Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Entré is, as the name suggests, an entrance to the entrepreneurship and small business research field and (is published by the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute). It is distributed free of cost to a wide Nordic audience, four times a year.

Entré is complemented by e-Entré, an electronic newsletter. e-Entré, like the magazine, is in Swedish and free of cost. During several years English-speaking researchers and doctoral students could subscribe to our second electronic newsletter, e-Research Update. This newsletter is paused for the time being.

For more information on Entré or e-Entré, please contact Jonas Gustafsson.” (this write up was taken from the ESBRI site)


Authors: Ju Liu, Cristina Chaminade


This paper examines the dynamics of a technological innovator network (TIN) of a state-owned textile company in underdeveloped southwest China. It addresses two research questions: how the structure of the TIN evolved in the past ten years and what impact it had on the technological performance of the firm. The case study reveals that the general structure of the TIN and the positioning of the actors influence not only the amount of technological innovations but also the predominant type (product versus process innovations). TINs that are adequate for process innovation may not be as efficient for product innovation (Abstract from authors)

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“In today’s knowledge-driven world, innovation and innovation systems have become key policy issues. However, the extent of knowledge that is available on these concepts in less developed countries is still relatively low. Much of what we know about innovation theory and systems has come from the developed countries and reflects their world view. This apparent knowledge deficit has major implications for less developed countries.
Innovation Systems and Capabilities in Developing Regions adds to the growing body of knowledge on developing countries. The theoretical and empirical case studies presented here advance the notion that, while developing countries may not engage in frontier research, a critical knowledge base upon which these countries compete for global markets is emerging. There is evidence that state and non-state actors are increasingly emphasising policies that sit within the framework of national innovation systems. This book illuminates this shift in policy competence at national levels.” (As described by publisher)

As written by Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Program chair

Dates: November 9-11, 2012

“The aim of the 10th Globelics Conference is to serve a platform for interactive learning between scholars from all over the world, so as to enrich and enhance the quality of innovation studies in relation to development and growth in the context of globalization and accelerating pace of change.
Come to Hangzhou in 2012 and participate in this international conference. Many of you will know of this magnificent city because of our unique scenery, our precious silk and tea and our fabulous food. We want you to experience all of this for yourselves and to share our splendid culture and typical hospitality”

Members of the organizing committee are very pleased to invite you to participate in the XV Latin-Iberoamerican Congress of Management of Technology – ALTEC 2013, to be held at the end of October 2013,

The realization of the first biennial ALTEC´s Congress in Portugal aims to enhancing research and diffusion activities in the area of “management of technology” in the Latin- Iberoamerican regions, extending the scope of ALTEC actions to Portuguese-speaking regions and countries in Europe and Africa. It is also intended to stimulate international cooperation networks with emphasis on the Latin Ibero-American regions, but with global scope and impact.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is at the end of March 2013.

The International PhD course on Economic Geography will be held at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands in two periods, 15 October 13.00 pm – 18 October 18.00 pm and 19 November 13.00 pm – 22 November 18.00 pm. PhD students in economic geography and human geography, as well as PhD students in related disciplines such as economics and social sciences can apply. A maximum of 25 PhD students will be selected. Deadline of registration is September 4th 2012

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This book is described by its publisher as such: “This book examines the rise of Chinese companies in international markets during the last two decades of rapid expansion of the Chinese economy. The fruit of a collaboration between two leading business schools, HEC Paris and the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, it provides a comprehensive overview of the strategies of Chinese multinationals in terms of international marketing and branding, M&As and international joint ventures, management of technology, organization and human resource management, etc.”

Dates: December 7-9th 2012

Theme: International Business and Sustainable Development

The conference seeks to address how international business contributes to this process. The greated integration of goods, factor and capital markets means that countries are ever more interdependent. The impressive growth rates of many emerging economies, not just the BRICs but other countries in Asia, Eastern Europe and even Africa, are stimulating a new international economic order. Direct investments by MNEs and SMEs in developing and emerging economies are on the rise, but so too are investments in developed countries by firms from emerging economies. Consumer needs and economies are evolving worldwide. Many firms are adjusting their supply chains to take advantage of these global developments and the outsourcing and offshoring of both manufacturing and service activities are increasingly important phenomena. At the same time, firms are increasingly being held responsible for their impact of their international activities upon people and upon the environment.

The conference will also host two events, specifically aimed for doctoral students:

  • The 26th John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial in International Business
  • The 3rd COST-EIBA Doctoral Think Tank, where the focus is on issues related to MNEs from emerging and transition economies. Financial support will be offered to those students selected to participate in the COST-EIBA Doctoral Think Tank. The deadline is September 3, 2012.

Further information is available in the conference website at

‘This wonderful volume brings together contributions mainly from
the innovation literature, whose findings are in a sense quite
familiar, but which in this collection are juxtaposed in such a way
as to highlight their common institutional underpinnings. This
is very much due to the efforts of the editor, whose insightful
introduction and editorial vision brings out several interesting
and emerging themes from this collection of papers. I think this
volume breaks new ground in highlighting the embeddedness
of MNE subsidiaries in multiple contexts, and it will be of
considerable interest to scholars engaged with institutional
analysis. However, I also believe that researchers interested
in regional embeddedness, the geography of innovation, and knowledge management will find new angles to their work in this collected volume.’   — Sarianna Lundan (as advertised by the publisher)

Authors: Cristina Chaminade, Patarapong Intarakumnerd and Koson Sapprasert 


 The paper contributes to research on innovation systems in general and, in particular, to the current debate on  rationales for innovation policy by providing a framework to identify systemic problems in a given system of innovation and test the framework empirically. The data were drawn from the Thai Community Innovation Survey in the period after which a major change in the country’s innovation system policy had been initiated. By hierarchical factor analysis, systemic problems are identified and grouped into four components: institution, network, Science and Technology infrastructure and other support services. The analysis allows researchers to investigate the mismatch between policies and problems and identify policy gaps.

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