Following the tradition established by the previous Uddevalla symposia, starting in 1998, the 21st 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 twentifirst Uddevalla Symposium 2018 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 Therefore, unpublished complete papers are invited for presentation and feedback from other scholars. For more information see attachment.