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  About GLOBELICS 2010

The 8th GLOBELICS International Conference
Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning
1 - 3 November 2010
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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.

The 8th GLOBELICS International Conference will be organised around the following sub-themes:

  • Innovation for the Poor
  • Frameworks, Measures and Indicators of Innovation and Technology
  • National and Regional Innovation Systems
  • Sectoral Innovation Systems
  • Knowledge, Meso Organizations and Development
  • Health and Healthcare Innovation Systems
  • Management of Innovation and Development
  • Multinationals and Competence Building
  • Energy, Environment and Development
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation
The conference will include a variety of sessions including keynote speeches, plenary and paper sessions to address the various themes of the conference.



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