24-26 Oct 2013 Rotterdam (Netherlands)

RSM School of Management Erasmus University and CNRS GREDEG University of Nice Sophia Antipolis are co-organizing the

2nd edition of the International Conference



2013 Conference theme:

Innovation and cooperation as entrepreneurial challenges

24-26 October, 2013

Rotterdam, The Netherlands



  Deadline: April 30, 2013


In a period of crisis – according to many commentators the most important one since the Great Depression – the governance of an ever increasingly complex world is a major challenge to economics and social sciences, especially in the current stage where no clear consensus has emerged so far in our scientific communities. The aim of the conference is the identification of major propositions of political economy for a new society, grounded on structural, technological and institutional change.


We encourage both theoretical and empirical contributions dealing with different levels of governance (countries, industries, firms, individuals), where innovation is viewed as a key driver to stir our complex world out of the crisis. We especially welcome analyses in the field of knowledge dynamics, industrial evolution and economic development, dealing with key issues of collaboration and alliances, small firms, entrepreneurship, growth of firms, corporate governance and performance, agglomeration/dispersion of industrial activities, skills dynamics, economics of science and innovation, environment as a driver of innovation, emergence and persistence of innovation.


The first edition of the International Conference The Governance of a Complex World was organized in Nice, France, 1-3 November 2012. For the second edition of this conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, a specific interest will be devoted to the theme of ‘Innovation and cooperation as entrepreneurial challenges’.


Keynote speakers:

Roy Thurik (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy)

Ed Zajac (Kellog School of Management, USA) - tbc


Submission of abstracts:

Submit a 1000 words abstract to http://2013gcw.sciencesconf.org


The abstract should clearly mention:

- title of the paper

- name of the author(s) and full address of the corresponding author (postal address, phone, fax and email)

- the aim of the study and methodology

- (expected) results and/or conclusion

- up to 5 keywords



The 2013 conference is co-organized by RSM School of Management, Erasmus University, and CNRS GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

Organization leads:

Albert Jolink (RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Eva Niesten (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Jackie Krafft (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France)

Francesco Quatraro (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France)


Information contact : 2013gcw@sciencesconf.org


Venue: RSM School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2013

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2013

Payment of Registration Fees and Conference Dinner: June 30, 2013

Full paper submission: June 30, 2013


Scientific Committee: Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin, Italy), Alexander Coad (SPRU Brighton, UK), Davide Consoli (Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, UK; INGENIO-CSIC, University of Valencia, Spain), Alexander Ebner (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Werner Hoelzl (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria), Albert Jolink (RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Jackie Krafft (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France), Massimiliano Mazzanti (University of Ferrara, Italy), Eva Niesten (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Francesco Quatraro (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France), Jacques Ravix (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France), Andreas Reinstaller (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria), Paolo Saviotti (INRA GAEL, University Pierre Mendes France, France), Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy).


Conference fees:

Registration fees: 250 euros (access to the Conference, Conference lunches, Conference breaks)

Conference dinner: 50 euros


Website of the conference:

For all information and updates:http://2013gcw.sciencesconf.org


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