India's Emerging Competitiveness as Destination of Global R&D
Released in Global R&D Summit 2013, New Delhi
Call for Papers: Special Issue of the African Journal for Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID)
on "Informal Sector Innovations"
Guest Editors: Saradindu Bhaduri & Mammo Muchie
We invite scholars from innovation studies, development studies, economics, science and technology studies to contribute papers to this special issue of the African Journal for Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID). The AJSTID is an interdisciplinary and refereed international journal on science, technology, innovation and development in Africa and other low-income countries and is published by Taylor and Francis (Routledge) UK, with the publication frequency of 6 issues per year. AJSTID has been established to highlight the crucial role of science, technology and innovation for development and to promote research on the contribution of knowledge creation and diffusion to development in Global south.
This special issue is intending to explore research questions pertaining to innovative activities in the informal sector of the economy. The importance of informal sector in generating employment and providing livelihood security in low and middle income countries cannot be overemphasized. However, the driving forces behind its sustained competitive advantage has been little studied, and, in particular, understanding of the process of knowledge generation, technological learning and innovations in these sectors has remained inadequate.The intent of this special issue is to provide a forum to advance our understanding of informal sector innovations by examining its various nuances; concepts of innovations; knowledge generation, knowledge exchange, and their underlying motivations will also be covered in this upcoming special issue. We call for full research papers that may address, but are not limited to:
Submissions will be refereed for relevance to the theme as well as academic rigor and originality. The papers should be no longer than 4000 – 7000 words with an abstract of 150 words; references should be sent in an Endnote file. High quality articles not deemed to be sufficiently relevant to the special issue may be considered for publication in a subsequent non-themed issue.
Editorial Assistant for the special issue: Fayaz Ahmad Sheikh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Conference of Health for All to Universal Health Coverage: Journey So Far and Challenges Ahead
6-7 January 2014
Venue: Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune
Organized by: Indian Health Economics and Policy Association (IHEPA) in collaboration with Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics; Azim Premji University
IHEPA invites research and policy papers for its Third Conference on the following issues:
The papers submitted will be screened by a Panel of Reviewers of IHEPA for acceptance to the Conference. IHEPA encourages young research students to contribute and participate in the Conference.
Guidelines and format of the paper: Length of the paper should be less than 8,000 words, accompanied by an abstract of one page. The abstract should reflect the whole paper including context, objectives, methodology and main conclusions. The papers, formatted with 1.5 line spacing, Times Roman Font Size 12 saved under MS-Word format may be submitted electronically to email@example.com with Cc to firstname.lastname@example.org.