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November 14, 2016 Permanent seminar

Education: the base of economic development in Africa

The seminar is free but registration is mandatory. Please register online before November 8, 2016.

Centre Culturel L’Harmattan-Arts et Culture
24 Rue des Ecoles
75005 Paris
December 12, 2016 Innovation Show

The protection of intellectual property in globalization

The seminar is free but registration is mandatory. Please register online before December 6, 2016.

Cité des sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris (Salle Agora)
30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 PARIS

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Call for papers


Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Title: Climate Change: New frontier for innovation?

  • Submission of full paper: October 31, 2016

Titre : Crowdfunding: Toward New Paradigms of Innovation?

  • Deadline of draft submission: Up to end of December 2016

Title: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Diversity: Beyond gender, are there new perspectives? 

  • Deadline for complete manuscript: March 30, 2017


There is also one call for the French version of the journal. Pour télécharger l’appel à communications pour la revue Innovations. Revue d’économie et de management de l’innovation :

Title: Innovative Entrepreneurship in the Maghreb countries: Challenges for new models of development

  • Deadline for receipt of full papers: March 2017

Editorial by RNI, October 2016

« Frugal innovation », by Bernard HAUDEVILLE, Christian LE BAS

Innovation is considered as a cornerstone of firms’ strategies and as a major determinant to economic competitiveness. It is also a major field of interest for economists, managers and specialists of management science.

In the recent years, we can observe a relatively slowing pace of innovation and productivity growth in the advanced countries. By contrast, new forms of innovations originating from developing and emerging economies exhibited a strong growth and an increasing position in the innovation landscape. These innovations are coined as Frugal Innovations and can be characterized as doing better or more with fewer resources and for more people.

That said, and because it shows in some examples a great potential of diffusion worldwide, frugal innovation are worth drawing close attention from business executives as well as research communities. Innovations (Revue d’économie et de management de l’innovation / Journal of Innovation Economics and Management) provide an overview of studies related to the nature of frugal innovation, its implications in firms’ strategies and technology management. Among the topics which are investigated are the relationships between the fablabs and the makers movement, a comparison with the shenzhai innovation, a typical Chinese frugal innovation imbedded in the Chinese culture, its influences on the methods of new products design of which the frugality principle can be introduced in the upstream of innovation process, or the role of the 3D printing as a new way of creating almost everything for ordinary people. The reverse innovation, an innovation originating from LDC or emerging countries that finds its market in the developed economies and the possible impact of standardization on the production and diffusion of frugal innovation are also reviewed.

Finally, frugal innovation as a possible new paradigm promotes new directions toward less complexity, more simplicity of use, a more adapted use of local resources and an enlarged accessibility to lower income customers. In the same time, it may create new problems and new competition for advanced technology firms.

New WP and Report

Latest Working Paper

N51 The dynamics of the territorial evolution. Entrepreneurs and territorial knowledge capital, Blandine LAPERCHE, Hélène PERRIN BOULONNE

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


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…

The inventor, the innovator and the businessman

Technology and Innovation

Volume 2016-2

Editeur: ISTE

Innovation sur mesure

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

n°51, 2016/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

Grassroots Innovation Processes

Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

n°21, 2016/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

Just published: books

The Entrepreneur

Sophie Boutillier, Dimitri Uzunidis

Smart Innovation Set – Volume 8

ISTE – November 2016

Microfinance. Battling a Wicked Problem

Arvind Ashta

Collections : Business and Innovation

Peter Lang – Année de publication : 2016

Le cycle des crises aux Etats-Unis depuis 1929. Essai de systématisation de la conjoncture

Robin Goodfellow

L’Esprit Économique – Krisis

L’Harmattan – Juin 2016


Events from partners

N° Spécial « La défaillance et l’échec des PME »
Date limite d’envoi des propositions d’article (version complète) : 30 janvier 2017


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


11-12 July 2016, Nice (France)


Lieu : Toulouse
Date de limite de dépôt de candidature : 8 juillet 2016


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
Télécharger le programme


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