2nd edition, CNRS thematic school n° 1320152, InSHS
7-13 Jul 2013 Nice (France)

Call for proposals

2013 SUMMER SCHOOL 7-13th July, 2013

Nice, France

“Knowledge Dynamics, Industry Evolution, Economic Development”







The 2nd Summer School on “Knowledge Dynamics, Industrial Evolution, Economic Development” is held 7-13 of July, 2013, Maison du Séminaire, 29 Bd Franck Pilatte, Nice (France).

It is a CNRS thematic school (n° 1320152, InSHS) organized by GREDEG (UNS University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, and CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). Information on the 1st edition of the Summer School in 2012 can be found at http://www.gredeg.cnrs.fr/Colloques/2012/Summerschool/.


Aims and scope: There is now a large consensus among economists and social sciences that knowledge is a crucial input to industry dynamics which in turn is a key component to economic development. What is less evident among our communities is what type of knowledge is the most central in innovation processes shaping industry evolution, in view of generating advanced and sustainable development. If one wants to be realistic in that matter, it is necessary to consider that there is no unique definition of knowledge, innovation, and development, and consequently that the possible connections between these notions are far from being unique. The sources at the origins of change, i.e. individuals, firms, industries, regions, countries, are themselves intrinsically diverse, while their joint contribution obviously shapes the drivers of knowledge, the processes of innovation, and the attractors in terms of economic development.

The 2013 Summer School is aiming at presenting the latest results in the field. The Summer School will focus especially on the way in which the properties of knowledge are likely to have an impact on industry evolution and economic performance; it will be centered on how the emergence of shakeout / non shakeout industry evolution possibly contributes to economic growth and sustainability. The Summer School is also dedicated to derive proposals for an economic policy where knowledge, innovation and development are considered as key steps for a better society. Latest methodologies and protocols of research will be presented, including statistical analysis of the dynamics of firms characteristics and firms localisation, social networks analysis, dynamics of replication, simulations on modular systems, patent analysis, etc. The Summer School will underline that these methodologies and protocols of research are the outcome of close relationships between social sciences, computer sciences and life sciences.

The Summer School will be centered on the most prominent analyses in the field of knowledge dynamics, industrial evolution and economic development: emergence and persistence of innovation, entrepreneurship, growth of firms, corporate governance and performance, agglomeration/dispersion of industrial activities, skills dynamics, economics of science and innovation, environment as a driver of innovation.


Invited speakers (confirmed):

Maryann Feldman (U. North Carolina, USA), Francesco Lissoni (U. Bordeaux 4, France), Michael Dietrich (U. Sheffield, UK), Alex Coad (Spru, Brighton, UK), Marco Vivarelli (U. Catholica, Milan, Italy), Andreas Reinstaller (Wifo, Vienna, Austria), Francesco Crespi (U. Roma 3, Italy), Paolo Saviotti (Inra, Grenoble, France), Jackie Krafft (Cnrs, Valbonne, France), Francesco Quatraro (U. Nice Sophia Antipolis, France).


Audience and content: PhD students and young researchers attending the summer school will benefit of:

- lectures by international scholars of renowned authority in economics, business, political science, economic geography, environmental economics, computer sciences and life sciences.

- lectures on the latest methodologies and protocols of research.

- presentations of their own work discussed by experts.

- recommendations on how to get published.


Submission: PhD students and young researchers willing to attend the summer school can apply by submitting a text including i) a research proposal (5 pages), and ii) a letter of motivation at http://2013sumrschool.sciencesconf.org

Proposals will be selected by the scientific committee of the 2013 Summer School.


Scientific Committee: Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin, Italy), Alexander Coad (SPRU Brighton, UK), Alessandra Colombelli (GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS; Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Davide Consoli (Manchester Institute of innovation Research, UK ; INGENIO-CSIC, University of Valencia, Spain), Alexander Ebner (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Werner Hoelzl (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria), Jackie Krafft (GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS), Massimiliano Mazzanti (University of Ferrara, Italy), Francesco Quatraro (GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS), Jacques Ravix (GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS), Andreas Reinstaller (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria), Paolo Saviotti (INRA GAEL, University Pierre Mendes France, France).


Local organizer: GREDEG (UMR 7321), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).


Organization leads:

Jackie Krafft (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France)

Francesco Quatraro (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France)


Information contact : 2013sumrschool@sciencesconf.org


Venue: La Maison du Séminaire, 29 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice, France.


Important information:

Deadline for application: 15th of April 2013.

Notification of acceptance: 30th of April 2013.

Deadline for registration and accommodation payment: 15th of May 2013.


Summer School Fees:

The Summer School fees (700 euros) include registration to the summer school (access to the summer school lectures and presentations, breaks, lunches, summer school dinners), and hotel accommodation at Maison du Séminaire (double rooms accommodation with breakfast included, 6 nights, arrival Sunday July 7, departure Saturday July 13).

As for all CNRS thematic schools, there are no fees for CNRS personnel (researchers and staff).

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