2015 Call for Papers

School of Management, National Institute for Innovation Management and Institute for Intellectual Property Management at Zhejiang University hosts the 6th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference in Hangzhou, P.R. China.

The conference will bring together scholars, including doctoral students, working on economics, management and law with a focus on innovation. It will foster an inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge. Sessions will include contributed papers, keynote presentations and panel discussions. Please forward this information to any interested colleagues, friends, and doctoral students. We welcome contributions from across the world.

Conference dates: November 19th (Thursday), 20th (Friday) and 21st (Saturday), 2015
Venue: Zijingang International Hotel, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
Final paper submission deadline: August 11th, 2015   
Notification of acceptance: 
September 1st, 2015

2015 Call for Papers (pdf version)

The conference will be held in English.

Local Hosts

  • School of Management, Zhejiang University
  • National Institute of Innovation Management, Zhejiang University
  • Institute for Intellectual Property Management, School of Management, Zhejiang University

Key Sponsors

  • Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne
  • Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology


The session topics would include:

  • entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • innovation, growth and competitiveness
  • national systems of innovation
  • innovation and industry evolution
  • management of technology
  • intellectual property protection for innovation
  • standards, alliances and consortia
  • research and innovation funding
  • university research and university industry collaborations
  • science and technology policy in developing economies
  • innovation in global value chains
  • innovation, dynamic capabilities and sustainable strategies
  • finance and innovation
  • Innovation challenges and disruptive technologies
  • Innovation, skills and creative industries

Submission Details

We invite interested authors to submit your full papers or extended abstracts by August 11th, 2015. You can submit your paper by email to niim1@zju.edu.cn.

Please indicate the name of the presenter and his/her contact details (affiliation and email). You may also submit a proposal for a full session, which should include a short description of the session theme, title, 3 papers (or extended abstracts) and the name of the organizer and contact details. While we will consider accepting any theme significantly related to innovation, we prefer sessions with the presenters covering regional or global issues.

Submissions must be in PDF format, with a maximum size of 2MB per paper. No other file formats will be considered. Submissions must be made in English.

The Scientific Committee for the conference will evaluate the submissions and the results will be emailed by September 1st, 2015.


The 1st Asia Pacific Region Innovation Conference was held in University of Melbourne in January 2010. Given a rapidly growing number of scholars in the Asia-Pacific region interested in innovation issues, we envisage that we will host such conferences regularly, rotating among Asia-Pacific countries. Participating institutions include:

  • The Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, University of Melbourne
  • Institute of Innovation Research and Center for Intergenerational Studies (Institute of Economic Research), Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
  • University of Auckland Business School
  • New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law (NZCIEL)
  • Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington
  • College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University
  • School of Management, National Central University
  • Seoul National University
  • Center for Economic Catch-up, KOREA
  • School of Management, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science
  • Intellectual Property Law Center, Drake University Law School
  • UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney
  • National Institute of Innovation Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology

Conference Resources

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