9th Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Call for Papers
April 29, 2016
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Business History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Public Policy


9th Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

September 2-3, 2016, Sydney

Innovation and Entrepreneurship across Borders

Extended submission deadline: 29 April 2016 (11:59pm EST)




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

Australia China Business Research Network/Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Group, The University of Sydney Business School, Australia

National Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Tsinghua University, China

Technology and Management Centre for Development, Oxford University, UK

Canada-China Institute for Business and Development, Ryerson University, Canada


Executive Co-Chair

Professor Hans Hendrischke, The University of Sydney


Professor Gao Jian, Tsinghua University

Professor Fu Xiaolan, Oxford University

Professor Steven Murphy, Ryerson University



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
  • Entrepreneurship and culture
  • 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.



  • Prof. Scott Stern, David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Chair of the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Prof. Xiaowei Rose Luo, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Prof. Gregory Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School
  • Prof. Hans Hendrischke, Professor of Chinese Business and Management, the University of Sydney Business School
  • Prof. Gao Jian, Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
  • Prof. Xiaolan Fu (傅晓岚), Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford University
  • Prof. Steven Murphy, Dean of Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University



29 April 2016 Proposal Deadline

20 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

  • Title
  • Theme(s) addressed
  • 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 participants

Please submit your proposal in electronic format (in one Word or PDF document) by 29 April 2016 (11:59pm EST).  For first time user, please register and log-in before submitting your proposal at http://aieconference.org/en/member/enrol.asp

Any questions and enquiries, please contact Dr. Wei Li li.wei@econ.usyd.edu.au

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 20 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 http://www.aieconference.org and http://sydney.edu.au/business/china/aie

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Dr. Wei Li, The University of Sydney Business School

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