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CfPs: 10th Asialics Conference 2013 "Roles of Public Research Institutes and Universities in Asia’s Innovation Systems"; 20-21 Sept; Tokyo, Japan

10th Asialics Conference 2013 "Roles of Public Research Institutes and Universities in Asia's Innovation Systems"

20-21 September 2013

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan

About ASIALICS (Asian Network for Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems)
ASIALICS is a network among scholars, practitioners and policymakers who are interested in a learning, innovation and competence building system in Asia. It has a cooperative relationship with the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS). ASIALICS aims to explore and develop the concept of learning, innovation and competence building as an analytical framework. The objective of ASIALICS is to stimulate the establishment of knowledge based strategies for economic development in Asia. The idea is to bring together interesting issues about what is going on in Asian countries and companies and to share experiences regarding methodology, analytical results and policies. To achieve this idea, a group of Asian scholars with strong support from GLOBELICS held the first international conference on Asian innovation systems in Bangkok, Thailand in April 2004. Following the first conference, ASIALICS organized annual conferences in Jeju Island (Korea), Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Hanoi, and Manila.

Call For Papers

Conference Objectives
Universities and public research institutes have been expected to play more important roles in the era of 'learning economy'. In Asia, several countries initiated policies to enhance the roles of universities and public research institutes in innovation systems, especially their interaction and contribution to industry and society. These policy initiatives include introduction of appropriate institutions, namely laws, regulations and norms that facilitate universities and public research institutes to easily and effectively engage with industry. Governments also provide incentives in terms of grants and public equity participation to encourage such collaborations. New organizations such as technology licensing offices (TLOs) and patent administration offices have been set up in many universities and public research institutes across Asia. Infrastructures such as science parks and incubators have flourished. Nonetheless, there are several issues regarding the roles of universities and public research institutes that need to be extensively examined by both academics and policy makers.
  • Did the introduction of new 'institutions' (like Asian versions of Bayh-Dole Act) effectively facilitate more and closer collaboration between university and industry.
  • Did intellectual property rights regime matter? How?
  • Did type of universities (e.g. comprehensive, S&T specialized, local), and size and capabilities of firms matter? Which modes of collaborations were suitable?
  • Which modes of collaboration (e.g. formal vs. informal) were more effective? Why?
  • Did government incentives really work? Why? Why not?
  • Why did some TLOs, science parks and incubators perform better than others?
  • What should be the effective roles of local and regional governments?
  • Were intermediary organizations needed? What should they do?
  • Were there significant differences between university-industry interactions and university-community interactions in terms of effective modes, incentives and institutions?
  • Global challenges and possibility of emergence of 'Asian Innovation System'
  • National, regional, local, technological and sectoral innovation systems
  • Mobility of scientists and engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs in Asia
  • Technological learning, R&D and innovations of firms in Asia
  • Asian production/innovation networks
  • Innovation strategies of transnational corporations from Asia
  • Roles of intellectual property right in innovation in Asia
  • Comparative studies of science, technology and innovation policies in Asia
  • Science, technology and innovation indicators in Asian context
  • Innovation financing in Asia
  • Innovation in services and creative industries in Asia
  • Social innovations in Asia
  • Grass-root innovations and innovations for/by the poor in Asia 
Who Should Attend
  • innovation policy and management scholars
  • Master and doctoral students in this area
  • science, technology and innovation policymakers
  • Innovators and business practitioners
Important Dates
  • Abstract Submission: May 31
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 30
  • Registration and Full Paper Submission: August 15
  • Kindly submit abstracts (not more than 500 words) and direct all inquiries to
Contact Person
Patarapong Intarakumnerd, Ph.D.
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677 JAPAN
Tel. (81)-3-6439-6122

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