InSysPo Innovation Seminar Series
Tuesday, June 25th (25/06/2019)
10:00 a.m., Room 216, Institute of Geosciences, Unicamp (Campinas, Brazil)
Is a capability based view and an innovation led development path suitable and feasible for a peripheral European country?
- The case of Greece in the aftermath of a long and deep crisis: by professor Yannis Caloghirou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
- The role of dynamic capabilities in promoting effectiveness and efficiency in public organisations: The case of Greek municipalities : by Dr. Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Yannis D. Caloghirou is Professor of Economics of Technology and Industrial Strategy, Director of the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at the National Technical University of Athens. He has a joint background in engineering (Chemical Engineering, NTUA) and economics (University of Athens), and he holds an M.Sc. in Plant Design (University of Strathclyde) and a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics (NTUA). He has been visiting scholar at SPRU (University of Sussex) and the Center for International Science and Technology Policy (GWU). He acted as the scientific coordinator of many EU-funded and national research projects in the broader field of socioeconomic research related to technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, industry, ICT and the knowledge economy. He has served in top policy-making positions in Greece among them as Secretary General for Industry and as Secretary for the Information Society. He has sat in a number of EU high-level expert and policy groups, and he was co-Rapporteur of the EU High-Level Policy group on the Socio-Economic Benefits of the European Research Area. He was also member of the Governing Board of the European Network of Excellence DIME(Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe). He was the Chairman of the 15th International Globelics Conference on Innovation and Development in Athens. Moreover, he has extensive work experience in industry and in policy advisory, design and evaluation. He has written extensively on topics related to his research in scholarly journals, edited books and the popular and business press. In particular, he is co-editor of three books on European Collaboration in Research and Development (ELGAR, 2004), Knowledge Flows in European Industry (Routledge, 2006), and Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (Routledge, 2016).
Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos is a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics at the National Technical University of Athens (LIEE-NTUA). He has a Ph.D. in the field of economic and strategic analysis of information and communication technologies (ICTs). He received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the NTUA and his Master in Business Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Athens University of Economics and Business. His research interests revolve around organisational resources and capabilities of firms and public organisations, information society and knowledge-based economy, eGovernment, public procurement for innovation and knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship. He has participated in a series of related research projects financed by the EU and Greek Authorities (Union of Greek Municipalities, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises etc.).