Schumpeter Conference 2012

As in previous Schumpeter Conferences, the 2012 Conference at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, will serve as an opportunity for both established and early-career researchers to present research findings that are in the evolutionary economic tradition initiated by Joseph Schumpeter. It is also an opportunity for policymakers to be involved in a Conference in which the economic findings presented are both realistic and relevant to policy formulation, particularly in fields such as innovation policy, competition policy and the promotion of economic development, at both national and local levels.

Joseph Schumpeter felt that the study of economic evolution must involve all of the social sciences and this remains true in modern evolutionary economics. Thus, business economists located in the private sector and social scientists, interested in the psychological, social, political, institutional and legal dimensions of economic evolution, will be able to make significant contributions at this Conference.

The Scientific Committee welcomes all submissions that deal with theoretical, methodological, empirical and policy issues with an evolutionary economic focus. Examples of fields in which submissions are welcome are:

– applied evolutionary economics
– behavioral economics
– competitive processes
– complex economic systems
– economic development
– economic history
– entrepreneurship
– evolution of preferences
– evolutionary economic methodology
– evolutionary economic policy
– evolutionary economic theory
– evolutionary macroeconomics
– experimental economics
– innovation policy
– organisational innovation
– political economy
– regulatory economics
– socio-economics
– technological innovation
– theory of the firm

Although the Conference is open to submissions in all areas of evolutionary economics, the Scientific Committee would like to encourage submissions in six priority areas:

  1. Evolutionary perspectives on the causes and consequences of high economic growth in Asian economies
  2. The role of energy and other natural resources in economic evolution
  3. Understanding and achieving environmental sustainability using evolutionary economic analysis
  4. The role of intellectual property in driving innovation in the new media
  5. Long waves, finance and global crises
  6. Productivity growth and structural change

In addition, we encourage researchers to offer proposals for parallel sessions on other topics of contemporary interest and to coordinate paper submissions for these sessions. Of course, there is no guarantee that such papers will be automatically accepted since all submissions have to go through a formal review process.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee:

Esben Andersen, Harry Bloch, Uwe Cantner, Kurt Dopfer, Jan Fagerberg, Maryann Feldman, John Foster, Shulin Gu, Horst Hanusch, Steven Klepper, Richard Lipsey, Keun Lee, Bengt-Ake Lundvall, Franco Malerba, Ben Martin, Maureen McKelvey, Stan Metcalfe, Richard Nelson, Carlota Perez, Jason Potts, Paolo Saviotti, Morris Teubal, Bart Verspagen, Sidney Winter, Ulrich Witt.

Members of the Local Organising Committee:
John Foster (UQ), Jason Potts (UQ), Peter Murmann (UNSW), Andreas Chai (Griffith U), Tim Kastelle (UQ Business), Chris O’Donnell (Deputy Head, UQ Economics), Rachel Tolley (UQ Economics, Marketing), Suzanne Scott (UQ Economics, EEMG Administrator), Randal Anderson (UQ Economics, ITS)


All abstracts and papers must be submitted online.
Submissions can only be made through the ‘speaker portal’ on the Conference website or through


Lodgement of an abstract does not mean automatic inclusion in the Conference program.
Those who wish to present a paper at the Conference must upload an extended abstract (600-1000 words) by 17/02/2012. If accepted, the author commits to uploading a full unpublished paper (normally not exceeding 10,000 words) by 11/05/2012.
Authors may submit more than one paper, however may only present once during the Conference. Co-authored papers may be presented by any of the co-authors.
Submission automatically grants the conference organisers permission to make abstracts and papers publically available on the conference website.


Call for extended abstracts open September 2011
Registration open February 2012
Deadline for submission of extended abstracts 17/02/2012
Deadline for submissions to the 13th Schumpeter Prize Competition 01/03/2012
Notification to authors of accepted or rejected proposed papers 16/03/2012
Deadline for acceptance from author to present at the Conference 30/03/2012
Early bird registration date closes 11/05/2012
Deadline for receipt of full papers 11/05/2012
First Draft of Program released 18/05/20

All submissions will be screened for adherence to the required format. Abstracts will then be reviewed by the Scientific Committee to evaluate their clarity, content and relevance to the objectives of the Conference.
Submissions will be assessed by at least two anonymous reviewers. Those who have had their submissions accepted will be notified on the 16/03/2012 (no reviewer’s comments will be included).
Papers not accepted for oral presentation may be accepted for presentation in poster sessions if the submitter is a PhD student or an early career researcher less than five years from PhD graduation on the 01/07/2012.
Authors of accepted abstracts must confirm that they will present the paper at the Conference by 30/03/2012. If acceptance to present is not received from the author by the due date, the paper will be automatically removed from the Conference program.
Full unpublished papers (normally not exceeding 10,000 words) must be uploaded by 11/05/2012. The First Draft of the Conference Program, including links to the papers will be made available by the 18/05/2012.

All communication will be with the submitter. If the submitter is not the presenter, it is the submitter’s responsibility to ensure that the presenter registers by the required due date. The presenting author is required to register for the Conference and pay registration fees. Please note if registration and payment for the presenting author are not received by the EARLYBIRD registration date (11/05/2012), the presentation will automatically be withdrawn from the Conference Program.


About timpohlmann

Tim Pohlmann is a post-doctoral researcher in economics at Mines ParisTech and Berlin Institute of Technology. He specializes in the economic analysis of markets for technology. He earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinctions in August 2012 from the Berlin Institute of Technology with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in ICT standardization. Tim’s research covers the empirical analysis of the trade of patents, patent trolls, standardization consortia and patent pools. He has presented his work at a large number of international conferences. Tim has been actively involved in preparing studies for the European Commission and the German Federal Government on the role of patents in technological standardization and business models in Open Source Software. Doctoral Thesis SSRN author page
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