Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Law and Business School
and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research present
THE INNOVATION AND COMPETITION NEXUS
ASIA-PACIFIC INNOVATION CONFERENCE
30 November - 2 December 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
There are many ways to approach innovation including perspectives from policy, management, economics, science and legal and regulatory perspectives. An important aspect of all of these approaches is the innovation/competition nexus. Both innovation and competition are generally seen as desirable because they can lead to new products and services and lower prices. In some contexts, innovation is the primary mode of competition, while in other contexts innovation and competition interact with each other, frequently but not always in mutually reinforcing ways. Unpacking the innovation-competition nexus raises many issues including:
- To what degree and in what ways do economic and social policies and related laws and
regulations affect innovation?
- How do other factors, such as management dynamics and export strategies interact with
- What is the role of patents and other intellectual property in enhancing or restricting
innovation and competition?
- How do different modes of government support for R&D affect innovation and competition?
- Are competitive conditions an important determinant of innovation, and how does
innovation affect competition?
- What is the relationship between and among the law, innovation, industry standards, global value networks, trade and competition?
This conference addressed a wide range of topics related to these issues.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
(in alphabetical order)
Ngāi Te Rangi,
School of Management
Victoria University of Wellington
Department of Economics
Stern School of Business
Haas School of Business
Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Please be aware that participants are expected to behave in accordance with the code of conduct.
This year’s conference (30 November - 2 December 2017) will take place at Victoria University's Business School, located close to Wellington CBD.
Victoria Business School is located at:
23 Lambton Quay
Dr Barbara Allen Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Reiko Aoki Kyushu University
Professor Jong-Rong Chen National Central University
Professor Thomas Clarke University of Technology Sydney
Paul Conway New Zealand Productivity Commission
Dr Carsten Fink World Intellectual Property Organisation
Professor Susy Frankel Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Griffin Geng Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Christine Greenhalgh University of Oxford
Professor Can Haung Zhejiang University
Associate Professor Albert Hu National University Singapore
Professor Adam Jaffe Motu and Queensland University of Technology
Professor Show-Ling Jang National Taiwan University
Professor Paul Jensen University of Melbourne
Professor Sunil Kanwar University of Delhi
Dr Mohammad Saud Khan Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Jessica C Lai Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Keun Lee Seoul National University
Professor Hui-Lin Lin National Taiwan University
Professor Elisabeth Mueller German Graduate School of Management and Law
Professor Sadao Nagaoka Tokyo Keizai University
Professor Les Oxley University of Waikato
Professor Beth Webster (General Secretary) Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Xiaobo Wu (President) Zhejiang University
Professor Peter Yu Texas-A&M University and University of Hong Kong
Local Organising Committee
Susy Frankel Professor of Law, Chair of Intellectual Property and International Trade, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington
Adam Jaffe Director, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Jessica C Lai Senior Lecturer, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington
Vanessa Borg and Anna Burnett Conference Administrators, Victoria University of Wellington
Nikita Melashchenko Conference Research Assistant, Victoria University of Wellington