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PUBLICATIONS

 

RESEARCH GRANTS/ON-GOING PROJECTS

 

Current:

 

·         OECD Review of Innovation in South-East Asia: A Country Profile of Malaysia on Innovation, 25 March 2011.

·       Towards Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia: Financing Innovation-The Experience of Malaysia, IDRC,Canada.

·         Innovation activities among SMEs, Study by MIGHT.

·         National Innovation Policy – Chapter writer Jun 2010 – Jan 2011- Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia & MIGHT.

·         Towards Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia, International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC) and College of Innovation, Thammasat University, Thailand (Jan 2010-Dec 2011)

 

Completed:

·         Survey on the Automotive Industry In Malaysia: Evolution and Impact Of Global Crisis, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

·         Survey on the Internationalization of R&D in Malaysia: The Case of Danish Firms, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

·         Survey on the Electronics Clusters of Penang, Malaysia –Industrial Development Report 2009, Research funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

·         Study on the Impact of the 2008 Global Crisis on Malaysia and its responses, A collaborative study by University of Malaya and Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia (ISIS) with funding and support from UNDP and United Nations, Kuala Lumpur.

·         Technology Commercialization Among Researchers in Malaysian Public Universities and Research Institutions, Research funded by Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, IRPA.

·         Measuring Logistics Service Quality of a Logistics Service Provider using GAP Analysis, Research funded by the Institute of Research, Development and Commercialization, UiTM

·         China and ASEAN: Threat or Opportunity, Research funded by the Institute of Research, Development and Commercialization, UiTM

·         The Trends, Prospects and Challenges of Malaysian Export Market: A Shift- Share Analysis, Research funded by the Institute of Research, Development and Commercialization, UiTM.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journals by area of interest

 

International Economics/Macroeconomics:

 

·         Chandran V.G.R., Ramesh R. & Anwar S (2010) Economic growth and government spending in Malaysia: a re-examination of Wagner and Keynesian views, Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, DOI 10.1007/s10644-010-9099-z.

·         Chandran V.G.R. (2009) Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia (Book Review), Journal of Contemporary Asia, 39 (4); 705-708. Routledge. Impact Factor: 0.622

·         Chandran V.G.R. and Munusamy (2009), Trade Openness and Manufacturing Growth in Malaysia, Journal of Policy Modeling, 31, 637-647. Elsevier. Impact Factor: 0.482

·         Chandran V.G.R., and Ramesh R. (2009), Stock Interdependencies: The Case Of An Emerging East Asian Economy, ICFAI Journal of Applied Economics, VIII(5), September-2009

·         Chandran V.G.R  and Gopi K. (2008), Foreign Direct Investment and Manufacturing Growth: The Malaysian Experience, International Business Research, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 83-90.

·         Mahendiran N. and Chandran V. G. R. (2007), Short-Run and Long-Run Dynamics Between Exports, Foreign Direct Investment and Output in the Manufacturing Sector: The Case of Malaysia, Asian-African Journal of Economics and Econometrics, Vol. 7 No.1-2,  pp. 377-384.

·         Nair, M., Deviga, V., Karunagaran, M., Chandran VGR., (2007), The rise of China’s manufacturing sector: challenges and opportunities for ASEAN-5, The Philippine Review of Economics, XLIII(1), 169-204.

·         Chandran VGR, Veera P., Karunagaran M. & Deviga V., (2005), The Competitiveness and Specilization of Manufacturing Export: An Application of the Revealed Comparative Advantage Approach for ASEAN-5, Economic Bulletin, Vol 7, pp. 30-41.

·         Chandran VGR & Veera P., (2003), Export Specialization, Concentration and Intra-Industry Trade: Evidence from Malaysia,  Jurnal Akademik, Issue 3. October, pp. 99-111.

·         Chandran VGR & Veera P., (2004), Money Supply and Stock Prices: A Causality Test, Jurnal Academik, Issue.4/Jan-Jun 2004, pp. 137-144.

 

Economics of Innovation and Production:

 

·         Wad, P. & Chandran V.G.R. (2011) Automotive industry in Malaysia: an assessment of its development, International Journal of Automotive Technology & Management, 11(2), pp. 152-171.

·         Chandran VGR & Wong CY. (2010) Patenting Activities by Developing Countries: The Case of Malaysia, World Patent Information. 33 (2011) 51–57, Elsevier (SCOPUS-cited)

·         Chandran V.G.R. (2010) R&D commercialization challenges for developing countries:The case of Malaysia, TechMonitor, 25-30, Nov-Dec, 2010

·         Veera P., Razak A. & Chandran VGR, Supply Chain Practices in the electronics industry in Malaysia: Consequences for Supply Chain Performance, Benchmarking: An International Journal. Accepted Forthcoming, December, 2011.

·         Zolaite A, Razak A., Chandran VGR, Veera P., (2010) Supply chain integration: an empirical study on manufacturing industry in Malaysia”, Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 12 No. 3, (210-221), Emerald Publication.

·         Rasiah R. & Chandran V.G.R. (2009) University-Industry Collaboration in the Automotive, Biotechnology and Electronics firms in Malaysia, Seoul Journal of Economics, 22(4), 529-550.

·         Chandran V. G. R., Farha A. G. and Veera P. (2009), The Role Of Collaboration, Market and Intellectual Property Rights Awareness in University Technology Commercialization, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol. 6, No. 4, 363-378. Imperial College, World Scientific.

·         Chandran V. G. R and Veera P. (2008), Technical Efficiency And Technological Change In Malaysian Service Industries, (with Veera P.) Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 15, No. 8, pp. 655-657. Routledge, Taylor and Francis. Impact Factor: 0.294

·         Chandran V. G. R., Farha A. G. and Veera P. (2008), The Commercialization of Research Results Among Researchers in Public Universities and Research Institutions, Asian Profile, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp.235-250.

·          Veera P. & Chandran VGR, (2004), The Supply Chain Management In Reverse Logistics: A Case Of Product Recovery Management. Jurnal Academik, Issue 4 / Jan-Jun, pp.145-162.

·          Veera P., Naser M & Chandran VGR, (2005), An Analysis of Competitiveness of Malaysia Airlines System Berhad (MAS): A Strategic Management Approach, Jurnal Akademik, Issue 5, Jan-Jun, pp. 84-101.

 

Energy Economics

 

·         Chandran V.G.R. Susan S. and Karunagaran M. (2009) Electricity consumption-growth nexus: The case of Malaysia, Energy Policy, 38(1), 606-612 Elsevier. Impact Factor: 1.752

 

 

WORKING PAPER/REPORTS

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

·         Thiruchelvam, K., Chandran V.G.R, Ng B. K. & Wong, C.Y (2011) OECD Review of Innovation in South-East Asia: A Country Profile of Malaysia on Innovation, 25 March 2011.

·         Thiruchelvam, K., Chandran V.G.R, Ng B. K. & Wong, C.Y (2011) Towards Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia: Financing Innovation-The Experience of Malaysia, IDRC,Canada. (Draft Final Report, March 2011)

·         Chandran V.G. R. and Wad, P. (2009) Automotive Industry In Malaysia: Evolution and Impact of Global Crisis, Background paper, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and International Labour Organization.

·         Chandran V. G. R , Rasiah R. and Wad P. (2009) Malaysian Manufacturing Systems of Innovation and Internationalization of R&D, Working Paper, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

·         Rasiah R., Wad P. and Chandran V.G.R., (2009) Internationalization of R&D to Emerging Markets: The Case of Danish Subsidiaries in Malaysia, Working Paper, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

·         Chandran V.G.R (2008) Electronics Cluster in Penang, Malaysia: Current Status and Obstacles to Development, Background Paper for UNIDO’s Cluster Study, UNIDO, Vienna, Austria.

·         Industrial Development Report 2009, UNIDO, Vienna, Austria (Contributor)

   

 

NATIONAL

 

·         Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and The New Economic Model - Rapporteur’s Summary prepared for MOSTI -  April 27, 2010.

·         Commercialization of R&D results – Report prepared for MIGHT/MOSTI

·         Tenth Malaysia Plan- Brain Gain Malaysia Workshop, Workshop Proceedings, 30 June 2009, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation – (Contributor)

·         Tenth Malaysia Plan - Brain Gain Malaysia Workshop, A Review of Successful Brain Gain Programs, 31 August 2009, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation – (Contributor)

·         MOSTI’s Science, Technology and Innovation Strategic and Action Plan 2010-2020; Chapter Writer.

·         Study on the Impact of the 2008 Global Crisis on Malaysia and its responses, A collaborative study by University of Malaya and Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia (ISIS) with funding and support from UNDP and United Nations, Kuala Lumpur.

·         The Commercialization of Research Results Among Researchers in Public Universities and Research Institutions, Report submitted to MOSTI, IRPA.

·         The Trends, Prospects and Challenges of Malaysi’s Export Markets: A Shift-Share Analysis, Report submitted to IRDC, UiTM

·         Specialization and Competitiveness of ASEAN and China Trade: Is a treat or Opportunity?, Report submitted to IRDC, UiTM

·         Quality Performance among Third Party Logistics Providers, Report submitted to IRDC, UiTM

·         Sumbangan Johor Corporation Terhadap Pembangunan Ekonomi Melayu, Report submitted to Johor Corporation, Johor.

 

 

Submitted Articles under Review

 

·         Wong C Y. & Chandran VGR, Technology stocks and economic performance: An empirical analysis of selected Government-Linked Companies, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation

·         Chandran VGR & Gopi K. Product and process innovation in manufacturing:  the role of government and organizational innovation, Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice (2nd Revision in progress)

·         Chandran VGR, Food Import Demand of Malaysia: Empirical Evidence from the Bounds Test, International Journal of Economics and Management (SCOPUS-cited)

·         Chandran VGR & Shahbaz Muhammad, Remittances, Income Growth, Inequality and the Kuznets Hypothesis in Pakistan, Journal of Social Economics

·         Chandran VGR, Ramesh R. & Rohana J., Graduate Employability: The Role of Skills, Personal Attributes and Professional Qualification, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy

·         Veeara P., Chandran VGR, Supply Chain Integration Capability and Economic Performance, Technology in Society

 

Other Papers and Short Notes

 

·         Rajah Rasiah and Chandran Govindaraju, “Inward FDI in Malaysia and its policy context,” Columbia FDI Profiles, August 17, 2010, Columbia University in the City of New York, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment.

·         Chandran VGR, Commercialization of R&D, Special Issues of Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor, Asia and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, New Delhi, India – United Nations, ESCAP.

 

Articles under Revision/On-Going Working Papers

 

·         Chandran VGR & Rasiah R., Technological capability and economic performance in Malaysian electronics manufacturing: The mediating role of export capability.

·         Chandran V. G. R , Rasiah R. and Wad P., Malaysian Manufacturing Systems of Innovation and Internationalization of R&D.

·         Rasiah R., Wad P. and Chandran V.G.R.,  Internalionalisation of R&D to Emerging Markets: The Case of Danish Subsidiaries in Malaysia.

·         Chandran V.G.R., Electronics Cluster in Penang, Malaysia: Current Status and Obstacles to Development.

·         Chandran VGR, Modularity, Technology and Performance: The study of electronics industry in Penang, Malaysia

 

 

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP/SYMPOSIUM PAPERS

  

·         Communicating Change in Malaysia: Leadership, Commitment to Change, and the Mediating Role of Change Readiness (with Junbo Borromeo and Santhidran Sinnappan) Paper presented at the 5th Asia Organization Development Summit: Tranforming Asian Organizations Towards Global Competitiveness and Sustainability, October 27-29 2010, Manila Philippines.

·         Innovation Systems in Malaysia: Perspective From the University-Industry Research Collaboration, (with Veera P. and Santhidran S.) Paper presented at the 7th Asialics International Conference, 15-17 April 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.

·         Process Technology and Performance : A study of supply chain practices in electronics industry in Malaysia (with Veera P. & Abdul Razak) Paper presented at the 7th Asialics International Conference, 15-17 April 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.

·         Modularity, absorptive capacity and technological capabilities, paper presented at the 19th International Conference for the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) March 7-11, 2010, Cairo, Egypt. 

·         University-Industry R&D Collaboration in the Electronics and Biotechnology firms in Malaysia (with Rajah Rasiah), Paper presented at the Industrial Dynamics and Sectoral Systems in Developing Economies Conference, organized by Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME) University of Bocconi, Milan, Italy. 10-11 December, 2009.

·         University-Industry Collaboration in the Automotive, Biotechnology and Electronics firms in Malaysia (with Rajah Rasiah), Globelics 7th International Conference organized by UNU-MERIT and CRES, UCAD, 6-8 October 2009, Dakar, Senegal.

·         Modularity, Technology Capability and Firm Performance: The Case of Electronics Industry in Malaysia, paper presented in Third International Graduate Theses Conference, 4-7 March 2009, Hyderabad, India.

·         Supply Chain Integration Capability and Impact on Firms Performance (with Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram, Ahmad Razi Ramli, Muruga Chinniah) Paper presented at the International Accounting and Business Conference 2008: Globalising Business and Financial Integrity Towards Economics Sustainability, 18-19 August 2008, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

·         Manufacturing Modularity and Firm Competitiveness: The Case Of Electronics, Penang, Malaysia, Globelics 6th International Conference 2008, 22 – 24  September, Mexico City.

·         Modular-Based Production Practices, Firm Competitiveness and Technological Capabilities: The Case of Electronics, paper presented at the 3rd Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia organized by Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 27-29 July 2008. 

·         Electronics Cluster in Penang, Malaysia: Current Status and Obstacles to Development, Paper presented at the Expert Group Meeting on Industrial Development Report 2008, 29-31 October 2007, UNIDO, Vienna, Austria.

·         The Commercialization of Research Results Among Researchers in Public Universities and Research Institutions, The 4th ASIALICS International Conference: Making Innovation Work for Soceity: Experience from Asia, 22-24 July 2007 Kuala Lumpur.

·         Foreign Direct Investment and Manufacturing Growth: The Malaysian Experience, URDC Colloquium V Series , 4th October 2006.

·         Trade Dynamics Between China and ASEAN-5: An Empirical Analysis, Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations : India and China: Challenges and Opportunities for ASEAN, Asian Institute of Management Conference Centre, Paseo de Raxos, Makati, Philippines, Nov. 24-25 2005.

·         Impediments of Technology Commercialization: Lessons from Universities and Research Institutions in Malaysia, National Conference on Management of Technology and Technology Entrepreneurship, Putera Pan Pacific 31st May – 2nd June 2005, organized by University Technology Malaysia.

·         Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia: What do the key indicators suggest?, IRPA Seminar 27-29 February 2005, Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya

·         The Compounded Role of E-Commerce in Achieving Supply Chain Excellence in Manufacturing Perspective (with Thirunavukkarasu & Veera Pandiyan) Paper presented at the Seminar on E-Commerce 2005: Recharging for The Challenge Ahead, 10-11 January 2005, The Summit Hotel, Subang Jaya, Organized by  Department of Audit and Information Systems, Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia

·         Trade Specialization And Competitiveness Of China And ASEAN–5, University International Business Management Conference, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kuantan, 6 and 7 December 2004 organized by University Tenaga Nasional

·         Policy Endorsement In High Tech-Export Industries Of Malaysia: A Regiocentric Approach, Second Economic Colloquium, Golden Legacy, Malacca, 24 May 2004.

·         The Trends, Prospects and Challenges of Malaysian Export Market: A Shift-Share Analysis, Conference on Scientific and Social Research, Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak 19-21 May 2004, Organized by IRDC, UiTM Sarawak and Faculty of Applied Sciences, UiTM

·         The Trends, Prospects and Challenges of Malaysian Export Market: A Shift- Share Analysis, 2nd National Conference, organized by URDC, Riviera Bay Resort, 21 February 2004

·         ASEAN TRADE: The Relative Revealed Comparative Advantage of ASEAN Manufactured Exports 1996-2000, (with Deviga V., Karunagaran M. & Veera P.) Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Business Environment : Innovative Responses to Regional Events International Conference on 21-22 January 2003, Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam, Organised by Auckland University of Technology and MARA University of Technology

·         The Effectiveness of Sectoral Contribution Towards the Malaysian Economic Performance, ( with Deviga V., Karunagaran M. & Veera P.,) Paper presented at the National Seminar on Managing Malaysia in The New Millennium: Economics and Business Challenges on 1 –2 July 2003, Riviera Bay Resort, Melaka.Organised by UiTM Alor Gajah.

·         Reverse Logistics: A Review of Definitions and Comparison of other related Logistics Concepts,(with Veera Pandiyan) Proceding of the 2nd National Conference on Transportation Management: Issues and Challenges, 20-21 October 2003, Grand Blue Wave Hotel, Shah Alam, Organized by Transportation Management Institute, University Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Center for Transportation Studies, MARA University of Technology.

·         ISO 14000 As A Business Strategy for the 21st Century : An Economic Perspective,  Paper presented at the Economic Colloquium ,29 October 2002 , MARA University of Technology, Segamat, Johor                         

 

INVITED LECTURES/TALKS

 

·         Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade, Seoul Korea, Guest Speaker

·         Innovation Financing in Malaysia, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

·         Research and publications- Maritime Institute of Malaysia

·         Pulish or Perish – Nilai International College, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.

·         Electronics Cluster Development in Malaysia, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Austria.

·         Progress of electronic industry in Malaysia: Drivers and challenges in the era of globalization – lessons for India- Bratathidasan University, Thiruchi, India.

·         3rd Science and Technology Policy, Chapter 1 of the S&T Policy, Putrajaya International Conventional Centre, behalf of MIGHT and MOSTI.

·         Brain Gain Programmes: Challenges and the future, Paper based on a group brainstorming section during the RMK-10 Brain Gain Malaysia Workshop, Putrajaya Conventional Centre behalf of MOSTI.

 

 

 

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