The objective of this call is to seek empirical and/or policy-oriented research papers to address issues pertinent to the agenda of regional integration in the context of promoting trade through innovation in the COMESA region.
COMESA therefore calls for papers under the theme; “PROMOTING INTRA-COMESA TRADE THROUGH INNOVATION”.
The theme should be considered along any of the following sub-thematic areas:
- Technology diffusion, absorption and Trade in COMESA;
- Innovation Productivity and its Connection to the Innovation Market in COMESA;
- Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Promoting Investment in Innovation and Trade in COMESA;
- Role of governance in enhancing innovations and trade in COMESA; and
- Innovation and Socio-economic Transformation through Trade in COMESA.
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