Conférence Digital, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Financing, 11-12 Juin 2018, LYON, date limite de soumission : 15 avril (prolongement)

You are cordially invited to submit your research papers for presentation at the International Conference on Digital, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Financing (DIF-2018) that will take place on June 11-12, 2018 in Lyon, which has been ranked as the most attractive city in France (capital of Gaul, capital of gastronomy, boasts a Unesco heritage site…).

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

  • Digital transformation, Strategy and Competitiveness of firms
  • Economics of innovation
  • Innovation & Marketing, Digital Marketing
  • Digital systems & technologies: ERP, CRM, ECM, CAM…
  • Management of innovation and Organizational impacts
  • Protection and development of innovations, Patents, Open innovation
  • Innovation and Business model
  • Entrepreneurship / Intrapreneurship
  • Incubator, start-ups and innovation
  • SME and innovation
  • Innovations in coaching and mentoring implications for entrepreneurs
  • Knowledge management
  • Dynamics and growth strategy of innovative firms
  • Human Resources and Innovation
  • E-learning, e-education and e-pedagogy
  • Innovation and accounting, Digital and audit
  • Electonic markets and Trading Platforms
  • Financing of innovation
  • FinTech and Alternative Finance (crowdfunding, P2P lending)
  • Governance and Financing of High Tech or innovative firms
  • Business Angels, venture capital, CVC, spinoff, IPO…
  • Digital finance, money, banking, and insurance: Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, Blockchain, future of payments, e-banking, e-finance, AssurTech…
  • Digital, Modeling and numerical methods


Keynote Speakers

* Cédric VILLANI, Professor, Awarded the Fields Medal, University of Lyon (FR)

* Léo paul DANA, Professor, Montpellier Business School (FR) & Princeton University (US)

Denis SCHWEIZER, Professor, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (CA)

Paper Submission Procedure

Interested contributors should submit preferably full papers in PDF files (in English or French), but extended abstracts (1,000 to 1,500 words) may also be considered if they show considerable promise, no later than April 15, 2018 through the conference website.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline : April 15, 2018 (extended deadline)
  • Notification of review results: April 25, 2018
  • Registration deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Conference event: June 11-12, 2018

Please visit our website for detailed information:


  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier (5-Year Impact Factor: 3.226)
  • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l’Administration, John Wiley & Sons (ISI)
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Inderscience Publishers (Scopus)
  • Management International / International Management (Fnege cat. 2)
  • Management & Avenir (Fnege cat. 3)


Associated Journals

  • Economic Modelling (5-Year Impact Factor: 1.573)
  • Economics World, ISSN 2328-7144
  • Contemporary Economics (ESCI/Thomson Reuters, Scopus)
  • Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat, De Boeck (Fnege, cat. 2)
  • Gestion 2000  (Fnege, cat. 4)

Partner Scientific Associations

Association Internationale de Management Strategique (AIMS)

Académie de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’Innovation (AEI)
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