Knowledge Dynamics, Industry Evolution, Economic Development

7-13 juil. 2013
La Maison du Séminaire, 29 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice, France. - Nice (France)

There is now a large consensus among economists and social sciences that knowledge is a crucial input to industry dynamics which in turn is a key component to economic development. What is less evident among our communities is what type of knowledge is the most central in innovation processes shaping industry evolution, in view of generating advanced and sustainable development. If one wants to be realistic in that matter, it is necessary to consider that there is no unique definition of knowledge, innovation, and development, and consequently that the possible connections between these notions are far from being unique. The sources at the origins of change, i.e. individuals, firms, industries, regions, countries, are themselves intrinsically diverse, while their joint contribution obviously shapes the drivers of knowledge, the processes of innovation, and the attractors in terms of economic development. The 2013 Summer School is aiming at presenting the latest results in the field. The Summer School will focus especially on the way in which the properties of knowledge are likely to have an impact on industry evolution and economic performance; it will be centered on how the emergence of shakeout / non shakeout industry evolution possibly contributes to economic growth and sustainability. The Summer School is also dedicated to derive proposals for an economic policy where knowledge, innovation and development are considered as key steps for a better society. Latest methodologies and protocols of research will be presented, including statistical analysis of the dynamics of firms characteristics and firms localisation, social networks analysis, dynamics of replication, simulations on modular systems, patent analysis, etc. The Summer School will underline that these methodologies and protocols of research are the outcome of close relationships between social sciences, computer sciences and life sciences. The Summer School will be centered on the most prominent analyses in the field of knowledge dynamics, industrial evolution and economic development: emergence and persistence of innovation, entrepreneurship, growth of firms, corporate governance and performance, agglomeration/dispersion of industrial activities, skills dynamics, economics of science and innovation, environment as a driver of innovation. PhD students and young researchers attending the summer school will be benefit of: - lectures by international scholars of renowned authority in economics, business, political science, economic geography, environmental economics, computer sciences and life sciences. - lectures on the latest methodologies and protocols of research. - presentations of their own work discussed by experts. - recommendations on how to get published. PhD students and young researchers willing to attend the summer school can apply by sending a research proposal (5 pages), and a letter of motivation.
Discipline scientifique : Sciences de l'Homme et Société

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