Disruptive innovations generated by digital technologies allow firms to reinforce their competitive advantages by differentiating themselves from their competitors; more specifically, they create organizational capital. Digital business transformation is a journey to adopt and deploy digital technologies and business models in order to improve performance quantifiably. Thus, digital transformations change business models, value creation and can positively influence a company’s reputation (Anderson, 2014).

     Digitalization enables the emergence of new entrepreneurs who, unlike their predecessors, can use digital technologies and online communities and are able to manage the key processes needed to create/launch a new venture moving from idea generation and opportunity recognition, to intellectual property protection, production, marketing and distribution (Bryniolfsson and MCAfee, 2014). Technologies such as social media, open source software and hardware, crowdsourcing, e-trust and online reputation assessment, 3D printing, digital imaging and big data are empowering would-be entrepreneurs, while radically altering the competitive landscape, and contributing to reduce significantly the barriers between invention and the creation of a new company (Kelly, 2016).

     Despite these new trends, innovations and new venture creation are still largely analyzed by using theories and concepts which were developed before the digital revolution. Thus, there is a prospective struggle to provide a full account and understanding of these new trends (Elia et al., 2016). On the other hand, supporters and optimist thinkers who announce the emergence of an industrial revolution and a new era of creativity and prosperity often fail to provide a neutral point of view and data to prove that such a big shift is really taking place.

     We invite contributions that will help to better assess, analyze, and theorize how digital innovations emerge and create value, how these innovations affect the structuring of markets and business models, how to implement and finance them.


We welcome the submission of research papers on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Digital transformation, Strategy  and Competitiveness of firms
  • Digital Marketing
  • Management of digital innovation and Organizational impacts
  • Protection and development of digital innovations, Patents, Open innovation  
  • Digital Technologies
  • Digital innovation and Business model
  • Digital innovation and Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship
  • Dynamics and growth strategy of digital firms
  • Financing of digital innovations and New ways of financing: crowdfunding, P2P lending, FinTech…
  • Digital finance, money, banking, and insurance: Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, future of payments, virtual bank, mobile bank, AssurTech, etc.



Keynote Speaker

Léo Paul Dana, Distinguished Professor, Montpellier Business School, France & Marie Curie Fellow at Princeton University, US




Léo-Paul Dana, a graduate of McGill University and of HEC Montreal, is Professor at Montpellier Business School and Marie Curie Fellow at Princeton University. As well he holds the title of Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina, in Canada. He formerly served at the University of Canterbury and prior to that as Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and Deputy Director of the International Business MBA Programme at Nanyang Business School, in Singapore. He has published extensively in a variety of leading journals including the British Food Journal, Cornell Quarterly, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, the Journal of World Business, and Small Business Economics.


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Scientific Committee - Organizers

Scientific Committee

Chairmen: Eric Braune (INSEEC, FR), Jean-Michel Sahut (IDRAC, FR), Denis Schweizer (JMSB, CA), and Zheng LI (CECEI, Jilin University, CN)


Organizing committee

Eric Braune (INSEEC), Pascal Montagnon (INSEEC), Scientific Association CREADIF



INSEEC, FR, https://www.inseec.com/

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, CA, http://www.concordia.ca/jmsb.html

China-Israel Center for Entrepreneurship and innovation, University of Jilin, CN, http://www.chinaeducenter.com/en/university.php








Partnership with Scientific Journals

Technological Forecasting and Social Change



Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences



 International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business



Management international / International Management / Gestiòn Internacional 



Revue de l'Entrepreneuriat (De Boeck)



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