Technology and Economic Development:
4th International Conference
on Industrial Dynamics, Innovation Policy and Growth
21st-22nd May, 2010 Izmir, Turkey
EKOLIDER, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, TURKEY http://ekolider.ieu.edu.tr/eab/TED2010
METU-TEKPOL, Science and Technology Policies Research Center, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, TURKEY
METU, Department of Economics, Ankara, TURKEY
Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, TURKEY
and conference topic:
It is widely acknowledged that three major themes pertaining to the economic analysis of technology and innovation are industrial dynamics, innovation policy and growth. Industrial dynamics cover various concepts such as economies of scope/scale, externalities, concentration and barriers, learning processes, innovative and adoption capabilities. These issues play a crucial role in the conception and implementation of innovation policies. The dynamic nature of economic development requires models that capture the linkage between industrial dynamics and innovation policy.
Moreover, the relations among different institutions are uncovered in the context of their impact on economic growth. The main objective of the conference is to bring together researchers and policy makers from various disciplines in order to discuss the following questions:
What is the role of emerging industries in innovation policy?
How do new institutional and organizational forms affect economic growth and innovation policy?
How do the boundaries of the firm and the degree of independence among firms affect economic growth?
What is the role of innovation policy in facilitating adjustment of the economy to changing circumstances?
Learning process at the firm and sectoral level
Innovation and technology diffusion
Technological change and institutional change
Economic growth and industrial dynamics
Incentives to R&D and innovation
- Innovation, competition and industry dynamics
Alliances, acquisitions and open innovation
R&D and innovation strategy
To address all these issues, this conference is constructed upon a comparative and interdisciplinary approach. Going beyond this conference, we aim to bring together academics of science and technology policy studies as well as policy makers. Offers of papers on related topics are also welcomed.
The conference is also planned to have a public lecture and plenary sessions with keynote speakers plus specialist workshop streams.
If interested in presenting a paper or organizing a session in the 2010 Conference, please send a title and an abstract of 300-words at most to:
Please remember to submit:
YOUR FULL NAME
E-MAIL, POSTAL ADDRESS, and TEL.
Please remember that the deadline for abstract submission is until January 29, 2010.
Important Deadlines and Dates:
February 12, 2010 Deadline for receipt of abstracts
February 17, 2010 Decisions on acceptance/rejection of abstracts
April 16, 2010 Deadline for Registrations (otherwise paper will be withdrawn from the conference programme)
April 16, 2010 Final date for submission of full papers
May 21-22, 2010 4rd International Conference on Industrial Dynamics, Innovation Policy and Growth in Izmir