The Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship
and Innovation at Bath (CREI@Bath)

Inspired by the Italian "tu crei" = "you create"

University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

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Research policy – Special Issue: Citizens of Nowhere? Migration, Research and Innovation

Submission closes on 30 September 2018

This special issue welcomes theoretical, empirical and methodological studies that can cast light on the careers and networks of STEM migrants (those with degrees or jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) and the impact of STEM migration on scientific research and innovation activities in destination and/or origin countries.

Guest editors

Stefano Breschi, ICRIOS, Bocconi University, Milan (Italy) Cornelia Lawson, University of Bath (UK) Francesco Lissoni, GREThA, Universite de Bordeaux (France) Andrea Morrison, Utrecht University (Netherlands) Ammon Salter, University of Bath (UK) Research Policy lead editor: Elisa Giuliani, University of Pisa (Italy).

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April 27 and 28, 2018 - The 12th Workshop on the organization, economics and policy of scientific research

We hosted the annual international workshop on "The Organisation, Economics and Policy of Scientific Research", co-financed by the Royal Economic Society.

This workshop is a platform for the growing community of scholars in various subfields of economics, management and geography interested in the processes behind the organisation of science.

There were 18 presentations at this year's event, including talks from:

  • Sifan Zhou (Xiamen University) on gender biases in citations
  • Maryann Feldman (UNC) on inconsistencies in indirect costing of university funding
  • Rossella Salandra (Imperial College) on integrity in scientific research
  • John Walsh (Georgia Tech) on integrity in scientific research

The workshop provided a platform particularly for young researchers to discuss their work with esteemed scholars in the field and to receive feedback for their projects.

Sifan Zhou (junior academic) said: "I enjoyed the workshop and Bath very much. I got great comments and suggestions for my paper. The attendees are sharp and friendly, insightful and supportive. I got the precious chance to talk with senior researchers whose papers I had read and cited but never met in person before. I also got the opportunity to talk with other junior researchers and found at least two of them with possibilities for future collaboration. I hope to attend more of this workshop series in the future."

The workshop was organised by Cornelia Lawson, who is also the head of the scientific committee whose members include Paula Stephan, Paul David, Jacques Mairesse, Michele Cincera, Fabio Montobbio and Aldo Geuna all of whom attended the event in Bath.

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March 8 and 9, 2018 - 2nd CREI@Bath workshop

Following up on the success of the inaugural workshop in March 2017 (details below), we will host the 2nd CREI@Bath workshop in March 2018.

September 15 and 16, 2017- Strategy Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI) consortium

The Strategy Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI) Consortium is an initiative from faculty at five European business schools - Bocconi University, Copenhagen Business School, HEC Paris, Imperial College London, and London Business School - with the aim to increase interaction among European researchers working in strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation. The SEI consortium helps to enable an annual doctoral consortium and faculty workshop. These events are organized in a partnership model with other European business schools. Thus far, SEI events have attracted over 400 participants from over 60 different European business schools.

In 2017, the SEI doctoral consortium was organized by CREI@Bath ( ). The Consortium started on September 15 and finished on September 16, 2017. During the Consortium a number of selected students presented their research. Each student presented her/his work for 15 minutes and a dedicated senior discussant provided critical feedback before comments from the audience. The audience was composed, largely, of faculty members including academics in editorial positions at leading journals (e.g. Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing).

March 2 and 3 2017 - Inaugural workshop

CREI@Bath hosted its inaugural peer assist workshop on March 2 - 3, 2017. The workshop maximize developmental feedback, focusing on enabling collaboration and engagement between scholars about their early stage work. To this end, the workshop was structured around three forms of presentations:

  • A paper pitch - the outline of an initial idea for a project or paper (1-2 page outline of idea and 2-3 slides in Powerpoint), which receives comments from two discussants;
  • A formative paper presentation - an early stage paper (4-6 page version of a paper, 5-7 slides in Powerpoint) which received comments from two discussants;
  • Enriching a working paper - a full working paper with comments from a dedicated discussant.

Participants included: Anne ter Wal (Imperial), Bruce Tether (MBS), Daniel W. Elfenbein (Olin), Elena Novelli (CASS), Francesco Castellaneta (SKEMA), Linus Dahlander (ESMT), Holger Patzelt (TUM), Janet Bercovitz (Illinois), Lars Frederiksen (Aarhus), Luca Berchicci (RSM), Marco Giarratana (IE), Martin Hoegl (LMU), Myriam Mariani (Bocconi), Paola Criscuolo (Imperial), Thorsten Grohsjean (Bocconi), Ute Stephan (Aston), Wolfgang Sofka (CBS) and Wouter Stam (VU).