5-11 Jul 2015 Nice (France)

4th edition of the Summerschool "Knowledge Dynamics, Industry Evolution, Economic Development"

KID 2015, 5-11th July, Nice, France

The 4th Summer School on “Knowledge Dynamics, Industrial Evolution, Economic Development” (KID 2015) will be held 5-11 of July, 2015, Le Saint Paul Hotel-Maison du Séminaire, 29 Bd Franck Pilatte, Nice (France).

KID 2015 is an action of Eurkind, a research network focusing on how knowledge, innovation, and development should be articulated for a better society in Europe. It brings together reputable scientists in economics and social sciences, but also in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, environment and life sciences, belonging to European as well as non-European academic institutions (www.facebook.com/Eurkind).

Like in previous editions, KID 2015 takes place in the beginning of July, in one of the most beautiful locations of the French Riviera (http://lesaintpaul-hotel.fr/)


Aims and scope: There is now a large consensus among economists and social sciences that knowledge is a crucial input to industry dynamics, which in turn is a key component to economic development. What is less evident among our communities is what type of knowledge is the most central in innovation processes shaping industry evolution, in view of generating advanced and sustainable development. If one wants to be realistic in that matter, it is necessary to consider that there is no univocal definition of knowledge, innovation, and development, and consequently that the possible connections between these notions are far from being unique. The sources at the origins of change, i.e. individuals, firms, industries, regions, countries, are themselves intrinsically diverse, while their joint contribution obviously shapes the drivers of knowledge, the processes of innovation, and the attractors in terms of economic development.


KID 2015 is aiming at presenting the latest results in the field. The Summer School will focus especially on the way the properties of knowledge are likely to have an impact on industry evolution and economic performance; it will be centered on how the emergence of shakeout / non shakeout industry evolution possibly contributes to economic growth and sustainability and on the interplay with the geography of economic activities. The Summer School is also dedicated to derive proposals for economic policy. Latest methodologies and protocols of research will be presented, including statistical analysis of the dynamics of firms’ characteristics and firms’ localisation, social networks analysis, dynamics of replication, simulations on modular systems, patent analysis, etc. The Summer School will underline that these methodologies and protocols of research are the outcome of close relationships between economics and other social sciences, but also with mathematics, physics, computer sciences, environment and life sciences.


KID 2015 will be centered on the most prominent analyses in the field of knowledge dynamics, industrial evolution and economic development: emergence and persistence of innovation, entrepreneurship, growth of firms, corporate governance and performance, agglomeration/dispersion of industrial activities, skills dynamics, economics of science and innovation, environment as a driver of innovation.


Invited speakers (confirmed):

Ron Boschma (Circle, Lund University, Sweden)

Uwe Cantner (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)

Davide Consoli (Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, UK ; INGENIO-CSIC, University of Valencia, Spain)

Valeria Costantini (University of Roma 3, Italy)

Alan Kirman (Greqam, Ehess, France)

Jackie Krafft (Gredeg, CNRS and UNS, France)

Ines Macho Stadler (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Sandro Montresor (Kore University of Enna, Italy)

Rosina Moreno (University of Barcelona, Spain)

David Perez Castrillo (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Francesco Quatraro (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)


Audience and content: PhD students, young or confirmed researchers attending the summer school will benefit of:

- lectures by international scholars of renowned authority in economics, business, political science, economic geography, environmental economics, computer sciences, life sciences, etc. 

- lectures on the latest methodologies and protocols of research. 

- presentations of their own work discussed by experts.

- recommendations on how to get published.


Scientific Committee:

Cristiano Antonelli (University of Turin, Italy), Alexander Coad (SPRU Brighton, UK), Alessandra Colombelli (GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS; Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Davide Consoli (Manchester Institute of innovation Research, UK ; INGENIO-CSIC, University of Valencia, Spain), Alexander Ebner (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Werner Hoelzl (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria), Albert Jolink (RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Jackie Krafft (GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS), Massimiliano Mazzanti (University of Ferrara, Italy), Michele Pezzoni (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France), Francesco Quatraro (GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS), Jacques Ravix (GREDEG, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and CNRS), Andreas Reinstaller (WIFO, University of Vienna, Austria), Paolo Saviotti (INRA GAEL, University Pierre Mendes France, France) ), Marco Vivarelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy).


Submission: PhD students, young or confirmedresearchers willing to attend the summer school can apply by posting an application in one single document including i) a research proposal (5 pages), ii) a letter of motivation for attending the summerschool, iii) if any, a paper you are willing to present during the students’ presentation sessions, and iv) a notification whether the paper can be included in the KID prize competition.

Submit your application at http://kid2015.sciencesconf.org


Summer school prize competition: The KID 2015 prize will award the best paper presented during the students’ presentations sessions.


Proposals will be selected by the scientific committee of the 2015 Summer School. The scientific committee will also select the best KID 2015 paper presented during the students’ presentations sessions.


Local organizer: GREDEG (UMR 7321), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)


Organization leads:

Jackie Krafft (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France)

Michele Pezzoni (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France)

Francesco Quatraro (GREDEG, UNS and CNRS, France)

Information contact: kid2015@sciencesconf.org


Venue: Saint-Paul Hotel-La Maison du Séminaire, 29 Boulevard Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice, France.


Important information:

Deadline for application: March 31, 2015

Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2015

Deadline for registration and accommodation fees: May 20, 2015

Full paper submission (KID prize): May 31, 2015


Summer School Fees:

The Summer School fees (300 euros) include registration to the summer school (access to the summer school lectures and presentations, breaks, lunches, summer school dinners), and hotel accommodation at Maison du Séminaire (twin rooms accommodation, i.e., 2 students/participants per room, with breakfast included, 6 nights, arrival Sunday July 5, departure Saturday July 11).


Fees can be paid only by credit card and online.


Selected participants will also benefit of a free registration at the GCW 2015 international conference to be held 1-3rd of July 2015 in Nice - see more on this at http://gcw2015.sciencesconf.org


Website: All information and updates:http://kid2015.sciencesconf.org

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