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 institution. 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 a 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. We have about 250 registered members belonging to different disciplines and institutions and countries.

The most important part of our website is the folder on “Research 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 in our website does not prevent the authors from publishing it in any journal. These are considered similar to working papers and not as publications.  We have now about 250 research papers in the website. eSocialSciences has also been giving wide publicity to our papers and programmes. In addition to research papers we also have folders on conference papers where presentations by non-members are also placed and one on Commentaries wherein members 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 held





November 10-12, 2017

NCDS Bhubaneswar

Changing Paradigms in Technology, Trade and Development


December 3-5, 2016

IIT Madras

Globalisation of Technology and Development

 Book by Springer

 March 18,2016

IIT Bombay

Creation and Diffusion of Technology


November27-28, 2015

NIAS Bangalore

Technology, Growth and Sustainability

Different Professional Journals

March 7, 2015

TISS Mumbai

Harnessing Technology for Challenging Inequality

Book by Springer

October,27-29, 2014

NIAS Bangalore

Technology: Corporate and Social Dimensions

Book by Springer and some papers in Journal of Industrial Statistics

October 25-27, 2013

IIT Bombay

Emerging Technologies and Development

Book by Springer

November 30 - 2,December, 2012

Symbiosis, Pune

Technology Intensity and Global Competitiveness

Special issue of Innovation and Development, Routledge

November 18-20, 2011

Goa University

Agglomeration, Technology Clusters and Networks

Special issue of Science, Technology and Society, Sage

July 15-16, 2011

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Academic Ethics

Report in Current Science


November 11-12, 2010

IIT Bombay

Human Capital and Development

Book by Springer and some papers in Contributions to Indian Social Science

March 19 -21, 2010

Madras School of Economics

Frontier Issues in Technology, Development and Environment

Special issue of Science, Technology and Society, Sage

October 9-10, 2009

TISS Mumbai

Science, Technology and Economy: Emerging and Developed Countries

Different Professional Journals

October 17-18, 2008

ISID, Delhi

Globalisation of Knowledge Development and Delivery

Different Professional Journals

November 2-3, 2007

IIT Bombay

Globalisation of Chinese and Indian Enterprises

Book by Routledge

October 6-7, 2006

IHD and IIC, Delhi

Knowledge Based Industries, Employment and Global Competitiveness

Book by Routledge

Latest News

  • Silver Jubilee Seminar of Madras School of Economics, August, 2018 in partnership with Knowledge Forum, Seminar Theme: "Technology and Development", August 2018

  • Seminar on “FDI: Issues and Policy”  to be hosted by IIT Bombay on February 24, 2018 
  • XIII Annual Conference of Knowledge Forum: Call for papers ...

The Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing, in partnership with Tata Trusts invites you to the XIII Annual Conference on the conference theme "Technology and Employment", hosted by TISS, Mumbai

More information at the conference webpage