5a / Innovation and Social Development in the Knowledge-Based

7 – 9 May 2004   print this page

Conference description:

Invitation to the conferenceCall for papersInnovation and Social Development in the Knowledge-Based Economy/SocietyVenue: IUC - INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE DUBROVNIKDon Frana Bulica 4, HR-20000 Dubrovnik, CROATIA, Tel. 385 20 413-626, iuc@iuc.hrDate of Event: 7-9 May 2004.Conference Directors: Richard Blandy, University of South Australia, Australia Jasminka Lanjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia eljka porer, University of South Australia, AustraliaConference DescriptionThe conference will focus generally on the role of innovation in a knowledge-based economy and society and its consequences at the global, regional and local levels. Creation and dissemination of new knowledge, its commercialisation and human capital development have become crucial factors for economic development. The relationship between universities, R&D, businesses and government is becoming more closely interrelated. Universities are becoming more and more entrepreneurial. On the other hand business is placing increasing emphasis on educating and training its labour force and conducting its own research and development. The third partner in this relationship is government, and the resulting triangle has been described as a triple helix model, where all three institutions reinforce each other in effort to promote knowledge and innovation and to stimulate economic growth. This new triangle of interactive actors presents a theoretical framework of modernization that introduces many new challenges to both the developed and developing worlds, like the problems of managing new types of technological change, especially their outcomes in a social context. The conference will focus on these issues in perspectives, on different "catching-up" processes in developing societies, as well as on the analysis of different models in developed societies.Paper SubmissionsPlease express your interest by sending registration form by - February 20. 2004.March 20. 2004. - submission of abstractMay 1. 2004. - submission of complete paperGuidelines for Abstracts in Word (preferred) or PDF format up to 500 words long, contain information about the author (name including title, institution(s), address (both postal and e-mail, telephone, and fax)Guidelines for Papers be provided as a Word file include abstract, key words Harvard style references include information about the author in the left-hand corner of the first page Contact PersonsJasminka Lanjak University of Zagreb, Rudarsko-geoloko-naftni fakultet, Pierottijeva 6, 10 000 Zagreb, CroatiaPhone:+385-1-4605-155E-mail: jlaznjak@rgn.hreljka porerSchool of International Business, University of South Australia, City West Campus, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, AustraliaPhone: +61 8-8302-0735, Fax: +61-8-8302-0512E-mail: zeljka.sporer@unisa.edu.auAccommodationA number of hotels are located in the vicinity of the venue. Hotel Argentina sale@hoteli-argentina.hrHotel Bellevue sale@hotel-bellevue.hrHotel Excelsior hotel-excelsior@du.tel.htHotel Komodor hoteli-maestral@du.tel.hrHotel Lero hotel-lero@du.tel.hrHotel Petka hotel-petka@du.hinet.hrPlease make reservation directly to the hotel and indicate that you are to participate in IUC activities. Additional information is available from the www.croatia.hrRegistration There is no conference fee. The Centre for Innovation and Development, University of South Australia, will meet all Inter University Centre fees.Please fill out the attached application form and send it to one of the contact persons________________________________________________________________________Conference RegistrationPersonal Details: Prof/Dr/Mr/Ms Last Name First Name Institution/Company CountryPostal Address: City: Postal Code: Country: Telephone: Fax: Email Address

Conference lecturers:

Matthias Bechmann, University of Dortmund, Germany