An interesting conference: http://www.borderstep-konferenz.de/ where results of a study of diffusion pattern of 100 green innovations will be presented that was funded by the German federal ministry BMBF.
Already 237 colleagues followed the call for protest initiated by Margit Osterloh and Alfred Kieser informing the editors of the coming Handelsblatt Ranking that they do not want to be listed. The list includes also several prominent innovation scholars such as Hans-Georg Gemünden, Cornelius Herstatt, Jan Kratzer, Nikolaus Franke, Frank T. Piller, Christopher Lettl, Martin G. Möhrle, Oliver Gassmann etc. from German, Swiss and Austrian universities . The complete list can be found here: http://handelsblattranking.wordpress.com/