Read the Proceeding of the special session – STD-RRI-Maghreb- ASECTU Conference  

Hammamet –Tunisia- June 2019



Tunisian association of economists–ThEMA research lab: Hatem M’HENNI, École Supérieure du Commerce, Tunis & Research Network of Innovation (RNI): Sonia BEN SLIMANE, ESCP Europe

The session aimed at analyzing the modes of technological transfer and their effects on the firms’ competitiveness, as well as discussing tools that help in analyzing and understanding the process of technology absorption and the learning dynamics.


Chairs of the session :

-Hafedh BEN ABDENNEBI, Institut des Hautes Etudes de Carthage (IHEC), Tunis.

-Hatem M’HENNI, École Supérieure du Commerce (ESC), Tunis.


Participant/speakers :

– Samia HADDAD, Institut des Hautes Etudes de Carthage (IHEC), Tunis.

– Fatma MRAD, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion, Sousse.

– Adel BEN YOUSSEF, Université de Nice.

– Samir GHAZOUANI, École Supérieure du Commerce (ESC), Tunis.


Presentations :

– “Les effets directs et indirects de la gouvernance sur la croissance économique à travers l’innovation : étude spécifique dans les pays développés et les pays en développement”, (Nourhen BAAZIZ, Doctorante, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de Sousse.)

The presentation aims at identifying the direct effects of governance directly on growth and indirectly on innovation, with the perspective of exploring whether these effects depend on the level of development of countries or not. His work is based on an estimation of simultaneous equation models for three country samples (49 heterogeneous countries, 18 developed countries, 31 developing countries) and for the period 1996-2014.

-“Le rôle des bureaux de transfert de technologie dans le transfert des connaissances : étude de cas multiples“, (Sana ELOUAER-MRIZAK, Enseignante -Chercheuse, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale & Clersé).

The presentation aims at exploring two conceptions of technology transfer and knowledge: sequential vision vs systemic vision in a perspective of evaluating intermediate organisms: the BuTTs, and the evaluation of the efforts of industry to absorb knowledge provided by universities & research laboratories. The study is applied to the case of Tunisia.

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