International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

Journal of Product Innovation Management Special Issue 
Paper Development Workshop 
14-15 July 2018

Harbin Institute of Technology 

The conference aims at building a platform for scholars across the globe to share their knowledge in innovation and entrepreneurship. We focus in particular on social innovation and its role in different parts of the world and business functions.

Included in the conference is a workshop dedicated to selected authors who have submitted their work to the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) Special Issue on “Social Innovation in an Interconnected World”.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of social innovation and entrepreneurship, we welcome submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Entrepreneurs and social innovators
  2. Concepts ad theories of social innovations
  3. Context and ecosystem of social innovation
  4. Impacts of social innovation

Submissions written in English must follow the JPIM manuscript submission guidelines available at

Submissions written in Chinese must follow the China’s Management Science manuscript submission guidelines available at

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Only PDF versions are accepted

Awards will be given to best papers in various categories.

For more information or questions, please contact any of the conference co-chairs.

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Conference Co-Chairs

Dr. Ruby P. Lee 
Florida State University, USA 
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Dr. Jelena Spanjol 
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany 
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Dr. Sunny Li Sun 
University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA 
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Dr. Bo Zou 
Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina 
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Dr. Yonggui Wang 
University of International Business and Economics, China 
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Special Issue Workshop Chair

Dr. Abbie Griffin 
Royal L. Garff Presidential Chair in Marketing 
University of Utah, USA

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Gloria Barczak 
JPIM Editor-in-Chief 
Professor of Marketing 
Northeastern University, USA

Dr. Charles Noble 
Vice Chair, 2017 PDMA Board of Directors Executive Committee 
Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Jerry & Kay Henry Professor 
University of Tennessee, USA

Dr. Kevin Zhou 
Chang-Jiang Scholar Chair Professor & Professor of Strategy/International Business 
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Full papers shall not exceed 20 double-spaced pages including references.

Extended abstracts shall not exceed 5 double-spaced pages including references.

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