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Invitation to CCC 2014 at Boston University

Dear Friends:

You are cordially invited to participate in the 21st annual Consortium for Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) for Doctoral Student Research to be held at Boston University School of Management in Boston, Massachusetts. The Faculty Day will be held on Friday, April 4th, 2014. The Doctoral Student Consortium activities will begin on Saturday April 5th morning, and conclude at noon on Sunday, April 6.

Thanks to financial support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Boston University, we will provide meals during the conference and hotel accommodation on Friday and Saturday nights. All participants attending the conference are responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Boston.

The CCC offers doctoral students an opportunity to present their research-in-progress and receive guidance and commentary from faculty associated with research-oriented institutions such as Boston University, University of California (Berkeley and Los Angeles), Carnegie Mellon, Copenhagen Business School, Columbia, Duke, Emory, EPFL, Harvard, Illinois, Maryland, MIT, Michigan, NYU, Northwestern, Stanford, University of Toronto, and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), among others. Faculty and student interests typically center on questions of organization and economic theory, technology management and firm strategy, entrepreneurship, and the co-evolution of industrial structure, organizational structure, and innovation. Past presentations have discussed firm capabilities, management of innovation, competition and cooperation among firms, technological change and variation within industries, diffusion of knowledge, firm survival and failure, commercialization of university research, and the broader institutional structures and policies that influence firm behavior.

We welcome your nomination of outstanding students from your doctoral program. We anticipate receiving more nominations of students than we will be able to accommodate on the program, so priority will be given to students whose research questions are aligned with the themes central to CCC and to students whose research is beyond the thesis proposal stage. The ideal timing for a CCC presentation is when the ideas are sufficiently well formulated for a clear presentation of the basic questions and predictions, but can also benefit from incorporation of comments received at the Consortium for significant revision.

The following information will be requested in your student nomination:

  • Student(s) name and email address
  • The point that the student has reached in your doctoral program
  • Whether the student has presented previously at CCC
  • A rank ordering of your nominees (if you nominate more than one)
  • A brief (one page) abstract of each student’s research presentation

We hope that you and your student will be able to participate in this year’s Consortium. Please follow the links at these links for faculty registration, and student nomination, prior to the deadline of December 15, 2013. Please note that we are balancing the needs of maintaining the “small conference feel” and tight budgetary constraints of CCC with its ever-growing intellectual base of scholars. Accordingly, we anticipate an excess demand in faculty attendance. Thus, we encourage you to register and confirm your attendance as early as you can, but certainly before the deadline.

Please contact Samina Karim, co-chair of the organizing committee, at ccc2014@bu.edu if you have any questions. We hope to see you in Boston in April.

Rajshree Agarwal                             Samina Karim                                                Fernando Suarez
University of Maryland                     Boston University                                           Boston University

2014 CCC Invitation in pdf

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