*Call for Papers for VIII Annual Conference of Forum for Global Knowledge

Conference Theme: *Emerging Technologies and Development*

Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing

Hosted by: IIT Bombay, and supported by: KU Leuven, Antwerp, Belgium

Conference Dates: *October 25 – 27, 2013*

Last date for submission of title of papers and abstracts: May 30, 2013

Last date for full paper submission: July 30, 2013

The conference will mainly deal with Emerging Technologies, International Business and Development. The conference will provide a platform to share conceptual and empirical evidence that addresses ways to better understand and increase the sustainability impacts of economically viable enterprise-based approaches to poverty alleviation and economic development in terms of changes in economic climate, capacity building, environmental and social well-being. The conference will create a bridge between the private and public sector, NGOs and knowledge institutes. The conference welcomes academic research papers, practical workshop papers and public policy papers. Topics include but are not limited to the following issues:

– Emerging Technologies from developing countries like India, China and Brazil
– The role and impact of foreign direct investments in flows and out flows to and from developing countries, in particular India and China.
– Technology spillovers
– Role of in-house R&D units.
– R&D collaborations
– University and industry linkages
– The role of and impact on labour
– Changing profile of management of companies in India
– Social entrepreneurship
– Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
– Base of the Pyramid Poverty Alleviation
– Competitiveness of Indian firms

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