DIME Final conference

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The program committee decided to award 3 best Young Scholar Paper awards,
and they were given to the following papers:

Babutsidze Zakaria
"Price competition on networked duopolistic markets"

Broekel Tom
"Do Cooperative R&D S ubsidies Stimulate Regional Innovation Efficiency? Evidence from Germany"

Nedelkoska Ljubica & Frank Neffke
"Skill shortage and skill redundancy: Asymmetry in the transferability of skills"

5 April


6 April

8.30 – 9.15 : Registration

9.15– 9.30 : Welcome
Bart Verspagen (DIME) & Dominik Sobczak (DG-Research – European Commission)

9.30 – 10.30 : Plenary Session on Heterogeneity in economics and innovation
Chair: Franco Malerba, speakers: Giovanni Dosi (The effects of heterogeneous identities on heterogeneous performances of firms) and Stefano Brusoni (The micro-foundations of heterogeneity: a neuro-cognitive approach)

11.00 – 12.45 : Parallel Sessions A


13.45 – 15.30 : Parallel Sessions B

15.45 – 16.45 : Plenary Session on Economic dynamics and the environment
Chair: Vanessa Oltra, speakers: Paul Lanoie (The Porter Hypothesis at 20. Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?) & Jeroen van den Bergh (Environmental and Climate Innovation: Limitations, Policies and Prices)

17.00 – 18.00 : Plenary Session on The paradox of localization and globalization
Chair: Pater Maskell, speaker: Michael Storper (The "Seven Cs" of Technology and Geography: Codes, Channels, Clustering, Communities, Context, Coordination, Competition)

18.15 – 19.15 : DIME Governing Board Meeting (at UNU-Merit), only for DIME partner institutes delegates

20.00 Conference Dinner at La Bonbonnière, Achter de Comedie 1 (see map).

7 April

9.00 – 10.45 : Parallel Sessions C

11.15 – 12.15 : Plenary Session on Organization and innovativeness
Chair: Ed Steinmueller, speaker: Alice Lam (Organization and Innovativeness: Towards Organizational Ambidexterity?, background paper available).


13.30 – 15.15 : Parallel Sessions D

15.45 – 16.45 : Plenary Session onGrowth and development
Chair: Bart Verspagen, speakers: Mario Cimoli (slides) & Michael Landesmann. In this session, the speakers will provide their outlook on global growth prospects after the crisis. Mario Cimoli has provided the following two background papers:
Cimoli, M. and G. Porcile, 2011, ‘Global growth and international cooperation: a structuralist perspective’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 35, pp. 383–400
Cimoli, M. and G. Porcile, 2009, Sources of learning paths and technological capabilities: an introductory roadmap of development processes, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 18, pp. 675–694

17.00 – 18.00 : Plenary Session  onDynamics of technology and knowledge
Chair: Alessandro Nuvolari. In this session, Robert Allen will talk about The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective. Paul David (slides) and Gerald Silverberg will react to this talk, with their views on the subject.

19.00. Boattrip and dinner. Board at rederij Stiphout, Maaspromenade/Maasboulevard (see map).

8 April

9.00 – 10.45 : Parallel Sessions E

11.15 – 12.30 : Final Plenary Session The future of innovation and policy in Europe and the world
Speakers: Luc Soete and Jean Claude Burgelman (European Commission)

Farewell lunch

General guidelines:

  1. Parallel sessions last 105 minutes, which are to be divided as follows: 4 presentations of max 20 minutes (80 minutes in total), 10 minutes for discussant, 15 minutes general discussion. In case of sessions with 3 papers, this schedule is also advised (with more general discussion, or the session ending early).
  2. We listed the presenting author first, and assumed that the submitting author will also be the presenting author. Please let us know if the presenting author is different.
  3. Papers indicated by “**” compete for the best young scholars paper awards.