UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies invites to academic submission of papers for presentation at the Second annual conference of the UCL Centre for Comparative Study of the Emerging Economies. The theme of the conference is: ‘Exploring Technology Upgrading in Emerging and Transition Economies: From “Shifting Wealth I” to “Shifting Wealth II”?’
OBJECTIVES & THEME OF THE CONFERENCE
The conference will explore the process of ‘shifting wealth’ or the increasing economic weight of emerging and transition economies in the world economy. The initial opening of China and India coupled with the opening of the former socialist countries in the 1990s led to the integration of 40% of the global labor force into the world economy, with large scale effects in terms of market integration, catching up and income distribution (shifting wealth I).
But today, there is some uncertainty regarding whether this process will continue, ie whether emerging and transition economies will continue their technological upgrade and move from efficiency to innovation driven growth. Whether we will observe ‘Shifting Wealth II’ will ultimately depend on whether productivity growth of emerging and transition economies will be associated with further technology upgrading. The second annual conference of the UCL Centre for Comparative Study of the Emerging Economies aims to explore the issue of shifting wealth through the perspective of technology upgrading which is defined as increasing productivity based on the improved technology capabilities.
- Quantitative and new metrics based studies of different dimensions of technology upgrading. We welcome contributions using either new or standard indicators or metrics of relevance for technology upgrading of emerging and transition economies.
- Case studies of technology upgrading at firm and industry level. We welcome contributions of various methodological approaches that bring new evidence on either industry or firm level technology upgrading in emerging and transition economies.
- Technology upgrading through global value chains. We invite papers bringing new insights on how integration via GVC and FDI affects productivity and technology upgrading in emerging and transition economies.
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Submission for extended abstracts: 30 March 2017
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2017
Registration deadline: 1 June 2017
Submission of full paper: 10 June 2017
Extended abstracts should not be longer than 300 words, and summarize the aim of the paper, the methodology applied and (preliminary) findings.
A full version (no more than 12,000 words) of the papers accepted for presentation should be submitted by the 10th of May, for circulation to session chairs, and to be considered for publication in one of the conference special issue (see publishing opportunities below).
Please send your submissions by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, (indicating “CCSEE conference” in the subject line)
Submissions presented at the conference will be considered for publication in two special issues related to the conference theme scheduled for publication in 2018.
- Technological Forecasting and Social Change invites submission for a special issue on “Exploring Technology Upgrading of Emerging and Transition Economies: From ‘Shifting Wealth I’ to ‘Shifting Wealth II’?” See the call here
- The International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development invites submissions for a special issue on “Technological Upgrading and Innovation in Emerging Economies” See the call here
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