GLOBELICS 2009
7th International Conference 2009

6-8 October, Dakar, Senegal

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6211 TC Maastricht
The Netherlands

Contact persons:
Micheline Goedhuys (mrs)
Théophile Azomahou (mr)
globelicsdakar@merit.unu.edu

 

 

- Parallel session 1
- Parallel session 2
- Parallel session 3
- Parallel session 4
- Parallel session 5
- Parallel session 6
- Parallel session 7


Parallel session 1
Wednesday 7.10.09 [10:15-11:45]

Room A: Innovation in agriculture and resource-based sectors: systemic aspects
Chair: John Adeoti
Discussants: John Adeoti; Mika Raunio

System building for better policy alignment in the South: The case of salmon farming industry in Chile
Michiko Iizuka (UNU-MERIT)
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Argentine soybean production: The outlier in a weak innovative environment
Gonzalo Bernat  (Fundación CREAR, Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Co-authors: Ramiro Federico Albrieu and Eduardo Ariel Corso (CEDES, Universidad de Buenos Aires)
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Strengthening agricultural innovation capacity: Are innovation brokers the answer?
Laurens Klerkx (Communication and Innovation Studies Group, Wageningen University)
Co-authors: Andy Hall (UNU-MERIT) and Cees Leeuwis (Communication and Innovation
Studies Group, Wageningen University)
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Room B: Education et développement
Chair: Abdoulaye Diagne
Discussants: Abdoulaye Diagne; Loesse J. Esso

Estimating the returns to education in Cameroon informal sector
Pierre Joubert Nguetse Tegoum (MINEPAT)
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Une analyse empirique de la rentabilité privée de l'éducation au Cameroun: Estimation d'un modèle Tobit de type III structurel
Patrick Marie Nga Ndjobo (FSEG, Université de Yaoundé II)
Co-author: Bernadette Kamgnia Dia (FSEG, Université de Yaoundé II)
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Le rôle des enseignements secondaire et supérieur sur la croissance économique au Cameroun: Une approche comptable
Atala Etienne (FSEG, Université de Yaoundé II)
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Education de la mère et la santé de son enfant: Evidence pour le monde rural du Sénégal
Bara Niang (CERDI)
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Room C: Explaining growth trajectories
Chair: Raphael Kaplinsky
Discussants: Raphael Kaplinsky; Abdoulaye Seck

A global view of economic growth
Bart Verspagen (Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT)
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Industrialisation as an engine of growth in developing countries
Adam Szirmai (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University)
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Patterns of agricultural growth and overall growth of Ugandan economy
Niringiye Aggrey (Department of Economic Policy and Planning, Faculty of Economics and Management, Makerere University)
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Trajectories, convergence and divergence in economic development
Pier Paolo Saviotti (INRA GAEL)
Co-author: Lionel Nesta (OFCE DRIC)
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Room D: Research networks and knowledge flows
Chair: Jon Mikel Zabala
Discussants: Jon Mikel Zabala; Glenda Kruss

Linking innovation personnel: International networks among scientists
Tim Turpin (University of Western Sydney)
Co-authors: Jane Marceau (University of New South Wales, Sydney), Richard Woolley (University of Western Sydney)
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Who collaborates internationally in developing countries? The case of Colombia
Hector Gonzalo Ordonez-Matamoros (Universidad Externado de Colombia)
Co-authors: Susan Cozzens (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Margarita Garcia-Luque
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Do linkages between commercial farmers and academic researchers influence researcher productivity? The Mexican case
René Rivera (Metropolitan Autonomous University)
Co-authors: José Luis Sampedro, Gabriela Dutrénit, Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz (Metropolitan Autonomous University) and Javier Mario Ekboir
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Contributions of universities and public research centers to innovation processes in the industry: The Costa Rican case
Jeffrey Orozco (CINPE-UNA)
Co-author: Keynor Ruiz (CINPE-UNA)
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Room E: Firm innovation strategies
Chair: Franco Malerba
Discussants: Franco Malerba; Claudia De Fuentes

From isolation to openness: Knowledge flows promoting innovation
Evidence from South Africa's Innovation Survey 2005
Norbert Janz (UNU-MERIT)
Co-author: Michael Kahn (CREST, University of Stellenbosch)
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Determinants of industry-academy linkages and their impacts on firm performance: The case of Korea as a late-comer in knowledge industrialisation
Keun Lee (Economics Department, Seoul National University)
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Complementarity between internal R+D and buying knowledge: The case of manufacturing and innovative plants in Chile
Felipe Zamorano (INTELIS, Department of Economics, Universidad de Chile)
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Innovation strategies, process and product innovations and growth: Firm-level evidence from Brazil
Reinhilde Veugelers (KULeuven & Bruegel)
Co-author: Micheline Goedhuys (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University)
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Room F: Innovation policies for development
Chair: Jorge Katz
Discussants: Jorge Katz; Diana Suarez

Below the radar: What does innovation in the Asian driver economies have to offer other low income economies?
Joanna Chataway (ESRC INNOGEN/The Open University)
Co-author: Raphie Kaplinsky (The Open University)
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Innovation policies for development: Towards a systemic experimentation-based approach
Cristina Chaminade (CIRCLE, Lund University)
Co-authors: Bengt-Ake Lundvall (CBS, Aalborg University), Jan Vang-Lauridsen (Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University) and K.J. Joseph (Centre for Development Studies)
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Balancing between competitiveness and cohesion in innovation: The case of the regional innovation policy evolution in Finland
Mika Kautonen (University of Tampere, Finland)
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Room G: Innovation and the health care system
Chair: Shyama Ramani
Discussants: Shyama Ramani; Samira Guennif

Exploring the Technologies of Laboratory Science for Social Change: an
Examination of the Nigerian Healthcare System
Michael Olusegun Afolabi (Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology)
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Drivers and barriers of innovation dynamics in healthcare: Towards a framework for analyzing innovation in tuberculosis control in India
Nora Engel (UNU-MERIT)
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The shortage of medical workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and substitution policy
Arnaud Bourgain (Université du Luxembourg, CREA)
Co-authors: Patrice Pieretti and Benteng Zou (Université du Luxembourg)
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Parallel session 2                                                                     
Wednesday 7.10.09 [12:00-13:30]

Room A: Innovation in agriculture, sector studies
Chair: Michiko Iizuka
Discussants: Michiko Iizuka; Pulamte Lalsiemlien

Institutional innovation and inclusive growth: Lessons from the coffee and palm oil sectors in Costa Rica
Jeffrey Orozco (CINPE-UNA)
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Technology diffusion dynamics: The case of Chile's forestry industry
Pablo Catalan (Georgia Institute of Technology - Universidad de Concepcion)
Co-author: Suzan Cozzens (Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Multinational companies embedded in national innovation systems in developing countries: The case of Norwegian fish farming multinationals in Chile
Magnus Gulbrandsen (NIFU STEP)
Co-authors: Heidi Wiig Aslesen (Norwegian School of Management) and Alessandro Astroza (Ministry of Fishery and Coastal Affairs)
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Room B: Education and capacity building
Chair: Charles Edquist
Discussants: Charles Edquist; Ezequel Tacsir

Capacity building for the knowledge economy: The Cuban experience (1959-2009)
Claes Brundenius (Research Policy Institute, Lund University)
Co-authors: Jorge Nuñez and Isarelis Pérez Ones (University of Havana)
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Inequality patterns and quality erosion in tertiary education: Is there a way out? (case of Russia)
Irina Soboleva (Institute of Economy, Russian Academy of Sciences)
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The dynamics of university behaviour in Chile
Carmen Contreras (Intelis, Department of Economics, University of Chile)
Co-author: Jorge Katz (Intelis, Department of Economics, University of Chile)
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The role of the university in protecting and creating value from indigenous knowledge
Sari Scheinberg (Chalmers Industrial Technologies Foundation)
Co-authors: Andreas Norgren (Chalmers Industrial Technologies), Francisco Perera (URACCAN) and Sverker Alänge (Chalmers University of Technology)
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Room C: Institutions, trade and growth
Chair: Hippolyte d’Albis
Discussants: Hippolyte d’Albis; Yoseph Getachew

Institutions quality and growth
Fabien Ngendakuriyo (Catholic University of Louvain)
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Growth and inequality: Access to advanced education under credit constraint
Bastien Chabé-Ferret (Université Catholique de Louvain)
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Export demand elasticities as determinants of growth: Estimates for Mauritius
Alexis Habiyaremye (UNU-MERIT)
Co-author: Thomas Ziesemer (Department of Economics, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT)
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Impact of imported intermediate and capital goods on economic growth: A cross country analysis
Veeramani Choorikkadan (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)
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Room D: University-industry linkages
Chair: Cristina Chaminade
Discussants: Cristina Chaminade; Reinhilde Veugelers

Academy-Industry interactions at three different stages of the linking process: Micro evidence from the perspective of both agents
Gabriela Dutrénit (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, University of Ottawa)
Co-author: Claudia de Fuentes (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana)
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What are the factors driving academy-industry linkages in Latecomer Firms? Evidence from Mexico
Arturo Torres (UAM-X)
Co-authors: Noé Becerra, Gabriela Dutrénit and José Luis Sampedro (UAM-X)
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Knowledge for development: The contribution of university-firm interaction in South Africa
Glenda Kruss (Human Sciences Research Council)
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University-industry R&D collaboration in the automotive, biotechnology and electronic firms in Malaysia
Rajah Rasiah (University of Malaya and UNU-MERIT)
Co-author: Chandran Govindaraju (University Technology Mara)
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Room E: Innovation and firm performance
Chair: Pier Paolo Saviotti
Discussants: Pier Paolo Saviotti; Norbert Janz

Technology-related factors as determinants of export potential of Nigerian manufacturing firms
John Adeoti (Economic and Technology Development Department, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research)
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Firm productivity and exports: Evidence from Ethiopian manufacturing
Mulu Gebreeyesus (UNU-MERIT)
Co-author: Arne Bigsten (Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg)
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Understanding multilevel interactions in economic development
Martin Srholec (TIK Centre, University of Oslo)
Co-author: Micheline Goedhuys (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University)
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The novelty of innovation and the level of development
Mark Knell (NIFU STEP)
Co-author: Martin Srholec (NIFU STEP)
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Room F: Innovation systems and policy learning
Chair: Jo Chataway
Discussants: Jo Chataway; Mario Scerri

Innovation in South African city-regions: Can we explain it?
Jo Lorentzen (Human Sciences Research Council)
Co-authors: Tendeukayi Mugadza (Human Sciences Research Council) and Shirley Robinson (Economic Rise Consulting)
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A resource-based strategy for technological dynamism and social inclusion: Desires and realities in Latin America
Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and UAM-X)
Co-author: Gabriela Dutrénit (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana)
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Institutions and policy learning supporting economic development
Birgitte Gregersen (Department of Business Studies, Aalborg University)
Co-author: Björn Johnson (Department of Business Studies, Aalborg University)
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Room G: Population, health and growth
Chair: Bart Verspagen
Discussants: Bart Verspagen; Olusanya Ajakaiye

The optimal prevention of epidemics
Hippolyte d'Albis (Toulouse School of Economics and LERNA, Université de Toulouse I)
Co-author: Emmanuelle Augeraud-Véron (LMA, University of La Rochelle)
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How do epidemics induce behavioral changes?
Hélène Latzer (UCL)
Co-authors: Raouf Boucekkine (CORE-IRES, UCL) and Rodolphe Desbordes (University of Strathclyde)
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The patterns of AIDS' effects on growth and human capital: Evidence from Africa and theory
Falilou Fall (DGTPE - MINEFE)
Co-author: Paul Cahu (DGTPE)
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Parallel session 3
Wednesday 7.10.09 [16:15-17:45]

Room A: Sustainability and technology adoption in agriculture
Chair: Mulu Gebreeyesus
Discussants: Mulu Gebreeyesus; Joel Sotamenou

Sustainable and unsustainable agriculture in Ghana and Nigeria: 1960 – 2009
Erik Pallant (Allegheny College)
Co-authors: Meredith Hanlon and Steve Onyeiwu (Allegheny College)
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Linkage between indigenous agriculture and sustainable development: Evidence from two hill-communities in Northeast India
Lalsiemlien Pulamte (National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies)
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Impacts of balanced nutrient management: Systems technologies in the Northern Guinea savanna of Nigeria
Adebayo Akinola (Department of Agricultural Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University)
Co-authors: Arega D. Alene (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture), R. Adeyemo (Department of Agricultural Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University), D. Sanogo, A.S. Olanrewaju, C. Nwoke, G. Nziguheba (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) and J. Diels (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
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Analysis of soil moisture conservation techniques with dry season maize crop on hill land at Rubirizi, Rwanda
Narayanan Kannan (Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry)
Co-authors: A.J. Rayar, Mutesa Frank (Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry) and T. Senthivel (Gandhigram Rural University)
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Room B: Globalisation and the building of absorptive capacity
Chair: Jo Lorentzen
Discussants: Jo Lorentzen; Isabel Alvarez

Foreign direct investment absorptive capacity theory
Hoang Nguyen (MSM, Maastricht University)
Co-authors: Geert Duysters (United Nations University, UNU-MERIT), Harald Sander (Cologne University) and James H. Patterson (Indiana University)
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Assessing absorptive capacities for sustainability technologies in emerging economies: Experiences with an indicator approach
Rainer Walz (Institute Systems and Innovation Research)
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Technology upgrading in China and Vietnam by exporting Japanese high-precision production skills
Yuri Sadoi (Faculty of Economics, Meijo University)
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SMEs' absorptive capacities and large firms' knowledge spillovers: Micro evidence from Mexico
Claudia De Fuentes (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana and University of Ottawa)
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Room C: Technical change and productivity growth
Chair: Eddy Szirmai
Discussants: Eddy Szirmai; Lionel Artige

Productivity improvement in Ecowas rice farming: Parametric and non-parametric analysis
Joshua Olusegun Ajetomobi (Ladoke Akintola University of Technology)
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An empirical analysis of TFP gains in the agricultural crop-sub-sector of NWFP using Malmquist Index approach
Adiqa Kausar Kiani (Department of Economics, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology)
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Agricultural trade liberalisation, productivity growth and poverty alliviation: A general equilibrium analysis
Bernard Decaluwe (Laval University)
Co-authors: Nadia Belhaj Hassine and Veronique Robichaud
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The evolution and determinants of frontier total factor productivity growth in Tunisia
Sofiane Ghali (FSEGN, University of 7 November)
Co-author: Pierre Mohnen (Maastricht University, UNU-MERIT and CIRANO)
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Room D: International knowledge spillovers
Chair: Keun Lee
Discussants: Keun Lee; Ludovico Alcorta

Knowledge flows and technological trajectories in the Mediteranean area: Evidence from patent citations
Roberto Mavilia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid and KITeS, Bocconi University)
Co-author: Massimiliano Ferrara (Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria)
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Inventing together: Exploring the nature of international knowledge spillovers in Latin America
Fabio Montobbio (KITeS, Bocconi University)
Co-author: Valerio Sterzi (KITeS, Bocconi University)
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International technology diffusion and economic growth: Explaining the spillover benefits to developing countries
Abdoulaye Seck (Cheikh Anta Diop University)
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FDI, domestic investment and economic growth: A theoretical framework
Bhissum Nowbutsing (University of Technology Mauritius)
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Room E: Measuring innovation: surveys and indicators
Chair: Philippe Mawoko
Discussants: Philippe Mawoko; Manuel Mira Godinho

Innovation surveys and innovation policy
Pierre Mohnen (Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT)
Co-author: Jacques Mairesse (CREST/INSEE, Maastricht University, UNU-MERIT, NBER)
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Outputs of innovation systems: A European perspective
Jon Mikel Zabala (CIRCLE, Lund University)
Co-author: Charles Edquist (CIRCLE, Lund University)
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The prevalence of user innovation and free innovation transfers: Implications for statistical indicators and innovation policy
Fred Gault (International Development Research Centre, UNU-MERIT)
Co-author: Eric von Hippel (MIT Sloan School of Management)
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Connecting the Mediterranean System of Innovation: A functional  perspective
Henry Lopez-Vega (ESADE Business School)
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Room F: Innovation systems and policy actors
Chair: Rajah Rasiah
Discussants:Rajah Rasiah; Mika Kautonen

Diffusion Trajectories of Emerging Sciences in Malaysian research and
development system
Chan Yuan Wong (Faculty of Economics and Administration, Universiti Malaya)
Co-authors: Thirucelvam K. and Kurunathan Ratnavelu (Faculty of Economics and Administration, Universiti Malaya)
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Formation of tax strategy of innovative development of national economy of Byelorussia: Tax policy as the tool of development of innovative economy
Elena Kireeva (Belarus State Economic University)
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Experientially-based executive learning: Early experiences at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Nigeria
James Banji Fadokun (NIEPA)
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What determines production and utilization of research for development? The case of the Moroccan Ministry of Finance
Brahim Mansouri (Marrakech University)
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Room G: Social aspects of innovation
Chair: Birgitte Gregersen
Discussants: Birgitte Gregersen; Bo Göransson

Distributive paths and channels of emerging technologies in developing countries: What can we learn from biotechnology and ICTs in Argentina and Costa Rica?
Isabel Bortagaray (University of the Republic Uruguay and Technology Policy and Assessment Center, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Co-author: Susan Cozzens (Ivan Allen College, School of Public Policy and Technology Policy and Assessment Center, Georgia Institute of Technology)
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Emerging technologies and inequalities: Beyond the technological transition
Susan Cozzens (Technology Policy and Assessment Center and School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology)
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On firm investment in innovation and corporate social responsability in the presence of activists
Shyama Ramani (UNU-MERIT)
Co-author: Vivekananda Mukherjee (Jadavpur University)
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Parallel session 4
Wednesday 7.10.09 [18:00-19:00]

Room A : Connaissance, invention, innovation et l'entrepreneur
Chair: Darami
Discussants:
Darami

Les communautés de connaissance : leviers de changement organisationnel
pour le manager et l’entrepreneur
Francis Kern (BETA, Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée, Université
de Strasbourg)
Co-author: Jean-Philippe Bootz (BETA, Bureau d’Economie Théorique et
Appliquée, Université de Strasbourg)
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Contribution, au développement, des inventions et innovations en Afrique,
Potentialités et contraintes
Sanoussi Diakite (ASPI)
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Room B: Learning and capabilities, evidence from Latin America
Chair: Arturo Torres
Discussants: Arturo Torres; Eva Dantas

Learning and the creation of innovation capabilities in Argentina's auto parts industry
Jorge José Motta (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)
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Innovative strategies and their impact on the national innovation system dynamics
Diana Suarez (Centro Redes Argentina)
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Drivers of technological capabilities in developing countries: An econometric analysis of Argentina, Brazil and Chile
Maria Alejandra Molina (University of Rome III)
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Room C: Growth and environment
Chair: Rainer Walz
Discussants: Rainer Walz;

Trends in rainfall and economic growth in Africa: A neglected cause of the African growth tragedy
Luisito Bertinelli (CREA, University of Luxembourg)
Co-authors: Salvador Barrios (European Commission, Directorate General Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies) and Eric Strobl (Ecole Polytechnique Paris)
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Stuck in the jam: CO2 emissions, growth and technical change in Mexico
Francisco Aguayo (El Colegio de México and UNU-MERIT)
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Room D: Adoption des TICs en Afrique
Chair: Jean Paul Pollin
Discussants: Jean Paul Pollin ; Prisca Rolande Miyouna

La pauvreté numérique en Afrique Subsaharienne : Analyse a partir de données micro
Alioune Gueye (CRES, UCAD)
Co-authors: Abdoulaye Diagne, Omar Abdoulkader Mohamed (CRES, UCAD)
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L’adoption des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) par les ménages africains au sud du Sahara: analyse comparative à partir des micros données.
Mamadou Al hadji Ly (CRES, UCAD)
Co-author: Abdoulaye Diagne (CRES, UCAD)
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Les déterminants de l’adoption de l’internet en Afrique : cas de 17 pays
Ousmane Birba (CRES, UCAD)
Co-author: Abdoulaye Diagne, Ibrahim Maazou (CRES, UCAD)
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Room E: Indicators and measurement
Chair: Astrid Szogs
Discussants: Astrid Szogs, Carmen Contreras

Automated generation of metadata for studying and teaching about Africa from an Africancentric perspective: Opportunities, barriers and signs of hope
Abdul Karim Bangura (Howard University)
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Open model of innovation: How Belarus responds to the world trends of development
Nina Bohdan (Banking and Finance Faculty, Belarus State Economic University)
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Room F:  The development of innovation systems
Chair: Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz
Discussants: Alexandre O. Vera-Cruz; Irina Soboleva

Innovation stickiness: Loyalty, culture and innovation effectiveness
Carin Holroyd (University of Waterloo)
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Modes of innovation and the evolution of the South African national system of innovation
Mario Scerri (IERI)
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Choosing a career in Science and Technology
Ezequiel Tacsir (UNU-MERIT)
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Room G: Microfinance et développement
Chair: Ake N’gbo
Discussants: Ake N’gbo; Christian Ebeke

Les déterminants de la viabilité financière
Maty Sene (Audenci, Université de Nantes)
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La microfinance au Congo Brazzaville: Sa contribution dans le financement de l'économie et les faiblesses de son cadre juridique et institutionnel
Wolf Ulrich Akiana Mfere (CERAPE)
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Un cas marocain de finance informelle innovante: La pseudo-hypothèque immobilière et la rationalité individuelle à Marrakech
Brahim Mansouri (Marrakech University)
Co-author: Mustapha Ziky (Marrakech University)
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Parallel session 5
Thursday 8.10.09 [8:30-10:00]

Room A: Innovation and technology adoption in agriculture
Chair: Laurens Klerkx
Discussants: Laurens Klerkx; Magnus Gulbrandsen

Technological constraint and farmers’ vulnerability in selected developing countries (Nigeria and Vietnam)
John O. Adeoti (Economic and Technology Development Department, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research)
Co-author: Bach Tan Sinh (Department of Science and Technology Human Resource Policy and Organization, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies, Ministry of Science and Technology)
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Determinants of re-cycling and use of domestic waste in urban swamp areas of Yaounde in Cameroon
Sotamenou Joel (University of Yaounde II)
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Soil and water conservation innovations to address food security in Africa: Role of knowledge management systems in improving adoption
Amon Kabuli (World Association for Soil and Water Conservation, Bunda College of Agriculture)
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On conservation and development: The role of traditional mud brick firms in Southern Yemen
Deepa Mehta (Community and the Built Environment)
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Room B: Globalisation, IP and innovation in biotech and pharmaceuticals
Chair: Camara El Hadji Alioune
Discussant: Camara El Hadji Alioune; Isabel Bortagaray

South-South parallel import and cost reducing innovation in the pharmaceutical industry: An alternative approach
Alireza Naghavi (University of Bologna)
Co-author: Andrea Mantovani (University of Bologna)
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Changed patent policy and biopharma innovation in India by foreign investment and technology transfer
Rakhi Rashmi (University of Nice)
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Food safety regulations and trade effects: The case of Indian seafood industry with special reference to Kerala, South India
Jayasekhar Somasekharan (Center for Development Studies)
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From TRIPS to TRIPS Plus provisions
Patents protection and public health promotion in developing countries: Raising the stakes for drugs accessibility
Samira Guennif (CEPN, Université Paris 13)
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Room C: ICT applications
Chair: Björn Johnson
Discussants: Björn Johnson;Erika Kraemer-Mbula

Using e-clustering to reinvigorate the Mano River Union
Abdul Karim Bangura (Howard University)
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Room D: Migration, innovation et marché du travail
Chair: Pierre Mohnen
Discussants: Pierre Mohnen ; Maty Sene

l'Impact des "remittances" sur le travail des enfants en présence d'instabilités de revenus et de contraintes financières
Christian Ebeke (CERDI, Université d'Auvergne)
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Les transferts d’argent des migrants sénégalais : entre gains de bien-être et risques de dépendance
Gaye Daffé (CRES, UCAD)
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Room E: Innovation and diffusion of ICT
Chair: K.J. Joseph
Discussant: K.J. Joseph; João Resende

Development of a measure for technological capability in the information and communications technology industry in Nigeria
Helen Aderemi (National Centre for Technology Management)
Co-authors: T.O. Oyebisi and A.A. Adeniyi (Technology Planning and Development Unit, Faculty of Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University)
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Innovation activity in the Indian software industry
Sujit Bhattacharya (Jawaharlal Nehru University and NISTADS)
Co-author: Kashmiri Lal (National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies)
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Investments in ICT-capital and productivity of SMEs: Empirical evidence from Cameroon
Christophe Kana Kenfack (University of Yaounde II)
Co-authors: Nketcha Nana Pierre Valere (University of Laval) and Christophe Peguy Choub Faha (University of Yaounde II)
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Linkages between level of educational attainment and technology diffusion in developing countries
Kumar Naresh (National Institute of Science Technology & Development Studies)
Co-author: Shailaja Rego (NMIMS University)
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Room F: Industrial catching-up
Chair: Mammo Muchie

Breaking in and moving up, the experience of ten dynamic locations
Rajah Rasiah (University of Malaya, Faculty of Economics and Administration)

Industrial growth and catch-up in China
Adam Szirmai (United Nations University, UNU-MERIT)

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Room G: Gender aspects, innovation and development
Chair: Bastien Chabé-Ferret
Discussants: Bastien Chabé-Ferret; Fabien Ngendakuriyo

Gender gap in current school enrolment: selection among ”irregular” student?
Michel Tenikue (CRED, University of Namur)
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Intra-household decision making: Bargaining over expenditures in rural households in Senegal
Fatimata Dia Sow (Economic of Consumer and Household Group, Wageningen University)
Co-authors: Antonides Gerrit (ECH) and Niehof Anke (Sociology of Consumer and Household)
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Development of gender-specific technologies: Evidence from China, Poland and Sweden
Bo Göransson (Research Policy Institute, Lund University)
Co-author: Max Rolfstam (Research Policy Institute, Lund University)
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Parallel session 6
Thursday 8.10.09 [10:15-11:45]

Room A: Innovation for sustainable energy
Chair: Allan Dahl Andersen
Discussants:  Allan Dahl Andersen; Francisco Aguayo

Towards reforming Africa’s wood fuel for enhancing food productivity and environmental protection
Sabo Bako (Ahmadu Bello University)
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Perspectives for the biodiesel production and the Brazilian family farmers in the semi-arid region
Junior Garcia (University of Campinas)
Co-author: Ademar Romeiro (University of Campinas - Unicamp)
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The evolution of the knowledge accumulation function in the formation of the Brazilian biofuels
innovation system
Eva Dantas (German Development Institute)
Co-author: Paulo Figueiredo (Getulio Vargas Foundation)
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The emergence of fuel cell technology and challenges to latecomer countries: Insights from Singapore and Malaysia
Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad (University of Malaya)
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Room B: Innovation systems in bio-technology and pharmaceuticals
Chair:Ajab Amin
Discussants: Ajab Amin; Pablo Catalan

Open Innovation in South Africa: case studies in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and open source software development
Michael Gastrow (Human Sciences Research Council)
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Institutional changes and their impacts on the Brazilian pharmaceutical industry: Is there an innovation system on the way?
Eduardo Urias (State University of Campinas)
Co-author: Joao Furtado (Politechnic School of São Paulo State University)
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Room C: Structure du marché et innovation; Les TICs, études de cas
Chair: Mbaye Diene
Discussants: Mbaye Diene ; Edith Togba

R&D, inégalités et imperfections du marché du capital
Loesse J. Esso (EUREQua-CES, Maison des Sciences Economiques, Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne)
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Les positions de la firme en concurrence duopolistique : une analyse dans le
cadre de la théorie des jeux
Babacar Ndiaye (GREDEG)
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La mode vestimentaire féminine à Brazzaville dans le contexte de la révolution des TIC: Entre
innovation et imitation entrepreneuriales
Nadège Bibila (CERAPE)
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Room D: The role of developing countries in FDI and M&As 
Chair: Mark Knell
Discussants: Mark Knell; Watu Wamae

Outward foreign direct investment from emerging economies: Trends, drivers and firm-driven home government policies
Peter Gammeltoft (Copenhagen Business School)
Co-author: Rajah Rasiah (Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya)
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Neighbourhood System of Innovation: South Africa as a regional pole for economic development in Africa
Erika Kraemer-Mbula (Institute for Economic Research on Innovation and University of Oxford)
Co-author: Mammo Muchie (Institute for Economics Research on Innovation)
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M&A attractiveness in the developing world
Tashmia Ismail (Gordon Institute of Business Sciencea)
Co-author: Helena Barnard (GIBS)
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FDI entry modes and host country differences
Isabel Alvarez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Co-author: Raquel Marin (UEM)
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Room E: Human resources and innovation in firms
Chair: Martin Srholec
Discussants: Martin Srholec, Felipe Zamorano

Human resource management and learning based on in-house R&D efforts in a developing country context
Fernando Santiago (UNU-MERIT)
Co-author: Ludovico Alcorta (ONUDI)
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Does Social Software Support Service Innovation?
Jenny Meyer (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research)
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Building technological-innovation-based strategic capabilities in a textile company in China: A dynamic resource-based-view
Ju Liu (School of Economics and Management, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)
Co-authors: Angathevar Baskaran (Business School, Middlesex University) and Shiming Li (School of Economics and Management, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)
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Room F: Innovation policy tools
Chair: Erkki Kaukonen
Discussants: Erkki Kaukonen; Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau

Incubators as tool for entrepreneurship promotion in developing countries
I. Semih Akcomak (Department of Economics and UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)
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Building systems of innovation in less developed countries: The role of intermediate organizations
Astrid Szogs (Lund University)
Co-authors: Andrew Cummings (FUNDE) and Cristina Chaminade (Lund University)
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National technology transfer centers: An efficient policy instrument to capitalize university research findings?
Ming Feng Tang (School of Business Administration, Southwestern University of Finance & Economics and BETA, Université Louis Pasteur)
Co-author: Mireille Matt (BETA, Louis Pasteur University)
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Building the digital TV standard: The Brazilian experience
Taynah Souza (Inmetro)
Co-author: Rodolfo Saboia Lima de Souza (Inmetro)
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Room G: Pro-poor innovation
Chair: Claes Brundenius
Discussants: Claes Brundenius; Niringiye Aggrey

Taking innovation to the poor: Lessons from sanitation activists in India
Shuan SadreGhazi (UNU-MERIT)
Co-authors: Shyama Ramani (UNU-MERIT) and Geert Duysters (UNU-MERIT)
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Institutional Reform and Innovative Health Care Service Solutions via icroeconomic Intentional Community Business Development
Beth Ann Fiedler (University of Central Florida)
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Innovation to fight hunger: The case of Plumpy'Nut
José Guimón (Department of Economic Structure and Development Economics, Autonomous University of Madrid)
Co-authors: Pablo Guimón (El País Semanal)
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Parallel session 7                                                                        
Thursday 8.10.09 [14:30-16:00]

Room A: Energie, systèmes d’innovation
Chair: Luisito Bertilleni
Discussants: Luisito Bertilleni; Babacar Ndiaye

Convergence des émissions par tête de dioxyde de carbone: Le rôle du capital humain
Somlanare Romuald Kinda (CERDI)
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Energie et pauvreté: Une analyse de l'accessibilité des ménages urbains aux combustibles propres en Côte d'Ivoire
Wadjamsse Beaudelaire Djezou (Université de Cocody)
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Construction des systèmes d'innovation en phase de décollage dans les pays Africains: Essai d'analyse à partir des centres techniques industriels au Maghreb
Abdelkader Djeflat (MAGHTECH/CLERSE/USTL)
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Room B: Social capital and entrepreneurship
Chair: Adama Diaw
Discussants: Adama Diaw; Semih Ackomak

Social Capital and Innovative Performance in Developing Countries - The Case of Ugandan Entrepreneurs
Adam Szirmai (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University)
Co-authors: Gerrit Rooks (Eindhoven University of Technology and Makerere University Business School) and Arthur Sserwanga (Makerere University Business School)
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Social capability deficits and productivity behaviour of African entrepreneurs: Evidence from Lesotho garment producers
Abdelrasaq Na-Allah (Institute for Economics Research on Innovation)
Co-author: Mammo Muchie (Institute for Economics Research on Innovation)
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Entrepreneurship and national system of innovation: What is missing in Turkey?
Elif Bascavusoglu-Moreau (Imperial College Business School)
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Room C: Microfinance
Chair: William Lyakurwa
Discussants: William Lyakurwa; Fatimata Dia Sow

A lesson of success in microfinance in Africa: The experience of ACSI in Ethiopia
Esayas Bekele Geleta (Department of Sociology, National University College Cork)
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Microfinance, social capital and households access to credit: Evidence from Côte d'Ivoire
Edith Togba (University of Cocody)
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Credit constraints under interaction of supply rationing and demand depression: Evidence from rural households in China
Yu Cheng (Institute of Policy and Management and Chinese Academy of Science)
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Micro credit, empowerment and diversion of loan use
Jameela Vadakarasseril Anandan (University of Kerala)
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Room D: FDI, spillovers and innovation
Chair: Peter Gammeltoft
Discussants: Peter Gammeltoft; Fabio Montobbio

MNEs and export spillovers: An analysis of Indian manufacturing industries
Sasidharan Subash (Madras School of Economics)
Co-author: Chiara Franco (University of Bologna, Department of Economics)
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Structural transformation of Portuguese exports and the role of foreign direct investment: Some descriptive analysis for the period 1990-2005
Ricardo Mamede (ISCTE)
Co-author: Miguel Lebre de Freitas (UA, GEE, NIPE)
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Firm-Level Evidence on Innovation in Spain
Lionel Artige (HEC-ULg - Département d'Economie)
Co-author: Rosella Nicolini (Instituto de Análisis Económico and CSIC, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
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Room E: Eco-innovation and innovative performance of firms
Chair: Jeffrey Orozco
Discussants: Jeffrey Orozco; Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad

Opening the black box of design: The importance of innovation processes within clothing sector
Diego Silva Failde (General Sarmiento National University)
Co-authors: Paulina Becerra (Research Center for Industrial Design of Complex Products and FADU, University of Buenos Aires) and Gabriel Yoguel (Institute of Industry, General Sarmiento National University)
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Room F: Innovation research for development
Chair: Gabriela Dutrénit
Discussants: Gabriela Dutrénit; Fernando Santiago

...to each according to his (or her) needs: Where are the Poor in Innovation Studies?
Jo Lorentzen (Human Sciences Research Council)
Co-authors: Rahma Mohamed
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Bridging innovation system research and development studies: Challenges and research opportunities
Bengt-Åke Lundvall (Aalborg University)
Co-authors: Jan Vang (Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University), K.J. Joseph (Centre for Development Studies) and Cristina Chaminade (Circle, Lund University)
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Enhancing the role of knowledge and innovation for development
Watu Wamae (The Open University)
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The copying paradox: Why converging policies but diverging capacities development in Eastern European Innovation Systems?
Erkki Karo (Tallinn University of Technology)
Co-author: Rainer Kattel (Tallinn University of Technology)
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Room G: Poverty dimensions
Chair: Bernard Decaluwe
Discussants: Bernard Decaluwe; Alexis Habiyaremye

Access to information: The dilemma for rural community development in Africa
Manir Abdullahi Kamba (Bayero University Kano)
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Does social capital determine poverty? Evidence from Cameroon household survey
Tabi Atemnkeng Johannes (University of Dschang, Faculty of Economics and Management)
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Poverty trap and public capital
Yoseph Getachew (United Nation University, UNU-MERIT)
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