Alumni profile

Muhammad Shafique

Thesis: Essays on the Role of Knowledge, R&D, and Technology-Based Firms in the Evolution of Socio-Techno-Economic System, 2016

Promotor(s): John Hagedoorn

Muhammad Shafique joined UNU-MERIT as PhD fellow in 2008. He earned MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School with focus on strategic management. Earlier, he also attained an MBA from Pakistan. He holds many academic distinctions and honours including two presidential awards of academic excellence from the Government of Pakistan.
His research interests span the economics and sociology of knowledge and industrial dynamics. He completed his PhD thesis titled “Essays on the role of knowledge, R&D, and technology-based firms in the evolution of socio-techno-economic system” under the supervision of Prof. John Hagedoorn. He successfully defended his thesis and was awarded the PhD degree by Maastricht University School of Business and Economics on 19th April, 2016. 

His research is expected to contribute in the areas of science, technology, and innovation policy (STI), technological forecasting, and corporate strategy. Besides, his PhD thesis has served as the foundation for a start-up company, TailorBirds R & D Network (Private) Limited, that was also inaugrated at Maastricht University following the thesis defense.



Selected publications by Muhammad Shafique