CfPs: 10th Asialics Conference 2013 "Roles of Public Research Institutes and Universities in Asia ’s Innovation Systems"; 20-21 Sept; Tokyo, Japan

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*10th Asialics Conference 2013 "Roles of Public Research Institutes and
Universities in Asia’s Innovation Systems"*
20-21 September 2013*

*National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan*

*About ASIALICS (Asian Network for Learning, Innovation, and Competence
Building Systems)*
ASIALICS is a network among scholars, practitioners and policymakers who
are interested in a learning, innovation and competence building system in
Asia. It has a cooperative relationship with the Global Network for the
Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems
(GLOBELICS). ASIALICS aims to explore and develop the concept of learning,
innovation and competence building as an analytical framework. The
objective of ASIALICS is to stimulate the establishment of knowledge based
strategies for economic development in Asia. The idea is to bring together
interesting issues about what is going on in Asian countries and companies
and to share experiences regarding methodology, analytical results and
policies. To achieve this idea, a group of Asian scholars with strong
support from GLOBELICS held the first international conference on Asian
innovation systems in Bangkok, Thailand in April 2004. Following the first
conference, ASIALICS organized annual conferences in Jeju Island (Korea),
Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Hanoi, and Manila.

*Call For Papers*

*Conference Objectives*
Universities and public research institutes have been expected to play more
important roles in the era of ‘learning economy’. In Asia, several
countries initiated policies to enhance the roles of universities and
public research institutes in innovation systems, especially their
interaction and contribution to industry and society. These policy
initiatives include introduction of appropriate institutions, namely laws,
regulations and norms that facilitate universities and public research
institutes to easily and effectively engage with industry. Governments also
provide incentives in terms of grants and public equity participation to
encourage such collaborations. New organizations such as technology
licensing offices (TLOs) and patent administration offices have been set up
in many universities and public research institutes across Asia.
Infrastructures such as science parks and incubators have flourished.
Nonetheless, there are several issues regarding the roles of universities
and public research institutes that need to be extensively examined by both
academics and policy makers.

   - Did the introduction of new ‘institutions’ (like Asian versions of
   Bayh-Dole Act) effectively facilitate more and closer collaboration between
   university and industry.
   - Did intellectual property rights regime matter? How?
   - Did type of universities (e.g. comprehensive, S&T specialized, local),
   and size and capabilities of firms matter? Which modes of collaborations
   were suitable?
   - Which modes of collaboration (e.g. formal vs. informal) were more
   effective? Why?
   - Did government incentives really work? Why? Why not?
   - Why did some TLOs, science parks and incubators perform better than
   - What should be the effective roles of local and regional governments?
   - Were intermediary organizations needed? What should they do?
   - Were there significant differences between university-industry
   interactions and university-community interactions in terms of effective
   modes, incentives and institutions?

*Sub-themes *

   - Global challenges and possibility of emergence of ‘Asian Innovation
   - National, regional, local, technological and sectoral innovation
   - Mobility of scientists and engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs in
   - Technological learning, R&D and innovations of firms in Asia
   - Asian production/innovation networks
   - Innovation strategies of transnational corporations from Asia
   - Roles of intellectual property right in innovation in Asia
   - Comparative studies of science, technology and innovation policies in
   - Science, technology and innovation indicators in Asian context
   - Innovation financing in Asia
   - Innovation in services and creative industries in Asia
   - Social innovations in Asia
   - Grass-root innovations and innovations for/by the poor in Asia

*Who Should Attend*

   - innovation policy and management scholars
   - Master and doctoral students in this area
   - science, technology and innovation policymakers
   - Innovators and business practitioners

*Important Dates*

   - Abstract Submission: May 31
   - Notification of Acceptance: June 30
   - Registration and Full Paper Submission: August 15
   - Kindly submit abstracts (not more than 500 words) and direct all
   inquiries to asialics2013 at

*Contact Person*
Patarapong Intarakumnerd, Ph.D.
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677 JAPAN
Tel. (81)-3-6439-6122
email: prpu6 at, asialics2013 at
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