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Call for Papers: Edith Penrose Centenary Conference

13 August 2014 Edith Penrose Centenary Conference (pdf; 1117kb)

Edith Penrose Centenary Conference

A celebration of the work and legacy of the influential economist
14-15 November 2014 at SOAS, University of London

The Department of Financial and Management Studies of SOAS, University of London (DeFiMS) is organising a conference in collaboration with INSEAD and The Oxford Institute of Energy Studies to mark Edith Penrose’s centenary (15 November 2014 - 21 October 1996). Best known for her seminal contribution on the theory of the growth of the firm, Penrose’s research spanned some five decades and covered a wide range of topics including: the international patent system and innovation; multinational firms and foreign investment; oil companies and the economies of the Middle East; the theory of the firm; and economic development.

Call for Papers by 8 September 2014

To celebrate her centenary we invite papers inspired by her work on the following topics: 

  1. Edith Penrose’s Research Methods and Approach
  2. Patents and Innovation
  3. The Theory of the Firm 
  4. International Firms and Foreign Investment 
  5. Oil Companies and Oil Economies
  6. Economic Development

Abstracts of 500-1000 words including authors, institutional affiliation and title, should be submitted by 8 September 2014 to: EPConf@soas.ac.uk. Decisions on acceptance of papers will be notified to authors by 20 September 2014. Final versions of accepted papers to be submitted by 20 October 2014.