5th edition of the international conference Governance of a Complex World 2016

GCW 2016

“Innovation, Employment and the Environment”

22-24 June, 2016

Valencia, Spain

http://gcw2016.sciencesconf.org

Eurkind is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the GCW conference in Valencia (Spain), following the previous editions in Nice (France, 2012 & 2015), Turin (Italy, 2014), Rotterdam (The Netherlands, 2013).

Eurkind is a research network that aims at encouraging interdisciplinary debates on how knowledge and innovation and development can shape a better society. The consortium brings together reputable scientists from economics and social sciences based at European and non-European academic institutions (www.facebook.com/Eurkind).

Like in previous editions, GCW 2016 will provide a forum for senior and junior scholars to debate scientific, policy and strategic issues around key issues. This year’s conference will revolve around three main themes: innovation, employment and the environment. Contributions are welcome from a variety of disciplines including economics, management science, geography and science and technology studies.

 

Parallel paper tracks containing accepted submissions will be organised around the following broad themes:

 

Industry dynamics: emergence, transformation, decline

Governance of innovation

Methodological approaches: agent-based models, simulations with heterogeneous agents

Barriers to innovation and to firm growth

Regional diversification and growth

New cluster formation, cluster evolution

Policy mix in support of R&D and innovation

Public procurement for innovation

Human capital: creation, diffusion, adaptation

Skill emergence, transformation and obsolescence

Labour market outcomes of new technology, trade, policy

Skill mismatches and skill gaps

Dynamics of local labour markets

Evolution of education and training systems

Opportunities and challenges of environmental sustainability

New business models in sustainable economies

Green entrepreneurship and green start-ups

Environmental economics and complex adaptive systems

Sustainability transitions

The role of finance and venture capital in greening economies

Implementation of corporate social responsibility

Creation and adoption of environmental technologies and practices

Keynote speakers (confirmed):

Stan Metcalfe (University of Manchester, UK)

Jeroen Van den Bergh (ICREA, Spain)

Anna Salomons (Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands)

Frank Neffke (Harvard Kennedy School, US)

 

Submission of abstracts: Submit a 1000 words abstract to http://gcw2016.sciencesconf.org

The abstract should clearly mention:

1. Title of the paper

2. Name of the author(s) and full address of the corresponding author (postal address, phone, fax and email)

3. Submission to the general theme of the conference, or to one of the parallel paper tracks

4. Aim of the study and methodology

5. (Expected) results and/or conclusion

 

Organization:

The 2016 conference is co-organized by INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) and CNRS GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.

Organization leads:

DAVIDE CONSOLI

INGENIO [CSIC-UPV], Spain

 

PABLO D’ESTE

INGENIO [CSIC-UPV], Spain

 

MABEL SANCHEZ BARRIOLUENGO

INGENIO [CSIC-UPV], Spain

 

INMA ALEIXOS BORRÁS

INGENIO [CSIC-UPV], Spain

 

JULIA OLMOS PEÑUELA

Universitat de València, Spain

 

ANA GARCIA GRANERO

Universitat de València, Spain

 

DIONI ELCHE

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

 

JACKIE KRAFFT

GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France

 

MICHELE PEZZONI

GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France

 

FRANCESCO QUATRARO

University of Torino, Italy - GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France

Information contact: gcw2016@sciencesconf.org

Venue:

INGENIO [CSIC-UPV], Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación

Camino de Vera, s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain.

 
Important dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: February 28, 2016

Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2016

Full paper submission: June 1, 2016

Payment of Registration Fees and Conference Dinner: June 1, 2016

Scientific Committee: Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin, Italy), Alexander Coad (JRC-IPTS, European Commission, Spain), Alessandra Colombelli (Politecnico of Torino; GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France), Davide Consoli (INGENIO-CSIC, University of Valencia, Spain), Alexander Ebner (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Werner Hoelzl (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria), Albert Jolink (Coventry University, UK), Jackie Krafft (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France), Massimiliano Mazzanti (University of Ferrara, Italy), Eva Niesten (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Francesco Quatraro (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France), Jacques Ravix (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France), Andreas Reinstaller (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria), Paolo Saviotti (INRA GAEL, University Pierre Mendes France, France), Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy).

 

Conference fees:

Package fees (registration + conference dinner): 300 euros

Registration fees: 250 euros (access to the Conference, Conference lunches, Conference breaks)

Conference dinner: 50 euros

Fees can be paid only by credit card and online.

 

Conference website: http://www.ingenio.upv.es/en/eurkind2016

Twitter: @InnoValencia2016

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