Workshop on Designing Efficient Public Procurement Policies to Foster Technology Transfer and Develo (ISTANBUL 2010)

Venue: To be announced

Location: ISTANBUL, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 02, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Aug 31, 2010
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PGlobal Global Advisory Services, in cooperation with local and international universities, organizes this workshop with the aim of discussing effective strategies for developing countries to convert their need for manufactured imports into a tool of technology transfer, absorption and development. We welcome all interested academicians and technical professionals to attend the workshop and/or present papers. Authors of selected papers will be invited for the workshop. A limited amount of financial support is available to the authors of selected papers. Please send your paper title and brief abstract along with your CV to by March 1, 2010.

Description of the Workshop

Developing countries, as a result of the nature of their development process and their insufficient infrastructure and superstructure stock, register high levels of imports of manufactured goods. To this date, various tools such as offset agreements have been used to acquire and transfer advanced technologies from developed countries to developing countries. This workshop aims to discuss the following theme:

•What kind of strategies and policies can be developed in order to utilize this need for manufactured imports in a way that it contributes to technology transfer, absorption and development to developing countries?

A seminal research avenue, the workshop aims to discuss the topic by bringing together various selected researches and professionals.