This conference is jointly organized by Lancaster China Management Centre/Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development of Lancaster University Management School and the China National Research Centre for Industry-University-Research Collaboration/Economics and Management School of Wuhan University.
It is focused and seeks to enhance our understanding of theory, practice and policy on innovation and entrepreneurship relevant to China. It offers the opportunity to access recent research into the processes of innovation and entrepreneurship in different organizations which are relevant to China in its new development phase.
The conference will have two parts. The main conference will be held at Wuhan. There is an optional seminars & workshops conference which aims to provide delegates with opportunities to network and develop themes emerging from the main conference.
Uniquely, the conference aims to provide a common forum within which two strands of research can come together:
The first is critical and reflective research embedded directly in the China experience covering culture, education and training, policy, policy implementation, technology transfer and inter and intra firm arrangements.
The second is the research outside of China which has the potential to inform the theory and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in China.
This is a rich repository of relevant experience from both advanced and developing economies. The conference is designed to bring these two strands together and to generate insights for theory, including new research areas, policy and practice.
The conference will be organized into two broad themes – the institutional perspective and the organizational, including process and individual, perspective. Each theme will include direct and indirect China based papers, and theory and practitioner led papers.
We are interested in high quality international papers on relevant topics, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Culture, networks and entrepreneurship/innovation
- Opportunity development and the entrepreneurial process
- International entrepreneurship
- Technology transfer & absorption
- Creation and management of family business
- Science and technology entrepreneurship and innovation
- Clustering, science parks and incubation
- Open innovation
- Strategic management and innovation in entrepreneurial organizations
- Innovative and creative talents management
- Public policy and entrepreneurship/innovation
- Role of higher education in entrepreneurship and innovation