DRUID is associated with the journal Industry and Innovation, published by Routledge. Currently in its 19th year and with 8 annual issues, Industry and Innovation's 2010 impact factor in Thomson Reuters' Social Science Citation Index was 1.83, 40/304 (Economics), 49/140 (Management). Industry and Innovation has a global editorial board of distinguished innovation scholars and publishes high-quality original scholarship on tendencies in industrial dynamics, such as the emergence of new industries; restructuring of existing industries; rise of new institutional and organizational forms; globalization; and other aspects of geographical organization.
On the level of basic research, DRUID confronts and combines new institutional theories and the resource-based view of the firm with recent approaches where the focus is on learning and the dynamic capabilities developed within firms and among firms in networks. The dynamic interplay within and among firms is seen as crucial in order to understand international and regional (sub-national) differences in industrial structure, employment and economic growth. DRUID's conceptual and empirical work is organized around three scientific themes with a distinct focus on:
A.Theory of the firm
Associated with this theme is the Center for Strategic Management and Globalization (SMG) at the Copenhagen Business School.
Associated with this theme is the GLOBELICS (The Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems) at the Department of Business Studies at Aalborg University.
On the applied level, DRUID supports the development of policy implications and organizational or strategic recommendations while interacting with policy makers in government and managers in the business community.