The main conference theme for Globelics 2017 is innovation and capacity building in the context of financialisation and uneven development of the global economy: new roles for the state, productive sector, and social actors.
The conference invites papers addressing the role of different types of actors such as the State, local authorities, continental entities, knowledge institutions, productive political and social actors in shaping innovation and capacity building so as to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. In particular, it aims to explore whether we need new approaches to study inequality in the age of globalization as there are widening disparities within countries, regions and social classes. The conference will also consider the need to tackle new challenges related to innovation and capacity building in addition to our systems of innovation approach. The conference also welcomes papers studying how systems of policies can be implemented at different levels and across different countries to innovate out of the crisis.
The general issues to be addressed during the annual conference are the following:
- Inequality in the age of Globalization: Widening disparities within countries, regions, and social classes. Do we need new approaches?
- Slowdown in the global economic growth, stagnation and depression in large parts of the globe. Has the era of easy economic growth ended?
- Do we need to tackle new challenges related to innovation and capacity building in addition to our systems of innovation approach?
- What is the role of the different type of actors (State, local authorities, Continental entities, knowledge institutions, productive, political and social actors) in shaping innovation and capacity building in a context of uneven globalization, financialisation, austerity policies, environmental and social risk?
- How can innovating out of the crisis systems of policies be designed and implemented at different levels, and in different areas of the world?