Understanding Firm Growth
2010 Ratio Colloquium for Young Social Scientists
The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers in different fields dealing with firm growth. In this quickly growing area of research, there is a big need for interdisciplinary communication. We therefore invite young scholars, including graduate students, in economics, economic history, entrepreneurship, management, sociology, statistics, psychology, and related disciplines to submit proposals for a two-day colloquium/workshop to be held in Stockholm. In addition to ordinary paper sessions, there will be two plenary sessions and two dinners.
One plenary lecture will be given by Professor David Audretsch. His research focuses on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. David has over one hundred scholarly articles in leading academic journals and he is the author of the books Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth and The Entrepreneurial Society. David has been recognized as being among the 60 most important economists of all time and he is also cofounder and co-editor of Small Business Economics.
The other plenary lecture will be given by Dr Alex Coad. Alex received his Ph.D from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2007. He has since then published several papers on firm growth in well-renowned academic journals. His book The Growth of Firms – A Survey of Theories and Empirical Evidence was released in 2009.