Department of Development Studies
Faculty of Economics and Administration
 Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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VGR Chandran is an Associate Professor in Industrial Development at the Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration at University of Malaya. He has also worked as Principal Analyst of Economic and Policy Studies with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia. He holds a PhD in Economics and his research interests are mainly on innovation, technology development, trade and globalization that relate to industrial development. His field research covers sectors such as electrical and electronics, automotive, food, chemical, oil palm, machinery, iron and steel, ICT, and the newly emerging sector - renewable energy. He had extensive fieldwork covering the Asian region that includes countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, India, China, Thailand, and Malaysia. In recent years, his research interest expanded into investigating newly emerging enterprises within the context of social innovation and social enterprises, as well as open innovation. His interest has also expanded in studying the issues of NTMs, mainly regulatory and procedural requirements that serve as a barrier for firms to integrate in the Global Value Chain. He has also worked as consultants for international organizations such as UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNEP, ERIA, OECD as well as governmental organizations in Malaysia. He has published articles in international journals - Economics of New Technology and Innovation, Policy Modelling, as well as book chapters and books on industrial development and innovation. He is the recipient of various national and international grants – to name a few - European Union Horizon 2020 and IDR, Canada, among others. His work is widely quoted in government policy documents contributing to numerous policy changes. He has contributed to the Malaysian regulatory reform efforts, STI and Industrial policy development at national as well as state level. His work via Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Economic Planning Unit, Academic of Sciences, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MIGHT, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysian Productivity Corporation and Institute Darul Ridzuan (state level) was instrumental in making the policy changes. His engagement with the industry are mainly in the form of undertaking studies and providing expert opinions. He has received various awards, e.g., excellence in teaching award and outstanding paper award from Emerald and Elsevier. Details of his current projects as follows: (1) Catching-up along the GVC: (2) Regional Economic Corridors:

(Qualification), (Institution).

(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

  • Management and Science University (MSU), Adjunct Professor, 2011 to 2013, (National)
  • Management and Science University, Academic Advisor, 2013 to 2015, (University)
  • Institutions and Economies, Deputy Editor, 2013 to 2019, (University)
  • Globelics, Committee - Research, 2016, (International)
  • UNU-MERIT, Visiting Research Professor, 2019 to 2019, (International)
  • African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Associate Editor, 2019, (International)

(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).

  • Head of Department, Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/03/2020 to 28/02/2022
  • Head of Department, Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/08/2018 to 15/01/2019
  • Head of Department, Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/08/2016 to 31/07/2018
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2016
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/07/2014 to 31/07/2014
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/04/2014 to 30/06/2014
  • Acting Head, Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 16/06/2013 to 13/09/2013
  • Member, Faculty, 07/07/2018 to 08/08/2019 (Research Committee Member)
  • Committee Member , Faculty, 16/01/2015 to 31/12/2018 (committee member)


  • Economic Development and Growth (Industrial Development;Innovation;Technological Development ;Economic Growth;Trade)



  • Veera P.K.S., Atikah S.and V G R Chandran G. (2016) Supply Chain Management: Principles, Measurement and Practice, Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press. 

  • Malaysia's Quest for Innovation: Prospects and Lessons Learned, Strategic Information and Research Development Center. 

  • Research Methods: A workbook for business undergraduates, UiTM Press. 

  • Research Methods: A Simple Guide for Business Undergraduates, University Publication Centre, UiTM Press. 
Chapter in Book

  • Devadason, E.S., VGR Chandran and Kam, A.J.Y. (2019). Non-Tariff Measures in Malaysia, Ha Thi Thanh Doan and Samuel Rosenow (eds.), Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN – An Update, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia: Jakarta, pp.98-119. 
  • Devadason, E.S. and VGR Chandran (2019). “Regulatory Incoherence in Nutrition Labelling of Prepackaged Food in ASEAN: What Next?” In Aida Idris and Nurliana Kamaruddin (eds.), Contemporary Issues and Challenges in Regional Integration: The Case of ASEAN, (pp.203-229) Palgrave MacMillan: Singapore. 

  • Devadason, E.S. and VGR Chandran (2018). “Bridging Asia with Africa: the case of Malaysia”, in Pedro Miguel Amakasu Raposo de Medeiros Carvalho, David Arase and Scarlett Cornelissen (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Africa-Asia Relations, Routledge: New York, pp.185-201. 

  • VGR Chandran (2017) INDC and Low-Carbon Technology Deployment Scenarios: Malaysia, In Kalirajan K & Anbu V. (eds) Globalization of Low-Carbon Technologies:The Impact of the Paris Agreement, Springer 

  • Evelyn S. Devadason, VGR Chandran & Tang Tuck Cheong. 2016. Non-Tariff Measures in Malaysia. In Ing, Lili Yan & Fernandez de Cordoba, S.(Eds.), Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN (pp. 87-101). ERIA and UNCTAD. 
  • VGR Chandran, Hayter C.S & Strong D.R. (2016) Personal Strategic Alliance: Enhancing the Scientific and Technological Contribution of University Faculty in Malaysia in Link A.N. & Antonelli C. (Eds), Strategic Alliances: Leveraging Economic Growth and Development (pp. 64-78). New York: Routledge 
  • Chandran VGR (2016) Greening the Economy with Low Carbon Energy System: Developments, Policy Initiatives and Lessons from Malaysia, Kalirajan K & Anbu V. (eds) Investing on Low-Carbon Energy Systems, Springer. 

  • Chandran V.G.R., 2015. Crisis, Socioeconomic Development and Car Demand in Malaysia. Global Automobile Demand: Major Trends in Emerging Economies, Vol 2., pp. 185-205. 

  • Malaysia's Manufacturing Innovation Experience (with Rajah Rasiah and Peter Wad): In Rasiah, Lin., Y & Sadoi, Y. (eds) Innovation and Industrialization in Asia, Routledge, 2012. 
  • Thiruchelvam,K., Chandran,VGR., B.K.Ng, C.Y.Wong & K.S.Chee. 2012. Innovation Financing Schemes of Malaysia. In Intarakumnerd, P. & Wonglimpiyarat, J. (eds). Towards Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia: A Comparative Study of Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand, pp.161-250. Thailand: Thammasat Printing House. 

  • Innovation and Technological Progress in Malaysia: in Rasiah R. (eds.) Malaysian Economy: Unfolding Growth and Social Change, Oxford University Press 2011. 

  • Short-run and long--run dynamics between exports, Foreign Direct Investment and output in the manufacturing sector: the case of Malaysia (with Mahendhiran Nair), Siddhartha Sarkar (ed), Global Economic Integration and Inequality, New Delhi, Serials Pub., 2007. 
Article in Academic Journals

  • Tariq A.,Chandran VGR, Klobasc,J.E, Liñánd, F., & Kokkalis, P. (2020) Entrepreneurship education programmes: How learning, inspiration and resources affect intentions for new venture creation in a developing economy, The International Journal of Management Education, 18, (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nourani, M., Kweh, Q.L., Devadason, E.S. and Chandran, VGR. (2020). A Decomposition Analysis of Managerial Efficiency for the Insurance Companies: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, Managerial and Decision Economics, DOI: 10.1002/mde.3145 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Baskaran,A. VGR Chandran and Ng B-K (2019) Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Sustainable Growth: Role of Business Incubators, Academia, and Social Enterprises in Asia, Science, Technology and Society, 24:3: 385–400 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mingfeng Tang, Cuiwen Li, Angathevar Baskaran, Yu Cheng & VGR Chandran (2019) Reshaping the Business Incubator Model: The Case of the Value Chain Model of Innovation Works in China, Science, Technology & Society 24:3 : 401–422 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Devadason E.S. and VGR Chandran (2019). Unlocking Trade Potentials in China-ASEAN Relations: The China-Vietnam Context, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 36(3): 380-399. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Boon-Kwee Ng, Zeeda Fatimah Mohamad, VGR Chandran & Nur Hanis Mohamad Noor (2019): Public policy interventions for grassroots innovations: are we getting it right?, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, DOI: 10.1080/19761597.2019.1678392 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Boon-Kwee Ng, Shih-Hsin Chen, VGR Chandran & Chan-Yuan Wong (2019). University incubation system for research commercialisation: The case of Taiwan and Malaysia, Science, Technology & Society, 24(3), 465-485. (ISI-Indexed)
  • VGR Chandran (2019) Understanding China: Chinese Global Production Networks in ASEAN (Book Review) eds Young-Chan Kim, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 36(1), 132-134. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

  • Devadason, E.S., VGR Chandran and Shujaat Mubarik (2018). Defining Potentials and Barriers to Trade in the Malaysia-Chile Partnership, International Journal of Emerging Markets 13(5): 758-779. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Devadason, E.S., VGR Chandran, Kalirajan, K. (2018). Harmonization of Food Trade Standards and Regulations in ASEAN: The Case of Malaysia’s Food Imports, Agricultural Economics, 49(1), 97-109. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nourani M., Evelyn S.D., VGR Chandran (2018) Measuring Technical Efficiency of Insurance Companies Using Dynamic Network DEA: An Intermediation Approach, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 24 (5), 1909–1940 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chor Foon Tang and Chandran VGR (2018), Long-run Behaviour of Oil Consumption in the Chinese Economy, The Indian Economic Journal, 66(1-2), 154-169. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • Md Aslam Mia, Hwok-Aun Lee, VGR Chandran, Rajah Rasiah & Mahfuzur Rahman (2017): History of microfinance in Bangladesh: A life cycle theory approach, Business History, DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2017.1413096 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Tariq Ahmed, Chandran VGR and Jane K (2017) Specialized Entrepreneurship Education: Does it really matter? Fresh Evidence from Pakistan, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 23 (1), 1-18. (ISI-Indexed)
  • V.G.R. Chandran and Evelyn S. Devadason (2017) Energizing the Manufacturing Sector - Can Malaysia Move Forward?Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 34, 3, pp. 523–551 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Derek R. Strong, V. G. R. Chandran & Christopher S. Hayter (2017): Great expectations: assessing the impact of commercialization-focused policies among Malaysia’s public research institutes, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, DOI: 10.1080/10438599.2017.1374043 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Boon-Kwee Ng, Amirah Shazana Magli, Chan-Yuan Wong, VGR Chandran (2017). Localised learning in the Malaysian rice cluster: proximity, social capital and institutional dynamics,International Development Planning Review, 39(2), 163-185. (ISI-Indexed)
  • VGR Chandran, Gopi Krishnan K.K.V., Evelyn S. Devadason (2017) Value-Added Performance in Malaysian Manufacturing: To What Extent Research and Development and Human Capital Matter?, Institutions and Economies, 9 (4), 31-51. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • VGR Chandran, Evelyn S. Devadason, Lim Hock Eam, (2017) Building a More Resilient and Balanced Economy: Challenges and Lessons for Malaysia, Guest Editors Forward, Institutions and Economies, 9(4), 1-3 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Keshminder Singh, VGR Chandran & Santha Chenayah Ramu (2017) The mechanisms behind environmental strategies in chemical manufacturing firms, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 9:2, 195-205 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Tariq Ahmed, V. G. R. Chandran & Jane E. Klobas (2017): Demographic differences in learner response to entrepreneurial education programmes in Pakistan, Educational Studies, (ISI-Indexed)
  • Muhammad Shujaat Mubarik, V. G. R. Chandran and Evelyn S. Devadason, (2017) Measuring Human Capital in Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprises: What Matters?, Social Indicators Research, DOI 10.1007/s11205-017-1601-9 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nourani M, Chandran VGR, Kweh, Q.L & Lu W-M (2017) Measuring Human, Physical and Structural Capital Efficiency Performance of Insurance Companies, Social Indicators Research, DOI 10.1007/s11205-017-1584-6 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Keshminder J.S. and VGR Chandran (2017) Eco-Innovation in the Chemical Manufacturing Firms: Insights for Policy Response, Institutions and Economies, 9 (1), 21-42. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

  • Evelyn Devadason, Chandran VGR & Shujaat M. (2016) Sino-LAC Ties: Trade Relationships, Trade Potentials and Asymmetric Dependency, Emerging Market FInance and Trade, (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shujaat Mubarik, Chandran VGR & Evelyn S Devadason, (2016),Relational capital quality and client loyalty: firm-level evidence from pharmaceuticals, Pakistan, The Learning Organization, 23(1) pp. 43-60. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Shujaat Mubarik , Chandran VGR , Evelyn S. Devadason , (2016) "Human capital development for SMEs in Pakistan: is the one-size-fits-all policy adequate?", International Journal of Social Economics, 43(8), pp.804-822 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram, Chandran VGR & Awais Bhatti Muhammad, (2016),"Supply chain practices and performance: the indirect effects of supply chain integration", Benchmarking: An International Journal, 23(6),pp.1445-1471. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Md Aslam Mia & Chandran V. G. R. (2016) Measuring Financial and Social Outreach Productivity of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh, Social Indicators Research, 127, 505-527. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Rajah Rasiah,Norma Mansor and Chandran VGR. (2015) "Royal Professor Ungku Abdul Aziz: A Key Pillar in Malaysia’s Development", Institutions and Economies, Vol. 7, Issue 2, July 2015, pp. 1-19. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Chandran VGR, Ng Boon Kwee, Wong Chan Yuan & Thiruchelvam K. (2015) Science, technology and innovation for inclusive development: Reorganizing the national and regional systems of innovation, Tech Monitor, Vol. 32 No.1, Asia and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, New Delhi, India United Nations, ESCAP (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Boon-Kwee Ng, Thiruchelvam Kanagasundram, Chan-Yuan Wong & Chandran V.G.R.(2015): Innovation for inclusive development in Southeast Asia: the roles of regional coordination mechanisms, The Pacific Review, DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2015.1022590 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Rasiah R.,Xiao-Shan Y & Chandran VGR (2014) Crisis Effects on the Electronics Industry in Southeast Asia, Journal of Contemporary Asia, DOI:10.1080/00472336.2014.923637 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chandran V.G.R, Hayter C.S & Strong D.R. (2014) Personal strategic alliances: enhancing the scientific and technological contributions of university faculty in Malaysia,Economics of Innovation and New Technology, (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Wong, C.Y., Chandran VGR & Ng B.K. (2014) Technology Diffusion in the Telecommunications Services Industry of Malaysia, Information Technology for Development, DOI:10.1080/02681102.2014.949611 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Chandran VGR and Rasiah R. (2013) Firm Size, Technological Capability, Exports and Economic Performance: The Case of Electronics Industry in Malaysia, Journal of Business Economics and Management,14(4),741-757 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chandran VGR & Tang C.F., (2013) The dynamic links between CO2 emissions, economic growth and coal consumption in China and India, Applied Energy,104,310- 318 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chandran VGR, Gopi K., Veera P. (2013) Product and process innovation in manufacturing: the role of government and organizational innovation, Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 15(1): 52 68. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chandran VGR, Santhidran S. & Veera P. (2013) Innovation systems in Malaysia: a perspective of university industry R&D collaboration, July 2013 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Chandran VGR & Tang F.C (2013) The impacts of transport energy consumption, foreign direct investment and income on CO2 emissions in ASEAN- 5 economies, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 24,445-453 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Santhidran S., and Chandran VGR (2013) Enabling Organizational Change: Leadership, Commitment to Change and the Mediating role of Change Readiness, Journal of Business Economics and Management,14:2, 348-363 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Wong C-Y and Chandran V.G.R. (2012) Technology stocks and economic performance of Government-Linked Companies: The Case of Malaysia, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Vol. 18 (2), 248-261. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ng. B., Chandran VGR and Thiruchelvam, (2012) Technological knowledge, learning and linkages in wooden furniture industry in Malaysia: A spatial innovation perspective, Asian Journal of Technological Innovation,20:2, 187-200. (ISI-Indexed)

  • Chandran VGR, Veera P. (2011)Supply Chain Practices in the electronics industry in Malaysia: Consequences for Supply Chain Performance, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 18 Issue: 6, pp.834 ¿ 855. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Rajah Rasiah and Chandran VGR, (2011) 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • Chandran VGR & Wong CY. (2010) Patenting Activities by Developing Countries: The Case of Malaysia, World Patent Information 33, 51-57. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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,12(3),210-221. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chandran VGR, Commercialization of R&D, (2011) Special Issues of Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor, Asia and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology, New Delhi, India United Nations, ESCAP (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • 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 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • 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. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chandran V.G.R. and Munusamy (2009), Trade Openness and Manufacturing Growth in Malaysia, Journal of Policy Modeling, 31, 637-647. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chandran V.G.R. (2009) Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 39 (4); 705-708. (ISI-Indexed)

  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • 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. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

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

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

  • Politics Trumps Economics, Interface of Economics and Politics in Contemporary India, by Bimal Jalan and Pulapre Balaktishnan (Eds.), New Delhi, India: Rupa Publications, 2014, 211 pp. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

  • Chandran VGR. 2014. World Investment Report 2011: Non- equity Modes of International Production and Development, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, 2011, 226 pp, Institutions and Economies, 6(1): 153-156. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
Technical Report

  • Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies in the ASEAN Region 
  • Policy Brief: Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies Opportunities and Challenges in the ASEAN region 

  • Nutrition Labelling on Prepackaged Food: Impact on Trade in ASEAN, AFBA, Singapore 

  • Envisioning Malaysia 2050 Foresight Narrative, 

  • Rajah Rasiah and V.G.R. Chandran. 2015. Malaysia, Science Report,United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 700-715. 
  • Research, Development and Commercialization, Science Outlook, Academic of Sciences, Malaysia 

  • ASEAN SME Policy Index 2014 Towards Competitive and Innovative ASEAN SMEs, ERIA Research Project Report 2012-8 

  • PRA Performance Evaluation: Unlocking Vast Potentials, Fast-Tracking the Future, National Science and Research Council 

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy 3, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation 
  • Increasing National R&D Expenditure (GERD): New Mechanism to Stimulate Private R&D Investment, National Science and Reserach Council and MIGHT 
  • OECD Review of Innovation in South-East Asia: A Country Profile of Malaysia on Innovation, OECD. 

  • Automotive industry in Malaysia: Evolution and impact of global crisis, International Labour Office 

  • Promoting Effective Modes of University-Industry Interaction and their Evolution for Economic Catch-up in Asia, IDRC 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

  • Evelyn D & VGR Chandran (2017) What Does the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative Mean for ASEAN? Asia Research News. 
  • Evelyn D. and Chandran VGR (2017) Nutrition Labelling and the Prepackaged Food Industry in ASEAN, Asian Reserach News, 14th May 2017. 

  • 11th Malaysia Plan: How Realistic Are Its Aspirations? Malaysian Digest,11 June 2015. 

  • A Clear Plan Will Settle Fears. The Star, 2 November, 2014. 

  • Evelyn S. Devadason and VGR Chandran, Cross-Regional Trade-Relationship: Malaysia-Chile, Malaysia Research University Network (MRUN) Bulletin, 2018, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. 

  • Evelyn S. Devadason and VGR Chandran, What Does the One Belt, One Road Initiative Mean for ASEAN? Asia Research News, 3 May 2017. 
  • Evelyn S. Devadason and VGR Chandran, Nutrition labelling and the prepackaged food industry in ASEAN, Asia Research News, 14 May 2017. 

  • Mubarik, Shujaat, Chandran, VGR and Devadason, Evelyn Shyamala. Proposed Framework for Assessing Human Capital: Derivation of the Human Capital Index and its Application. 
  • Devadason, Evelyn Shyamala and Chandran, VGR. China- Africa Trade and Investment Relations: Whither South- South Cooperation? Available at: abstract_id=2400907 

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).

  • Exploratory Study Of The Solar Industry Ecosystem In Malaysia, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality in East Asia Pacific, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Subjective Wellbeing Of Displaced Community: How Much Have The Community Progressed?, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, Private Funding - Manage by CPDS, (National)
  • Catching-up Along The Global Value Chain: Models, Determinants And Policy Implications In The Era Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Consultant, 2018 - 2022, International Funding, (International)
  • Regional Economic Corridors And Global Production Network: Avoiding The Middle Income Trap And Aiming For Inclusive Growth, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, International Funding, (International)
  • Role Of Social Enterprise In Poverty Alleviation And Inclusive Development In Malaysia, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, Private Funding - Manage by CPDS, (National)
  • Government Supports and Food Operator's Performance in Klang Valley, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • International Trade, Consultant, 2017 - 2020, Grand Challenge - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Labour Demand and Export-Oriented Industrialization in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2019, Centre for Poverty and Development Research Grant (CPDSRG), (National)
  • Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia (CRISEA): Work Package 2 on the Economy, European Union H2020 Framework Programme CP-2016 - Grant Agreement N 770562 (1 November 2017 31 October 2020)., Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2020, European Union H2020, (International)
  • Sustainable and Equitable Development in Southeast Asia and Latin America: Comparative Perspectives International Trade Sub-Programme, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2020, Grand Challenge, (National)
  • Knowledge Flow Across The Incubation System, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2020, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • Labour Demand And Export-oriented Industrialization In Malaysia, Consultant, 2017 - 2019, Private Funding - Manage by CPDS, (National)
  • Malaysia's Inclusive Development Movement: Positioning Science And Technology Policies For Grassroots Innovations, Consultant, 2016 - 2020, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Open Economy, Investment & Trade Policies in Southeast Asia Countries., Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2016, International Funding, (National)
  • Technology Incubators And Socially Inclusive Growth, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2017, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Liberalization And Efficiency In Malaysian Insurance Sector, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2017, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • Institutions, Innovation and Growth, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2018, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • Economic Dimension - Strengthening Trade And Investment Cooperation, Consultant, 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Measuring Innovation Capability In The Malaysian Hotel Industry, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Evaluation Of Entreprerneurship Education And The Role Of Environmental Factors In The Decision Of Self-employment Of University Graduates : A Case Study In Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2016, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • Theorizing Profit Maximization Model on Intellectual Property of Malaysian Firm, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Internal and External Supply Chain Integration: Revisiting Resource Based View Theory, Co-Investigator, 2013 - 2016, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).

  • Macroeconomic Forecasting, 2019-2019, Alliance Bank
  • ERIA-UNCTAD: NTMs in ASEAN (Phase III), 2018-2018, ERIA-UNCTAD
  • Forecasting Macroeconomic Variables for the MFRS 9, 2017-2017, Alliance Bank
  • Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs): Regional Trade Flows and Implications of the Removal of Trade Barriers in ASEAN, 2017-2017, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Indicator Report 2016, 2016-2016, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • National Bibliometric Study 2015: Science and Technology Knowledge Productivity in Malaysia, 2015-2015, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Regional Coordination Mechanism for Universities and Councils in Inclusive Development: The Case of Southeast Asia Innovation Systems, 2012-2012, Ateneo School of Government, Philippines & International Development Research Center, Canada
  • R&D Evaluation and Impact Study Under Ninth Malaysia Plan, 2012-2012, MOSTI
  • OECD Review of Innovation in South-East Asia: A Country Profile of Malaysia on Innovation., 2011-2011, OECD
  • National Science and Technology Policy 3 (STP 3), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation., 2011-2011, MOSTI
  • Public Research Assets: Transforming the Research Performance, A joint study for National Science and Research Council, Malaysia with New York Academy of Sciences. Project funded by Economic Planning Unit, Malaysia., 2011-2011, National Science and Research Council
  • Towards Effective Policies for Innovation Financing in Asia: Financing Innovation-The Experience of Malaysia, International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC) and College of Innovation, Thammasat University, Thailand, 2011-2011, IDRC

(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

  • Best Paper Award, Emerald, 2017, (International)
  • Highly Cited Paper, Elsevier, 2016, (International)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2016, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2015, (University)

(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).

  • Policy Endorsement in High Tech-Export Industries of Malaysia: A Regiocentric Approach,, Second Economic Colloquium, Golden Legacy, Malacca, 2004-05-24 to  , (National)
  • Trade Specialization And Competitiveness Of China And ASEAN 5, University International Business Management Conference, 2004-12-06 to 2004-12-07, University TenagaNasional, (National)
  • Technology and Innovation in Malaysia: What do the key indicators suggest, IRPA Seminar , 2005-02-27 to 2005-02-28, (National)
  • Impediments of Technology Commercialization: Lessons from Universities and Research Institutions in Malaysia, Management of Technology and Technology Entrepreneurship, Putera Pan Pacific , 2005-05-31 to 2005-06-02, University Technology Malaysia, (National)
  • Trade Dynamics Between China and ASEAN-5: An Empirical Analysis, Asian Institute of Management Conference Centre, 2005-11-24 to 2005-11-25, Asian Institute of Management Conference Centre, (International)
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Manufacturing Growth: The Malaysian Experience, The Malaysian Experience, URDC Colloquium , 2006-10-04 to  , (National)
  • The Commercialization of Research Results Among Researchers in Public Universities and Research Institutions, International Conference: Making Innovation Work for Soceity: Experience from Asia, 2007-07-22 to 2007-07-24, International Conference: Making Innovation Work for Soceity: Experience from Asia, (National)
  • Electronics Cluster in Penang, Malaysia: Current Status and Obstacles to Development, The Expert Group Meeting on Industrial Development, 2007-10-29 to 2007-10-31, (International)
  • Modular-Based Production Practices, Firm Competitiveness and Technological Capabilities: The Case of Electronics, Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia , 2008-07-27 to 2008-07-29, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, (University)
  • Manufacturing Modularity and Firm Competitiveness: The Case Of Electronics, Penang, Malaysia, Globelics 6th International Conference , 2008-09-22 to 2008-09-24, Globelics 6th International Conference , (International)
  • Process Technology and Performance : A study of supply chain practices in electronics industry in Malaysia, 7th Asialics International Conference, 2010-04-15 to 2010-04-17, (International)
  • Innovation Systems in Malaysia: Perspective From the University-Industry Research Collaboration, 7th Asialics International Conference, 2010-04-15 to 2010-04-17, (International)
  • Communicating Change in Malaysia: Leadership, Commitment to Change, and the Mediating Role of Change Readiness, Transforming Asian Organizations Towards Global Competitiveness and Sustainability,, 2010-10-27 to 2010-10-29, Asia Organization Development Summit, (International)
  • Research Gap and Publication, Research Gap and Publication, 2013-02-08 to  
  • Institutional Support and Innovation in SMEs: The case of Malaysia, Research Seminar Series, 2013-11-06 to  , (University)
  • Institutional Support and Innovation in SMEs: The case of Malaysia, Research Seminar Series, 2013-12-13 to  
  • Measuring Innovation Capability in service industry: Innovation drivers and firm performance, Asian Society for Innovation and Policy 2014 Malaysian Conference, 2014-08-03 to 2014-08-06, (National)
  • Institutional Support and Innovation in SMEs: The case of Malaysia, 11th ASIALICS International Conference, 2014-09-24 to 2014-09-27, Asialics, (International)
  • Low Carbon Energy System and Green Growth: Malaysian Case Study, The 2 nd ERIA Workshop, 2015-07-11 to 2015-07-13, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, (International)
  • Analyzing policy gaps and priorities in harnessing STI for inclusive and sustainable development, Regional workshop on Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, 2015-08-06 to  , UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP) ASIA AND PACIFIC CENTRE FOR TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY (APCTT), (International)
  • "Entrepreneurial intention and behaviour: The role of entrepreneurship education and contextual factors", The 13th GLOBELICS International Conference, 2015-09-22 to  , GLOBELICS, (International)
  • Chandran VGR & Evelyn Devadason (2016) Energizing Manufacturing Sectors: Can Malaysia Move Forward, ISEAS, Yusof Ishak Institute, Conference on The Malaysian Economy Towards 2020: Issues and Challenges, 22-23 March 2016, ISEAS, Singapore., Conference on The Malaysian Economy Towards 2020: Issues and Challenges, 2016-03-22 to 2016-03-23, Yusof Ishak Institute, (International)
  • Macroeconomic Variable Outlook 2017-2021, Macroeconomic Variable Forecast Outlook, 2017-12-15 to 2017-12-15, Alliance Bank, (National)
  • Managing Productivity Heterogeneity, Capability and Human Capital: Case of Food Manufacturing Firms , UNU-MERIT INTERNAL CONFERENCE, 2019-06-26 to 2019-06-27, UNU-MERIT, (International)
  • Presentation on Spatial re-localisation in global production networks: a path creation perspective of Solar Panel Industry in Malaysia , School of Governance Seminar, 2019-10-03 to 2019-10-03, UNU-MERIT, (International)
  • FDI, Environment and Green Economy: The Case of Malaysia, Third High-Level Policy Roundtable on International Investment Policies in Asia: Responsibility and Sustainability, 2012-05-07 to 2012-05-10, ADBI, (International)
  • R&D and innovation in Malaysian manufacturing sectors: Progress and challenges, World Innovation Forum, 2012-11-03 to 2012-11-07, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO), (International)
  • Chandran VGR (2016) Malaysia s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): Transitions, Strategic Technologies and Regional Cooperation, Workshop on ERIA Regional Study on Globalization of Low Carbon Technologies and INDCs, 28-29 March 2016, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia., WG meeting on Globalization of Low-Carbon Technologies, 2016-03-28 to 2016-03-29, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN, (International)
  • Evelyn Devadason, VGR Chandran and Tang Tuck Cheong, Food safety standards and regulations in Malaysia: implications for the ASEAN integrated region, 5th Global Business and Finance Research Conference, 02 Jun 2016 to 03 Jun 2016, Australian Research Centre for Accounting, Finance and Economics (ARCAFE), Australia, (International), 5th Global Business and Finance Research Conference, 2016-06-02 to 2016-06-03, Australian Research Centre for Accounting, Finance and Economics (ARCAFE),, (International)
  • Evelyn S. Devadason and VGR Chandran, Food Safety Standards and Regulations in Malaysia: Implications for the ASEAN Integrated Region, Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 21st Biennial Conference, 05 Jul 2016 to 07 Jul 2016, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University,, 21st Biennial Conference, 2016-07-05 to 2016-07-07, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University, (International)
  • NTMs - Classification and Trends, Good Regulatory Practice (GRP): Sharing Session on Non-Tariff Measures, 2017-01-12 to 2017-01-12, MPC, (National)
  • Iron and Steel Industry in Perak: Progress and Challenges, IDR Annual Research Seminar, 2017-04-17 to 2017-04-17, Institut Darul Ridzuan, (National)
  • Implications of NTMs on Businesses , Analysis of NTMs - Ministry of Agriculture , 2017-09-13 to 2017-09-14, Malaysian Productivity Corporation, (National)
  • Regional Economic Corridors and Global Production Network: Avoiding the Middle Income Trap and Aiming for Inclusive Growth, Competing Regional Integration in Southeast Asia, 2018-03-28 to 2018-03-31, Institute for European Studies, (International)
  • Policy Readiness on Industry 4.0 for Circular Economy, 2nd Workshop on Industry 4.0 for Circular Economy , 2018-05-20 to 2018-05-22, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, (International)
  • Assessing the Impact of Non-Tariff Measures on Trade: Case of ASEAN+6, Economic Impact of Non-Tariff Measures, 2019-11-14 to 2019-11-15, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, (International)
  • Modularity, absorptive capacity and technological capabilities, International Association of Management of Technology , 2010-03-07 to 2010-03-11, (International)
  • A study of supply chain practices in electronics industry in Malaysia, Asialics International Conference, 2010-04-15 to 2010-04-17, (International)
  • Assessing STI capabilities in Asia and the Pacific, Second Regional workshop on Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, 2015-11-02 to 2015-11-02, UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP), (International)
  • Modularity, Technology Capability and Firm Performance: The Case of Electronics Industry in Malaysia, International Graduate Theses Conference, 2009-03-04 to 2009-03-07, International Graduate Theses Conference
  • The Compounded Role of E-Commerce in Achieving Supply Chain Excellence in Manufacturing Perspective , Seminar on E-Commerce, 2005-01-10 to 2010-01-11, (National)
  • Supply Chain Integration Capability and Impact on Firms Performance, International Accounting and Business Conference , 2008-08-18 to 2008-08-19, International Accounting and Business Conference , (International)
  • University-Industry Collaboration in the Automotive, Biotechnology and Electronics firms in Malaysia , International Conference organized by UNU-MERIT and CRES, UCAD, 2009-10-06 to 2009-10-08, organized by UNU-MERIT and CRES, UCAD, (International)
  • University-Industry R&D Collaboration in the Electronics and Biotechnology firms in Malaysia, Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe , 2009-12-10 to 2009-12-11, Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe , (International)
  • Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Competitiveness, Stronger ASCC, Closer ASEAN - Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), 2015-11-16 to 2015-11-16, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), (International)

(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).

  • Non-Tariff Measures - Subject Matter Expert, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, 2017, 1, (National)
  • Associate Staff, Center for Latin American Studies, 2014, 12, (International)
  • Deputy Editor, Institutions and Economies (IE), Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 2013, 24, (University)

(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).

  • Non-Tariff Measures, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, Expert Advisor, 2017-2017, (National)
  • NUTRITION LABELLING ON PREPACKAGED FOOD: IMPACT ON TRADE IN ASEAN, FIA, Singapore, Consultant, 2017-2018, (International)
  • National Bibliometric Study 2015: Science and Technology Knowledge Productivity in Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Consultant, 2016-2016, (National)
  • Delivering the assessment and evaluation of the research proposal, National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation, Ministry of Education and Science, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan., Expert Panel Of Reviewer, 2013-2016, (International)

(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).

  • Reviewer for conference paper (Centre for Research and Development, Taylor's University), Article In Proceeding ,  (2016)
  • Acting as a referee for the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence BuildingSystems (GLOBELICS) network in 2016., Article In Proceeding ,  (2016)
  • Presenter: China-ASEAN Trade and Investment Relations: Opportunities and Challenges, Project ,  (2015 - 2015)

(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).

  • Training for Policymakers: Malaysia Productivity Corporation, (Government), 24/02/2017 until 24/02/2017


(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Mohammad Nourani Dargiri, Technical Efficiency of Insurance Companies: The Case of Malaysia, 2017/2018
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Aslam Mia, Market Structure, Mission Drift and Productivity towards Sustainable Microfinance Industry in Bangladesh, 2017/2018
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Keshminder Singh Jit Singh, Eco-Innovation and Its Determinants: The Case of Chemical Manufacturing Industry, 2013/2014
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Muhammad Shujaat Mubarik, Human Capital Development And Productivity: A Case Of SME Sector Of Pakistan, 2013/2014
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Gopi Krishnan, Growth, Macroeconomic Policies And Technology And Innovation Progress: Does Growth And Macroeconomic Policy Matter?, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Sarpaneswaran A/l Subramaniam, Food Consumption in Selangor: The Role Of Education, Ethnicity, Gender And Profession, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Tariq Ahmed, Antecedents Of Entrepreneurial Intentions And Entrepreneurial Behavior: The Role Of Entrepreneurial Education And Contextual Factors, 2011/2012
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Vignes A/l Gopal Krishna, Multidimensional evaluations of scientific inputs and outputs in the case of Asean countries, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sharmini Pereere, Tourist's perception towards adopting eco-tourism in Sri Lanka, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Chamara Bandara, Sri Lankan experience on factors affecting business failures in SME sector, 2010/2011

  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sarpaneswaran Subramaniam, Prospects Of Incubation in Supporting Agro-Based Industry: Evidence from Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, 2019/2020
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Lim Tien Hong, Firm Characteristics, Capabilities and Productivities: A Study of Malaysian Food Manufacturing Sector, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Mohd Azim Bin Sardan, Modelling Electricity Demand: Covariate and Modelling Effects; And Publication Bias, 2017/2018