Conference on 'Systems of Innovation and the New role of Universities' (COSINUS); Bristol, UK – 5-6 September 2011
Conference on 'Systems of Innovation and the
New role of Universities' (COSINUS)
Bristol, UK – 5-6 September 2011
An interdisciplinary conference focusing on the new role of Universities in the System of Innovation to be hosted by the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Building, Managing and Supporting Universities for High Innovation, Economy and Social Impacts.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 21st Century is witnessing an increased drive for universities to play a crucial role in the development of the knowledge economy. This is in keeping with the growing pressure on countries, both developed and developing, to adjust to the rapid pace of globalisation through initiatives promoting innovation and competitiveness as a pathway for sustainable competitiveness.
The conference addresses this global concern by focusing on issues relating to capacity building in and management and support of higher education institutions in ways that would enhance the wellbeing of society, the competitiveness of the economy and the sustainability of the environment with respect to specific country circumstances. The aim is unravel the unique role of universities in innovation systems both in theory and in practice and identify in this context their social and economic impacts at macro (national/regional), meso (institutional) and micro (individual enterprise) levels.
The Conference will provide a forum for knowledge exchange and knowledge sharing among stakeholders in higher education, including academics, university/college management personnel, planners and policy makers, and funding agencies. It will also showcase, through research findings, best practice in the orientation and management of higher education institutions as principal agents of knowledge production, research and development, and innovation.
The conference invites participants with expertise and experience from higher education, industry and policy circles. Young researchers and PhD students from different disciplinary studies are also encouraged to participate.
Specific Themes to be addressed
The following are suggested as sub-themes, but are not exclusive:
• National/Regional level of analysis: Creating supportive environment or policy to develop effective universities for high innovation, economy & social impact (e.g. Effective policy for university-Industry links; funding of university education and research; Research priorities and management of research; Measuring university impact on the economy and society; Impact of university on small business and local development; Industry experiences with respect to university collaboration and knowledge exchange schemes, etc.)
• Institutional level of analysis:
Managing effective and sustainable university and higher education research organizations (e.g. Best practice in the management of university research; Key determinants of successful university department in research and innovation, etc.)
• Individual/enterprise level of analysis: Getting and providing value to support high innovation impact universities (e.g. Motivating academic staff; Becoming successful academic entrepreneurs; Developing entrepreneurial skills of research staffs, etc.)
Proposals for specific parallel themes and workshops of relevant interest will be considered.
Further information about the conference will be available on:
Prof. Mohammed Saad
Bristol Business School
Prof. John Kirkland
Assoc. of Commonwealth Universities
Dr. Girma Zawdie
University of Strathclyde
Dr. Surya Mahdi
Bristol Business School
Dr. Surja Datta
Oxford Brookes University
University of the West of England,
Bristol Business School,
Executive Education Building,
UWE Frenchay Campus,
The United Kingdom.
Call for Conference Papers: Oct.2010
Submission of Session Proposals: 31 March. 2011
Submission of Extended Abstracts: 30 May 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2011
Early Registration: 1 Apr. – 15 July 2011
Submission of Full Papers (for inclusion in the publications on: Webpage, Proceeding, Book and Special Issues): 1 Aug. 2011
Dr. Surya Mahdi
ABSTRACT, FULL PAPER & SESSION SUBMISSION: