The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss the importance of innovation for economic growth and development. This year we would like to emphasize applications of the concepts of inclusive innovation, indigenous innovation and user innovation. We would also like to enlarge the topics coverage to include other aspects of development than innovation, such as studies on science, education, trade, migration or policy evaluation. Priority will be given to empirical studies that are devoted to developing countries and that are based on micro data, such as innovation surveys, R&D surveys, firm and household surveys, patents, publications, or research grants. There is also room for methodological and theoretical papers as well as for evidence from case studies.
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 21-23 November 2012