TMCD-SBS Joint Workshop

Technology and Management Centre (TMCD) and the Saïd Business School (SBS) organised a joint informal workshop to discuss on-going research at both institutions. The workshop which occured on 17th January 2018 discussed innovation and technology happening the world over. From state-level diffusion of Uber in the United States of America to the co-evolution of MNEs in host country enviroments like China, presenters and discussants analysed the role of the state in innovation and development. Focusing on low-income countries, there was consensus that governments should make innovation and technology their priority, considering that innovative technologies like accelerometer devices have the potential to contribute to agriculture production and improve rural livelihoods.


Time Title Presenter
9:00-9:40 US state-level diffusion of Uber Yuni Wen
9:40-10:20 Social Embeddedness and Evolution of

BoP Network


Xiaoqiang Xing
10:20-11:00 Organising climate change policy in Ghana


Abrar Chaudhury


11:00-11:15 Coffee Break  
11:15-11:55 Piloting the use of accelerometer devices to capture energy expenditure in agricultural and rural livelihoods: Protocols and preliminary findings from a pilot in Ghana


Giacomo Zanello


11:55-12:30 From “Made in China” to “Innovate in China”: The co-evolution of MNEs and  host-country environments in the era of  the digital revolution


Diana Beltekian