The International Conference on Innovation Studies (ICIS2018)
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June 23-24, 2018

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


The International Conference on Innovation Studies (ICIS2018) Innovation Academy for Yong Scholars (IAYS2018) will be hosted by the Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University. Selected conference papers will be published by International Journal of Innovation Studies.

1.       Time and location

TimeIAYS -- June 20-22, 2018

ICIS -- June 23-24, 2018

LocationTsinghua University, Beijing, China 

2.       Host organizer

Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University, China 

3.       Theme and Topics of ICIS

While papers covering a wide array of topics in Innovation Studies will be included in the 2018 program, RCTI especially encourages proposals that cross the boundaries of conventionally defined disciplines. The program themes focus on:

Frontiers of Innovations Studies;

Cross-Disciplinary Research on Innovations Studies;

Economics of Innovation/Technology/Science;

Innovation and Sustainability;

Innovation Management/Organization/Policy/Strategy;

Innovation Systems - national, regional, sectoral, technological;

Research and Development (R&D) Management/Policy/Strategy;

Research Policy;

Science Policy;

Sociotechnical Paradigms/Regimes;

Technology Management/Policy/Strategy. 

4.       Theme and Topics of IAYS

Wesley Sine (Professor at Cornell University), Erkko Autio (Professor at Imperial College Business School), Jizhen Li (Professor at Tsinghua University) will jointly give a three-day lecture on innovation studies. PhD students and other young scholars are welcome to attend.

5.       Distinguished Speakers

Chen Jin, director of the Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University

Prof. Chen Jin is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Innovation Studies and International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, the associate editor-in-chief of Engineering Management Review (EI), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (SSCI). Besides, he is also on the editorial boards of International Journal of Technology Management (SSCI), Science: Journal of Zhejiang University (SCI).Arie Y. Lewin

Professor Emeritus Strategy and International Business

Duke University, The Fuqua School Of Business

Editor in Chief of Management and Organization Review

Wesley Sine

Professor, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Senior Editor of Organization Science, Book Review editor of Administrative Science Quarterly

Erkko Autio

Erkko is Chair in Technology Venturing at Imperial College Business School, London; co-founder of the GeDI Institute (www.thegedi.org); co-author of the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index; founding team member of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. He was recognised among the 50 most influential young management scholars globally for research impact.

Jizhen Li

Li is an associate professor of Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, School of Economics & Management, Tsinghua University. He is also a research fellow and vice director at the Research Center for Technological Innovation at Tsinghua University.

Liisa Välikangas

Professor of Hanken School of Economics

Helsinki, Finland

Deputy Editor of Dialogue, Debate and Discussion, Management and Organization Review

6.       Conference Registration

(1) Conference Registration Fees

In USD   ($) / 美元($)

In RMB   (¥) / 人民币(¥)

IAYS Registration fees



ICIS Registration fees



ICIS Student fees


¥ 1000

The registration fees cover lunches, dinners and refreshments on IAYS and ICIS. Attendants shall pay for hotel fee by themselves.

(2) Payment Method

Bank transfer:
 Account No.778350033647
 Account Opening Bank: The Bank of China, Head Office
 Address:No.1,Fuxingmen Nei Avenue,Beijing,PRC,100818
 Swift Code: BKCHCNBJ
 Telex No.:22254 BCHO CN
 MESSAGERemitter Name+PAYMENT FOR ICIS 2018 or Remitter Name+PAYMENT FOR IAYS 2018TEL:+86-1062792422

7.       Critical deadlines and Paper Submission for ICIS

(1) Submission of full papers: May 1, 2018

(2) Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2018

(3) Normal registration/Hotel Block Deadline: June 1, 2018

(4) Selected conference papers will be published by International Journal of Innovation Studies or Technological Forecasting and Social Change (SSCI)

       (5) Full paper in double column format, including paper title, authors' names and affiliation, and short abstract are requested.

       (6) Please submit your full paper and CV (including a personal photo for use in the conference brochure) by email to Dr. Yu Fei, icis@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn

8. Applications for IAYS

Applicants for IAYS do not need to submit papers. Please your CV to Dr. Yu Fei, ikm@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn.