General Contact

Jeanette Hvarregaard

DRUID Secretary

druid@druid.dk

 

DRUID is associated with the journal Industry and Innovation, published by Routledge. Industry and Innovation is an international refereed journal presenting high-quality original scholarship of the dynamics of industries and innovation. Interdisciplinary in nature, Industry and Innovation is informed by, and contributes in turn to, advancing the theoretical frontier within economics, management, sociology, and economic geography. Currently in its 22nd year and with 8 annual issues, Industry and Innovation's 2014 5-year impact factor in Thomson Reuters' Social Science Citation Index was 1.094.

What is DRUID?

What is DRUID

What is DRUID?

 

A brief history - and a few plans for the future

DRUID was established in 1995, based on a generous funding from the Danish Social Science Research Council (SSF) and the Danish Ministry of Industry. During first phase of operation (DRUID I: 1996-2001) the essential infrastructure and co-coordinated research program was put in place, based on research groups from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Aalborg University (AAU). Individual researchers from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Aarhus School of Business (ASB) also joined. Gradually DRUID evolved into a "hub" of a large international network in industrial dynamics supported by two annual conferences and an internationally well-recognized electronic working paper series. The DRUID Winter Conference was designed to provide an opportunity for DRUID PhD students, as well as for PhD students from the international network, to present their work to peers, DRUID senior faculty and invited international merited scholars, who have been invited to present their work in plenary sessions. The DRUID Summer conference became devoted to a specific theme of interest to DRUID. The two conferences continue to be central components of DRUID's activities.

 

This basic structure was consolidated, the doctoral training program developed and the international network extended during DRUID II (2002-2004). A targeted program was put in place to attract internationally recognized female scholars to help provide role models for the increasing number of female PhD scholars entering the previously almost exclusively male research field of industrial dynamics. DRUID became part of the board and faculty of ESSID: The European Summer School of Industrial Dynamics on Corse (France), and started to be invited to send faculty and doctoral students in their final years to present their work at CCC: The US Consortium for Cooperation and Competition, which include Berkeley, Carnegie-Mellon, Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Michigan, NYU, Stanford, Northwester, Wharton, Duke, among others. More efforts were also placed in encouraging and supporting junior faculty in the DRUID network when attempting to publish internationally. The activities were financially assisted by donations from the current Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, the Danish Social Science Research Council (SSF) and by the Danish Research Training Council (FUR) but it became increasingly clear that the continued expansion of DRUID's activities and the ongoing increase in their quality and depth would be severely curtailed if continuously relying on such ad-hoc funding. Consequentially, negotiations were initiated and successfully completed with AAU and CBS who agreed to co-finance DRUID's infrastructure as a cross-university and cross-departmental research unit.

 

DRUID III (2005-2007) was thus well equipped to celebrate its 10th anniversary in June 2005 with its largest and most ambitious conference so far. DRUID's international exposure and research visibility increased by the subsequent publication of several special issues of high-end journals and books from recognized scientific publishers. The introduction of a double blind review process for all unsolicited conference submissions - based on DRUID's initial corps of more than 75 dedicated external reviewers - helped further maintain and further improve the overall quality of the sessions. The annual DRUID prizes and plaudits for best papers were well accepted and the effort of the DRUID advisory board during the selection process helped augment their status in the community. The Danish Ministry of Research assisted financially by annual donations to DRUID's basic activities. The founding editor of the journal Industry and innovation, suggested that DRUID took over the editorship and the hand-over was completed and a new DRUID editor appointed with Routledge as publisher. DRUID was from the very beginning part of establishing the European network on the Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME), which was recognized and sponsored by the European Union's 6th Framework Program for research as a network of excellence. DIME now consist of more than 150 scholars from over 50 universities throughout Europe, working on the economic and social consequences of increasing globalization and the rise of the knowledge economy. Beyond being part of the research program, DRUIDs are serving on the executive committee and chairing the Governing Board of DIME.

 

During DRUID IV (2008-2010) a number of new initiatives are planned to support and enhance the research program, including biannual highly targeted workshops co-organized by DRUID and Stanford University (SCANCOR) - the first to be held during the spring of 2008. DRUID has offered to host the CCC annual colloquium in 2009 and a prominent member of DRUID is the local organizer of the upcoming International Joseph Alois Schumpeter Society's meeting to be held back-to-back with the DRUID Summer Conference 2010. Much effort is presently put into the planning and organization of DRUID's 25th Celebration Conference to be held at Copenhagen Business School June 17-20, 2008. Internally, the research program is strengthened, as the research group on Strategic Organization Design from SDU has become part of DRUID IV.

 

The DRUID Executive Committee 1996-2013

 

DRUID Society (2011-2013)

Peter Maskell (Chairman)

Jesper Lindegaard Christensen

Mette Præst Knudsen

Mark Lorenzen

 

DRUID Samarbejdsnævn  (2011-2013)

Peter Maskell (Chairman)

Keld Laursen

Michael S. Dahl

Thorbjørn Knudsen

 

DRUID IV (2008-2010)

Peter Maskell, CBS (Chairman/DRUID Director)

Bent Dalum, AAU (Deputy Director)(Passed away on January 29, 2010)

Jesper Lindgaard Christensen, AAU

Michael S. Dahl

Mette Præst Knudsen (From June 2010)

Thorbjørn Knudsen, SDU

Keld Laursen, CBS

Mark Lorenzen, CBS

 

DRUID III (2005-2007)

Peter Maskell, CBS (Chairman/DRUID Director)

Bent Dalum, AAU (Deputy Director)

Jesper Lindgaard Christensen, AAU

Michael S. Dahl (from September 2006)

Ina Drejer, AAU (until June 2006)

Morten Berg Jensen, AAU (until August 2006)

Lars Bo Jeppesen, CBS

Keld Laursen, CBS

Mark Lorenzen, CBS

 

DRUID II (2002-2004)

Peter Maskell, CBS (Chairman/DRUID Director)

Bent Dalum, AAU (Deputy Director)

Jens Frøslev Christensen, CBS

Jesper Lindgaard Christensen, AAU

Ina Drejer, AAU (from October 2004)

Nicolai J. Foss, CBS (from March 2003)

Lars Bo Jeppesen, CBS (from October 2004)

Keld Laursen, CBS

Mark Lorenzen, CBS (from October 2004)

 

DRUID I (1996-2001)

Bengt-Åke Lundvall, AAU (Chairman/DRUID Director until July 1, 2001)

Jens Frøslev Christensen, CBS

Esben Slot Andersen, AAU

Bent Dalum, AAU

Peter Maskell, CBS (Chairman/DRUID Director from July 1, 2001)

  

 

DRUID's International Scientific Advisory Committee 1996 - 2013

 

Steven Klepper:
It is with great sadness we have been informed that Steven Klepper, a long standing member of the DRUID Scientific Advisory Committee passed away peacefully Monday, May 27, 2013, in his home, surrounded by loved ones, from complications of melanoma. Steve’s contributions to DRUID have been numerous and his approach exceptionally supportive not least regarding the formation of the DRUID Academy for Doctoral Training. Steven was a founding member of the Consortium for Competitiveness and Collaboration that many young DRUIDs have benefited from participating in over the years. He will be deeply missed as a colleague, teacher, commentator and very influential researcher, but most of all as a very good and loyal friend.

 

DRUID V (2011-2013)

Professor Anita McGahan (Chairman), Rotman School of Management

Professor Gautam Ahuja, University of Michigan

Professor Mark Dodgson, University of Queensland Business School

Professor Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina

Professor Andrea Fosfuri, Univsersidad Carlos III de Madrid

Professor Alfonso Gambardella, Università Bocconi

Professor Meric Gertler, University of Toronto

Professor Steven Klepper, Carnegie Mellon University (Passed away on May 27, 2013)

Professor Aija Leiponen, Cornell University

Professor Daniel A. Levinthal, Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Professor Francesco Lissoni, Università Bocconi

Professor Maureen McKelvey, University of Gothenburg

Professor Ammon Salter, Imperial College Business School

Professor Olav Sorenson, Yale School of Management

Professro Bart Verspagen, Maastricht University

Professor Sidney Winter, The Wharton School

 

DRUID IV (2008-2010)

Professor Anita McGahan (Chairman), Rotman School of Management

Professor Gautam Ahuja, University of Michigan

Professor Mark Dodgson, University of Queensland Business School

Professor Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina

Professor Andrea Fosfuri, Univsersidad Carlos III de Madrid

Professor Alfonso Gambardella, Università Bocconi

Professor Meric Gertler, University of Toronto

Professor Steven Klepper, Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Aija Leiponen, Cornell University

Professor Daniel A. Levinthal, Wharton University of Pennsylvania

Professor Francesco Lissoni, Università Bocconi

Professor Maureen McKelvey, University of Gothenburg

Professor Ammon Salter, Imperial College Business School

Professor Olav Sorenson, Yale School of Management

Professro Bart Verspagen, Maastricht University

Professor Sidney Winter, The Wharton School

 

DRUID III (2005-2007)

Professor Bo Carlsson (Chairman), Dept. of Economics, Case Western Reserve University

Professor Jacques DeBandt, LATAPSES, Groupe des Laboratoires du CNRS

Professor Giovanni Dosi, S. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Professor Anita McGahan, Boston University, School of Management, USA

Professor Maryann Feldman, Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada

Professor Dominique Foray, EPFL, Switzerland

Professor Paul Andrew Geroski, London Business School (Deceased August 28, 2005)

Professor Richard N. Langlois, University of Connecticut

Professor Brian J. Loasby, Department of Economics, University of Stirling

Professor Jacques Mairesse, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques

Professor Franco Malerba, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Professor J. Stanley Metcalfe, CRIC, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Patrick Llerena, University Louis Pasteur

Professor Richard Nelson, Columbia University

Professor Michael Storper, University of California, USA and LSE, UK

Professor Sidney Winter, The Wharton School

Professor Ulrich Witt, Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Wirtschaftssystemen

 

DRUID II (2002-2004)

Professor Bo Carlsson (Chairman), Dept. of Economics, Case Western Reserve University

Professor Jacques DeBandt, LATAPSES, Groupe des Laboratoires du CNRS

Professor Giovanni Dosi, S. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Professor Dominique Foray, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development

Professor Paul Andrew Geroski, London Business School

Professor Richard N. Langlois, University of Connecticut

Professor Brian J. Loasby, Department of Economics, University of Stirling

Professor Jacques Mairesse, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques

Professor Franco Malerba, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Professor J. Stanley Metcalfe, CRIC, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Patrick Llerena, University Louis Pasteur

Professor Richard Nelson, Columbia University

Prefessor Keith Pavitt, SPRU, University of Sussex (Deceased December 20, 2002)

Mr. G. B. Richardson, Keeble College, Oxford, UK

Professor Luc Soete , Maastricht University

Professor Sidney Winter, The Wharton School

Professor Ulrich Witt, Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Wirtschaftssystemen

 

DRUID I (1996-2001)

Professor Bo Carlsson (Chairman), Dept. of Economics, Case Western Reserve University

Professor Jacques DeBandt, LATAPSES, Groupe des Laboratoires du CNRS

Professor Giovanni Dosi, S. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

Professor Dominique Foray, CNRS/IMRI University of Paris-Dauphine

Professor Paul Andrew Geroski, London Business School

Professor Richard N. Langlois, University of Connecticut

Professor Brian J. Loasby, Department of Economics, University of Stirling

Professor Jacques Mairesse, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques

Professor Franco Malerba, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Professor J. Stanley Metcalfe, CRIC, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Patrick Llerena, University Louis Pasteur

Professor Richard Nelson, Columbia University

Professor Keith Pavitt, SPRU, University of Sussex

Mr. G. B. Richardson, Keeble College, Oxford, UK

Professor Luc Soete , Maastricht University

Professor Sidney Winter, The Wharton School

Professor Ulrich Witt, Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Wirtschaftssystemen