The 15th International Globelics Conference
|Date:||11 October 2017 - 13 October 2017|
The Globelics International Conference 2017
The 15th Globelics Conference will be held in Athens, Greece. It will be hosted by the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the oldest (established in 1837) and most prestigious Greek academic institution in the field of Technology and Engineering.
Athens will be the first European city to host the Globelics Annual Conference. This was considered as an opportunity to highlight the challenges for a country hit by the recent economic crisis. Innovation and competence building in the context of industrial and institutional change can be of great importance when envisaging a strategy out of the crisis.
The conference will combine plenary sessions, presentations of research papers in parallel tracks, thematic panel sessions or special sessions, poster presentations, a book presentation session and debate,exhibition on industrial research in Greece, innovative start-ups presentations, sightseeing and cultural events, as well as artistic and culinary exhibitions.
The main conference theme for Globlelics 2017 is innovation and capacity building in the context of financialisation and uneven development of the global economy: new roles for the state, productive sector, and social actors.
The conference invites papers addressing the role of different types of actors such as the State, local authorities, continental entities, knowledge institutions, productive political and social actors in shaping innovation and capacity building so as to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. In particular, it aims to explore whether we need new approaches to study inequality in the age of globalization as there are widening disparities within countries, regions and social classes. The conference will also consider the need to tackle new challenges related to innovation and capacity building in addition to our systems of innovation approach. The conference also welcomes papers studying how systems of policies can be implemented at different levels and across different countries to innovate out of the crisis.
Accepted papers will be organized around parallel paper tracks encompassing:
University relationships with industry and society: the developmental university
Indigenous knowledge, informal sector, innovation and development
Gender, innovation and development
Science, technology, innovation policy and development
Intellectual property rights, open innovation and development
National, continental and regional innovation system
Technological infrastructure and technological capabilities
Sectoral innovation system, systemic industrial policy and development
Innovation systems, networks, global value chains and foreign direct investments
Entrepreneurship and innovation management in companies, organizations, government and local authorities
Agricultural innovation system
Science, technology, innovation and the sustainable development goals
Creative industries, smart cities and economic development
Innovation, financialization and the global crisis: what kind of policies and strategies are needed?
Innovation studies: Empirical methodologies, data requirements, indicators, different approaches and methodologies
Deadline for submission of paper: April 30, 2017
Deadline for application for travel support: April 30, 2017
Conference registration deadline: July 14, 2017
For further information on the conference organization please consult our website: liee.ntua.gr/globelics2017
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