Beyond the Dawn of Innovation


Hyvink??, Finland, 15-17 Jun 2009; Deadline 31 Jan

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Call for Papers

"Beyond the Dawn of Innovation" brings together both practitioners and academics. The conference contains competitive paper presentations, inspiring keynote sessions, and panel discussion. Furthermore, special session proposals are welcomed. This conference is an excellent opportunity to get connected with people coming from different standpoints yet sharing the same passion for innovations. New innovations rise every day around the globe, both socially and technically-oriented. Therefore, it is of an utmost importance to stay focused and keep on track. For the aforementioned reason, we are now bringing the great minds of academics, business leaders and other professionals from both private and public sectors to discuss and share knowledge on innovation-related matters.

The Submissions of innovation-related Papers should include but not be limited on the following subthemes:

  • New Innovative Education Opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship as an Innovation Processes
  • Innovation as Competitive Advantage
  • Innovative Revenue Sharing and Business Models
  • Innovation Networks and Alliances
  • Developing Societies as Innovators
  • Best Practices in Innovation Processes
  • Innovation Management Policy and Practice
  • Innovative Service Concepts (including Public Sector)
  • Seamless R&D in Innovation Process
  • Incremental and Radial Innovation Strategies
  • Building Innovation Corporations
  • The Many Faces of Innovation: Knowledge-based, ICT-enabled Strategic, Open, New Product, Sustainable, Social
  • Innovation as a State of Mind
  • Innovative Leadership and Creative Employee Behaviour
  • Innovative Organisational Culture
  • Facilitating and Sustaining Innovation Environments
  • Tools for Innovation
  • Idea Management
  • Commercialisation of Innovation
  • Breaking the Innovator´s Block
  • Creativity Busters and Boosters
  • Scalability of an Invention
  • Innovation Efficiency as Firm Behaviour

Important Submission Deadlines:

31st January 2009: Submission of competitive papers and special session proposals
28th February 2009: The results from the peer review evaluation of the papers available
31st March 2009: Final submissions with registration and attendance fee

Guidelines for Authors:

The abstracts and full papers should be written based on the following outline

First page (Title page):

  • Title of the paper (Arial 20 bold)
  • Author, Affiliation, Corresponding Author information (Address, phone number and E-mail) (Arial 11 bold italic)
  • The papers should include a short biography of each Author (50-100 words)
  • Indication of which sub-theme(s) the paper indicates to (Arial 13)

Following pages (The paper):

  • Title of the paper (Arial 20 bold)
  • The abstract (Arial 10 italic, 150 words)
  • 3 Key Words (Arial 10)
  • Headings
    _Heading 1 (Arial 16 bold)
    _Heading 2 (Arial 13 bold)
    _Heading 3 (Arial 11 bold italic)
    _Heading 4 (Arial 10 bold)
  • Body text (Arial 10)
  • Table name 1 (Arial 10, above the table)
    _Table text (Arial 9)
  • Figure name 1 (Arial 9 italic, below the figure)
  • Quote text (Arial 9 italic)
  • Indent (Arial 10)
  • References (Arial 13 bold title, Arial 10 references)

– The full papers should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages tables and charts included.

– The papers should be in .rtf or .doc format, but the charts and images can also be in .jpeg or .xls format.

– The Proceedings will be black and white, so using of textures in graphics is preferable.

– Place numbered and titled tables and charts at the end of the paper after references and mark their placement within the text as follows "Insert Table 1 here".

– References must be in APA Style and carefully checked for accuracy. You should cite publications in the text: (Riihela 2008) for articles or (Riihela 2008, 34-35) for monographs or citing both the names of two authors (Riihela and Hyttinen 2008), or (Riihela et al. 2008) when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied.

– The papers must not violate any copyrights, and be original.

– Upon acceptance, at least one author is obligated to register for the Conference and at least one author must appear at the Conference to present their work.

– Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with a proper ISSN/ISBN number. If the manuscript is currently under review, accepted for publication, or published elsewhere, this should be mentioned in the title page.”

Submissions: Please submit your Papers to

Contact information: For further information, please contact the Conference Secretariat via e-mail

Organizing Committee: To contact our Organising Committee, please contact them via e-mail

Special Sessions Proposal

The main theme of the Conference is innovation in a broader sense. Authors can choose a certain sub-theme but the proposals will be approved based on their relevance to the main topic. Should the proposal get accepted, all the Authors must attend the conference and pay the attendance fee by the given deadline

Guidelines for creating a Special Session Proposal

The proposal should include at least the following information:

  • The title/topic of the proposal and the Conference sub-theme, to which the proposal is related (if applicable)
  • The purpose of the proposed Special Session including the possible target audience and beneficiaries
  • The description and an outline of each paper to be presented in the proposed Special Session
  • The special session proposals should not exceed 5 double-spaced pages written in 12-point font.
  • The proposals should be prepared in .doc, .rtf or .pdf format
  • The proposals must include full contact information of each Author (full name, address, phone number, fax number and e-mail).
  • If the proposal is accepted, the Author(s) will be informed via e-mail