Prof. Dr. Ludovico Alcorta

Professorial Fellow

Ludovico Alcorta is Professorial Fellow on "Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development" at UNU MERIT, School of Business and Economics, University of Maastricht. He has been Director of Industrial Policy, Statistics and Strategic Research at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and is Chief Technical Advisor on Industrial Strategy to the Government of Oman. While at UNIDO he contributed to the preparation of SDGs 8 and 9.

Ludovico's research and publications are in the areas of new technologies, innovation, industrialization and development, including in journals such as World Development, European Journal of Development Research, Research Policy, Oxford Development Papers, Development, Industry and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics as well as in China's Economic Research Journal. He co-edited with Eddy Szirmai and Wim Naude "Pathways to Industrialization in the Twenty-First Century: New challenges and Emerging Paradigms", Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013 (reprinted in paperback in 2017).

Ludo is a Bachelor and Master in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru and a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies and PhD from the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.




Selected publications by Ludovico Alcorta


Book chapters
Szirmai, Adam, Wim Naudé & Ludovico Alcorta, 2013, Introduction and Overview: The Past, Present and Future of Industrialization, in: A. Szirmai, W.Naudé and L. Alcorta (eds.),, Pathways to Industrialization in the 21st Century. New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms, Oxford University Press, Oxford


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Szirmai, Adam, Wim Naudé & Ludovico Alcorta (eds.), 2013, Pathways to Industrialization in the 21st Century, New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 443, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Urem, Branka, Ludovico Alcorta & Tongliang An, 2008, The Innovativeness of Foreign Firms in China, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2008-019


External working papers
Santiago-Rodriguez, Fernando & Ludovico Alcorta, 2008, The influence of human resource management practices on learning and innovation in developing countries: pharmaceutical firms in Mexico, Research and Statistics Branch Working Paper 07/2008 United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna


Proceedings
Santiago-Rodriguez, Fernando & Ludovico Alcorta, 2006, Assessing Research Methodologies Linking Human Resource Management and Development Practices to Innovation, in: Conference Proceedings, International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference, 2006, Tshingua University, China, May 22-26, 2006, ISBN: 0-9712964-8-0


Conference contributions
Santiago-Rodriguez, Fernando & Ludovico Alcorta, 2009, Human resource management and learning based on in-house R&D in a developing country context, Globelics 7th International Conference 2009
Santiago-Rodriguez, Fernando & Ludovico Alcorta, 2009, The influence of human resource management practices on learning and innovation in developing countries: pharmaceutical firms in Mexico, DRUID-DIME Academy Winter Conference 2009 for doctoral students in Economics and management of innovation, technology and technological change, More information
Santiago-Rodriguez, Fernando & Ludovico Alcorta, 2008, The influence of human resource management practices on learning and innovation: Pharmaceutical firms in Mexico, Paper presented at the GLOBELICS 6th International Conference 2008. 22 – 24 September, Mexico City
Santiago-Rodriguez, Fernando & Ludovico Alcorta, 2006, Complementary human resource management and development practices and innovation: assessing existing methodologies from a Mexican perspective, Paper presented at the DRUID-DIME Academy Winter 2006 PhD Conference: The Evolution of Capabilities and Industrial Dynamics Hotel Comwell Rebild Bakker; Skørping, Denmark; January, 26-28


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