Entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise dynamics are at the core of technology development and growth. Comparative evidence on key drivers, patterns and trends, as well as framework conditions, and the way these shape entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise dynamics is critical for the design of effective policies in support of employment and inclusive economic growth.
The OECD Working Party on Industry Analysis (WPIA) is promoting the use of comparative firm-level evidence for policy making and is organising this conference in collaboration with Small Business Economics (SBE), the Journal of Technology Transfer (JTT) and the European Commission Joint Research Centre “Institute for Prospective Technological Studies” (JRC - IPTS) to gather comparative cross-country evidence about:
- new business venture formation
- the role of framework conditions in fostering entrepreneurial activities
- the determinants and outcomes of firms’ innovative activities
- business and innovation dynamics
- resource reallocation and growth
- determinants and patterns of post-entry firm growth performance.
Authors are invited to submit an electronic version of their paper, or an extended abstract of at least one and a half pages to wpia-eied(at)oecd.org.
Deadline for submissions: 14th September 2014.
Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be notified by 15th October 2014.
The best papers presented at the conference will feature in a special issue of Small Business Economics.
The best papers related to innovation issues will appear on the Journal of Technology Transfer
David B. Audretsch - Indiana University, US
Thomas Åstebro - HEC Paris, FR
Chiara Criscuolo - OECD, Paris, FR
Albert N. Link - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
Pietro Moncada Paternò Castello - European Commission - Joint Research Center IPTS, ES
Melissa Schilling - New York University, US
Mariagrazia Squicciarini - OECD, Paris, FR
Roy Thurik - Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
Reinhilde Veugelers - KULeuven, BE
Mike Wright - Imperial College London, UK