Engineering Globalization Workshop: Call for Papers & Presentations May 16-18, 2012, Arlington, VA Workshop Motivation and Schedule: Engineering and R&D is at the heart of modern innovation eco-systems, and its globalization is happening very rapidly and across a number of industries. As a result of this speed, our state of knowledge, academic and industry practice alike, is limited and fragmented. We have limited knowledge about how companies: protect intellectual property when they globalize the technical function of the firm; manage global technical integration of resources; and, acquire and maintain complementary assets to ensure appropriation of benefits from these investments in technical projects. We also know little about the criteria (e.g., labor costs, tax incentives, access to markets, engineering talent, etc.) being used by businesses when choosing a specific geography to place specific engineering tasks. And we know little about the impact of these new overseas facilities on their U.S. operations, and more broadly on the U.S. engineering enterprise, including its workforce and educational system. We propose to begin the process of bridging some of these gaps with a two-day workshop exploring the current state of engineering globalization, and defining a clear set of research agendas that can fill those knowledge gaps. The workshop will be held in Arlington, Virginia, one block from NSF headquarters, May 16, 2012 (evening reception) May 17 (One day of plenary sessions), and May 18 (half-day breakout sessions and plenary session to report results). Workshop Goals: The workshop aims to calibrate the research agenda for globalization of engineering and R&D and generate research questions with high potential impact. The first day of talks, May 17th, will consist of keynotes and panels by prominent speakers describing what we know and don't know about engineering globalization. The second, half-day on May 18th, will be break-out sessions focused on specific topics where participants will identify the research agenda for their topic. Workshop Participants: Presenters and selected participants will come from the industry, academia, government, and the consulting sectors. Workshop Call: We are soliciting proposed presentations (extended abstracts or full papers) from interested academics, industry practitioners, consultants, and government officials. We expect topics to run the gamut of managerial and policy issues including, but not limited to: Cross border management of engineering resources; Engineering site selection; Intellectual property rights and management;
R&D management; Engineering education globalization o International student flows o University globalization Export control Supply chain management and logistics; Government incentives and investments; Start-ups and entrepreneurship; and, Engineering & production co-location.
Please submit a 400 word summary of your proposed presentation or a full paper if appropriate. This can be work that has been published, in-progress, or something that you propose to do. Funding Support Travel support will be provided to participants whose proposals have been accepted. Timeline and details: Proposals should be emailed to [email protected]
on or before February 29, 2012 Scientific/Industry Review Committee John E. Ettlie, Ph.D., RIT; Don Siegel, Ph.D., SUNY Albany; Ron Hira, Ph.D., P.E., RIT; Rafiq Dossani, Stanford University; and, Joan Penner-Hahn, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Funding for this workshop has been provided by the National Science Foundation under Award No. ECCS‐1129185
Q:CPC/2012/2012 meetings/Globalization Workshop – Call for Papers