Prof. Dr. Kaushalesh Lal

Professorial fellow

Kaushalesh Lal earned his Ph. D degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. Prior to joining United Nations University-MERIT, Maastricht in 2003, Dr. Lal was with Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. After completing full six-year term, he joined Society for Development Studies, Delhi as Professor. He continues to be an affiliated scholar at UNU-MERIT. He has widely published in peer reviewed journals and has several books published by international publishers to his credit. Dr. Lal is on panel of reviewers of several international journals. His areas of research interest include Economics of Technical Change, ICT, Innovation, and Globalisation of Enterprises.

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Selected publications by Kaushalesh Lal


Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2018, New Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education in India: Adoption and Consequences, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 10(1): 1-14
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2018, Adoption of Digital Technologies in Tertiary Education: Evidence from India, Journal of Educational Technology System, 47(1): 128-147
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2015, Quality of Teachers and Skill Formation in Students, Indian Journal of Teacher Education, 1(1): 85-98
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2010, Non-Technological Innovations and Performance, Contribution to Indian Social Science, 29(3&4): 148-65
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2009, Small Islands and the Adoption of ICTs: Comparative Study of SMEs in Jamaica and Mauritius, International Journal of Environment Technology and Management, 10(2): 206-22
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2008, Information and Communication Technology Adoption in Malaysian SMEs, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 16(1): 161-86
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2007, Consequences of the Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies in SMEs in Jamaica, ICFAI Journal of Knowledge Management, 5(4): 27-53
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2007, Globalization and the Adoption of ICTs in Nigerian SMEs, Science Technology and Society, 12(2): 217-244
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2007, New Technologies and Indian SMEs, ICFAI Journal of Applied Economics, 6(1): 20-41
Lal, Kaushalesh & Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, 2006, Learning new Technologies by SMEs in Developing Countries, Technovation, 26(2): 220-231
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji & Kaushalesh Lal, 2006, Institutional Support for Collective Learning: Cluster Development in Kenya and Ghana, African Development Review, 18(2): 258-78
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji & Kaushalesh Lal, 2006, Learning new technologies by small and medium enterprises in developing countries, Technovation, 26(2): 220-231
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji & Kaushalesh Lal, 2006, Learning new technologies by small and medium enterprises in developing countries , Technovation, 26(2): 220-231
Lal, Kaushalesh & Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, 2005, The Internet Diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-country Analysis, Telecommunications Policy, 29(7): 507-527
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji & Kaushalesh Lal, 2005, Internet Diffusion in sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross-Country Analysis, Telecommunications Policy, 29(7): 507-527
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2005, Determinants of the Adoption of E-business Technologies, Telematics and Informatics, 22(3): 181-199
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2004, E-business and Export Behavior: Evidence from Indian Firms, World Development, 32(3): 505-17
Lal, Kaushalesh & N.S. Siddharthan, 2004, Liberalization, MNE and Productivity of Indian Enterprises, Economic and Political Weekly, 39(5): 448-452
Lal, Kaushalesh & S. Paul, 2004, Digital Divide and International Orientation: Evidence from Asia-Pacific Countries, ICFAI Journal of Applied Economics, 3(2): 31-42
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2004, E-business and Export Behaviour: Evidence from Indian Firms, World Development, 32(3): 505-517
Lal, Kaushalesh & N.S. Siddharthan, 2003, Liberalization and Growth of Firms in India, Economic and Political Weekly, XXXVIII(20): 1983-1988
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2002, E-business and Manufacturing Sector: A Study of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in India, Research Policy, 31(7): 1199-1211
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2001, Institutional Environment and the Growth of Indian IT Industry, The Information Society, 17: 105-17
Lal, Kaushalesh, 1999, Determinants of adoption of Information Technology: A Case Study of Electrical and Electronic Goods Manufacturing firms in India, Research Policy, 28(7): 667-80
Lal, Kaushalesh, 1998, The Adoption of Information Technology and its Consequences: A Case Study of Indian TV Manufacturing Firms, Science Technology and Development, 16(1): 81-100
Lal, Kaushalesh, 1996, Information Technology, International Orientation and Performance: A Case Study of Electrical & Electronic Goods Manufacturing Firms in India, Information Economics and Policy, 8(3): 269-280


Book chapters
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2014, Innovation and Institutions: A study of ICT-MSMEs in India, in: Kesab Das (Ed.), Globalization and Standards: Issues and Challenges in Indian Business, Springer, Germany
Lal, Kaushalesh & S. Paul, 2013, Export Orientation and Firms' Policy during Global Economic Slowdown, in: Hitoshi Hirakawa, Kaushalesh Lal, Naoko Shinkai and Norio Tokumaru (Eds.), Servitization, IT-ization and Innovation Models: Two-stage Industrial Cluster Theory, Routledge, London and New York
Lal, Kaushalesh & S. P. Shakya, 2011, Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Rural Higher Education in India, in: Prabhath, S.V. and Sita Devi, P. Ch. (Eds.), Technology and Rural India, Global Research Publications, New Delhi
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2009, Textiles and Clothing Industry and Economic Development: A Global Perspective, in: Lal, Kaushalesh and Mohnen, Pierre A. (Eds.), Innovation Policies and International Trade Rules: The Textiles and Clothing Industry in Developing Countries, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York
Lal, Kaushalesh & Pierre Mohnen, 2009, Introduction and Conclusion, in: Kaushalesh Lal and Pierre A. Mohnen (eds.), Innovation Policies and International Trade Rules: The Textile and Clothing Industry in Developing Countries, Palgrave, Hampshire and New York
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2008, High-tech Industries, Employment and Global Competitiveness, in: Hashim, H. R. and Siddharthan, N. S. (Eds.), Small Islands, New Technologies and Globalization: A Case of ICT Adoption by SMEs in Mauritius, Routledge and Taylor & Francis Group, New Delhi, New York
Lal, Kaushalesh, Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka & Catherine.N. Adeya, 2007, Institutional Support for Collective ICT Learning: Cluster Development in Kenya and Ghana, in: Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka and McCormick, Dorothy (Eds.), Industrial Clusters and Innovation Systems in Africa, UNU Press, Tokyo
Lal, Kaushalesh & Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, 2007, Institutional Support for Collective Learning: Cluster Development in Kenya and Ghana, in: Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, B. and D. McCormick (eds.), Industrial Clusters and Innovation Systems in Africa: Institutions, Markets and Policy, UNU Press, Tokyo
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2006, ICTs and Export Performance: The Case of Garment Manufacturing Enterprises in India, in: Maximo Torero and Joachim von Braun (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies for Development and Poverty Reduction: The Potential of Telecommunications, John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2005, E-business, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Restructuring: Evidence from Indian Firms, in: Ashwani Saith and M. Vijayabhaskar (Eds.), ICTs and Indian Economic Development: Economy, Work, Regulation, Sage Publications, New Delhi, London
Lal, Kaushalesh & N.S. Siddharthan, 2004, Liberalization and Growth of Firms in India, in: C. H. H. Rao, B. B. Bhattacharya and N.S. Siddharthan (Eds.), Indian Economy and Society: in the era of globalization and liberalization, Academic Publications, New Delhi
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2001, The Determinants of the Adoption of Information Technology: A Case Study of Indian Garment Industry, in: Matti Pohjola (Ed.), Information Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth: International Evidence and Implications for Economic Development, Oxford University Press, New York


Books (monograph or edited volume)
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji & Kaushalesh Lal, 2017, Structural Transformation and Economic Development: Cross regional analysis of industrialization and urbanization, 1st Edition, Routledge, London and New York, More information
Hirakawa, Hitoshi, Kaushalesh Lal, Naoko Shinkai & Norio Tokumaru (eds.), 2013, Servitization, IT-ization and Innovation Models: Two-stage Industrial Cluster Theory, Routledge, London and New York, More information
Lal, Kaushalesh & P Mohnen (eds.), 2009, Innovation Policies and International Trade Rules: The Textiles and Clothing Industry in Developing Countries, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, More information
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2007, Information and Communication Technologies in the Context of Globalization: Evidence from the Developing World, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, More information
Lal, Kaushalesh, 2007, Information and Communication Technologies and SMEs in the Context of Globalization: Evidence from the Developing World, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, More information
Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji & Kaushalesh Lal, 2006, SMEs and New Technologies: Learning E-Business and Development, Palgrave Macmillan, More information


UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Lal, Kaushalesh & Theo Dunnewijk, 2008, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategies in ICT SMEs in Enlarged Europe (EU25), UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2008-016
Lal, Kaushalesh & Aveeraj Sharma Peedoly, 2006, Small Islands, New Technologies and Globalization: A Case of ICT adoption by SMEs in Mauritius, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2006-005


Research reports
Dunnewijk, Theo & Kaushalesh Lal, 2007, Study on Innovative ICT SMEs in Europe (EU25), Final Study Report (IDC EMEA)
Dunnewijk, Theo & Kaushalesh Lal, 2006, Overview of the European ICT SMEs, Milan: IDC


Briefs
Lal, Kaushalesh (ed.), 2003, ICTs for Innovation: Policy Issues for Developing Countries, Technology Policy Brief, Volume 2, Issue 2, More information


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