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Sat, 25 May



Book Talk : Reimagining Innovation Systems in the Covid and Post-covid World

Panel discussion on the book "Reimagining Innovation Systems in the Covid and Post-covid World" Edited by Lakhwinder Singh and KJ Joseph.

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Book Talk : Reimagining Innovation Systems in the Covid and Post-covid World
Book Talk : Reimagining Innovation Systems in the Covid and Post-covid World

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25 May 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT+1



About the Event

CRIS-IS.ORG in association with the IS-DISCUSSION-GROUP, CSIRO, Australia, ASSIST (UK) and University of Malaya North South Research Center (UoMNSRC is organising a panel discussion on the book Reimagining Innovation Systems in the Covid and Post-covid World (2024). 


Lakhwinder Singh and KJ Joseph

The event is scheduled for SATURDAY 25 May at 12.00 PM GMT 

1.00 pm UK | 3.00 pm Addis |  5.30 pm India | 10 pm Canberra

Proposed structure: 

90 minutes online 

- Renan Compagnoli  (Moderator) introduces the speakers (5 mins) 

- Lakhwinder Singh present the book (25 mins) and chair the panel

- Panel discussion (50 minutes)

   Ruchi Sharma

   Mammo Muchie

   KJ Joseph

   Papia Sen Gupta

- Open discussion (10 mins)  

Book Abstract 

Countries around the world are working to counter the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their healthcare systems, economies, and industries. This book brings together strategies for the adoption of new technologies and innovation systems which would help re-invigorate social and economic institutions and help communities, especially in the Global South.

The book focuses on innovation systems that address health and socioeconomic inequalities in countries such as India, Africa, Brazil, Costa Rica, and others. It looks into the responses of different countries to the shocks inflicted on the economy and health systems by the pandemic from the perspective of government institutions as well as businesses, industries, and communities. The pandemic forced many organizations to embrace various innovative strategies to contain the spread of COVID-19 and ameliorate the lives of people including employees, people from marginalized communities, and low-income groups who have suffered due to the disease. The chapters in this book study innovative interventions and community-based measures which reached many people and paved the way for policies which helped rebuild communities sustainably. The volume also analyses how these newly created and streamlined health and economic innovation systems will be carried forward in the post-COVID-19 world to address weaknesses in health and governance and address inequalities, especially for countries in the Global South.

This book will be of interest to scholars and students of economics, political economy, health and economics, development studies, public policy, and sociology.

Biographical notes

Lakhwinder Singh

Dr. Lakhwinder Singh is currently President of the 65th Indian Society of Labour Economics

conference and Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi. Prior to

this, Dr. Singh has been Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Punjabi University,

Patiala, India where he has founded Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies

(CDEIS). He is also the founding Editor, Millennial Asia-An International Journal of Asian

Studies published by SAGE that is indexed in SCOPUS and Clarivate Analytics (ESCI). He has

contributed ten books and more than a hundred articles in various reputed journals and leading

national dailies. He has authored Agrarian Distress and Farmer Suicides in North India published

by Routledge 2020 (second edition). His recent edited book is Reimagining Innovation Systems

in the Covid and Post-Covid World. Professor Singh is Coordinator of Indialics-a Chapter of

Globelics in India. He has held several visiting positions including Yale University, USA and

Seoul National University, South Korea. His specialization is Development Economics,

Innovation Systems, Regional Economics, Area Studies, and Punjab Economy. He has teaching

experience of more than 32 years and has successfully supervised 21 Ph.Ds.

KJ Joseph 

Dr. KJ Joseph is currently the Director of the Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT). He is also the President of Globelics and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Innovation and Development published by Taylor and Francis (London). Earlier positions that he held include Ministry of Commerce Chair Professor at Centre for Development Studies, Visiting Senior Fellow at RIS, New Delhi, Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University, IT Policy Consultant of UNESCAP for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and the Yunnan Province of China, Expert in Innovation studies at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China, selected under the program of search for global experts. He has also been a consultant to UNCTAD. His areas of expertise include science technology and innovation for development with a focus on information technology, industry studies especially electronics; FDI, trade, globalization and WTO, regional development with a focus on Kerala economy and natural resource-based development with a focus on plantation agriculture. Apart from over 80 research papers and a number of policy-oriented reports, he has six books published by five leading international publishers (Sage publications, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Edward Elgar) to his credit. He has delivered invited lectures, keynote addresses and presented papers in over 80 seminars/conferences held in 35 countries and over 125 seminars/workshops/conference in India.

Mammo Muchie 

Prof. Mammo Muchie did his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and his M.Phil. and D.Phil. from the University of Sussex, UK. He is currently a DSI/NRF research professor of science, technology  and  Innovation Studies at the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at Tshwane University of Technology. He is also an NRF-rated research professor. He is a fellow of the South African Academy of Sciences, the African Academy of Sciences, Associate Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Science and the African Scientific Institute. He is adjunct professor at the Africa Centre of Excellence in Data Science, University of Rwanda, University of Gondar, and University of Bahir Dar in  Ethiopia. He is also a senior research associate at the TMCD Centre of Oxford University collaborating with researchers on creativity and innovation in low-income economies.He has produced over 495 publications with entries  in institutional publications and his research is internatinally accredited and with citations  in research gate, google scholar and scopus.He is the   founder the African journal of science, technology, innovation and development. He has taught at the university of economics in Prague and served as part-time senior lecturer in Cambridge University, U.K, Visiting Professor in Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, Tonji and Shanghai university in China, Honorary ProfessorI Jiaxing University in China, Assistant Professor in Amsterdam university and Visiting Professor  in Carleton College U.S. A ,Principal Lecturer at Middlesex University,U.K,, professor at Aalborg University in Denmark, and founder of Association for South-South Cooperation in  Innovation Systems Transformation(

Ruchi Sharma 

Papia Sen Gupta  

Renan Compagnoli

Renan is an economist with over 10 years of professional experience in innovation processes across finance, microfinance, and public services. In 2024, Renan completed his Master's in Development Economics with honors, focusing on innovation processes in China's semiconductor industry. His research employed sectoral innovation systems as the primary theoretical background and analytical framework. Currently, he is furthering his expertise in semiconductor innovation processes by incorporating Global Value Chains and (geo)political analyses.

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