia' compilato il questionario in risposta alla nostra prima ondata di invii, ti preghiamo di scusarci e ignorare questo messaggio.

Sarà nostra cura tenerti successivamente informato sulla struttura delle Summer School edizione 2007.

Un caro saluto

Michele Costabile
Professore di Economia e Gestione delle Imprese e di Marketing

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