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May 2, 2008

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Parallel Sessions and Symposia (choose one of five)

(1) Global high skilled labor markets

David Hart, George Mason University (chair)
Rafiq Dossani, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University | Paper (PDF)
Ron Hira, Rochester Institute of Technology
Bill Kerr, Harvard Business School
Hillel Rapoport, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) | Paper (PDF)

(2) Indian state & regional development

Work, place, and workplace: Dilemmas of the state and industrial welfare in India
Smita Srinivas, Columbia University (chair)

Economic openness, institutional deepening and the grounding of reform
Meenu Tewari, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The role of the state, regional divergence, and internationalization in project based industries: Evidence from film and construction in India
Florian Taube, Imperial College (UK)

(3) Regional innovation systems & industrial upgrading

Michael J. Piore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (chair)

Clustering to win: A social, spatial, and substantive approach to analyzing new technology clusters in the U.S. and Japan
Kathryn C. Ibata-Arens, DePaul University | Paper (PDF) | Slides (PDF)

Upgrading through networks: the case of fabless IC design industry in Shanghai
Elena Obukhova, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Not doomed to death. A map of SMEs’ business models in the Italian textile-apparel industry
Arnaldo Camuffo, Bocconi University,* Roberto Pozzana and Andrea Vinelli, University of Padova,
and Laura Benedetti, Società per gli Studi di Settore, (Italy) | Paper (PDF)

(4) Innovative methodologies for industry studies

Julia Lane, National Science Foundation (chair)

Increasing the academic relevance of industry studies research and methodological considerations
John-Paul MacDuffie, University of Pennsylvania,* and Frits K. Pil, University of Pittsburgh

Sustaining the nation’s aging infrastructure systems: Lessons learned applying an asset management framework
George E. Gibson, David P. Hale*, and Richard Woolridge, University of Alabama | Paper (PDF)

Achieving robustness without increasing cost: A new planning tool for passenger aviation
Amy Cohn,* Peter Belobaba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shervin AhmadBeygi and Marcial Lapp, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor | Paper (PDF)

Enabling environmentally-informed materials selection decisions: Robustness of early stage life-cycle assessment
Anna N. Allen,* Frank Field, Jeremy Gregory, and R. Kirchain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Subodh Das, Secat, Inc. | Paper (PDF)

(5) Economic restructuring and industrial relations

Jeffrey H. Keefe, Rutgers University (chair)

Collective bargaining and the restructuring of service work in the French and German telecommunications industries
Virginia Doellgast, Kings College, University of London (UK), Nohara Hiroatsu and Robert Tchobanian, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite Aix-en-Provence (France)

German automotive multinationals in central europe: A management-driven upgrading in industrial capabilities
Alexandra Janovskaia, London School of Economics (UK) | Paper (PDF)

Globalization and the labor markets of the logistics industry
David Bensman, Rutgers University | Paper (PDF)

Industrial relations experiments in China: balancing equity and efficiency the Chinese way
Michael H. Belzer,* Wayne State University, and Shih-wei Pan, Chinese Culture University (Taiwan), and Nan Yu, Jilin University Business School (People's Republic of China) | Paper (PDF) | Slides (PDF)

*Denotes Presenter