Activities

Workshop "Diversities of Innovation" in Oxford

Innovation is considered to provide the basis of future economic development. Industrialised countries, which do have strong structures in modern industries, a highly skilled labour force and leading edge research, manage to perform well in periods of crises. This helps to understand the future of regions, countries and global division of labour.

A high level two-day-workshop organized by Prof Ulrich Hilpert, FAcSS (University of Jena), held at Kellogg College, Oxford, under the umbrella of the Academy of Social Sciences brought together 30 colleagues and practitioners with presentations by colleagues from 11 countries from three continents.

After an introductory presentation by Michael Vassiliadis, president of IndustryAll (nine million European members), further presentations by the Professors Walter Scherrer (University of Salzburg), Connie McNeely (George Mason University, Arlington, USA), Sunyang Chung (Seoul, Korea), Nicola Bellini FAcSS (Business School La Rochelle) and Gordon Redding (Oxford) provided the basis for a round table discussion which involved all participants. Particular attention was paid to the role of systems of skilled labour (university trained and blue collar), divergent cultures, global networks of innovation and creative potential of women and minorties for successful policies.


Opening Hilpert

Opening Hilpert

2 Presentation Vassiliadis a                    

Presentation Vassiliadis

2 Presentation Vassiliadis c

Presentation Vassiliadis


3 Presentation Scherrer a

Presentation Scherrer


3 Presentation Scherrer b
Presentation Scherrer

4 Presentation McNeely d

Presentation McNeely

4 Presentation McNeely e
Presentation McNeely

Presentation Chung
Presentation Chung

Presentation Bellini

Presentation Bellini  

Presentation Redding

Presentation Redding

Discussion Bramanti with Scherrer

Discussion Bramanti with Scherrer 

Discussion in break

Discussion in break

Discussion Rieu 

Discussion Rieu        

Roundtable

Roundtable