Thursday, January 28, 2010

GLOBELICS 2010 - Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning

GLOBELICS 2010 - 8th International Conference
Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning

Dates: 1-3 November 2010

Organised by: GLOBELICS and University of Malaya

Venue: University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

The Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS) is an international network of scholars who apply the concept of "learning, innovation, and competence building system" (LICS) as their framework and are dedicated to the strengthening of LICS in developing countries, emerging economies and societies in transition. The research aims at locating unique systemic features as well as generic good practices to enlighten policy making relating to innovation, competence building, international competitiveness, regional development, labour market and human capital development. In an increasingly global and knowledge‐based competition, management strategies need to be based upon an understanding of these framework conditions and the public policies which seek to regulate the environment.
GLOBELICS has regional chapters in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Apart from providing training for PhD scholars through the Academy at Lisbon and Tampere, GLOBELICS organises annual conferences. To‐date seven conferences have been organised. The first GLOBELICS conference was held in 2003, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it was followed by the second conference at Beijing, China (2004), the third conference at Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa (2005), the fourth in Trivandrum, India (2006), the fifth in Saratov, Russia (2007), the sixth in Mexico City, Mexico (2008) and the seventh in Dakar, Senegal (2009). All seven conferences were attended by leading scholars in the field from both the developed and developing worlds.

Call for Papers
Theme: Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning

- Science and technology for the poor
- Managing innovation and entrepreneurship
- Human capital: domestic build up, brain drain, brain gain, brain exchange and brain circulation
- Measuring innovation, technical change and productivity
- IPR regimes, indigenous knowledge and innovation for development
- Culture, society, ethics and innovation
- Multinationals and knowledge flows
- Macro, meso and micro interactions
- Sectoral innovation systems
- Health and healthcare innovation systems
- Energy, environment and development

The conference will include a variety of sessions including keynote speeches, plenary and paper sessions to address the various themes of the conference. A special workshop for senior policy makers from ASEAN member countries is also included in the programme.

PhD students' paper competition and financial supports
  • Ph.D students' paper competition: Ph.D. students currently in programs of developing countries may enter the PhD students' paper competition. Winners will receive free accommodation and travel support, a small grant to support their research and a diploma.
  • Financial supports: Ph.D. students with accepted papers (one person per paper and only the person who is registered as the presenter of the paper) will be provided local hospitality during the conference. Ph.D. students from developing countries with accepted papers will also be provided some travel support. Participants should be prepared though to pay for all other expenses in the hotel like internet, telephone, laundry, city tour, and other social events.

Important dates

  • 30 May 2010: deadline for paper submission by graduate students
  • 18 June 2010: deadline for paper submission by others
  • 30 September 2010: deadline for registration
Paper review and acceptance
We invite original (unpublished) submissions on the themes of the conference to be presented via the conference website or the secretariat's e‐mail. We especially welcome the participation of young researchers. Acceptance of participation will be based on full papers only. The selection of papers will be based on a peer review process by the Conference Scientific Committee. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 30 July 2010. The length of papers must not exceed 12,000. All presented papers will be placed on the conference website. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Institutions and Economies and African Journal of Science Technology,Innovation and Development.

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