Eurkind GCW 2016 Conference

Eurkind is a research network that aims at encouraging interdisciplinary debates on how knowledge and innovation and development can shape a better society. The consortium brings together reputable scientists from economics and social sciences based at European and non-European academic institutions.

GCW 2016 will provide a forum for senior and junior scholars to debate scientific, policy and strategic issues around key issues. This year’s conference will revolve around three main themes: innovation, employment and the environment


– Industry dynamics: emergence, transformation, decline
– Governance of innovation
– Methodological approaches: agent-based models, simulation with heterogeneous agents
– Barriers to innovation and to firm growth
– Regional diversification and growth
– New cluster formation, cluster evolution
– Policy mix in support of R&D and innovation


– Human capital: creation, diffusion, adaptation
– Skill emergence, transformation and obsolescence
– Labour market outcomes of technology, trade and policy
– New jobs
– Change in the content of work
– Skill mismatches and skill gaps
– Dynamics of local labour markets
– Evolution of education and training systems


– Creation and adoption of environmental technologies and practices
– New business models in sustainable economies
– Green entrepreneurship and green start-ups
– Environmental economics and complex adaptive systems
-Sustainability transitions
– Finance and venture capital for greening the economy
– Implementation of corporate social responsibility

All conference activities will be held at the Polytechnic City of Innovation (Spanish acronym: CPI), a modern complex located in the main campus of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

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Fecha: 22/06/2016