Conference Announcement:

Innovation and Sociocultural Transformation

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The Newcastle Business School (NBS) would like to invite you to our inaugural NBS Sydney research conference.

The event is aimed at bringing diverse areas such as management, marketing, accounting, finance, international business and economics together to learn about trends and themes that relate to the wider topic of innovation and sociocultural transformation.

Date:               December 1-2, 2016

Location:         NBS Sydney CBD Campus, 55 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Keynote Speaker: Professor Joel West (Keck Graduate Institute) on Open Innovation

Since 2011, Joel West has been professor of innovation & entrepreneurship at the Keck Graduate Institute School of Applied Life Sciences, one of the seven Claremont Colleges. His research on open innovation includes co-editing Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (Oxford, 2006), and New Frontiers in Open Innovation (Oxford, 2014), and he currently serves as an associate editor of Research Policy. He created and edits the Open Innovation Blog ( His research focuses on how firms manage network forms of collaboration, including communities, consortia, ecosystems and platforms, with an interest in phenomena such as 3D printing, open source software and open source biology. He currently is the principal investigator for a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation to research R&D consortia in the pharmaceutical industry. With more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry, he is co-founder of two high-tech companies.

More Information

Individuals from academia, business and government are invited to submit refereed research papers, non-refereed research abstracts, and proposals for workshops, panels, and symposia. All submissions should have a clear focus on innovation and are encouraged to be transdisciplinary in nature. All are welcome to attend the conference without presenting a paper.

Additional details about the 2016 Research Conference will be forthcoming. In the interim, please mark the dates on your calendar and for more information please visit the conference webpage.

Conference Link

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Newcastle Business School Sydney Campus

The University of Newcastle, Australia

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