Technology Upgrading and Economic Catch-Up: Challenges for Emerging Economies
Prof. Nick Vonortas，Professor，The George Washington University
Prof. Dirk Meissner，Professor，Higher School of Economics
Dr. Chen Ling，Associate Professor，Tsinghua University
Dr. Dai Yixin，Associate Professor，Tsinghua University
Dr. Zhong Wei，Assistant professor，Tsinghua University
Prof. Xue lan, Professor，Tsinghua University
Dr. Zhou Yuan , Associate Professor，Tsinghua University
Date：Tuesday，April 16, 2019
Time：16:30 – 18:00
Venue：Room220，School of Public Policy and Management，Tsinghua University
The globalisation of the past few decades, driven to a large extent by the proliferation of global value chains, has led to significant changes in patterns of technology upgrading and especially to new modes of interaction between domestic technology efforts and external sources of technological knowledge. Our understanding of current challenges of technology upgrading of emerging economies is sparse, unsystematic and scattered. If we are to understand the dynamics of ‘Shifting Wealth’ we need to understand better the patterns of technology upgrading of the emerging economies and the main challenges that they are facing in this process. We believe that there is a need for ‘grand synthesis’ type of volume which would systematise, and evaluate the existing knowledge on processes of technology upgrading of emerging economies at firm, sector and international levels.
Professor Vonortas is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at The George Washington University (GWU) in Washington D.C. He is editor of the peer-reviewed journal Science and Public Policy. He is a leading research fellow at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russian Federation. He also serves as a member of the Innovation Policy Forum of the US National Academies of Science. Professor Vonortas specializes on strategic partnerships/innovation networks, investment under uncertainty, technology transfer, knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, high-risk financing, and R&D program evaluation.
Professor Meissner is professor of Higher School of Economics
has,and he has 20 years experience in research and teaching technology and innovation management and policy. He’s Associate Editor of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and Editor Springer Book Series ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Studies’.He has strong background in science, technology and innovation for policy making and industrial management with special focus on Foresight and roadmapping, science, technology and innovation policies, funding of research and priority setting. He also has long experience in top level consulting as management consultant for technology and innovation management with Arthur D. Little. He is and was member of international working groups on technology and innovation policy.