• Sustainability and Clean-Tech Innovation in South China

A seminar by Knowledge Management expert Waltraut Ritter

Monday, April 30, 2012
2:30-4:00pm
11th Floor Conference Room
73 Tremont St, Boston

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) has a long history of being a place of trade and knowledge exchange. This region is going through an industrial upgrading process and has become economically the most dynamic region of the People's Republic of China and the world. The region has high population density, much wealth in manufacturing, and rich for agriculture.

This lecture is about a multi stakeholder, bottom-up innovation initiative of organizations in the Clean-tech industry in PRD. The research is based on regional value networks and open innovation, and is an ongoing action research with different universities, research institutes, government agencies, industry organizations, entrepreneurs and established companies in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the field of clean technologies.

The lecture will address the following questions:

• What are the knowledge dynamics and linkages in the emerging Clean-tech innovation eco-system?
• How good are the formal and informal knowledge exchanges in the industry?
• How does local and global brain circulation support the knowledge cluster development?

About the Speaker

Waltraut Ritter is the Managing Director of Knowledge Dialogues and Research Director at the Asia Pacific Intellectual Capital Centre, Hong Kong and Beijing. She has worked as a Consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in Geneva and New York, and is a visiting faculty member at the International School of Information Management the University of Mysore (India). She was also a Professor for Knowledge Management at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Hosted by the Knowledge Globalization Institute, The Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies 美國薩福克大學羅森伯格東亞研究所, and the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.

Who should attend?

Faculty, students, professionals, academic administrators who are interested in Sustainability, Economic development, Innovation, Ecosystem, Knowledge Networks, Clean Technology, and China’s socio-economic trends.

For more information, please contact mrahman@suffolk.edu or rsuleski@suffolk.edu.

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