CAMOT 2010 International Conference, hosted by Shanghai University
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation Capabilities in China and the West
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At the heart of globalization and achieving national and corporate strategic competitive advantage lies the critical role of technology as the great equalizer among companies and countries. This underscores the important role of technological innovation as the core catalyst and determinant of prosperity, corporate growth, and global economic welfare. At this point in time, the global economy is at a crossroads. There are many key economic players 每 an integrated European union, a resource-rich Russia, a technology competing Japan and Korea, and a rising India and Brazil. Yet, the United States and China are the key primary countries which continue to have disproportionate impact and influence over the direction of the world economy. This is essentially due to their economic size and geopolitical prominence. Whether these two global players, simultaneously economic partners and security rivals, can cooperate in leading the world economy will be a critical determinant of how world economies and politics develop in the coming years.
China＊s economic growth has been the fastest in the world. The remarkable pace of economic development since the late 1970s has transformed China into an economic powerhouse. Measured by nominal GDP, China is now the world＊s third largest economy or, in purchasing power parity terms, the world＊s second largest after the U.S. It is trailing only the U.S., and Germany. However, the rapid economic transformation occurring in China has raised concerns among the country＊s leadership and foreign observers that the growth trajectory 每 with its over investment, resource and labor intensity, and negative environmental distributive spillovers 每 has become unsustainable.
China has a long way to go before it can be considered one of the top innovative nations. It still has some progress to make before it can be considered one of the top innovative nations. It falls short in terms of its science and technology intensity and lacks globally recognized innovative companies. In order to change the current situation, there is a need for more ※indigenous innovation§, rather than total dependence on encouraging and promoting the influx of foreign R&D. The core premise is that China is growing rapidly, and is converging in terms of science and technology infrastructure and policies with the most technologically advanced countries. However, it faces insurmountable hurdles in terms of innovation, particularly in how it will integrate itself into the global economy by building its domestic capabilities, without cutting itself off from the world through protectionist policies or anti-competitive practices.
The goal of this conference is to provide a platform for exploring linkages, strategic mechanisms, and modes of collaboration between China and the Western countries particularly the United States. The primary focus is on building innovation and technology management capabilities on both the national (macro) and corporate (micro) levels for enhancing competitiveness, growth, and economic welfare. Our intent is to bring together academics, researchers, corporate leaders, policy makers, managers, and students for exchange of ideas, research findings, current experiences, best practices, and lessons learned. The intellectual lens will rotate around addressing several questions with the thematic content of ＆East-West§ modes of collaboration in this field. Examples of the questions to be addressed include:
This conference, encoring
2010 World Expo in Shanghai, is
devoted to provide a comprehensive assessment of the current challenging
issues of management of technology (MOT) in China and advance MOT research
and MOT education in China.
practitioners to debate on many crucial issues
and provoke critical strategic thinking concerning the development and
About Shanghai University
Shanghai University is also one of the hundred tertiary institutions in China under ※Project 211§, which is the China＊s trans-centenary key construction in higher education project. During the past five years, Shanghai University ranks among the top 20 and top 30universities in China with regard to research funding and number of research papers published by faculty and students on SCI﹜EI﹜ISTP respectively. Also, the number of applications for and granting of patents is among top 20 in China.
Shanghai University is was founded in May 1994, by consolidating four former institutions of higher learning: Shanghai University of Technology, Shanghai University of Science & Technology, Shanghai Institute of Science & Technology and the former Shanghai University. Nowadays, Shanghai University is the largest public and comprehensive university in Shanghai with three campuses (more than 2,000,000 square meters in total) and student size of about 40,000.
What is CAMOT?
The China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT) is proud to be a partner of the United Nations on its recent initiative http://academicimpact.org/index.php 每 Academic Impact. We have no hesitation in endorsing whole heartedly the 10 principles of the Academic Impact. We will engage our members in higher education across the world in promoting these principles. We sincerely believe that these principles are pivotal in building a peaceful world and harmonious societies.
CAMOT www.camot.org, incorporated with International Association for
Management of Technology (IAMOT
www.iamot.org) and International Forum of Technology Management (IFTM),
offers its members association with professionals and academics in the
field. It has been acknowledged that there is particularly close interaction
between IAMOT, IFTM and the founding members of CAMOT following the
successful launching of Journal of Technology Management in
CAMOT is an international organization committed to
encouraging and supporting researchers and professionals who are engaging
research in management of technology in
Who should participate?
The conference is to be jointly held by MBA Centre and Global Management Education Institute, Shanghai University and China Association for Management of Technology www.camot.org
Time: 18th - 20th October, 2010.