Reminder – DEADLINE APPROACHING – 4th Geography of Innovation Conference, Barcelona, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2018

Reminder – DEADLINE APPROACHING – 4th Geography of Innovation Conference, Barcelona, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2018
Dear friends and colleagues,

Few days left to submit papers to the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference, Barcelona, January 31st-February 2nd, 2018, (call for papers:

In order to accomodate the numerous requests, we will be accepting papers until: September 20, 2017. Spread the word!!

We welcome submissions of Full Papers and Extended Abstracts in a wide range of topics at the cross-roads between economics, innovation and geography, including 30 Special Sessions:

  1. Foreign Investment, Multinationals and Innovation in advanced and emerging economies (sponsored by ERC project) (Riccardo Crescenzi, Alexander Jaax)
  2. Migration and Innovation (Stefano Breschi, Francesco Lissoni, Andrea Morrison)
  3. The Effects of New and Discontinuing Network Actors on the Performance of Innovation Systems (Michael Fritsch, Muhamed Kudic)
  4. The Geography of Scientific Knowledge Diffusion (Magda Fontana, Fabio Montobbio, Paolo Racca)
  5. Knowledge Flows and Knowledge Production (Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Gabriele Pellegrino)
  6. Regional Alignment (Benjamin Montmartin, Maryan Feldman, Nadine Massad, Ludovic Dibiaggio)
  7. Innovative Data for Economic Analysis (Benjamin Montmartin, Maryan Feldman, Nadine Massad, Ludovic Dibiaggio)
  8. New regional industrial path development beyond related variety (Björn Asheim, Markus Grillitsch, Michaela Trippl)
  9. The geography of eco-innovation: transitioning to Smart and Sustainable Specialization Strategies (Sandro Montresor, Francesco Quatraro)
  10. Place and Entrepreneurship in the Era of Digital Platforms (Sami Mahroum, Koen Frenken, Erik Stam)
  11. The Geography of Trademarks (Carolina Castaldi, Sandro Mendonça)
  12. Measuring Innovation Clusters (sponsored by WIPO) (Carsten Fink, Kyle Bergquist, Julio Raffo)
  13. Geography of Sustainability Transitions (Markus M. Bugge, Marco Capasso, Håkon Finne, Teis Hansen, Antje Klitkou, Håkon E. Normann, Markus Steen
  14. Microeconomic determinants of regional knowledge recombination and novelty (Anne Plunket)
  15. High technology, innovation and inequality: Does high-tech growth come at a cost?  (Tom Kemeny, Neil Lee)
  16. Multinational Enterprises: Organizational Strategies and Innovation in Heterogeneous Environments (Andrea Ascani, Luisa Gagliardi)
  17. Industrial districts, clusters and the geography of innovation (Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver, Rafel Boix, Silvia Sedita)
  18. Open creative labs. Platforms of local and global collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship (Ignasi Capdevila, Oliver Ibert, Suntje Schmidt,  Raphaël Suire
  19. Mixed-methods, networks and the geography of innovation (Bastien Bernela, Marie Ferru, Michel Grossetti)
  20. New Forms of Innovation: theoretical and empirical insights into dynamics of territorial and relational geographies (Simone Strambach, Anna Butzin)
  21. Inclusive innovation systems for regional development (Margareta Dahlström, Ida Grundel, Svante Karlsson)
  22. The Impact of Innovation on Local Labour Market Dynamics (Tommaso Ciarli, Davide Consoli, Alberto Marzucchi, Maria Savona)
  23. Evaluating individual and territorial impacts of public support to collaborative R&D and Innovation (Corinne Autant-Bernard, Nadine Massard)
  24. Knowledge Complexity (Pierre-Alexandre Balland, Tom Broekel, David Rigby)
  25. The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development (Rune Dahl Fitjar, Paul Benneworth, David Charles)
  26. Creating Digital Opportunity (Shiri Breznitz, David Wolfe)
  27. Governance and institutional needs for Smart Specialisation – an international comparison (Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Elisabetta Marinelli, Mark Boden)
  28. Using micro-level data to assess the socio-economic impact of science funding (Stefano Bianchini, Patrick Llerena)
  29. Knowledge Spaces – Evolutionary Insights and Portfolio Analysis for “Smart” Development & Specialisation Policies (Dieter F. Kogler, David L. Rigby)
  30. Intellectual property, economic geography and regional development: innovation, proximity and smart specialization (Ioannis Kaplanis, Ernest Miguelez, Kyriakos Drivas, Claire Economidou)

Gillian Bristow (Cardiff University), exploring the complex interrelationships between innovation and the economic resilience of regions.
Frank Neffke (Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School), who will discuss the links between human capital and related diversification.
Michael Storper (UCLA and LSE), discussing on the intertwined geographies of innovation, inter-regional inequalities, and social inequalities today
Reinhilde Veugelers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), on the rise of China in science and innovation, and what are the challenges/opportunities this brings for Europe and other Western economies


Papers and Extended abstracts Submission: June 1st to Sept. 20th, 2017

Acceptance Confirmation: October 2nd, 2017

Registration Opens: October 2nd, 2017

Registration Closes: November 24th, 2017

Congress Opens: January 31st, 2018

Do not wait until the last minute to submit!

Apologies for multiple posting. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

Best wishes,
Rosina Moreno, Ernest Miguelez and Jordi Suriñach, on behalf of the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference GEOINNO2018 Organizing Committee