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Overview

Mission & 2016 Theme

The AIEA-NBER Conference Series is a collaboration between the Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA) and the National Bureau of Economic research (NBER). The 4th AIEA-NBER conference is to be held at Tsinghua University on August 24-26. The conference series focuses on research in the economics and management of innovation and entrepreneurship, highlights the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in shaping economic prosperity, and provides a forum bringing together leading scholars from both the US and Asia to enhance collaboration within our research community.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Innovation; economic growth; and new insight into the drivers and structure of the knowledge production function
  • The evolution of intellectual property management and policy
  • The changing nature of innovation, including the rise of smart devices, 3D printing, social networking, big data, autonomous machines, and the changing nature of the process of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Regional and global trends in the development of innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems
  • Industrial convergence, including increasing integration between manufacturing and services
  • The role of user-driven innovation and crowdsourcing

All interested researchers are invited to participate in the 4th AIEA-NBER conference, which will include both paper sessions as well as a select number of panel discussions.