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The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2014 conference is nowclosed. The draft program, registration information and other practical details can be found here.


2014 Transatlantic Policy Consortium Conference
“Innovation in Multiple Systems”
Hosted at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
June 22-25, 2014


The conference invites papers relating to the issues of Innovation in Multiple Systems. We invite submissions from senior scholars, policymakers, junior scholars and advanced doctoral students for papers in five program tracks. Note that there will also be a Poster Session for PhD students and a roundtable on future directions for transatlantic policy.
The conference will be held at the Indiana University Memorial Union in the heart of the campus of Indiana University.

1. Public management, public systems and innovation uptake
2. Regulation and innovation
3. The university and innovation
4. Security, homeland security, and defense sector innovation
5. Third sector, nonprofits and innovation

Please include the following in a short abstract of no more than 300 words:
· Name, affiliation, title and contact information of the author(s)
· The program track to which you are submitting
· Keywords
Proposals should be submitted with the subject line “Abstract” to: Note that doctoral students can specify if they are submitting to paper proposals for the program tracks or the poster session.

If you have questions about scientific content, you may contact Dr. Sameeksha Desai at

General fee for professional attendees: $250
Fee for graduate students: $150
Fee for spouses/partners/others: $120

February 1 2014: Deadline for the submission of abstracts
March 1 2014: Acceptance decisions will be communicated
Thursday May 16 2014: Deadline for submission of full papers.

Conference Organizing Committee:

David Audretsch, Indiana University (
Charles Bonser, Indiana University (
Sameeksha Desai, Indiana University (
Johan Eklund, Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum/Jönköping University (
Chemain Nanney, Indiana University (

The Transatlantic Policy Consortium (TPC) consists of 36 North American and European higher education institutions that conduct education, training, and research in the field of public policy and administration. We currently have a network of 108 individuals from these institutions who participate in our activities. The Consortium is dedicated to promoting better understanding between the public policy/administration educators in the EU and the US, and to providing opportunities for the researchers, students and faculty members of the Consortium to interact, study, conduct research, and work together in a variety of ways on the pressing public policy issues facing Europe and North America.

The TPC was formed officially in May of 2000, and is self-financed, with the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs providing the Secretariat for the organization. The Consortium now has an annual colloquium of the consortium membership and guests that focuses on public policy issues of particular concern to the US/EU Transatlantic Agenda. These colloquia alternate on a yearly basis between the US and Europe.




Institute for Development Strategies • Indiana University