Welcome to Lecture No. 7 – February 19
Christopher Freeman is the founding father of modern Innovation Studies. His influence on the discipline (and also the scholars involved), has been phenomenal. This online lecture series is a tribute to Freeman, in his birth centenary year. The target audience is budding researchers, grad-students and inter-disciplinarians who aspire to use the analytical frame of Innovation Systems (IS) in their research but lack a thorough grounding in the theory. The lecture series is designed to serve as a ‘text book’, giving them an opportunity to listen to and network with scholars already working in the domain. We hope this would embolden grad-students, especially from Global South, where adequate training facility in ‘IS’ is still scanty. The online lecture series starts on 7-January and ends on 1-April, 2021.
Franco Malerba is a Full Professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Management and Technology and President of ICRIOS, Bocconi University. Editor of the Journal Industrial and Corporate Change. Advisory editor of Research Policy. Associate editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. He has been President of EARIE (European Association of Research in Industrial Economics) and of the International Schumpeter Society. He has been in the Advisory Board of Max Planck Institute of Economics-Jena; SPRU- Sussex University; CRIC- Manchester University; EU High-Level Panels for “New Innovation Indicators for Europe” and for “A New European Innovation Policy”. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics, CEPR and SIEPR, Stanford University; Max Plank Institute-Jena; University of Queensland; University of Stellenbosch and Louis Pasteur University- Strasbourg. Winner of the Schumpeter Prize in 2012. Also, he proposed the concept of Sectoral Systems Of Innovation And Production, which provides a multidimensional, integrated and dynamic view of sectors.

There are 13 lectures in the series, as follows:

Senior Innovation-scholars chair and discuss.


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