Dear Colleagues,


Can you please circulate the following Call for Papers for the 2013 AIE Annual Conference to be held in Oxford University to the AIB mailing list?







6th Annual Conference

of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship



Innovation and Entrepreneurship

for Inclusive and Sustainable Development



Oxford, United Kingdom

29-30 August 2013



Co-organised by

Technology and Management for Development (TMD) Centre, University of Oxford

National Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Tsinghua University

Research Centre for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University






The 6th Annual Conference for the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AIE 2013) will be held in Oxford, United Kingdom, on 29-30 August 2013. The Technology and Management for Development Centre based in the University of Oxford Department for International Development will host the event on the Oxford campus. The AIE Conference provides a broad platform to convene scholars from around the world to present research and to stimulate discussions on critical research issues and new developments in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The main theme this year is ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Inclusive and Sustainable Development’.


Distinguished keynote speakers for the AIE 2013 include:

Anne Miroux (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD)

Calestous Juma (Harvard University)

Luc Soete (Maastricht University and United Nations University)

Martin Bell (University of Sussex, Science and Technology Policy Research)

Xin Fang (Chinese Academy of Sciences)




Papers focusing on the following issues would be of particular interest:

1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Growth

2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development

3. Open Innovation

4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in and for Emerging Markets

5. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in and for Low Income Countries

6. International Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Management

7. New Trends in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

8. International Entrepreneurship

9. Entrepreneurial Finance and Training



Award and Publication

The conference committee will award one Best Paper prize. For those who are interested, their paper submitted to the conference can be considered for publication in Oxford Development Studies following normal peer review process. This should be indicated in the cover page of the submitted paper.



Submission of Papers

Authors are invited to submit a full paper or an extended paper outline (2-4 pages) online at by 30 April 2013. Please submit the paper in electronic format (PDF files only). The files should be names as [last name_first name of the presenting author_AIE2013].


The conference will provide a reduced conference rate for PhD students. Papers submitted by PhD students should indicate this by adding [_PhD paper] to the file name. A letter from his/her PhD supervisor confirming the student’s PhD status should also be included when register for the conference.


Papers will be selected by the Programme Committee consisting of a panel of international scholars. Authors will be informed by 30 May 2013 whether their papers are accepted. Full papers are required by 31 July 2013.


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Best wishes,




Dr Xiaolan Fu
Director, Technology & Management for Development Centre

ODID, University of Oxford