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PDW Accepted for the DRUID Society Conference 2014

The Professional Development Workshop prepared by Ana Luiza de Araújo Burcharth, together with Marcel Bogers from University of Southern Denmark and colleagues from the Stella Polaris Network, has been included in the conference programme of the DRUID Society Conference 2014.

Entitled 'Living on the Edge: Individual Perspectives on Open Innovation', the PDW brings together scholars to discuss and develop research ideas related to the individual level of analysis of open innovation. The aim of the workshop is to advance the state-of-the-art in this domain by encouraging participants to propose, discuss and reflect on possible theoretical and empirical directions for future innovation studies anchored in individuals.

The key speakers are Prof. Russel Coff (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Teppo Felin (University of Oxford). The facilitators are Lars Bo Jeppensen (Bocconi University), Alex Pedrosa (University of Southern Denmark), Helle Alsted Søndergaard (Aarhus University) and Lars Frederiksen (Aarhus University).

DRUID - an acronym for the Danish Research Unit on Industrial Dynamics - has since 1995 organised what has over the years allegedly become among the world's premier academic conferences on innovation and the related dynamics of technical, structural, institutional and geographical change. This year's conference takes place in Copenhagen in June under the heading "Food Innovation". More information at www.druid.dk 

About the network
The Stella Polaris Network is comprised of established and emerging scholars in the innovation domain from two universities in Denmark, namely Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark, and two universities in Germany, namely University of Hamburg and University of Kiel. The network was launched in 2013, and supported by the respective universities with the primary objective “to initiate, strengthen and broaden collaboration within education, research and other areas.”