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1st CALL FOR PAPERS: DRUID Academy 2024, University of Southern Denmark Business School, 17-19 January, 2024

  • 1.  1st CALL FOR PAPERS: DRUID Academy 2024, University of Southern Denmark Business School, 17-19 January, 2024

    Posted 09-08-2023 09:45

    DRUID Academy 2024 - University of Southern Denmark Business School
    Odense (Denmark), January 17-January 19, 2024
    Submission deadline:  November 12
    Web site: www.druid.dk

    DRUID Academy 2024

    University of Southern Denmark Business School

    Odense (Denmark), January 17-January 19, 2024

    Submission deadline:  November 12

    Web site: www.druid.dk



    Dear Victor Martin-Sanchez, 

    The DRUID Academy 2024 conference provides a unique space for early career researchers to present and discuss their ongoing research. The aim of the DRUID Academy 2024 is to bring early career researchers together with established scholars from management, organization studies, economics, and adjacent disciplines to discuss early and ongoing research projects. The Academy will provide a unique opportunity for matching and mentoring young early career researchers by seniors, advance their knowledge, as well as building their network.

    Highlights of the DRUID Academy 2024

    • Presentations: Each participant will present their paper or PhD project and receive a discussion from a fellow junior participant and a senior discussant.
    • Keynotes: There will be two keynote presentations by esteemed scholars.
    • Editor roundtable: In an open format, editors of leading field journals will share their editorial experiences and answer open questions on the submission, review, and publication process.
    • Research data and method session: Exploring new data sources and applying new methods is integral for research. Guided by an esteemed scholar, new research avenues will be explored.
    • Interactions and discussions: We expect 60 early career researchers as well as 15-20 senior researchers to attend the DRUID Academy. The open DRUID atmosphere and the planned social events will provide extensive opportunities to interact and discuss.
    • The Bent Dalum PhD Award: DRUID gives an award for the most promising PhD research project presented at the DRUID Academy Conferences. The award is given in the memory of Bent Dalum (1946-2010), one of the main drivers of joint PhD education in Europe within the field of innovation studies.
    • Venue: The DRUID Academy 2024 takes place at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense and is hosted by the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (https://www.sdu.dk/da/dias). DIAS is an interdisciplinary center of excellent research at the University of Southern Denmark.

    The DRUID Community

    DRUID is an open international network of scholars interested in innovation, dynamics, and change processes in technologies, firms, industries, ecosystems, and spatial units. From a multidisciplinary perspective, research questions evolve around micro level phenomena such as creativity, incentives, strategies, determinants, and outcomes on the actor level, meso-level organizational phenomena, involving structural pattern, ecosystems, and dynamics in industries and technologies, and macro level determinants and outcomes such as institutional dynamics, economic growth, and policy perspectives. DRUID promotes open and multiplex perspectives on theory, research methods, data, and encourages new ways of doing research.

    Submission Guidelines

    All early career researchers (PhD students, assistant professors, post docs or equivalent up to 2 years after obtaining their doctoral degree) must submit a one-page abstract (no more, no less, no tables or graphs, and only few key references are allowed) before the deadline of November 12, 2023 (before midnight, your local time) through the conference website www.druid.dk. Submission site opens October 2, 2023.

    The abstract should start with the title of your submission, followed by your name, affiliation, (expected) date of the PhD, and e-mail address. This information is to come before the body of the abstract, which should be written in plain text (that is, without bullet-points or other special codes). All above information is to be copied into the abstract field/box at the submission site.

    The abstract should focus on your research question and your own contribution. The abstract should mirror the full paper and could include following points: 1) briefly describe the existing state-of-the-art and positioning of your contribution; 2) explain the research gap that you are trying to fill and pose a research question; 3) give your main theoretical arguments; 4) spell out your method (and data, if an empirical paper); 5) present your results; and 6) the contributions to the literature. Submission of an abstract gives the organizers permission to disseminate it and the accompanying paper electronically or place it on the conference website. We reserve the right to reject abstracts that do not comply with the above requirements.

    DRUID uses available software to check for plagiarism and to take appropriate action in severe cases. Details are available under Terms and Conditions on the website.

    Conference fee

    Each participant will be charged a fee of 300€. Given the sponsorship from DRUID, the fee will cover all meals from Wednesday January 17 after lunch until Friday January 19, lunch included. A list of hotels and directions to the conference will be available on the website.

    Timetable (All deadlines are before midnight, your local time)

    • Submission site opens: October 2, 2023
    • Deadline for abstract submission: November 12, 2023
    • Decision of abstract acceptance: November 27, 2023
    • Deadline for registration and payment of conference fee: December 11, 2023
    • Deadline for submission of final paper: December 11, 2023
    • Program available: December 20, 2023

    Conference Organizers

    Mette Præst Knudsen (Chair), Martin Kalthaus, Victor Martin-Sanchez, Melissa Goodsite Beach, Christian Østergaard, and Jeanette Hvarregaard (Secretary).

    For any inquiries regarding the DRUID Academy 2024, please contact Martin Kalthaus via mkalth@sam.sdu.dk.

    Victor Martin-Sanchez
    Assistant Professor
    University of Southern Denmark