Klepper_webb 11-06-09

Award winner on Sweden tour

The Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Energy Maud Olofsson will open the ICSB conference and H.R.H. Prince Daniel participates in the prize ceremony of the prestigious Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research to this year's winner Steven Klepper, Professor Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Professor Klepper will hold his award lecture in Stockholm on June 18th and continue on a short Sweden tour visiting Linköping (June 21th) and Göteborg (June 22nd) to discuss nano-economics and the wealth of nations.

Steven Klepper will discuss his work on the evolution of four great industry clusters: Silicon Valley; Detroit; Akron, Ohio, the historical center of tire production in the U.S.; and Bangladesh, which has emerged in recent years as a world-class center of cotton garment production.

Using his characteristic nano-economic analysis in which he reconstructs and dissects the evolution of each of the industries that gave rise to the clusters, he develops and tests a novel theory of clustering based on the ideas of organizational reproduction and heredity.  New questions are raised about the determinants of a region’s economic performance and novel policies are considered to stimulate clustering and the wealth of regions.

Steven Klepper has conducted extensive theoretical and empirical studies of industry life cycles and his research has under recent years focused on spin-offs, the emergence of new market niches and regional clusters.

Linköping: Tuesday June 21 2011, kl. 10.00-12.00 am (Coffee is served from 9.30 am)
Location: Sal ACAS, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet
Registration: The seminar is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Register by e-mail to: lena.donnerfalk@liu.se, no later than June 15.

Gothenburg: Wednesday June 22, 2011, 10.00-12.00 a.m
Handelshögskolan i Göteborg, Vasagatan 1
The seminar is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Register by e-mail to: mikael.jorstig@entreprenorskapsforum.se. no later than June 15.

For the award lecture in Stockholm on June 18th, please register for the ICSB2011-conference.