Evolution and Dynamics of Industrial Structures and
Ecosystems: innovation and productivity in industries
Durham University Business School (DUBS), with support
from the IAS, is organising a mini-conference on ‘Evolution and
Dynamics of Industrial Structures and Ecosystems: innovation
and productivity in industries’ to be held at Durham University
Business School on Friday 22 September 2017.
The purpose of this conference is to discuss new concepts,
trends and recent research results in dynamics of industrial and
ecosystem structures in conjunction with company innovation,
survival and growth.
The conference will focus on ecosystem organisation and
evolution of industrial structures, including such important
issues as creative destruction and innovation, industrial time
structure (life cycles), firm sustainability (survival) and industrial
structure and temporality, and scale laws in company birth-exit
Complete or developmental papers with rigorous methodology
on several themes have been particularly welcomed:
Self-organisation and evolution of industrial structures,
including historical and geographical perspectives;
Heterogeneity, non-linearity, endogeneity and uncertainty
in micro-econometric studies of innovation;
Alternative approaches to firm productivity, industrial
evolution and structure;
Mathematical modelling of industrial structures in time and
space and their impact on company performance;
Innovation, industry/technology shakeouts and life cycles.
The conference is intended to facilitate cross-disciplinary
dialogue and has welcomed papers with a diverse range of
rigorous research methodologies.
Durham University Business School is accredited by all major
academic bodies (AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS).
The conference is free of charge to attend; however registration
is necessary. Any enquiries should be addressed to Dr Esh