Weekly Announcements – February 27, 2013

Here are the latest announcements from SSRN:

Universitas Indonesia Joins MRN Business School Research Papers

We are pleased to announce Universitas Indonesia, Graduate School of Management has started a MRN Business School Research Papers series within the Management Research Network (MRN).

UNIVERSITAS INDONESIA, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PAPER SERIES
View Abstracts: http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Indonesia-BSR.html
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Founded in 1983, Graduate School of Management Universitas Indonesia is a research-intensive institution specialising in Finance and Banking, Marketing and Strategic Management studies. The School, with the proximity to the central government and the main business area in Indonesia, offers a vibrant academic community with a strong connection to the government institution and the industry.

The Graduate School of Management Universitas Indonesia Research Paper Series, published by the Department of Management at Universitas Indonesia, focuses on studies in the finance and banking, marketing and strategic management in all subject areas from faculty members of the Department of Management, research students and visiting scholars.

Announcing 19th St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum 2012 (ICF) eJournal on SSRN

In cooperation with the University of St.Gallen, the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) is pleased to announce the 19th St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum 2012 (ICF) eJournal. This eJournal is available to all subscribers at no charge and contains abstracts of the meeting papers with links to the full text in the SSRN eLibrary.

19TH ST.GALLEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LAW FORUM 2012 (ICF)
View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/19th-St-Gallen-ICF.html
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The 19th annual St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum 2012 (ICF), that took place on June 7th and 8th 2012, hosted a wide range of renown speakers, including Joaquin Almunia (Vice-President of the European Commission), William Kovacic (Former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission), Andreas Mundt (President of the German Federal Cartel Office) and many more. More than 160 participants discussed the hot topics of the field, including merger control, judicial review and parent company liability. The proceedings of the conference are published in our new SSRN eJournal. More information about the conference and the program for the 2013 ICF are available on www.sg-icf.ch.

Announcing ICES-GMU Workshop on Internationalization & Competitiveness on SSRN

In cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University, the Innovation Research & Policy Network (IRPN) is pleased to announce the ICES-GMU Workshop on Internationalization & Competitiveness Online Proceedings. These proceedings are available to all users at no charge and contain abstracts of the conference papers with links to the full text in the SSRN eLibrary.

Policy and measurement in internationalization and competitiveness is discussed, framed by an institutional analysis aiming at identifying basic and researchable problems in this cross-section that has caught the attention of many nations’, businesses’ and universities’ policy makers today. The purpose is to develop interdisciplinary research projects, during and after the workshop that could be funded by NSF and others, engaging two or more disciplines in international collaboration which can better inform policy, building on the identified basic issues.

The workshop is open for anyone with an interest in the theme – policy makers, academia, business or students. Simply let us know by email that you are coming so we can plan for a suitable room. All information on the workshop, including videos from speeches, can be found on the SSRN site.

You can browse all ICES-GMU Workshop on Internationalization & Competitiveness abstracts in the SSRN database by clicking on the following link. You may wish to bookmark it in your browser.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/ICES-GMU-Workshop-Intl-Competitiveness.html
Conference URL: http://gmu.academia.edu/EskilUllberg/Talks/100730/ICES-GMU_Workshop_on_Internationalization_and_Competitivenss

SWIFT Institute Joins Finance Research Centers Papers

We are pleased to announce the SWIFT Institute has started a Finance Research Centers Papers series within the Financial Economics Network (FEN).

SWIFT INSTITUTE RESEARCH PAPER SERIES
View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/SWIFT-Institute-RES.html
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The SWIFT Institute, set up by SWIFT, funds independent research, supports knowledge-led debate and provides a forum where academics and financial practitioners can learn from each other. The primary focus of our research is transaction banking, covering the areas of payments, clearing and settlement, cash management, trade finance and trust and securities. The SWIFT Institute’s Working Paper series aims to promote high-quality research based on robust academic principles, which is accessible and relevant to the global financial industry.

European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) Joins Economics Research Centers Papers

We are pleased to announce European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has started an Economics Research Centers Papers series within the Economics Research Network (ERN).

EUROPEAN TRADE UNION INSTITUTE (ETUI) WORKING PAPER SERIES
View Abstracts: http://www.ssrn.com/link/European-Trade-Union-Inst-RES.html
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The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) is a research and training centre. The ETUI places its expertise – acquired in particular in the context of its links with universities, academic and expert networks – in the service of workers’ interests at European level and of the strengthening of the social dimension of the European Union. Its overall mission of the ETUI is to support, reinforce and stimulate the ETUC and the European trade union movement, in order to contribute to the development of social Europe. To this end, the ETUI conducts research in areas of relevance to the trade unions. These areas include the labour market and industrial relations. In these and related areas the ETUI produces European comparative studies. The work of the ETUI, staffed by representatives from several social science disciplines, focuses on a range of socio-economic issues, including labour law. As a link between the European Trade Union movement and academia, it conducts and promotes research on topics of strategic importance for the world of labour. The ETUI is financially supported by the European Union. The ETUI Working papers series contains publications that present ongoing or already concluded research and which are aimed at trade union experts, academics, think-tanks, European institutions, organisations and non-governmental organisations.

Announcing New LSN Law, Policy & Economics of Technical Standards Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal

We are pleased to announce a new Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal – Law, Policy & Economics of Technical Standards eJournal, sponsored by American University Washington College of Law.

LAW, POLICY & ECONOMICS OF TECHNICAL STANDARDS eJOURNAL
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Editor: Jorge L. Contreras, Associate Professor, American University – Washington College of Law

Sponsor: The Law, Policy & Economics of Technical Standards eJournal is sponsored by the American University Washington College of Law (wcl.american.edu), which was founded in 1896 to promote the values of equality, diversity, and intellectual rigor in legal education. The law school’s nationally and internationally recognized programs provide its 1700 JD, LL.M., and SJD students with the critical skills and values necessary to have an immediate impact around the world. The school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) (wcl.american.edu/pijip) is internationally recognized as a leader in research, teaching and advocacy in all areas of intellectual property and information technology law.

Description: This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts addressing the legal, policy and economic implications of technical standardization. Standards for product interoperability, safety and quality are developed by industry consortia, trade associations and governmental agencies. High-tech industries such as telecommunications, computing, networking and semiconductors have long been characterized by standardized products, as have traditional industries such as construction, aviation and electrical power. Technical standardization raises a host of legal, policy and economic issues. Legal issues encompass fields including intellectual property, antitrust, administrative law and contract law. Recent legal issues that have been prominent in the field include the acquisition and enforcement of patent rights in standardized technologies, the application of antitrust doctrines to collaborative standards-setting organizations, assertion of copyright in documented standards and incorporation of standards into statutory materials, and the contractual and equitable relationships among participants in standard-setting organizations. Economic issues include the impact of standardization on competition, network externalities and product markets, the effect of patenting on standardization processes and standardized products, the analysis of royalties and other economic costs of standardized products, the comparative costs and benefits of different standards systems, and the critical role of standards for productivity-enhancing innovation. Policy considerations include the impact of standardization on developing economies, the use of standardization as a tool of trade policy, the use of compulsory standards or open standards requirements in government procurement, the political economies of standardization bodies, the scope and impact of information security standards, and the use of standards as non-tariff barriers and as industrial policy tools. Papers may come from a wide variety of disciplines and scholarly approaches, including doctrinal legal scholarship, empirical legal studies, innovation theory, development studies, econometrics, microeconomic theory, organizational theory, political science, and public choice theory. This eJournal is international and interdisciplinary and welcomes submissions from around the globe.

Advisory Board
The members of the Law, Policy & Economics of Technical Standards eJournal Advisory Board are:

Michael A. Carrier
Professor, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden

Laura DeNardis
Associate Professor, American University – School of Communication

Dieter Ernst
Senior Fellow, East-West Center

Damien Geradin
Tilburg Law School, William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Richard J. Gilbert
Professor of Economics and Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley – Department of Economics

Jay P. Kesan
Professor and H. Ross & Helen Workman Research Scholar, University of Illinois College of Law

Mark A. Lemley
William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Keith E. Maskus
Professor and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences College Professor of Distinction, University of Colorado at Boulder – Department of Economics, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Timothy S. Simcoe
Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University – School of Management, Faculty Research Fellow, NBER

Andrew S. Updegrove
Partner, Gesmer Updegrove LLP

University of Alberta Joins MRN Business School Research Papers

We are pleased to announce University of Alberta School of Business has started a MRN Business School Research Papers series within the Management Research Network (MRN).

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH PAPER SERIES
View Abstracts: http://www.ssrn.com/link/U-Alberta-BSR.html
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University of Alberta School of Business topic areas:

Alberta: Accounting
Alberta: Business Economics
Alberta: Finance & Statistical Analysis
Alberta: General Management
Alberta: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Family Business
Alberta: Marketing
Alberta: Natural Resources & Energy
Alberta: Operations & Information Systems
Alberta: Strategic Management & Organization

The University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper Series comprises abstracts and papers on a wide range of business disciplines: Accounting, Business Economics, Finance and Statistical Analysis, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Family Business, Marketing, Natural Resources and Energy, Operations and Information Systems, and Strategic Management and Organization. The School is internationally recognized as a top research-intensive institution (according to the 2013 Financial Times business school rankings, the Alberta School of Business is 9th in research globally among publicly funded institutions and 33rd overall), and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Papers should be submitted to Michelle Olah, mdm1@ualberta.ca. Submissions must include the paper (if consistent with other agreements), a short abstract, keywords, and the author’s affiliation. Contact Michelle Olah or the journal’s Editor, Professor Michael Lounsbury, ml37@ualberta.ca, with questions.

Vienna University of Economics and Business Joins Economics Research Centers Papers

We are pleased to announce WU Vienna University of Economics and Business has started an International Taxation Research Paper Series. Due to the comprehensive nature of the research, the series will be included in Economics Research Centers Papers within the Economics Research Network (ERN), Accounting Research Centers Papers within the Accounting Research Network (ARN), and in Law Research Centers Papers within the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN).

WU INTERNATIONAL TAXATION RESEARCH PAPER SERIES
View Abstracts: http://www.ssrn.com/link/WU-Intl-Taxation-RES.html
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The WU International Taxation Research Paper Series includes work in progress, published papers, and abstracts from a monodisciplinary, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. The disciplines involved include those with a strong connection to international business taxation, in particular accounting, law, public finance, and psychology, but also history, management, or political science. The Research Paper Series is supported by a strong team of junior and senior researchers, mostly from WU Vienna University of Business and Economics and from its Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation.

The Research Paper Series is edited by Eva Eberhartinger, Michael Lang and Martin Zagler (Vienna University of Economics), Erich Kirchler (University of Vienna), and Rupert Sausgruber (University of Innsbruck).

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