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Professor Suma Athreye

Professor
EBS - Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE)
Professor Suma Athreye
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 878438

  • Location

    GB.3.67, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesday, 11am-1pm

Profile

Biography

SUMA ATHREYE is Professor of Technology Strategy at Essex Business School and is a member of the Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group. Suma's main research interests lie in the fields of Economics of Innovation and International Economics and she has published over 50 papers on these subjects and won several research grants for work in these areas. She is on the Editorial Board of the academic journals Research Policy, Journal of International Business Studies, Industrial and Corporate Change, Perspectives on Globalisation and Development, International Journal of Technological Learning; Innovation and Development and Multinational Business Review. She also advises the Big Innovation Centre and the UK intellectual Property Office on their research as member of their research advisory boards. She has consulted to the World Intellectual Property Organisation, worked closely with the UK Intellectual Property Office and was Rapporteur of the European Research Area (2008) report Opening to the world: International cooperation in Science and Technology.

Qualifications

  • B.A. (Honours) Economics, University of Delhi

  • M.A.Economics,Jawaharlal Nehru University, New-Delhi

  • D.Phil (Science and Technology Studies), Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex.

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor of Technology Strategy, Management Science and Entreprenuership Essex Business School ( 16/11/2016 - present )

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Economics of Innovation

Economics and Management of Intellectual Property

Technology Management

Evolution of Technology Markets

Technology Licensing

Open Innovation

Inclusive Innovation

International R&D Management

International Cooperation in Science and Technology

Emerging Market Multinationals

Foreign Direct Investment

Current research

patent use and the barriers to patent use in the UK

commercialisation of public science in the UK

valuation of Intangibles and novel technologies by TTOs and M&A

other technology acquisition strategies of emerging economy multinationals.

Teaching and supervision

  • Business Model Innovation (BE247)

  • The International Business Environment (BE267)

Publications

Journal articles (30)

Athreye, S., Batsakis, G. and Singh, S., (2016). Local, global, and internal knowledge sourcing: The trilemma of foreign-based R&D subsidiaries. Journal of Business Research. 69 (12), 5694-5702

Arora, A., Athreye, S. and Huang, C., (2016). The paradox of openness revisited: Collaborative innovation and patenting by UK innovators. Research Policy. 45 (7), 1352-1361

Arora, A. and Athreye, S., (2016). Introduction to the Special Section on Patent Use. Research Policy. 45 (7), 1323-1325

Athreye, S., Tuncay-Celikel, A. and Ujjual, V., (2014). Internationalisation of R&D into Emerging Markets: Fiat's R&D in Brazil, Turkey and India. Long Range Planning. 47 (1-2), 100-114

Athreye, S. and Hobday, M., (2010). Overcoming development adversity: how entrepreneurs led software development in India. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development. 3 (1), 36-36

Athreye, S. and Kapur, S., (2009). Introduction: The internationalization of Chinese and Indian firms--trends, motivations and strategy. Industrial and Corporate Change. 18 (2), 209-221

Athreye, S., Kale, D. and Ramani, SV., (2009). Experimentation with strategy and the evolution of dynamic capability in the Indian pharmaceutical sector. Industrial and Corporate Change. 18 (4), 729-759

Athreye, S. and Godley, A., (2009). Internationalization and technological leapfrogging in the pharmaceutical industry. Industrial and Corporate Change. 18 (2), 295-323

Athreye, S. and Cantwell, J., (2007). Creating competition?. Research Policy. 36 (2), 209-226

Athreye, S. and Chaturvedi, S., (2007). Industry Associations and Technology-based Growth in India. The European Journal of Development Research. 19 (1), 156-173

Athreye, S. and Kapur, S., (2006). Industrial concentration in a liberalising economy: A study of Indian manufacturing. The Journal of Development Studies. 42 (6), 981-999

Athreye, SS., (2005). The Indian software industry and its evolving service capability. Industrial and Corporate Change. 14 (3), 393-418

Athreye, SS., (2004). “Role of Transnational Corporations in the Evolution of a High-Tech Industry: The Case of India’s Software Industry”––A Comment. World Development. 32 (3), 555-560

Werker, C. and Athreye, S., (2004). Marshall?s disciples: knowledge and innovation driving regional economic development and growth. Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 14 (5), 505-523

Athreye, SS., (2004). "Role of transnational corporations in the evolution of a high-tech industry: The case of India's software industry" - A comment. WORLD DEVELOPMENT. 32 (3), 555-560

Athreye, SS., (2003). The Microdynamics of Technological Change. Research Policy. 32 (6), 1145-1146

Athreye, SS., (2003). The Indian software industry and its evolving service capability. DPP Working Paper - Open University (47), 1-27

Athreye, SS. and Keeble, D., (2002). Sources of Increasing Returns and Regional Innovation in the UK. Regional Studies. 36 (4), 345-357

Arora, A. and Athreye, S., (2002). The software industry and India’s economic development. Information Economics and Policy. 14 (2), 253-273

Athreye, SS. and Keeble, D., (2002). Specialized Markets and the Behavior of Firms: Evidence from the United Kingdom’s Regional Economies. International Regional Science Review. 25 (1), 38-62

Athreye, S. and Kapur, S., (2001). Private Foreign Investment in India: Pain or Panacea?. The World Economy. 24 (3), 399-424

Athreye, SS., (2001). Secrets of software success: Management insights from 100 software firms around the world.. R & D MANAGEMENT. 31 (3), 355-355

Athreye, S. and Keeble, D., (2000). Technological convergence, globalisation and ownership in the UK computer industry. Technovation. 20 (5), 227-245

Athreye, SS., (1999). Relative Underdevelopment as a Barrier to Technological Efficiency: A Comparative Study of Ministeel Plants in India and the UK. Modern Asian Studies. 33 (3), 733-758

Athreye, SS., (1998). Trade, growth and technical change. RESEARCH POLICY. 27 (9), 979-980

Athreye, SS., (1997). On markets in knowledge. Journal of Management & Governance. 1 (2), 231-253

Athreye, SS., (1996). Technology diffusion and industrial development: A comparative study of electric arc furnace technology in India and the UK. Science, Technology and Development. 14 (1), 36-58

ATHREYE, SS., (1994). THE OTHER POLICY - THE INFLUENCE OF POLICIES ON TECHNOLOGY CHOICE AND SMALL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT - STEWART,F, THOMAS,H, DEWILDE,T. DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE. 25 (2), 452-454

ATHREYE, SS., (1994). SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - LESSONS FOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY - EVENSON,RE, RANIS,G. DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE. 25 (2), 452-454

ATHREYE, SS., (1991). THE POLITICAL-ECONOMY OF INDIAN SUGAR - STATE INTERVENTION AND STRUCTURAL-CHANGE - BARU,S. ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY. 26 (35), 2050-2051

Book chapters (8)

Andersson, U., Athreye, S. and Batsakis, G., (2016). Complementarity and Substitution in the Knowledge Networks of R&D Subsidiaries. In: Perspectives on Headquarters-subsidiary Relationships in the Contemporary MNC. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 247- 274

Niosi, J., Athreye, S. and Tschang, T., (2012). The Global Computer Software Sector. In: Economic Development as a Learning Process: Variation Across Sectoral Systems. Edward Elgar Publishing. 72- 112. 9780857937889

Athreye, S., (2011). Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship-led Growth:. In: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development. Oxford University Press. 265- 286. 9780199596515

Katkalo, VS. and Medvedev, AG., (2010). Value-chain configurations of Russian EMNEs. In: The Competitive Advantage of Emerging Market Multinationals. Cambridge University Press. 116- 131. 9781139506694

Athreye, S., Huang, C. and Soete, L., (2010). An 'outward-looking' Lisbon Strategy: A solution for challenges of the knowledge economy in the EU, China and India. In: International Science and Technology Cooperation in a Globalized World: The External Dimension of the European Research Area. 81- 102. 9781849801645

Athreye, SS., (2005). The Indian Software Industry. In: From Underdogs to Tigers. Oxford University Press. 7- 40. 9780199275601

Athreye, S. and Srinivasan, V., (2005). Managerial synergies and related diversification: Software services and the business process outsourcing sector in India. In: Information Communication Technology and Economic Development: Learning from the Indian Experience. 167- 183. 9781845421755

Athreye, S., (2004). Agglomeration and Growth. In: Building High-Tech Clusters. Cambridge University Press. 121- 159. 9780511802911

Conferences (1)

Athreye, SS., (2000). Technology policy and innovation: The role of competition between firms

Scholarly Editions (1)

Athreye, SS., Multinational Firms and the Evolution of the Indian Software Industry

Contact

suma.athreye@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 878438

Location:

GB.3.67, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday, 11am-1pm