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:
- Edith Penrose’s Research Methods and Approach
- Patents and Innovation
- The Theory of the Firm
- International Firms and Foreign Investment
- Oil Companies and Oil Economies
- 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.