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Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2016 Sydney

9th Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

About the conference:
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 (AIE 2016) will be held for the first time in one of the most attractive cities in the world, Sydney, Australia.

About the theme: 
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
  • 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.

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

For questions and enquiries, please contact AIE Support aie@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn, or Glenn Howell business.researchnetworks@sydney.edu.au

For more information on the conference please visit http://www.aieconference.org