Call For Paper - 2013 "Suzhou-Silicon Valley-Beijing" International Innovation Conference, July 8-9, China


Dear all,
            We are currently seeking papers for the 2013 "Suzhou-Silicon Valley-Beijing" International Innovation Conference, which will be held in Suzhou, China during July 8-9, 2013. The theme of the conference is Technology Innovation and Diasporas in a Global Era.
            Technology innovation is an important driving force for economic growth and wealth creation. Diasporas have played significant role in promoting technology innovation across all walks of life around the world. However, academic research results are still inadequate and lagging in empirical and theoretical justifications of the significance of diasporas. This international conference seeks to improve communications on this topic among the world's scholars with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, consultants, policy makers and entrepreneurs.

            We invite contributions from researchers, educators, managers and students. Contributions may be conceptual, theoretical, or empirical. They should document research activity, case studies or best practices, shedding light on theory or practice. For additional information, please visit the conference web page at

The coverage of the conference includes, but is not limited to:

Globalization, Innovation and Diasporas


ü  Diasporas in the world economic development

ü  Role of diasporas in globalization of innovation

ü  Law, Regulations and Policies regarding diasporas

ü  Brain Drain and Brain Circulation

ü  Late-moversadvantages, dis-advantagesand development path

ü  The role of government in the globalization of technology innovation


Management of Innovation


ü  Innovation models in emerging markets

ü  Measures of Innovation Capabilities

ü  Management of Innovation Processes 

ü  Managing international intellectual property

ü  Open Innovation

ü  Co-evolution of technology innovation and management innovation




ü  Entrepreneurship in a global world

ü  Opportunity recognition in tech industries

ü  Innovative Business Models 

ü  Start-up investments: Angel, VC, PE

ü  International Sources of Capital

ü  Legal Aspects of International  Entrepreneurship

ü  Management of Global Start-ups


Other topics


ü  Regional innovation and High-Tech Parks

ü  Industry – University – Government

ü  From imitation to innovation

ü  R&D Globalization, Outsourcing and Off-shoring

ü  Technology and knowledge transfer

ü  Financial markets and high-tech companies

ü  The role of incubators in tech innovation

ü  Green/ Frugal innovation



Important Dates: 

Paper Submission Due:    30 March 2013 (Extended deadline)

Notification of Acceptance:     30 April 2013

Author Registration Due:      15 May 2013

Normal Registration/Hotel Block Deadline:  30 June 2013


Please kindly forward this message to people who may be interested in attending the conference. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Suzhou, China in 2013!

Program Co-Chairs,


Jielin Dong  (Director, Center for Enterprise Innovation and Development, Soochow University, China)

Xiaohong "Iris" Quan (Asst. Professor, Lucas Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University)
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