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Parallel Sessions Program (as at 28/06/2012)

Please click here to download the parallel sessions program. Please note that further information such as session chairs, discussants, session rules, allocated rooms etc. will be provided closer to the Conference.

Papers are avalaible to download below. Please click on the authors name to download papers. All sessions will be avaliable by Friday 22nd June 2012.


Dosi - A contribution to the opening up of the black-box of the relationships between finance and the real side of the economy       
Mina -The Demand and Supply of External Finance for Innovative Firms 
Lazonick - The Risk-Reward Nexus in the Innovation-Inequality Relationship. Who Takes the Risks? Who Gets the Rewards?

Maggi - A dynamic countries-interaction model based on technology for the study of European growth and stability

Pakrashi - Take-Offs, Landing and Economic Growth   

Bruns - The Role of Energy in Economic Production - Empirical Evidence from a Biophysical Perspective: A Preliminary Assessment  
Gross - The rise and fall of the service economy -about the energy paradox in economic growth                               

Pedersen - The importance of basic research for inventions and innovations in wind energy: Some experiences from Denmark and China 1973 - 2011

Bloch - Restless Knowledge, Capabilities and the Nature of the Modern Firm
Falk - Impact of R&D Activities on Productivity and Exporting at the Firm Level  

Murmann - The impact of functional background and executive mobility in firm survival          

Balsmeier - How important is industry-specific managerial experience for corporate innovative activity?       
Habtay - From Disruptive Technology to Disruptive Business Model Innovation: In Need for an Integrated Conceptual Framework     
Tee -  Modular Components, Integrated Practices: Managing Complexity and Interdependence in Temporary Organizations   

D'Amore -  How do the institutions involved in scientific collaboration deal with spatial and institutional distance? An analysis of the co-autorships of scientific publications 
Polcano - Innovation in higher education driven by structural change in the learning process: A case study of Economic Faculty at the University of Colima, Mexico.   

Jin - Challenging the Myth of the Automatic Link between Capitalism and Innovation
Le - Impacts of High-tech Research on High-tech Manufacturing Growth: Evidence from Supercomputer Data      
Suenaga - A Diagrammatic Model of Technological Paradigms and Technological Trajectories: The Emergence and Hierarchy of Technological Paradigms                                     


Kobayashi -  Sociology of invention and Schumpeter's schema – underlying evolutionary explanation                                     
Mackenzie - What is an Entrepreneur? Re-assessing Schumpeter 100 years after The Theory of Economic Development 

Lerch - An evolutionary model for service innovations in industrial firms                                     
Mina -  Organizing knowledge flows: internal, external 'openness' and the innovative performance of business services.  

Cerulli - Managerial capacity in the innovation process and firm profitability   

Paredes-Frigolett - Distal embedding as an innovation network formation strategy  

Baptista - Industry Linkages in Agglomeration: The Collocation of the Plastics and Molds Industries in Portugal                                    

Bzhalava - The Inter-relationships between R&D Acquisitions, Informal Partnerships and Innovation Performance 

Delanote - Intellectual Property Rights and the Growth of Innovative Youngsters

Ferreira - How Innovation can be measured using Patents and Trademarks: A regional-based analysis for Portugal 

Mignon -  Entrepreneurial investors in renewable electricity production: motives and investment processes 
Ricard -  Corporate strategizing in early EU technology policy: The role of systems thinking versus market failure in EU technology policy    


Chai  - Accounting for the Kuznets curve relationship between Income and the diversity of household consumption patterns

Cialowicz -  The role of households in the Schumpeterian innovative evolution -an axiomatic set-up

Kaus - Do Engel Curves Express Human Universals? A Cross Country Analysis   

Choo  - Comparing Productivity Impacts of Knowledge Spillovers from Network and Arm's Length Industries: The Case of Business Groups in Korea

Martin - the emerging knowledge base of ‘the knowledge society’                                    

Vannuccini -Problem-solving and Generality as Sources of Growth and Heterogeneity    

Peyrache - Labour productivity and technology gap in European regions: a non-parametric approach

Robert - The effects of feedbacks on firms’ productivity growth. Micro, macro, and meso determinants of productivity growth in Argentinian firms

Soames - An analysis of competition, innovation and productivity in Australia                         

Matveenko - Effectiveness of ecological policies in developing countries                         
Schmidt  - Uncertainty of Technological Performance and Patterns of Learning - Implications for Energy Innovation Policy

Schrempf  - Is Irish innovation policy appropriate for a renewable energy transition? 

Graf  - Policy induced innovation networks: the case of the German 'Leading-Edge Cluster competition'    
To obtain paper please contact Uwe Cantner ( or Holger Graf (

McKelvey - Research Network Position and Innovative Performance: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry 
Sousa -  Building innovation networks: the process of partner selection by young knowledge-intensive firms

Cantner  - Gates or Geek? - Innovation, personality traits and entrepreneurial failure in highly innovative industries

Goethner  - From "parent" to "progeny": knowledge transfer linkages, research quality, and the early performance of academic spin-off companies 

Shibayama - Academic entrepreneurship and academic cooperation  

Adams  - The magnitude of innovation by demand in a sectoral system: the case of semiconductors   
Rio - Organizational innovation in agricultural research institutes of the State of São Paulo (Brazil)  

Timmermans - Rock 'n Roller Coaster: An Explorative Study on the Evolution of the European Steel Roller Coaster Industry  



Ballot - The fateful Triangle: Complementarities between Product, Process and Organizational Innovation in the UK and France
Engelbrecht - Towards a General Model of the Innovation - Subjective Well-Being Nexus in Knowledge-Based Economies

Niosi  - Innovation and development through imitation                                    

Caiani - Schumpeter in a Matrix: A Stock Flow Consistent Analysis of  Technological Change 
Knell   - Technology, financial fragility and the instability of capitalism: An exploration into Schumpeter, Keynes and Minsky

Robertson - Innovation, Diffusion and Schumpeter's Business Cycles Today 

Boente -  Gender Differences in Competitiveness, Risk Tolerance, and other Personality Traits: Do they contribute to the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship?                                     

Wilfling - For Whom the Bell Tolls - Personality and various motives of entrepreneurial exit in highly innovative industries  

Witt -Economic Behavior and Evolutionary vs. Behavioral Perspectives             

Lahr - Coaching or Selection? Venture Capital and Firms' Patenting Performance

Parris - Does finance support SME innovation in the UK environmental sector?                        

Silva F - Subsidies to Innovation and Firms' Financial Constraints 

Deng - China's Western Development Strategy at Ten: Achievements, Lessons and Challenges                                    

Kriz  - China: hegemonic heir apparent, or another pretender?                                    

Zhang - Study on The Global Compensation Strategy in Transnational Mergers and Acquisitions of Chinese Enterprises 

Castro - Science, technology and innovation policies for climate change in Brazil
Legros -Will the Biosphere become a prime mover of the "economic sphere"?    

Çevikarslan - Patent life and height with evolving consumer preferences: multi agent modelling

de Rassenfosse  - Do firms face a trade-off between the quantity and the quality of their inventions?   
Prasetio - Investigating firm's acceptance of cloud computing as disruptive   information system: a conceptual model                                                                                    


Alghamdi - The Emergence of Small Worlds in a Network of Research Joint Venture

Harper - Property as a complex adaptive system; how entrepreneurship transforms intellectual property structures

Kastelle - The Evolution of Innovation Systems                                     
Kang - The effects of external knowledge acquisition on the speed of technological catch-up

Ki  - An evolutionary model of the changes in industrial leadership and catch-up: A simulation model for a theory of catch-up cycle            

Wang  - Exploitation and Exploration of Sectoral Systems of Innovation in Catch-up of China's Car Industry

Filipiak - Financial Literacy, Information Flows, and Caste Affiliation: Empirical Evidence from India

SadreGhazi -  Innovations to Make Enterprise-based Approaches Work in the Context of Poverty: Evidence from Inclusive Business Initiatives                                 

Shimizu - Management of Science, Serendipity, and Research Performance: Evidence from Scientists' Survey in the US and Japan

Capone - In the Right Place at the Right Time: Submarkets and Entry Advantages in the US Comic Books Industry   
Coad - Schumpeter's babies: Business Experience, Founder Characteristics, and Start-up Size

Guenther  - Heroes today - but what about tomorrow? Gazelles and their long run performance                

Kudic - Determinants of evolutionary change processes in innovation networks - conceptual framework and empirical evidence from the German laser industry     
Lopes Bento - Value for money? New microeconometric evidence on the input additionality of R&D grants in Flanders 
Rosiell - Pursuing a Biotechnology System of Innovation in Lithuania: A Conceptual Framework for Effective Policy Intervention

Andersen MM - Into the green economy – evolutionary perspectives on green economic change

Pulkka - Innovation space for sustainability in built environment                                    

Godinho - Patents as measure of innovation: EU regions                               

Moir - The evolution of patent policy II: redefining inventiveness                                     

Schrempf - Nanotechnology in Ireland – an analysis of the patent co-classification network                 


Hanusch - Patterns of Future-Orientation in East-Asian and Pacific Countries. An Indicator-Analysis                                     

Irawan - Intra-region and extra-region foreign direct investment inflow in South East Asian countries   
Sanidas - Government, big business, and crises: the Korean experience of development

Cantner  - Academic Spin-offs in Contest: The selective role of own resources and regional network embeddedness                

Malerba - Spin-offs are not the Only Story: Demand Start-ups in High-tech Industries                    
Holmen - How do innovation systems interact: Schumpeterian innovation in seven Australian sectors                                     

Diamond - The Creative Destruction of Labor Policy                       

Herrmann - Impacts of direct financial support for R&D                                    

La Rovere - Emergence and Institutions in an evolutionary and complex approach to economics                  

Munoz -  Intentionality and the emergence of complexity in economics: an analytical approach 

Zaring - Innovation Governance: A model for complex systems of innovation and economic emergence                    

Brunner - Policy exploration with agent-based, economic geography models of regional integration in South Asia                                    

Canello - Regional resilience and evolutionary trends in Marshallian Industrial districts: an empirical investigation using Italian micro-data                                    

Hitzschke  - Growth and Structural Change in German Cities: A Multilevel Investigation                                    

Lades - Behavioral and Evolutionary Perspectives on Impulsive Consumption: Nudging Ethical Consumer Behavior                                     
van Rijnsoever  - Preference dynamics in labeled and unlabeled energy alternatives: applying stated choice experiments to the demand side of innovation 

Volland - Differential Satiation and Habit Persistence in Consumer Demand                        

Jacoby - Dynamics of Investment and Firm Performance: Comparative evidence from manufacturing industries  

Kolossovski - Talking Past Each Other: The Meanings of Commercialisation                         

Rake - Determinants of Pharmaceutical Innovation: The Role of Technological Opportunities Revisited                                          


Carlsson - The Evolving Domain of Entrepreneurship Research                                    

Eliasson - Entrepreneurial Catch Up  in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR)                                    

Yun - Unraveling the relationship between entrepreneurship and open innovation: A Study on one of Modern Technology Evolution Channel          

Fagerberg - Technological Dynamics and Social Capability: Comparing U.S. States and European Nations

Lazonick - Who Needs a Theory of Innovative Enterprise?                                    

Saviotti - Variety, product quality, population growth and long run economic development 
Da Silveira - Energy programs and research networks: lessons from the Brazilian energy program                                    

Da Silveira - The Evolution of the Bioethanol Industry in Brazil: could Brazilian ethanol production stay competitive without innovating? 

Lazaric - Strong or Weak Sustainable Consumption? Characterizing in consumers’ green behavior                                        

Gerschlager - Agents of Change (Part Two): Innovation in Politics                                     
Mardiasmo - Why Stagnant? Behind the Scenes in Indonesia's reformed State Asset Management Policies                          

Morichika - The Coordination of Stakeholders in Japanese Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at the Cabinet Level          

Pereira - A History-friendly model of the internet access market                                    

Silva T - Verticalization of sugar cane industry in Brazil through a History-Friendly-Model

Yoon - The Crystal Cycle and Co-evolution of Demand and Technology: a "History-friendly" Model of the TFT-LCD Industry                       

Holm - Consequences for labour market structure of asymmetric information: An evolutionary signalling model                                    

Scellato - Patterns of international mobility of researchers: evidence from the GlobSci survey

Venancio - New Beginnings: Involuntary Dismissals and Entrepreneurial Activity    
Dalitz - Explaining the dynamics of the industry life cycle: signal based competition in multi-attribute product space 
Hall - Speciation in Technological Evolution: The Effect of Differential Selection Environments on a Military Technology                                     
Lipieta - Price versus Quality Competition: In Search for Schumpeterian Evolution Mechanisms                           


Andersen E S - Extensions of Price's equation for evolutionary economics                         
Peneder - Competition, R&D and innovation: testing the inverted-U in a simultaneous system                                              

Beaudry - Impact of university-industry contracts resulting in patents on the quality of patenting in biotechnology                                     

Ljungberg - Revisiting technology centrality in university-industry Interaction: A study of firms' academic patents                                

Yarime - Transforming University-Industry Collaboration to a Multi-Stakeholder Platform for Sustainability Innovation: A Case Study of Emerging Practices at Research Universities
Claussen - Market leadership through technology -Backward compatibility in the U.S. Handheld Video Game Industry 

Onufrey - Path dependency in industries with multiple technological trajectories

Stuerz - Imprinting and Inertia -Density Delay Revisited                                    

Andriani - Exaptation and modular systems

Gussen - On the Problem of Scale (I): Hayek, Kohr, Jacobs, and the  Complexity Ansatz

Los - Job Dynamics and Global Supply Chains                                    

Bascavusoglu - Do R&D and marketing investments enhance the benefit of collaborating with customers for innovation performance?                                    

Isabelle - Triple Helix collaborations: Success factors and capitalization of knowledge in international scientific collaborations                                     
Montanari - Technological and Market Related Capabilities and Competitiveness in the Brazilian Computer Industry: a Case Study.                                     

Dal-Poz - Growth, Development and the relative importance of human capital       
Gibson - Scientific Mobility and Knowledge Networks in High Emigration Countries: Evidence from the Pacific                             
Toner - Vocational Education and Training: the 'terra incognita' of Australian Innovation Policy                                    


Savin - Absorptive Capacity and Innovation: revising the theory                                     
Guadagno - The Determinants of Industrialization in Developing Countries, 1960-2005 

Lavopa - Manufacturing and economic development                        

Kale - In search of the missing hand of the 'state'? The case of the Indian medical device industry

Gimenez - A simulation of technology diffusion in the Brazilian sugar-cane industry      
Ebersberger  - Bridging the global and the local? Multinational enterprises, labor market mobility and localized learning                                    

Smrkolj  - In Defense of Trusts: R&D Cooperation in Global Perspective                                  

Silber - Becoming Poor and the Cutback in the Demand for Health Services.                               

Coad - Simulating the causal implications of firms as bundles of discrete resources

Corradini - Small serial innovators in the UK: does size matter?                                    

Fukugawa -  Impacts and channels of university spillover in Japan                                     
Hirao - Technological Trajectory and Business Ecosystem in the Global Mobile Phone Industry                       

Withdrawn Paper

Guzman - Technological and Innovation Gaps. A Volterra integral differential equations (VIDE) application to the analysis of patent across countries

D'Amore - How do the institutions involved in scientific collaboration deal with spatial and institutional distance? An analysis of the co-autorships of scientific publications

Polcano -  Innovation in higher education driven by structural change in the learning process: A case study of Economic Faculty at the University of Colim

Som - Absorptive capacity of non-R&D intensive firms in the German manufacturing industrya, Mexico.

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Competitive Processes in Complex Economic Systems 
As in previous Schumpeter Conferences, the 2012 Conference at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, will serve as an opportunity for both established and early-career researchers to present research findings that are in the evolutionary economic tradition initiated by Joseph Schumpeter. It is also an opportunity for policymakers to be involved in a Conference in which the economic findings presented are both realistic and relevant to policy formulation, particularly in fields such as innovation policy, competition policy and the promotion of economic development, at both national and local levels. 
Joseph Schumpeter felt that the study of economic evolution must involve all of the social sciences and this remains true in modern evolutionary economics. Thus, business economists located in the private sector and social scientists, interested in the psychological, social, political, institutional and legal dimensions of economic evolution, will be able to make significant contributions at this Conference. 
The Scientific Committee welcomes all submissions that deal with theoretical, methodological, empirical and policy issues with an evolutionary economic focus. Examples of fields in which submissions are welcome are:

- applied evolutionary economics
- behavioral economics
- competitive processes
- complex economic systems
- economic development
- economic history
- entrepreneurship
- evolution of preferences
- evolutionary economic methodology
- evolutionary economic policy
- evolutionary economic theory
- evolutionary macroeconomics
- experimental economics
- innovation policy
- organisational innovation
- political economy
- regulatory economics
- socio-economics
- technological innovation
- theory of the firm

Although the Conference is open to submissions in all areas of evolutionary economics, the Scientific Committee would like to encourage submissions in six priority areas: 

  1. Evolutionary perspectives on the causes and consequences of high economic growth in Asian economies 
  2. The role of energy and other natural resources in economic evolution 
  3. Understanding and achieving environmental sustainability using evolutionary economic analysis 
  4. The role of intellectual property in driving innovation in the new media 
  5. Long waves, finance and global crises 
  6. Productivity growth and structural change 

In addition, we encourage researchers to offer proposals for parallel sessions on other topics of contemporary interest and to coordinate paper submissions for these sessions. Of course, there is no guarantee that such papers will be automatically accepted since all submissions have to go through a formal review process. Those interested in organizing a session on a particular topic should contact John Foster ( directly with the details. Potential paper presenters should indicate in their abstracts that they seek to be involved in the nominated session. 

Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee:
Esben Andersen, Harry Bloch, Uwe Cantner, Kurt Dopfer, Jan Fagerberg, Maryann Feldman, John Foster, Shulin Gu, Horst Hanusch, Steven Klepper, Richard Lipsey, Keun Lee, Bengt-Ake Lundvall, Franco Malerba, Ben Martin, Maureen McKelvey, Stan Metcalfe, Richard Nelson, Carlota Perez, Jason Potts, Paolo Saviotti, Morris Teubal, Bart Verspagen, Sidney Winter, Ulrich Witt.
Members of the Local Organising Committee:
John Foster (UQ), Jason Potts (UQ), Peter Murmann (UNSW), Andreas Chai (Griffith U), Tim Kastelle (UQ Business), Chris O’Donnell (Deputy Head, UQ Economics), Rachel Tolley (UQ Economics, Marketing), Suzanne Scott (UQ Economics, EEMG Administrator), Randal Anderson (UQ Economics, ITS) 

All submissions will be screened for adherence to the required format. Abstracts will then be reviewed by the Scientific Committee to evaluate their clarity, content and relevance to the objectives of the Conference.
Submissions will be assessed by at least two anonymous reviewers. Those who have had their submissions accepted will be notified on the 20/03/2012 (no reviewer’s comments will be included).
Papers not accepted for oral presentation may be accepted for presentation in poster sessions if the submitter is a PhD student or an early career researcher less than five years from PhD graduation on the 01/07/2012.
Authors of accepted abstracts must confirm that they will present the paper at the Conference by 5/04/2012. If acceptance to present is not received from the author by the due date, the paper will be automatically removed from the Conference program.
Full unpublished papers (normally not exceeding 10,000 words) must be uploaded by 21/05/2012.
The First Draft of the Conference Program, including links to the papers will be made available by the 25/05/2012.

Authors may submit more than one paper, however may only present once during the Conference. Co-authored papers may be presented by any of the co-authors.
Submission automatically grants the conference organisers permission to make abstracts and papers publically available on the conference website.

All communication will be with the submitter. If the submitter is not the presenter, it is the submitter’s responsibility to ensure that the presenter registers by the required due date.    

The presenting author is required to register for the Conference and pay registration fees. Please note if registration and payment for the presenting author are not received by the EARLYBIRD registration date (21/05/2012), the presentation will automatically be withdrawn from the Conference Program. 

All accepted papers will be uploaded to the Conference website.    

Oral presentation:
Presenters will be allocated a total of 15 minutes in a relevant parallel session in the Program. A nominated discussant (one of the other presenters in the session) will be allocated 5 minutes. The remaining 10 minutes will be set aside for questions from the audience, comments from the chairperson and responses by the presenter.  Facilities for power-point presentations will be available at all sessions.
Poster presentation:

Posters are to be prepared with dimensions not exceeding 1m wide by 1.2m high. Presenters will be allocated time in the Program to discuss their poster with delegates.   

Further information and instructions for preparation of oral and poster presentations will be distributed with the notification of acceptance of papers.

Best Junior Paper Award:
The Best Junior Paper Award of 1,000 EUR is open to both PhD students and early career researchers who have been awarded their PhDs less than five years prior to 02/07/2012.

After online submission of their accepted papers, those wishing to be considered for the Award must notify the President, Professor John Foster, by email at, by the 11/05/2012.

If the paper is co-authored, all authors must meet the five year requirement.

Papers will be judged by a distinguished committee chaired by the President.

The Award will be presented at the Conference Dinner.
The inaugural Best Junior Paper Award in 2010 was won by Alex Coad and Christina Guenther.
Schumpeter Prize Competition:
The International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society is pleased to announce the 13th Schumpeter Prize Competition. The Prize is awarded every two years in recognition of a recent scholarly contribution related to Schumpeter´s work. It carries a cash award of 10,000 EURO.
Topic: Evolving towards sustainability: the role of entrepreneurship, innovation and competition
Submissions must not have been published before 01/07/2010 and can be in the form of a book/manuscript or article/paper. Submissions will be judged by an international scientific committee and the winner will be announced and the 2012 Conference Dinner. A list of previous Prize winners is provided below.

Submissions must be sent in original plus four copies to: Professor Uwe Cantner, Department of Economics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 3, Jena, Germany, D-07743.  In addition, emails must be sent to both Professor Uwe Cantner ( and Professor Kurt Dopfer ( confirming that a submission has been mailed.
Entries must be received no later than 19/03/2012.  

Former Schumpeter Prize Winners:     

Topic 2010: Innovation, Organization, Sustainability and Crises

  1. Bart Nooteboom: A Cognitive Theory of the Firm. Learning, Governance and Dynamic Capabilities, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2009 
  2. William Lazonick: Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy? W.E Upjon Institute Michigan, 2009 
Topic 2008: Innovation and Economic Development
  1. Martin Fransman: The New ICT Ecosystem: Implications for Europe, Kokoro, 2007 
  2. Mario Amendola and Jean-Luc Gaffard: The Market Way to Riches: Behind the Myth, Edward Elgar, 2006 
  3. Thomas McCraw: Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction, Harvard University Press, 2007 
Topic 2006: Innovation, Competition and Growth: Schumpeterian Perspectives
  1. Philippe Aghion and Rachel Griffith, Competition and Growth: Reconciling Theory and Evidence, MIT Press, 2005. 
  2. Richard G. Lipsey, Kenneth I. Carlaw and Clifford T. Bekar, Economic Transformations and Long-Term Economic Growth, Oxford University Press, 2005 
  3. Richard N. Langlois, The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism: Schumpeter, Chandler and the New Economy, London, Routledge, 2006 
Topic 2004: Innovation, Industrial Dynamics and Structural Transformation: Schumpeterian Legacies
  1. J. Peter Murmann, Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Co-evolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institutions, Cambridge University Press, 2004. 
Topic 2002: Entrepreneurship, the New Economy and Public Policy: Schumpeterian Perspectives
  1. Steven Klepper, "The Evolution of the U.S. Automobile Industry and Detroit as its Capital" Unpublished Paper, December 2001 
Topic 2000: Change, Development and Transformation
  1. Brian J. Loasby, Knowledge, Institutions and Evolution in Economics, Routledge, 1999 
  2. Jason Potts, The New Evolutionary Microeconomics: Complexity, Competence and Adaptive Behaviour, Edward Elgar, 2000.     

Topic 1998: Capitalism and Democracy in the 21st Century
  1. Masahiko Aoki, Towards a Comparative Institutional Analysis, Manuscript 1998, published by MIT Press 
  2. Frank R. Lichtenberg, Columbia University New York, "Pharmaceutical innovation as a process of creative destruction" Working Paper 1998. 
  3. [Honorary prize]: Mancur Olson, "Capitalism and democracy in the 21st century: Capitalism, socialism and dictatorship" 
Topic 1996: Learning Entrepreneurship and the Dynamics of the Firm
  1. Maureen D. McKelvey, Evolutionary Innovations: The Business of Biotechnology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. 
Topic 1994: Innovation, Investment and International Competition
  1. Elias Dinopoulos, "Schumpeterian Growth Theory: An Overview", in: Osaka City University Economic Review, vol. 29, No. 1-2, pp. 1-21, 
  2. Jean Fan, "Endogenous Technical Progress, R&D Periods and Durations of Business Cycles", in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Volume 5, No. 4, 1995. 
Topic 1992: Government, the 'Tax State' and Economic Dynamics
  1. Richard Musgrave, "Schumpeter's Crisis of the Tax State. An Essay in Fiscal Sociology", in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Volume 2, No. 2, 1992. 
  2. Christopher Green, "From 'Tax State' to 'Debt State'", in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Volume 3, No. 1, 1993. 
Topic 1990: Evolutionary Economics: Theory and Evidence
  1. W. Brian Arthur, "Positive feedback mechanisms in the economy", in: Scientific American, Feb. 1990; 
  2. Joel Mokyr, The Lever of Riches: Technical Creativity and Economic Progress, Oxford University Press 1990; 
  3. Manuel Trajtenberg,  Economic Analysis of Product Innovation: The Case of the CT Scanners, Harvard University Press 1989. 
Topic 1988: A Study in the Diffusion of Technology
  1. Christopher Freeman, Technology Policy and Economic Performance: Lessons from Japan Published in UK by Pinter Press and distributed in the US by Columbia University Press 1987.