OECD Spatial Productivity Lab and Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy) invite submissions to the special session “Productivity-Resilience Nexus: What is the Role of Innovation?” at the 6th Geography of Innovation Conference to be held at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) from 26th to 28th January 2022.
The 6th GEOINNO conference
The Geography of Innovation Conference provides a forum for discussion to scholars interested in scientific, policy and strategic issues concerning the spatial dimension of innovation activities. In line with the five previous editions of the conference, held in Saint Etienne (France) in 2012, Utrecht (Netherlands) in 2014, Toulouse (France) in 2016, in Barcelona (Spain) in 2018 and in Stavanger (Norway) in 2020, the main objective of this event is to bring together some of the world’s leading scholars from a variety of disciplines ranging from economic geography and regional science, to economics and management science, sociology and network theory, and political and planning sciences.
The Spatial Productivity Lab and Gran Sasso Science Institute special session
The ongoing pandemic has drawn acute attention of academics, but perhaps more so of policy makers, to the issue of resilience. While markets are designed and function to maximise efficiency, the current emergency shows that in some circumstances efficiency might come at the cost of lower resilience. Innovation plays an important role in boosting both productivity and resilience but can also have a “dark side” of undermining resilience through direct and indirect channels.
We aim to bring together scholars interested in the above topics, whether engaged in theoretical, empirical or methodological research. Both full papers and extended abstracts (around 2-3 pages) can be submitted.
Call for papers
Please submit your paper via GEOINNO website by September 19, 2021 and choose the sepecial session "Productivity-resilience nexus: What is the role of innovation?".
If you would like to discuss your contribution and session participation, please email Alexandra.Tsvetkova@oecd.org.