Szirmai, Eddy, UNU-MERIT


About the speaker
Adam Szirmai (Eddy) is Professor of Technology and Development Studies at the the Department of Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology. He was one of the co-founders of the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies. His research focuses on international comparisons of growth and productivity performance in manufacturing, with special reference to developing countries. He has been involved in research projects in manufacturing in Indonesia, China, South Korea, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa and Japan. This research takes place in the context of the research programme of the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS) and the international comparisons of output and productivity project (ICOP) coordinated at the Groningen Growth and Development Centre. A second theme of his research concerns the relationships between innovation, technological change and (productivity) performance in sectors of manufacturing in developing countries. His research has a strong emphasis on empirical measurement of levels and trends in economic performance. In 2001, Palgrave Press published his volume on Tanzanian Industrialisation, co-edited with Paul Lapperre entitled The Industrial Experience of Tanzania. His textbook on development studies The Dynamics of Socio-economic Development. was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2005. Accompanying this textbook a website has been developed for students, with empirical data on developing countries: http://www.dynamicsofdevelopment.com. Eddy Szirmai is engaged in an ongoing research project The Structure of World Manufacturing. This project focuses on long-run changes in the structure and location of manufacturing activities and the emergence of manufacturing in developing countries in the period 1950-2000.

Date: 00 February 2007

Time: 16:00 - 17:00