Book Launch: Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement, 2nd edition
The Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement, 2nd edition follows on its preceding first edition by bringing in new insights and discourse on innovation studies, particularly in informal economies.
In this digital book launch, editors Fred Gault, Anthony Arundel and Erika Kraemer-Mbula will join in discussion with contributors Kaye Husbands Fealing, Fernanda Reichert to discuss the book's main new contributions to innovation literature, including innovation in the business sector, gender and innovation, innovation in developing nations and more.
About the speaker
Fred Gault is a UNU-MERIT Professorial Fellow and Professor Extraordinairy at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in South Africa and a member of the TUT Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI). His research interests are in the statistical measurement of innovation in all economic sectors and the use of the resulting indicators to develop policy and to monitor and evaluate implimented innovation policy.
Erika Kraemer-Mbula is a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg and sits on the UNU-MERIT advisory board. Her research unit at the University of Johannesburg is formed by a dynamic team of national and international researchers that engages in cutting-edge research; builds the capacity of younger scholars to help develop the next generation of African thinkers leading transformative change; and engages with policy makers, key stakeholders and research partners, to influence policy change.
Anthony Arundel is a Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT and an expert in the design, implementation, and analysis of innovation surveys. His current research focuses on innovation in the public sector, including the resources and capabilities that public sector managers draw upon to obtain good outcomes from process, social, environmental and service innovations. Other research interests include questionnaire design and methodology, environmental innovation, intellectual property rights, and knowledge flows from universities and public research institutes to firms.
Kaye Husbands Fealing is the Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, formerly the Chair of the School of Public Policy Georgia Tech. She specializes in science of science and innovation policy, the public value of research expenditures, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM fields and workforce. Prior to her position at Georgia Tech, Husbands Fealing taught at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and she was a study director at the National Academy of Sciences, among many other distinguished roles.
Fernanda Reichert is an Associate Professor at the School of Management at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in the area of innovation, technology and sustainability. Her research focuses on innovation capabilities, low-technology innovation, women and innovation, and maternity and science. She is a member of the NITEC Innovation Research Center and of the Parent in Science movement; Coordinator of the Women and Innovation research group; and Deputy Coordinator of the Strategic Intelligence and Innovation specialization course. She holds a PhD in Innovation and Technology.
Venue: Online: https://unu-merit-eu.zoom.us/j/5475937108?omn=85243023160
Date: 06 December 2023
Time: 15:00 - 16:30 CET