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Following the tradition established by the previous Uddevalla symposia, starting in 1998, the 20th anniversary symposium is designed to bring together leading-edge views of senior academic scholars and mix them with the critical and creative views of post-docs and PhD students engaged in their thesis work. We welcome researchers from various fields, such as economic geography, entrepreneurship, international business, management, political science, regional economics, small business economics, sociology and urban and regional planning. 

The objectives of the twentieth Uddevalla Symposium 2017 are: i) to provide a unique opportunity for scholars including senior and junior researchers to discuss path-breaking concepts, ideas, frameworks and theories in plenary key-note sessions and parallel competitive paper sessions, and ii) to facilitate the development and synthesis of important contributions into cohesive and integrated collections for potential publication. Therefore, unpublished complete papers are invited for presentation and feedback from other scholars.


Leading-edge contributions from the previous symposia have appeared in so far eight special issues of prestigious journals and fifteen edited book volumes with additional three in the pipelines. See a selected list of publications of previous symposia.This symposium will follow the same practice as in the past. In addition to an Uddevalla Symposium Proceedings, we are considering publishing either a special issue and/or a book volume consisting of a selection of papers presented and at the symposium.

Updated by Irene Bernhard