National Development

The development of nations is receiving considerable attention in academic journals. It is an ideal track for TAKE as it is truly a multidimensional and multidisciplinary undertaking. Countries are realizing that competitiveness with other countries, both economically and for its human capital, requires that government ministries or departments need to coordinate their activities for effective and efficient GDP growth. Attention from fields that are essential for such development include human resource development, economics, public policy and administration, anthropology, cross-cultural and international development, and many others. This conference will be a great opportunity for scholars in these varies fields to interact and build synergies for the benefit of individual countries, geographic regions, and perhaps even globally.

Track Chairs

Gary McLean
University of Minnesota, USA


José Maria Viedma
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain