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Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Titre: Climate Change: New frontier for innovation?

  • Submission of full paper: September 30, 2016

Titre: Innovation Policies in Globalization

  • Submission of full paper: May 31, 2016

Title: Frugal innovation: questioning for the economics of innovation and key challenges for the protection of intellectual property

Title: Science, research and society: the impact of innovation and standardisation of Knowledge production

There will be 2 issues: 1 in English & 1 in French. Pour télécharger l’appel à communications pour la revue Innovations. Revue d’économie et de management de l’innovation :

Editorial by RNI, June 2016

“Changes in industrial structures and business strategies”, by Blandine Laperche*, Nadine Levratto**

In a context of global competition based on innovation, the branches of industry and the companies which comprise them are subject to opposing forces. On the one hand, the search for profits, economic efficiency and economies of scale and of scope leads to an increase in the size of the companies and the establishment of oligopolistic markets, dominated by some firms which concentrate technological and financial assets. On the other hand, the existing rules are disturbed by increasing competition, by some major changes in the production process resulting from innovation, and by the emergence of new economic players encouraged by the new production and consumption practices. These changes, which concern both sides of the market, drive the transformation of the established structures. They also generate the creation of new entities and new activities.

Analysis of the connections between market structures, the strategies of the economic agents and the performances studied at company and industry level have mobilised numerous scholars for a long time.  The founders of industrial organisations, such as E.S Mason and J.S Bain, were key contributors to this field of literature. We do not intend to present and discuss the multiple debates which marked the history of the industrial organisation built around the Structure-Conduct-Performance (SCP) paradigm. The authors taking part in this special issue participate, in their own way and in consideration of the current economic conditions, in analysing the influence of the institutional context on the changes between and within industries. This new issue of the Journal of Innovation Economics and Management brings together papers considering structural change at the industry level. The focus on industrial structures does not neglect the economic and social environment in which companies operate. This extensive conception develops the core logic of the so-called Bainian sequence, according to which the elements comprising the market structure determine firms’ behaviour which, in turn, influences performances. According to the enlarged vision of the SCP paradigm, the basic, sometimes called fundamental, conditions of an industry, the characteristics of the economic environment and, finally, the economic policies are iincorporated in the environment of any company. The feedback introduced by Scherer (1970) leads to a complete conception of the system.

All the contributors to this special issue of Journal of Innovation economics and management (2016/2: Industrial structures, business strategies and innovation) refer to this enlarged conception of the environment which encompasses the market structure, as defined by the SCP paradigm (the degree of concentration on the demand and supply sides, the degree of differentiation between products, the conditions of entry into the market). They also extend the field of application of the notion of the environment to human, financial, material and intangible resources, all of them used as inputs by companies in the production process. The institutional characteristics (laws, rules and standards) also contribute to structuring the economic environment in which firms act. The change in these structures can result from different causes, such as technical progress, behaviours and strategies adopted by companies, or from policies implemented by policy makers at a national or a regional level.

The reference to the industry is a fundamental characteristic of the SCP paradigm considered as a global framework, able to encompass any industrial reality. This feature is all the more noticeable since this explanatory power is not based on abstract notions, such as pure and perfect competition, which are replaced by empirically testable concepts exploitable at the ends of industrial policy. The structural changes which have taken place since the systematisation of this approach, which operated during the years 1960-1970, and the contributions of New Industrial Organisation theory, which highlight the importance of the strategic behaviours of firms aimed at modifying the structures of market, involved a necessary adaptation of this analytical framework to the new economic conditions, on the one hand, and to the new organisation of the production system, on the other. The contributors to this special issue integrate these new conditions into their analysis of the technological mutations and target this objective.

* CLERSE (UMR-CNRS 8019) / Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Réseau de recherche sur l’innovation (
** Economix, CNRS-université de Paris Ouest, Nanterre, La Défense, Centre d’Études de l’Emploi, Kedge Business School (

New WP and Report

Latest Working Paper

N50 Industrial and innovation policies for the development of environmental technologies in China, Zeting Liu

N49 Inquiry on telework in Europe, Serge Le Roux


The sustainable entrepreneurial territory. The case of Dunkirk (North, France)
Final report January 2015  – Part 1  – Part 2APart 2B

Directed by  Sophie Boutillier, Blandine Laperche et Dimitri Uzunidis
Authors:  Sophie Boutillier, Antje Burmeister, Blandine Laperche, Céline Merlin-Brogniart, Dimitri Uzunidis, Fédoua Kasmi

Population Ageing and geront’innovations
Final report of August 2015

Directed by Bandine Laperche et Dimitri Uzunidis
Authors : Sophie Boutillier, Philippe Chagnon, Faridah Djellal, Marc Ingham, Blandine Laperche, Fabienne Picard, Sophie Reboud, Corinne Tanguy, Dimitri Uzunidis


The RRI’s reviews : just published…

Structures industrielles, stratégies d’entreprise et innovation

Innovations. Revue d’Economie et de Management de l’Innovation

n°50, 2016/2

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

L’avenir des économies du Maghreb. Entre inertie structurelle et envie de rupture

Sous la direction de Sonia Ben Slimane et Messaoud Zouikri

Marché et Organisations

n°26, 2016/2

Editeur: L’Harmattan

Industrial Structures, Business Strategies and Innovation

Innovations. Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

n°20, 2016/2

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

Just published: books

Fab Labs. Innovative User

Laure Morel, Serge Le Roux

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 5

ISTE – June 2016

Circular Economy, Industrial Ecology and Short Supply Chains

Delphine Gallaud, Blandine Laperche

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 4

ISTE – March 2016

Big Data, Open Data and Data Development

Jean-Louis Monino, Soraya Sedkaoui

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 3

ISTE – March 2016

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Sophie Boutillier, Denis Carré, Nadine Levratto

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 2

ISTE – March 2016

Géront’innovations. Trajectoires d’innovation dans une économie vieillissante

Réseau de Recherche sur l’Innovation / Blandine Laperche (dir.)

Collection: Business and Innovation – volume 13 – Année de publication: 2016

Editeur: Peter Lang


Events from partners

Groupe thématique « Innovation » de l’AIMS
Journées de Lyon, 15 et 16 septembre 2016


11-12 July 2016, Nice (France)

Venue: 6-8 July 2016, Montreal, Canada


Organized by the BETA, Bureau for Economic Theory and Applications
Nancy, France, on June 27-29, 2016


Dans le cadre de la chaire – Action-Ingénieurs-Ingénieux de l’Institut Gaston Berger
16-17 juin 2016, INSA, Lyon
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Organized by CEDAG, with the partnership of Academie de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’Innovation (AEI)
June 13 2016, Paris Descartes University
Online registration


Journée organisée par l’IRIAF et le CRIEF
9-10 June 2016, Niort (France)


6ème Journées Geoges Doriot
Date: May 19-20, 2016
Place: UCL (campus de Mons), Belgique


Date: May 6-7, 2016
Place: Hammamet, Tunisia


Revue Terminal – Technologie de l’information, culture & société
Date limite de dépôt des propositions d’articles : 15 mars 2016 à