7th International Conference 2009

6-8 October, Dakar, Senegal

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Contact persons:
Micheline Goedhuys (mrs)
Théophile Azomahou (mr)





‘Inclusive Growth, Innovation and Technological Change: education, social capital and sustainable development’

Organized by:

The Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (Globelics)

UNU-MERIT (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
CRES, UCAD (Dakar, Senegal)

Date: October 6-8, 2009
Place: Dakar, Senegal

GLOBELICS (Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems) 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, labor 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.

The seventh conference is organized around a number of themes on the following broad issues:

  1. Innovation, education, health, inequality and development
  2. Population dynamics, gender equity, migration and development
  3. Agriculture, fishing, biofuel, energy systems, water supply, transport, tourism and sustainable development
  4. Innovation and entrepreneurship: indigenous knowledge systems and traditional sectors (e.g. agriculture, handcraft, fashion, clothing, music, eco-tourism, etc.)
  5. The role of new ‘horizontal technologies' (ICTs and biotechnologies) and local competitiveness; factors of attractiveness and embeddedness of MNCs in local/regional/national systems
  6. Privatization of knowledge, Intellectual Property Right (IPR) and development
  7. Financial innovation and development: the role of microfinance and micro-insurance
  8. International cooperation and national innovation policies facing global challenges

Globelics Dakar 2009 Committee

  • Luc Soete (UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands)
  • Théophile Azomahou (UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands)
  • Micheline Goedhuys (UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands)
  • Abdoulaye Diagne (CRES, Senegal)
  • Mbaye Diene (CRES, Senegal)
  • Abdelkader Djeflat (University of Lille, France)
  • Mulu Gebreeyesus (UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands)
  • Dave Kaplan (University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa)
  • Mammo Muchie (DIIPER, Aalborg University, NRF/DST Research Chair, IERI, TUT, South Africa)

Globelics Scientific Committee

  • Susan Cozzens (USA)
  • Gabriela Dutrenit (Mexico)
  • Peter Gammeltoft (Denmark)
  • Shulin Gu (China)
  • Jorge Katz (Argentina)
  • Helena Lastres (Brazil)
  • B.A. Lundvall (Denmark)
  • Rasigan Maharajh (South Africa)
  • Franco Malerba (Italy)
  • Sunil Mani (India)
  • Dick Nelson (US)
  • Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka (Kenya)
  • Slavo Radosevic (UK)
  • Rajah Rasiah (Malaysia)
  • Peter Senker (UK)
  • Luc Soete (The Netherlands)
  • Judith Sutz (Uruguay)
  • Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz (Mexico)
  • Rainer Walz (Germany)

Organizing Committee

  • Théophile Azomahou (UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands)
  • Micheline Goedhuys (UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands)
  • Wilma Coenegrachts (The Netherlands)
  • Aissatou  Mathurin Diop (Senegal)
  • Awa Diop (Senegal)
  • Mulu Gebreeyesus (The Netherlands)
  • Alhadji Ly (Senegal)
  • Mariètou Mbaye (Senegal)
  • Fatou Cissé Ndiaye (Senegal)
  • Mar Cathy Dieng Sylla (Senegal)
  • Aboubacry Thiam (Senegal)

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