Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing (Knowledge Forum) is a specialised, interdisciplinary global forum. It deals with science, technology and economy interface. It aims at providing a platform for scholars belonging to different institutions, universities, countries and disciplines to interact, exchange their research findings and undertake joint research studies. It is designed for persons who have been contributing to R&D and publishing their research findings in professional journals. Its registered office is housed at the Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi. However, its members and office bearers are from various institutions and countries (see the list of Governing Council Members) and function from their respective institutions. Knowledge Forum was registered on August 25, 2005. We regularly hold annual conferences where the members present their research papers, share research findings with other members and interact. Knowledge Forum annual international conferences have been well attended and the papers have been of high quality.

At present, there is no inter-disciplinary forum for persons belonging to different disciplines like business schools, economics, basic sciences, and technology to interact, collaborate and share their knowledge on the problems involved in technology creation and transfer, and other issues relating to global business. It was felt that in the current era of globalisation and fast technological change the creation of such a forum is vital.

Economists have been working on themes relating to technology creation and transfer without having an in-depth knowledge of science and technology. Likewise, technologists have also been working on these themes without much or any knowledge of their economic viability. Therefore, some of us felt the vital need for a forum where technologists and social scientists could meet and interact. The membership to the Forum is open to all scholars who have been publishing in refereed professional journals.

An important part of our website is the folder on “Working Papers” All the registered members are allowed to submit their research papers. The submitted papers are refereed (peer-reviewed) and the accepted papers are uploaded on the website. Placing the paper on our website does not prevent the authors from publishing it in any journal. These are not considered publications. We have now about 300 Working Papers on the website. eSocialSciences has also been giving wide publicity to our papers and programmes. In addition to Working Papers, we also have folders on conference papers where presentations by non-members are also placed and one on communications which provides a shortlist of conference papers that are published in journals. Conference papers published in conference volumes are listed under books. In this folder members also share important developments in science, technology, economy and research methodology. We also have a folder on Books where our publications are listed with abstracts.


Conferences/Seminars held

We have been regularly holding our annual conferences. The participation rates in the conferences have been high.

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October 11-13, 2019

IIT Madras, Chennai

Technology and Economy

 

November 16-18, 2018

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Technology and Employment

Book by Springer Nature India Ltd. Forthcoming

August 11, 2018

MSE Chennai

Technology and Development

Select papers in Innovation and Development, Routledge

February 24, 2018

Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay

FDI: Issues and Policy

Policy Brief

November 10-12, 2017

NCDS Bhubaneswar

Changing Paradigms in Technology, Trade and Development

Book by Springer Nature India Ltd. Forthcoming

December 3-5, 2016

IIT Madras

Globalisation of Technology and Development

Book by Springer

March 18,2016

IIT Bombay

Creation and Diffusion of Technology

Book by Springer

November27-28, 2015

NIAS Bangalore

Technology, Growth and Sustainability

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