What is the general aim of this conference?

What is CAMOT? www.camot.org

What is WAMOT? www.wamot.org

Who should participate?

Where and when is the conference taking place?

CAMOT Book Volumes/Proceeding

What is the general aim of this conference?

In the 21st century West meets East is arguably one of the most important strategic themes and of great interest for academics, politicians and practitioners as West and East are facing different challenges. The term BRICS, coined by Jim O’Neill (Goldman Sachs) in 2008, has become a well-established acronym. This is due to the fact that the recent economic development in the Asia-Pacific area has been exceedingly dynamic. Economies all over the world have experienced various crises over the past decades due to systematic failures: Neither the Asia-crisis, dot-com-crisis, US-American subprime crisis nor the Euro-crisis have been predicted by Western management theories, the multilateralism and interrelatedness of the global economies have strongly changed the determining factors. Notwithstanding it has changed the focus of practitioners as well as academics on the future allocation of economic power within the world. Especially China’s economy is catching the world’s eye more and more: Some observers point out, China, being second largest science and technology producer, runs the second largest economy next to the US after succeeding Japan in 2010. Goldman Sachs predicted that the Chinese GDP will exceed the US by 2027 while the IMF economist forecasts that Chinese economy continues to create wonder and surpasses US economy in about twenty years of time by 2030, recently even bolder forecasts have been published by the Worldbank outlining the overtake within the next ten years.

Experts argue that Asia, with China and India in particular, is en-route to become the new world economic powerhouse. Even though China’s growth has slowed down in relative numbers over the last three years, its remarkable success over the past two decades has attracted attention to the current business model in terms of sustainability and innovation capacity. China has been seeking to establish an innovation framework and implementation strategy for sustaining and upgrading its economy. However economic scale and innovation capacity are different concepts. The complexity of China’s innovation strategy has not been well understood and explored, which not only pre-occupies Chinese politicians and entrepreneurs but also leads to the anxiety and misconception of the Western counterparts.

Despite the dynamic and thriving economic relations between China and the West, the knowledge gaps about the society, culture and the political system of the respective counterpart remain large. These gaps have not only allowed old stereotypes to persist, but create room for new misperceptions as the Sino-Western relations evolve.

While some of the stereotypes and misperceptions might do no harm, others have the potential to distort the relationship between China and the West. Even though the problem has been known for a long time, current instruments to overcome stereotypes have shown little effect.

Although the great philosopher G. Hegel (1770 – 1831) even argued that ancient China had no philosophy in the real sense of the world, being in philosophical “prehistory.” It is a shame that for such eminent authority to make such a colossal error of judgment and is truly regrettable. Western management scholars failed again to predicate the outstanding performance of the Chinese economy and its companies. According the most recent research, “embracing contradictions” of the ancient Chinese philosophy stimulates innovation whereas innovation is central to the wellbeing of societies. Innovation is found to be statistically three times more important to growth than other attributes or factors. Therefore, the penalty for people and firms not innovating is enormous. In principle there are three types of innovations in terms the outcome: growth, sustainability and efficiency. Therefore, a successful firm needs all these three elements.

Twenty years ago, management scholars forecasted that despite the ambition and a strong desire to do so, Chinese companies would not join the ranks of multinationals by this millennium. In fact, Chinese firms have not only squeezed themselves into the multi-nationals but also have created their own renowned brands. International collaborations, particularly with regard to technology transfer and innovation in high-tech industries, do clearly present both challenges and opportunities. As a matter of fact China is the first buyer of European technologies also the Chinese foreign direct investments have reached a new all-time high in Europe. However, Chinese firms’ successful case proves that the followers not only can catch up with its forerunners but also surpass them through technology transfer, technological leapfrogging and technology innovation. No doubt an appropriate culture creativity, entrepreneurship and technology innovation strategy will play a pivotal role.

The goal of this conference is to inspire current and strategic thinking, provide a platform for exploring linkages and mechanisms, and explore appropriate and effective modes of West meets East, knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing, culture creativity and technology innovation and collaboration between China and the Western countries. The primary focus is on building technology innovation management capabilities on both the national (macro) and corporate (micro) levels for enhancing core competency and sustainable growth. Our intent is to provoke creative and innovative ideas, by bringing together various stakeholders, including academics, researchers, corporate leaders, policy makers, venture capitalists, managers, and senior students for exchange of ideas, research findings, current experiences, best practices, and lessons learned. The intellectual lens will rotate around addressing various questions with the thematic content of ‘West meets East” modes of collaboration in this field.

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What is CAMOT?

The China Association for Management of Technology (CAMOT, www.camot.org) is an international organization committed to encouraging and supporting researchers and professionals who are engaging research in strategic management of technology and innovation in China. CAMOT aims to establish national, regional, and international collaborative research programs in the field of technology management, technology transfer, technology innovation, as well as knowledge transfer by engaging government agencies, funding agencies, educational institutions, state-owned 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 technology innovation.

CAMOT is proud to be a partner of the United Nations on its recent initiative http://academicimpact.org/index.php – 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 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 China by Emerald Insight in the UK in 2005.

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What is WAMOT?

Washington Academy for Management of Technology (WAMOT) is a think-tank and west-east brain platform that provides strategic insight and philosophical thinking on the integration of western management with eastern philosophy in global higher education and international business in the 21st century.

We strongly believe that the West and East are facing different challenges in the globalization era, which need to be addressed appropriately and effectively. The integration of Western management with Eastern philosophy and the integration of technology and innovation with business management as well as integration of world class research into teaching and learning in business and management education of the global higher education are essential in developing global responsible business leaders and full-fledged global competitors in the 21st century and beyond. We are passionate and relentless on a creed of business management education from West leads East to West meets East and to East leads West. The distinctiveness and uniqueness of the services and programs offered by the Academy are to directly address these crucial issues and challenges between West and East from a global perspective.

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Who should participate?

  • Academics, Researchers and Postgraduate Students in Global Higher Education
  • Presidents, Vice-Presidents, CEOs and Senior Officers of Corporations
  • Chief/senior Engineers of Large – Medium - Enterprises
  • Venture Capitalists and Fund Managers
  • Government Officials in-charge of R&D and innovation policies
  • Entrepreneurs and Technology Innovators
  • Managers in the areas of Services, Finance, Marketing, Economics and Public Policy
  • Production and Operation Managers
  • Educators involved in strategic management of technology innovation
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Where and when is the conference taking place?

The conference is to be jointly held by the Research Centre of Technological Innovation (RCTI), School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China and Washington Academy for Management of Technology (WAMOT), UK

Date: 6th and 8th July, 2015
Hosted by: La Rochelle Business School, France
Conference web: http://camot.org/2015conference/index.html

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CAMOT Book Volumes/Proceeding

It has been agreed that a book volume/proceeding with selected conference papers will be published after CAMOT 2015 International Conference, La Rochelle Business School. The best papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Technology Management in China (JTMC).

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