11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE) 2016 Jyväskylä

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  • We are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing you to Jyväskylä, Fin­land for the 11th Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on Inno­va­tion and Entre­pre­neur­ship (ECIE) which will com­mence on Sep­tem­ber 1516, 2016. Fin­land is glob­ally recog­nised for its out­stand­ing edu­ca­tional sys­tem and for many years our edu­ca­tion and our teach­ing in par­tic­u­lar has received world­wide acclaim. Inter­est­ingly, a small town in the cen­ter of Fin­land, called Jyväskylä can be regarded as the birth­place of the high qual­ity Finnish teacher edu­ca­tion. Even today JAMK Teacher Col­lege and the Uni­ver­sity of Jyväskylä are the most pop­u­lar insti­tu­tions for those who want to become teach­ers. More­over, pro­mot­ing entre­pre­neur­ship has gained a strong posi­tion in Finnish education.

    We con­tin­u­ously and actively invest in entre­pre­neur­ship. In 2013 the local edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions in Jyväskylä cre­ated an over­ar­ch­ing entre­pre­neur­ial strat­egy, which has been the source of inspi­ra­tion for JAMK Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences and Uni­ver­sity of Jyväskylä to co-​host ECIE.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    The con­fer­ence will broadly be orga­nized around but not lim­ited to the following:

    • Sus­tain­able (Eco­log­i­cal) Inno­va­tion and Entrepreneurship
    • Pol­icy frame­works and impact of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy pol­icy mea­sures for Inno­va­tion and Entrepreneurship
    • Inno­va­tion, Entre­pre­neur­ship and Regional Eco­nomic Development
    • Human Resources (includ­ing Mobil­ity issues) for Entre­pre­neur­ship and Innovation
    • Entre­pre­neur­ial Learn­ing and Education
    • Open Inno­va­tion and Exter­nal Knowl­edge Interactions
    • Social net­works in Inno­va­tion and Entrepreneurship
    • Cor­po­rate Finance and Finan­cial Con­straints for Entre­pre­neur­ship and Innovation
    • Strate­gies, busi­ness mod­els, processes and prac­tices for Inno­va­tion and Entrepreneurship
    • Man­age­ment prac­tices in Inno­va­tion and Entrepreneurship
    • Inno­va­tion and Entre­pre­neur­ship dur­ing Eco­nomic and Finan­cial Crisis
    • Value Cre­ation, Prod­uct Devel­op­ment and Intel­lec­tual Property

    Call for Papers

    The con­fer­ence pro­vides an inter­na­tional oppor­tu­nity for sci­en­tific dis­cus­sion and col­lab­o­ra­tion on a broad range of rel­e­vant fer­tile areas asso­ci­ated to recent trends in inno­va­tion. Over the last years, there is a grow­ing recog­ni­tion in busi­ness envi­ron­ments of the key role played by inno­va­tion in the cre­ation and suc­cess of busi­nesses. In a dynamic envi­ron­ment, uncer­tain con­texts like those we are cur­rently expe­ri­enc­ing, the capac­ity and nec­es­sary atti­tude for cre­at­ing new firms is fun­da­men­tal and the prob­a­bil­ity of suc­cess is largely deter­mined by inno­va­tion. At the same time there is a grow­ing recog­ni­tion of the need of more sus­tain­able inno­va­tion, com­bin­ing eco­nomic, eco­logic and social aspects. These chal­lenges com­bined with lim­ited inter­nal resources and high risk and com­plex­ity enhance (social) net­work­ing in inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship. At the same time, pol­icy mak­ers face impor­tant chal­lenges to stim­u­late and pro­vide the nec­es­sary means for inno­va­tion and entrepreneurship.

    We warmly invite prac­ti­tion­ers, aca­d­e­mics, and peo­ple in the field of pol­icy mak­ing to present their research and to share their expe­ri­ences in a broad range of areas related to the new trends in inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship. Top­ics can be related to all types of orga­ni­za­tions (SMEs — YICs — spin-​offs — MNEs – pri­vate and pub­lic research cen­tres – Uni­ver­si­ties – Gov­ern­ment Institutions).

    Both inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship are gen­er­ally under-​researched and the advi­sory group for the con­fer­ence invites sub­mis­sions of both aca­d­e­mic and prac­ti­tioner papers on a wide range of top­ics and a wide range of schol­arly approaches includ­ing the­o­ret­i­cal and empir­i­cal papers employ­ing qual­i­ta­tive, quan­ti­ta­tive and crit­i­cal meth­ods. Aca­d­e­mic research, case stud­ies and work-​in-​progress/​posters are wel­comed approaches. PhD Research, pro­pos­als for round­table dis­cus­sions, non-​academic con­tri­bu­tions and prod­uct demon­stra­tions based on the main themes are also invited.

    Par­tic­i­pants will be asked to vote for the best poster and a prize will be given for the poster receiv­ing the high­est num­ber of votes. Addi­tion­ally a prize will be awarded to the best PhD paper pre­sented at the conference.

    In addi­tion to the main con­fer­ence top­ics, the advi­sory group invites sug­ges­tions for mini tracks. If you would be inter­ested in prepar­ing and chair­ing a mini track, please con­tact the Con­fer­ence Direc­tor, Sue Nugus.

    Inno­va­tion & Entre­pre­neur­ship Teach­ing Excel­lence Awards

    Spon­sored by BDO Con­sult­ing

    Inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship are among the most impor­tant issues which need to be mas­tered today to pro­duce an effec­tive 21st cen­tury soci­ety. To become an inno­va­tor or an entre­pre­neur demands dif­fi­cult to acquire skills, which are sought after by many indi­vid­u­als and organ­i­sa­tions. Some uni­ver­si­ties offer degrees or other courses in these sub­jects. Other uni­ver­si­ties incor­po­rate inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship in a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent degrees. But what­ever approach the uni­ver­sity takes these top­ics are quite chal­leng­ing to teach, and also dif­fi­cult to research. Courses and mod­ules on these sub­jects can be quite the­o­ret­i­cal and some­times they nei­ther deliver the prac­ti­cal knowhow required, nor do they inspire stu­dents to become inno­va­tors or entrepreneurs.

    For­tu­nately some good work is being done in this field in var­i­ous parts of the world and the Inno­va­tion and Entre­pre­neur­ship Teach­ing Excel­lence Awards com­pe­ti­tion will high­light such initiatives.

    The 2015 Inno­va­tion and Entre­pre­neur­ship Teach­ing Excel­lence Awards, spon­sored by BDO Con­sult­ing, pro­vides a plat­form to high­light the most cre­ative think­ing with regards teach­ing Inno­va­tion and Entre­pre­neur­ship and thus con­tribut­ing to the cre­ation of more inno­va­tors and entre­pre­neurs. A total of 70 entrants from 39 coun­tries have applied to be con­sid­ered for these awards. Their case his­to­ries are based on uni­ver­sity, school level or organ­i­sa­tional situations.

    The case his­to­ries will be judged by a panel of expe­ri­enced entre­pre­neurs and aca­d­e­mics. In order to select the final win­ners 12 case his­to­ries will be short listed and the authors of these will be invited to present their sto­ries at the Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on Inno­va­tion and Entre­pre­neur­ship. These case his­to­ries will be pub­lished in a book and made avail­able to wide audi­ences. Click here to down­load full details.

    Pub­li­ca­tion opportunities

    Papers accepted for the con­fer­ence will be pub­lished in the con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings, sub­ject to author reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment. The pro­ceed­ings are pub­lished with an ISBN and ISSN.

    Papers that have been pre­sented at the con­fer­ence will also be con­sid­ered for revi­sion and pub­li­ca­tion by the fol­low­ing journals:

    • Inter­na­tional Jour­nal of Inno­va­tion and Regional Devel­op­ment (Inder­science, ISSN 17530679/​ISSN 17530660)
    • Inter­na­tional Jour­nal of Tech­nol­ogy Mar­ket­ing pub­lished (Inder­science ISSN 17418798/​ISSN 1741-​878X)
    • Springer Jour­nal of Tech­nol­ogy, Inno­va­tion & Edu­ca­tion (JTIE) (New Jour­nal, 1st Vol. next Spring 2015.)
    • Springer Jour­nal of Inno­va­tion & Entre­pre­neur­ship (JIE) ISSN: 21925372
    • Jour­nal of Entre­pre­neur­ship, Man­age­ment and Inno­va­tion (JEMI) (Nowy Sącz Busi­ness School, Poland, ISSN 22997326/​ISSN 22997075)
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