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Update:May 10th, 2012


The 10th GLOBELICS International Conference

Theme: Innovation and Development: Opportunities and Challenges in Globalisation

Organized by:
Zhejiang University (ZJU)
Tongji University (Tongji)

The conference organizing committee invites submission of full papers by 31 May 2012. Papers are to be
submitted via the website http://www.som.zju.edu.cn/niim/globelics.
GLOBELICS is an international network of scholars who work on "learning, innovation, and competence
building systems" (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 organizes annual conferences.
Until now nine GLOBELICS conferences have been organized. The first 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), the seventh in Dakar, Senegal (2009), the
eighth in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2010), and the ninth in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011). All nine
conferences were attended by leading scholars in the field from both the developed and developing worlds.

The Tenth Globelics Conference will serve as a platform for interactive learning between scholars from the
North, West, South and East, so as to enrich and enhance the quality of innovation studies in relation to
development and growth in the context of globalization and accelerating pace of change. The 10th
GLOBELICS International Conference will be organized around the following topics:

A. Inclusive innovation systems
1. Inclusive innovation systems and competence building in formal and informal economic activities
2. Innovation, gender and inclusive development
3. Regional inequality and inclusive development.
4. Workplace learning, innovation and economic development.
5. Agriculture Innovation

B. Innovation and Low-carbon Development
6. Innovation and renewable energy
7. Innovation, energy saving, sustainable consumption, and urban development
8. Innovative responses to climate change mitigation and adaptation challenges
9. Sustainability-oriented innovation systems and low carbon development

C. New Trends in Innovation and Technology Management
10. High tech industries and development: public policies and industrial transition.
11. Management and governance of public innovation, relation between public and private innovation
12. Grass-root innovation and innovation management in developing countries
13. Innovation alliances and cooperation

D. Knowledge Management, Innovation Systems and Economic Development
14. Knowledge strategies and knowledge (ex)change in emerging countries
15. University-Industry cooperation
16. Innovation mapping, measure, and survey
17. Intellectual Property management, policy, and development

E. Innovation Internationalisation in emerging countries
18. MNCs in emerging countries and FDI from emerging countries
19. Global value chain and global innovation network
20. Globalisation and local development
21. China’s role in competence building in Africa and other developing regions.

The conference will mark the fact that this is the 10th Globelics conference with a lecture in honour of
Cristopher Freeman. The lecture will be given by Carlota Perez, London School of Economics.

Both senior and junior scholars will be invited to participate and contribute with a paper to the conference.
In particular, the active participation of young scholars (Ph.D.-students and scholars who have finished
their Ph.D. within the last five years) from developing countries will be encouraged.

As has been the case for the earlier Globelics Conferences, arrangements will be made to publish selected
contributions in a number of special issues of leading journals in the field, and edited books published by
an international publishers. These publications are expected to come out in 2014.

Acceptance of participation is based on a review by the Conference Scientific Committee upon novelty,
academic quality and relevance to the themes of the conference, and accepted paper writers will be
informed by July 30th, 2012.

Full papers must be submitted in English and should be written using MS word (Microsoft Word 97-2003
or Microsoft Word 2007), with Times New Roman font type size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. Foreign words
should be in italics. The length should not be more than 8,000 words (including tables, figures, notes,
references and appendices). The paper should include an abstract not exceeding 200 words, describing the
purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.

Ph.D. students from developing countries may apply to the PhD students' paper competition. This
competition is for Ph.D. students with their main institutional connection within a developing country; the
papers have to be authored exclusively by the candidate (co-authored papers will be evaluated as regular
submissions). Winners will receive a small grant to support their research and a diploma. In order to
participate in this competition, full papers should be submitted by April 30th, 2012, to

All participants whose papers have been accepted will be provided with local hospitality for three days
(November 8-10). The delegates should be prepared to pay for all the other expenses in the hotel such as
mini bar, telephone, laundry, etc. and outside such as the city tour and other social events.

The Globelics Board is trying to mobilize resources for providing travel support for paper presenters from
developing countries. More information on how to apply will be made available at the conference website
in due time.

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