9th Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The AIE Conference provides an international platform to convene scholars, industry leaders and policymakers from around the world to present research and thought leadership on trends and new developments in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Annual AIE Conferences have been held since 2008 and attracted close to 2,000 participants from around the world. Sydney, Tsinghua and Oxford universities are pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Conference for the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (AIE2016) will be held for the first time in one of the most attractive cities in the world, Sydney, Australia, from 2 - 3 September 2016.

Co-organized by
National Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Tsinghua University, China
Technology and Management Centre for Development, Oxford University, UK
Australia China Business Research Network/Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Group, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia

Professor Gao Jian, Tsinghua University
Professor Fu Xiaolan, Oxford University
Professor Hans Hendrischke, The University of Sydney

Innovation and Entrepreneurship across Borders
The 2016 conference theme takes account of innovation and entrepreneurship driving rapid financial and technical globalisation across national, institutional and firm borders, capturing diversity of processes and contents, as well as the roles of individuals, organizations and societies.  Some of the broad sub-themes are

*       Entrepreneurship and innovation in a global context

*       Crowdsourcing and open innovation

*       Entrepreneurship and innovation across market and institutional borders

*       The role of governments and public policies in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation

*       The venture creation process and venture capital markets - which countries are different

*       Global resource acquisition for start-up and growth

*       The sharing economy and the new ventures

*       Disruptive innovation and e-commerce

*       Cross-border incubation and acceleration

*       Science parks’ roles to innovation across different regions

*       Institutional and social entrepreneurship across borders

*       The importance of diaspora for innovation and entrepreneurship across borders

*       Entrepreneurship education and design thinking

*       Methodologies of entrepreneurship research

A special session on China and Silicon Valley will be organised by Prof KC Fung of University of California, Santa Cruz, who will edit a special issue of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies.

Important Dates

15 April 2016     Proposal Deadline

16 May 2016      Acceptance Notification

1 July 2016    Final Full Paper Due (including papers, photos and profiles)

2-3 September 2016 AIE Conference


Applicants are invited to submit proposals in two of the following ways

1) Individual proposals that consist of


Theme(s) addressed

Full contact information

An abstract of your paper consisting of no more than 500 words (2 pages)

An updated CV

2) Panel sessions of 3-5 participants that consist of

Proposed title of the panel session

Theme(s) addressed

A 500 word (2 pages) overview of the main theme(s) discussed in the panel and how each paper interconnects

Full contact information of each participant

Updated CVs for all participants

Please submit your proposal in electronic format (in one Word or PDF document) to by 15 April 2016 (11:59pm EST).  Proposals received after this time will not be considered.  The conference encourages proposals from current and emerging scholars, those in public policy and industry partners.  You will be notified electronically of your acceptance no later than 16 May 2016.

Presenters whose proposals are accepted for the conference will be invited to submit full papers of no more than 20-25 pages on the topic outlined in your abstract.  The best paper selected by the conference committee will win the Best Paper Award.

For more information on the conference please visit<>, and for general help and administrative matters please contact AIE Support at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, or Glenn Howell at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

DR WEI LI  李薇 PhD, MSc, BA
Lecturer | International Business

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