The 8th AIEA-NBER Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The 8th AIEA-NBER Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship






Deadline for Submitting Papers: May 15th, 2020





School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University

Asia Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA)

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


Lead Sponsors

ShanghaiTech University

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

KAIST, Center for Industrial Future Strategy (CIFS)

 National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)



The AIEA-NBER Conference Series is a collaboration between the Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA) and the National Bureau of Economic research (NBER). The 8th AIEA-NBER conference is to be held at the School of Entrepreneurship and Management, ShanghaiTech University ( on August 23rd -25th, 2020. The conference series focuses on research in the economics and management of innovation and entrepreneurship, highlights the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in shaping economic prosperity, and provides a forum bringing together leading scholars from both the US and Asia to enhance collaboration within our research community.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

-  The changing nature of innovation, including the rise of Digital Transformation, such as AI (artificial intelligence), cryptocurrency, autonomous machines, and the changing natureof the process of innovation andentrepreneurship

-  Innovation; entrepreneurship; economic growth; and new insight into the drivers and structure of the knowledge productionfunction

-  Theevolutionofintellectualpropertymanagement,innovationpolicy,&entrepreneurship policy

-  Regional and global trends in the development of innovation andentrepreneurship ecosystems

-  Industrial convergence, including increasing integration between manufacturingand services


All interested researchers are invited to participate in the 8th AIEA-NBER conference, which will include both paper sessions as well as a select number of panel discussions.

Details of the prior AIEA-NBER Conferences are available at and updated Information on the 8th AIEA-NBER Conference will be available soon.

Paper Submission,

 Interested authors are encouraged to submit unpublished working papers or early draft (more than 10 pages with results). For co-authored work, please specify who will be the presenting author. 

Proposals should be submitted by May 15th, 2020, but we would welcome earlier submission. (Submission link will be shared in the later notice).Notification to presenters will be made by June 15th, 2020, and complete papers will be due to discussants by July 31.



Registration for the conference can be made through by July 31st, 2020. The registration fee is RMB 1000 for faculty and researchers and RMB 500 for students. The conference fee will cover conference proceedings, reception and other conference facilitations. Details of conference program will be provided later.




The Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA) - The purpose of the Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA) is to advance the economic growth and quality of life in Asian countries by stimulating and disseminating innovation in diverse areas of Asian society. In order to achieve this goal, the AIEA builds strong partnerships and promotes cooperation among participant countries by:(1)building the AIEA as a platform for coordinating activities;(2)preparing funds for various activities and programs which stimulate innovation;and (3) enhancing collaboration across universities, governments, and companies.

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The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) - The NBER is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization. Twenty-two Nobel Prize winners in Economics and thirteen past chairs of the President's Council of Economic Advisers have been researchers at the NBER. The more than 1,100 professors of economics and business now teaching at colleges and universities in North America who are NBER researchers are the leading scholars in their fields. These Bureau associates concentrate on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the economic effects of public policies, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.

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School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM), ShanghaiTech University

SEM is established to meet the needs of China’s economic transformation and to lead the new    era of growth based on innovation and entrepreneurship. She is currently the only School of Entrepreneurship and Management in China. SEM is neither a traditional business school, nor a typical school of finance; she is a brand-new, forward-looking school that specializes in entrepreneurship and management. Our mission is to nurture the managerial talents to serve the real economy and to launch top-notch innovators into successful entrepreneurs.

Transitioning from top innovators to successful entrepreneurs, and from research labs to boardrooms, requires a chain of knowledge in economics and management. SEM’s goal is to provide this chain of knowledge to our innovators, and to become a high-level business school that is focused on nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship.

Currently, SEM mainly serves ShanghaiTech’s undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science and technology (including life sciences, material sciences and information sciences). SEM’s unique curriculum is aimed to develop the students’ technological expertise, to enlighten their innovative inspiration, to nurture their management capabilities, and to stimulate their technical innovation and leadership potential, and to eventually forge entrepreneurial paths. SEM attempts to make creative design, innovation and entrepreneurship integral components of ShanghaiTech’s cultural DNA. SEM also offers advanced training courses in entrepreneurship and management for researchers in R&D facilities and for small and medium-sized businesses.

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