The conference organizing committee invites submission of full papers by 31 May 2012. Papers are to be submitted via the website 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
B. Innovation and Low-carbon Development
C. New Trends in Innovation and Technology Management
D. Knowledge Management, Innovation Systems and Economic Development
E. Innovation Internationalisation in emerging countries
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, high quality papers will be recommended to a number of leading journals in the field.
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 30 July,2012.
Full papers must be submitted in English and should be written 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) or 25 pages. The paper should include an abstract not exceeding 200 words, describing the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. The format of manuscript must follow the Author Guidelines of GLOBELICS Conference 2012.
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 30 April, 2012, to www.som.zju.edu.cn/niim/globelics.
All participants whose papers have been accepted will be provided with local hospitality for three days (9-11 Novermber, 2012). 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.