T17bP16 - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Urban Policy: International Experiences

Topic : Sectorial Policy - Economics

Panel Chair : Jue Wang - wangjue@ntu.edu.sg

Panel Second Chair : Cathy Liu - cyliu@gsu.edu

Objectives and Scientific Relevance of the panel

The promoting of entrepreneurship has become a wide-used economic development tool in urban policy around the world. Innovation is considered a fundamental component of entrepreneurship and a key element of business success, and also is a means to create and maintain sustainable competitive advantages. Innovative entrepreneurship has made significant contribution to the employment opportunities and the creation of new products, business models and markets. According to the World Bank, formal SMEs account for 45% of total employment and 33% of GDP in emerging economies. It has become a central theme in government policy in many countries to stimulate technology driven economic development via the application of innovation and entrepreneurship. But how government should act to best support innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem still remains debatable.

 

This panel calls for the discussion of the overarching innovation policies and entrepreneurship policies from around the world, including but not limited to public spending on technology and innovation, the development and training of human resource, other policy programs for innovation such as incubators and science parks, and the institutional framework for innovation and entrepreneurship. We invite both promising scholars and established researchers to share their ideas, reflections, and cutting-edge research related to innovation and entrepreneurship policy. We welcome submissions from different disciplinary frameworks, analytical methods, and world regions.

Call for papers

The promoting of entrepreneurship has become a wide-used economic development tool in urban policy around the world. Innovation is considered a fundamental component of entrepreneurship and a key element of business success, and also is a means to create and maintain sustainable competitive advantages. Innovative entrepreneurship has made significant contribution to the employment opportunities and the creation of new products, business models and markets.

 

This panel calls for the discussion of the overarching innovation policies and entrepreneurship policies from around the world, including but not limited to public spending on technology and innovation, the development and training of human resource, other policy programs for innovation such as incubators and science parks, and the institutional framework for innovation and entrepreneurship. We invite both promising scholars and established researchers to share their ideas, reflections, and cutting-edge research related to innovation and entrepreneurship policy. We welcome submissions from different disciplinary frameworks, analytical methods, and world regions. The panel particularly encourages research relevant to the following areas:

 
Other proposals that are relevant to the conference theme and a broader innovation and entrepreneurship policy research agenda will also be considered.

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