The mission of DRUID is to establish itself as a hub for premier research and doctoral education in innovation and the dynamics of structural, institutional and geographic change.
DRUIDs research agenda is a better understanding of the institutional and organizational dynamics of change, at all levels of analysis: Individuals, teams, firms, projects, networks, industries and national and regional economies. DRUID research is cross-disciplinary, incorporating insights from, for example, economics, sociology, management, and economic geography.
Since the 1990s, DRUID promoted a range of research themes that have become widely influential, such as innovation systems, open innovation, organizational learning, firm capabilities, markets for technology, clusters, and social networks. Currently, research themes that are gaining traction in the DRUID community encompass creativity, entrepreneurship, knowledge search, local and global connectedness, eco-innovation, social innovation and institutional innovation.
Examples of DRUID research can be found below.
DRUID DEBATES 1995-2023
Outstanding scholars exchanging opinions on key themes in a heated and entertaining setting with conference audiences opposing or supporting their standpoints.
DRUID KEYNOTES 1995-2023
Top scholars juxtaposed with up-and-coming contenders present topical research with potential to become tomorrow’s key themes.
DRUID AWARD WINNERS 2006-2023
High-quality papers with particular innovative potential from the DRUID conferences.