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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?


The DRUID Summer Conference 1997


Also avilable is a list of participants.

Monday 9.00-12.30 Plenary Session 1

Competition and Industrial Dynamics Chairman:Jens Frøslev Christensen

1. G. B. Richardson: Competition, Innovation and Increasing Returns Discussant: Ed Steinmueller

2. Giovanni Dosi/Orietta Marsili: Industrial Structures and Dynamics: Evidence, Interpretation and Puzzles Discussant: Michael Storper

3. Bo Carlson: Competition and Industrial Dynamics - Innovation, Entry, and Spillovers Discussant: Esben Sloth Andersen

4. Benjamin Coriat: Firms, competition and selection - Strengths and limits of the Evolutionary Approach Discussant: Patrick Llerena

5. Morris Teubal: Restructuring and Embeddness of the Business Sector - A Systems of Innovation Perspective on Diffusion Policy Discussant: Björn Johnson

Monday 16.00- 19.30 Parallel Sessions 2.1 and 2.2

Session 2.1: Competition and dynamics in IT-related sectors

Chairman: Benjamin Coriat

1. Massimo Colombo (with Paola Carrone): Capabilities in the Multimedia Regime -The case of Telecommunications Operators Discussants: Robin Mansell/Bent Dalum

2. Ed Steinmueller: The Evolution of Competitive Advantage in the Global Semiconductor Industry: 1947-1996 Discussants: Massimo Colombo/Mette Præst

3. Robin Mansell: Relocations of Competition in the field of Information and Communications Technology Discussants: Peter Lotz/Maj Andersen

4. Dieter Ernst: High-Tech Competition Puzzles. How Globalization Affects Firm Behavior and Market Structure in the Electronics Industry Discussants: Svend Hylleberg/Nana Køster

Session 2.2: Globalisation and changing patterns of competition

Chairman: Peter Maskell

1. Michael Storper: Social Impacts of Globalization - Production, Consumption and Inequality in Global Context.
Discussants: Poul H. Andersen/Mark Lorenzen

2. Claude Serfati (with Francois Chesnais) : Long Horizon Investment under a Globalised Finance Dominated Accumulation Regime. An Interpretation of the Levelling Off and Decline of R&D in the 1990s
Discussants: Michel Delapierre/Jesper Lindgaard Christensen/

3. Lynn Mytelka & Michel Delapierre: Industrial Dynamics, Knowledge-Based Networked Oligopolies and the Emergence of New Modes of Competition
Discussants: Jens Nyholm/Olman Segura

4. Franco Malerba (with Timothy Bresnahan): Industrial Dynamics and the Evolution of Firms' and nations' Competitive Capabilities in the World Computer Industry
Discussants: Morris Teubal/Gert Villumsen

Tuesday 9.00-12.30 Plenary Sessions 3.1 and 3.2

Session 3.1 (9.00-10.30)

Stability and change in industrial structures

Chairman: Patrick Llerena

1. Esben Sloth Andersen: The Schumpeterian Trade-off in an Evolutionary Model of Structural Economic Change
Discussants: Bo Carlsson/Henrik Sorrn Friese

2. Peter Lotz: Stable Industries in Turbulent Environments
Discussants: Dieter Ernst/Klaus Lindegaard

3. Bengt-Åke Lundvall: Industrial Dynamics in a small open economy
Discussants: Franco Malerba/Keld Laursen

Session 3.2 (11.00-12.30)

Round table on the implications of globalisation, the learning economy and the information society for competition policy

Chairman: Bo Carlsson

Svend Hylleberg

Finn Lauritzen

G.B. Richardson

Ed Steinmueller

Bengt-Åke Lundvall

Lynn Mytelka

Format etc.:

The recommended format for presentations of papers will be decided by the chairman but it could be:

15-20 minutes introduction regarding the main ideas and results from the paper by the author

5-10 minutes comment from discussant 1 (mainly on major results and on how the paper contributes to the general theme of the conference)

5-10 minutes comment from discussant 2 (specific points in relation to methodological aspects)

Open discussion