Call for Papers: Working Group conference at IIPP

Hi all,

This is a reminder that we are now one month away from the deadline for the Call for Papers for ‘Rethinking Innovation: The State, Markets & Society’, a conference for early career researchers this September, which we are organising as the Working Group Coordinators in collaboration with UCL's Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.

Over three days, the conference will bring together new voices and identify underdeveloped areas of research around three key areas of political economy and innovation policy:

  • Democratising the Directionality of Innovation
  • Decolonised, Diversified and Inclusive Technological Progress
  • Building Capacities for New Approaches to Innovation

We also hope to drive discussion and learning about methodological approaches for studying the political economy and economics of innovation in the state, markets and society, and welcome papers for this theme:

  • Methodological Innovation

Accepted papers will be presented during sessions with dedicated senior academic discussants, with a view to developing them for a post-conference publication. We will be joined by a number of guest speakers, as well as academics from IIPP, including Dr Antonio Andreoni, Professor Mariana Mazzucato and Professor Rainer Kattel.

There are no fees for participating in the conference, and we have a number of travel and accommodation stipends for successful applicants, if it is possible to hold in-person. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and guidance from UCL and will provide updates regarding the format of the conference in due course.

Deadlines and Submission
Application deadline & extended abstract submission: 1 June 2021
Acceptance letters sent out: 1 July 2021
Conference registration & full paper submission: 1 September 2021
Extended abstracts should be 800-1,000 words or less. Full papers are expected to be between 6-8,000 words, inclusive of references. Travel stipends will be allotted after the acceptance letters.

We are committed to improving the diversity of voices within innovation and political economy thinking. Therefore, we are particularly looking to invite non-OECD, Black, and other voices currently marginalised in academia. We welcome applications from early career academic researchers (PhD and postdoctoral researchers), as well as practitioners whose work involves grounded research, for example from trade unions.

The Call for Papers and full information about the conference and how to apply can be found here:

Best regards,