1st Global Conference
Global Technology Management
Thursday 1st - Saturday 3rd December 2005
Call for Papers
In the wake of Industrialisation, the worlds of business, industry and commerce have increasingly become dependent on technology. Technologies used in design and production have been complemented by modern information structures that are heavily utilised in planning, distribution, communication advertising, administration and people management. Alongside this has been the awareness of Globalisation as a significant phenomenon with organisations often seeing both their employees and markets as a worldwide possibility.
This two-sided development, Technology and Globalisation, has created many Multinational Enterprises (e.g. Wal-Mart) whose scale individually is so large they dwarf most countries as financial institutions. Such huge global enterprises have created a need for diverse and complex organisational systems and plans that will attempt to maximise either the efficacy or efficiency of their productive output. Contrapuntally many organisations have identified problems in the mass scale itself and begun to agree with Schumacher that ‘Small is Beautiful’.
This research conference addresses the multifarious issues surrounding modern Global Technology Management issues within Multinational Enterprises, including nation states. The project should appeal to academics involved in these and cross-related subjects, as well as professionals facing and wrestling with these problems on a daily basis.
Whilst an indicative generic list of potential topics is given below, it is anticipated that participants will be the best determinants of what are the contemporary issues suited at the GTM’2005 umbrella. The indicative list of topics to be addressed are:
The role of innovation
Case studies of imaginative practice
Sustainability in Action
Ethics of GTM
Measurement of Success
Small Vs Large
Waste and Environmental Implications
Cross cultural issues in GTM
Financing global organisations
Latest and nascent technology and its potential GTM
These are indicative themes. Papers are welcome on these and related themes. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 30th September 2005. Full draft papers should be submitted by Friday 18th November 2005.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to both the Organising Joint Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.
Dr David Seth Preston
92 Colney Hatch Lane
London N10 1EA
Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, 149B Wroslyn Road
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Learning Solutions, and BRG as part of the ‘Critical Issues' programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published in a themed hard copy volume.
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Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House, Freeland, Oxfordshire
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