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Invitation for Delegates: International Conference on Technology, Innovation and Social Change

When Jan 22, 2013 12:00 AM to
Jan 24, 2013 12:00 AM
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Invite for Delegates

The Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences is organising a three day International Conference on "Technology, Innovation and Social Change" during 22-24 January, 2013. The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform to academicians and practitioners from multiple disciplines to debate and deliberate on social change that is encompassed by innovation and technology. The Conference will help the Scholars to produce publishable quality of research papers. [ More Details ]


Research Questions

The proposed International Conference will throw light on the nature, significance as well as relationship between technology, innovation and social change. The Conference would address the following research questions.

    1. What is the role of technology in social change in the era of globalisation?
    2. How do you see changing in technology as the discourse of development? Has technology acquired a new meaning or it has become the driving force of development?
    3. Is the process of social innovation caught in the discourse of technology development resulting in de-politicization of development discourse?
    4. Are technology and social innovation discourse aim at structural change as an agenda of social change?
    5. Is technology and social innovation subservient to global capital or has it potential to question the hegemony of global capital?
    6. Are there specific technologies that have boosted enterprises and provide space for experimentation?
    7. What kind of capabilities our research and educational institutions must develop to produce new technologies?
    8. What kind of technologies exists and deployed for the grassroots level social transformation?
    9. What is the role of Incubation Centres in promotion of technologies that are useful for social change?
    10. What are the existing enterprises and models for experimenting with technologies that facilitates the process of social transformation?
    11. Resource distribution appears to be a major problem in the Capitalist mode of production. Can deployment of technology address this issue of resource distribution?
    12. What is the role of leadership for deployment of technology in bringing social change?
    13. What are innovative practices (formal and informal) that have resulted in producing new technologies with social mission?
    14. Do collaborations offer better performance that attributes for social change?
    15. Is Corporate Social Responsibility fostering social change?
    16. What is the role of Government in promoting ‘technology for social change’?
    17. Are there traditional knowledge and technologies fostered by communities for their own wellbeing? How do they operate?
    18. What are the technological inventions that have changed the social orgnanisations?
    19. Is resource constraint environment supportive to innovation?
    20. Are developed nations innovating technologies and deploying them to deal their social problems?
    21. Are the developing countries just limited to use the technologies or they are also producing them?
    22. Do developing countries import cost effective technologies from developed countries?


    We invite delegates to participate in the Conference. Since we have limited capacity, we request the interested individuals to register early. Please fill up the form available in the website and send us along with a demand draft of Rs. 2500 drawn in favour of ‘Tata Institute of Social Sciences, payable at Mumbai, towards participation fee which includes conference kit, lunch, tea/coffee and Conference Dinner.
    The last date to register to participate in the Conference is 15th January, 2013.


    Please address all communications to the following address:

    Dr. Rama Krishna Reddy Kummitha
    Conference Coordinator
    Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management & Labour Studies
    Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    V N Purav Marg Deonar, Mumbai 400 088 (India)

    Telephone (Office): + 91 22 2552 5816



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