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Rajesh G.K. & Swati M. | Francisco Louça

LECTURE -3: ORIGINS OF INNOVATION SYSTEMS by Dr. Rajesh G.K. Gandhigram University, India & Dr. Swati Mehta, Guru Nanak Dev University, India. CHAIR: Professor Francisco Louça, ISEG University of Lisbon

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Rajesh G.K. & Swati M. | Francisco Louça
Rajesh G.K. & Swati M. | Francisco Louça

Time & Location

21 Jan 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMT

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About the Event


The lecture covers the following:

-List & Schumpeter 

-Schumpeter mark III: Critiqe on Schumpeterian inattention of demand side  

-Christopher Freeman, Luc Soete, Nelson& Lundvall 

-Leading IS scholars from the Global North and Global South 

The Chair:

Francisco Louçã is full professor at ISEG, University of Lisbon. Recently published, with Michael Ash, Shadow Networks (2018), at Oxford University Press. With Chris Freeman, he published As Time Goes By (2001).

More about F. Louçã


Rajesh G.K. is a development practitioner with twenty-five years of experience in public administration, agricultural technology management and  project management under the Government of India. His experience spans across Project formulation, working with community groups in the decentralised Local Self Governance regime, agricultural extension and administering projects for rural employment generation and poverty alleviation.

A post graduate in Agricultural sciences, he holds an Mphil in Applied Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (Centre for Development Studies) and PhD from Gandhigram Rural University, India. His research interests include Innovation Systems and diffusion of agricultural technologies.

He founded Council for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection (CONCEPT), and headed major projects such as drafting the Master Plan for developing silk indistry in North East India and performed the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Indian-silk, with the Oxford University; findings of which formed the basis for 'Higg MSI for silk' developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). Rajesh is closely associated with GlobeLics and AfricaLics and serves as a member of the Scientific Board of the latter. 

Swati Mehta is PhD. (Economics) Assistant Professor, Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar (Punjab). She was Visiting Researcher (Mar-Aug’ 2019) at Intitute of Economic Research, Seoul National Univerity, Seoul, S. Korea. Area of research includes Innovation Systems, Global value chains, Economic Devlopment, Manufacturing Industries in developing economies. Member- Globelics.

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