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CfP: Workshop on “Global Connectivities, Knowledge Flows and Regional Development”

Jena Lecture Series in Economic Geography

Call for Papers 

Workshop on

“Global Connectivities, Knowledge Flows

and Regional Development”

with Professor John Cantwell
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

6th November 2020

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany


Professor John Cantwell, Rutgers Business School, USA, will be keynote speaker at this year’s Jena Lecture in Economic Geography (JLS) In addition to the keynote lecture we will organize a one-day workshop that provides participants with the unique opportunity of presenting and discussing ongoing research projects with Professor Cantwell. Interested PhD students and postdoctoral researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts or full papers addressing original research related to the topic of the workshop. Abstracts and papers should be written in English. Prof. Cantwell will hold his keynote lecture on

How Knowledge Connectivity Affects Global Innovation Divergence Across the World’s Major Cities

on November 5, 2020, at 7 pm.

Dr. Cantwell is working as a Professor of International Business at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, since 2002. Previously he served as Chair in International Economics at the University of Reading in the UK, and was also Visiting Professor at the University of Rome „La Sapienza“, the University of the Social Sciences, Toulouse, and the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. Altogether, John Cantwell published fourteen books, more than 75 articles in refereed academic journals, and over 85 chapters in edited books. His published research spans the fields of International Business and Management, Economics, Economic History and Philosophy, Economic Geography, and Innovation Studies.

Background information: JLS – Jena Lecture Series in Economic Geography promotes the international exchange of ideas and knowledge in Economic Geography and related fields, especially between doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Each year, an outstanding international researcher is invited to Jena to present and discuss current research questions in an evening lecture and two workshops. 

Abstract Submission and application:

Paper presentations: Participants with advanced papers will have the opportunity of presenting their research. The number of participants is limited to 25.

Applications and abstracts, accompanied by a short CV, should be submitted via e-mail to Susann.Schaefer@uni-jena.de by September 15, 2020.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: September 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2020

Final program available: October 1, 2020

Deadline for registration of participants: October 15, 2020

Date of the event: November 6, 2020


Registration: No fee is required.

Meals: During the Workshop, drinks and snacks will be provided by the organizers.

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner, Prof. Dr. Michael Fritsch, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henn, Dr. Susann Schäfer

Contact: For further information and inquiries, please contact the local organization committee:

Dr. Susann Schäfer, Chair of Economic Geography, Löbdergraben 32, 07743 Jena, Germany, Tel. +49-3641-94480, Fax: +49-3641-948834, E-Mail: susann.schaefer@uni-jena.de

For further information regarding JLS – Jena Lecture Series in Economic Geography and for latest updates on the event, please consult http://www.geographie.uni-jena.de/lecture.html

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