CAMOT 2010 International Conferencehosted by Shanghai University

 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation Capabilities in China and the West 



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Co-organizer:          Shanghai University

18th - 20th October, 2010
Venue: Shanghai University

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Professor Michael Cusumano Prof Richard Li-Hua Professor Michael Badawy
Professor George Stonehouse Professor Tony Dickson Professor Huang Jin
Tony Koo David Liu Professor Allan Conway
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What is the general aim of this conference?

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:

  • What does conceptual and empirical research tell us about current concepts and practices of managing R&D and technology in China; and how does it compare with western approaches and ideologies?
  • How can the U.S. and China collaborate in managing technological innovation core capabilities in the context of international technology transfer?
  • What are the major issues and critical success factors that would help in establishing mutually beneficial linkages between China and its Western trading partners for building technology management and innovation core capabilities?
  • What does investigative research tell us about comparative international practices for forging, creating, and establishing a ※culture of innovation§?
  • How can China expedite and intensify its efforts in building contemporary, high performance national innovation systems?
  • What are the benefits to the world from furthering the integration of China into the global innovation system, and what are the repercussions-if any?
  • How can China go about enhancing management*s core capabilities and skill set required for effective organization and management of technological innovation?
  • How can China create a healthy climate for Chinese companies to compete with multinational corporations? Should this be done through low cost manufacturing or through innovation, or both?
  • In addition to technological innovation, what does research tell us about China*s core capabilities in non-technological innovation: administrative, organizational, marketing and distribution channels?
  • Can China make the leap from being the world manufacturer to becoming a world-class inventor and innovator as well?

This conference, encoring  the 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.  It should allow researchers, academics and practitioners to debate on many crucial issues and provoke critical strategic thinking concerning the development and continuity of China*s technology strategy and innovation system.

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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.

 Shanghai University*s MBA education was approved by China government in 2003 and its first MBA program was named as Global Local MBA (GLMBA) with the first GLMBA cohort being started in 2004. Shanghai University*s MBA Education is managed by its MBA Center and Global Management Education Institute (SHU MBA), which is directly managed by the Management Committee chaired by Shanghai University*s Vice-President.

 Shanghai University*s Global Local MBA program was one of these few fully English delivered MBA programs in China and with a clear education vision and mission of ※developing outstanding graduates who are global local talents people can trust and work with§. GLMBA*s curriculum carries 60 credits over 4 major categories of credit-loaded curriculum, including (i) Global Local Business Skills, (ii) Personal Development and Leadership, (iii) Career Intelligence, and (iv) Integration and Application. GLMBA positions itself for talents from local companies which are going global and/or going-local foreign enterprises.

 In 2009 when the MBA providing schools have significantly increased from 96 to 182, Shanghai, SHU MBA delivered a new MBA program named as Global Finance MBA_NewYork-London-HK@Shanghai (GFMBA_NY-LN-HK@SH). Other than preserving SHU MBA*s whole-person and Global Local uniqueness, GFMBA positions itself for the talents coming from or to international financial institutions. GFMBA*s curriculum also carries 60 credits over 3 categories, including (i) Global Local Business Skills, (ii) NY-LN-HK Career Intelligence and Personal Development, and (iii) CFA®Track which is based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) from the CFA Program.

 Today, SHU MBA has series of China*s Global Local MBA degree programs, including GLMBA, GFMBA and GSMBA, and foreign MBA programs from overseas partnered institutions from Europe and America. In addition, SHU MBA is assertively staring its Executive Development Certificate Program (EDP) which is also partnering with overseas programs which grant credits transfer to SHU MBA*s EDP.

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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 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, incorporated with International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT 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 China by Emerald Insight in the UK in 2005.

CAMOT is an international organization committed to encouraging and supporting researchers and professionals who are engaging research in management of technology in China. CAMOT aims to establish national, regional, and international collaborative research programs in the field of technology management, technology innovation, technology transfer as well as knowledge transfer by engaging government agencies, funding agencies, educational institutions, state-own enterprises (SOEs)  as well as private sectors in China. CAMOT stresses the importance of keeping-up with the fast pace of technological change and the emerging new global paradigms of the business environment. MOT is an important strategic instrument to improve competitiveness and create prosperity in China. CAMOT believes that there is a need for appropriate infrastructures, strategies and mechanism to be established in order to support the diffusion of management of technology principles throughout China and a need to address the existing gaps in the process of technology management, which will assist in implementing more sustainable arrangement for successful technology transfer and development.

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Who should participate?

  • Academics and Researchers in Higher Education
  • Presidents, Vice-Presidents and CEOs of Corporations
  • Chief/senior Engineers of Large 每 Medium - Enterprises
  • MBA, DBA and PhD researchers
  • Policy Makers
  • R&D Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Entrepreneurs and Technology Innovators
  • Engineers in areas of Design, Production, Manufacturing, Quality, Marketing and Sales
  • Managers in the areas of Services, Finance, Marketing, Economics and Public Policy
  • Production and Operation Managers
  • Educators involved in Technology, Innovations, Engineering, Management, Industrial Administration, Management of Productivity and Quality, Business Administration and Economics, logistics and supply chain management

Where and when is the conference taking place?

The conference is to be jointly held by MBA Centre and Global Management Education Institute, Shanghai University and China Association for Management of Technology

Time:   18th - 20th October, 2010.

Venue: Shanghai University, Shanghai, China

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