PERSONAL DETAIL


Associate Prof. Dr. Vgr Chandran A/l Govindaraju

Department of Development Studies
Faculty of Economics and Administration
 
  +603-79673771
  +603-79567252
  vgrchandran@um.edu.my
  Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-5791-2011

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. VGR Chandran is an Associate Professor at the Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. He has also worked as a 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 has held positions as a consultant and research associate with several international institutions including United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, Republic of Kazakhstan, Centre for Maritime Economics and Industries (Maritime Institute of Malaysia), National Science and Research Council, Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), E-SUN Consultancy, Johor Corporation and Public Bank. His research focuses on industrial competitiveness, innovation and technology policy, regional and industrial development and policy evaluation. He has published in Journal of Policy Modeling, Energy Policy, Applied Economics Letters, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Innovation: Management Policy and Practice and Economics of Innovation and New Technology. 


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(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 2017, (National)

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


  • Head of Department, Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 01/08/2018 to 31/12/2030
  • 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

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


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


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2016
  • 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. 

2013
  • Malaysia's Quest for Innovation: Prospects and Lessons Learned, Strategic Information and Research Development Center. 

2012
  • Research Methods: A workbook for business undergraduates, UiTM Press. 

2009
  • Research Methods: A Simple Guide for Business Undergraduates, University Publication Centre, UiTM Press. 
Chapter in Book

2018
  • 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. 

2017
  • 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 

2016
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

2015
  • 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. 

2012
  • 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. 

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

2007
  • 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

2019
  • 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, (Forthcoming) (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • 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 (In Press) (ISI-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 (forthcoming). (SCOPUS-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 (forthcoming) (ISI-Indexed)

2017
  • 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, pp. 163-185 (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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, doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2017.1293506 (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

2016
  • Evelyn Devadason, Chandran VGR & Shujaat M. (2016) Sino-LAC Ties: Trade Relationships, Trade Potentials and Asymmetric Dependency, Emerging Market FInance and Trade, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1540496X.2016.1233103 (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

2015
  • 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)

2014
  • 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)
  • 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 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, doi.org/10.1080/10438599.2014.988501 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2013
  • 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, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

2012
  • 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)

2011
  • Chandran V.G.R., Ramesh R. & Anwar S (2011) Economic growth and government spending in Malaysia: a re- examination of Wagner and Keynesian views, Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, Vol. 44(3):203-219. (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

2010
  • Chandran VGR & Wong CY. (2010) Patenting Activities by Developing Countries: The Case of Malaysia, World Patent Information. 33 (2011) 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)

2009
  • 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., 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. (2009) Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 39 (4); 705-708. (ISI-Indexed)

2008
  • 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)

2007
  • 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)

2005
  • 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)

2003
  • 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)
Review

2016
  • 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)

2014
  • 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

2018
  • Evelyn S. Devadason and VGR Chandran (2018). Nutrition Labelling on Prepackaged Food: Impact on Trade in ASEAN, ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA), http://afba.co/news/nutrition-labelling-on-prepackaged-food-impact-on-trade-in-asean/ 
  • Nutrition Labelling on Prepackaged Food: Impact on Trade in ASEAN, AFBA, Singapore 

2017
  • Envisioning Malaysia 2050 Foresight Narrative, https://issuu.com/asmpub/docs/envisioning_malaysia_2050_foresight 

2015
  • 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 

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

2013
  • PRA Performance Evaluation: Unlocking Vast Potentials, Fast-Tracking the Future, National Science and Research Council 

2012
  • 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. 

2010
  • Automotive industry in Malaysia: Evolution and impact of global crisis, International Labour Office 

2009
  • Promoting Effective Modes of University-Industry Interaction and their Evolution for Economic Catch-up in Asia, IDRC 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2017
  • 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. 

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

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

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

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

2014
  • 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: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? abstract_id=2400907 

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


  • 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)
  • Labour Demand and Export-Oriented Industrialization in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2018, Centre for Poverty and Development Research Grant (CPDSRG), (National)
  • Sustainable and Equitable Development in Southeast Asia and Latin America: Comparative Perspectives International Trade Sub-Programme, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2018, Grand Challenge, (National)
  • Malaysia's Inclusive Development Movement: Positioning Science And Technology Policies For Grassroots Innovations, Consultant, 2016 - 2019, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (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)
  • Open Economy, Investment & Trade Policies in Southeast Asia Countries., Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2016, International Funding, (National)
  • Measuring Innovation Capability In The Malaysian Hotel Industry, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • Economic Dimension - Strengthening Trade And Investment Cooperation, Consultant, 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • 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)
  • 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)

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • 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
  • R&D Evaluation and Impact Study Under Ninth Malaysia Plan, 2012-2012, MOSTI
  • 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
  • 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

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(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)

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


PRESENTER
  • 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)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • 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)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • 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)
INVITED SEMINAR
  • 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
OTHERS
  • 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)

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


  • Non-Tariff Measures - Subject Matter Expert, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, 2017, 1, (National)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(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)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(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)

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Keshminder Singh Jit Singh, The Effects Of Environmental Policies' Stringency Level On Technological Change, 2013/2014
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Gopi Krishnan, Growth, Macroeconomic Policies And Technology And Innovation Progress: Does Growth And Macroeconomic Policy Matter?, 2013/2014
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Muhammad Shujaat Mubarik, Human Capital Development And Productivity: A Case Of SME Sector Of Pakistan, 2013/2014
  • Masters Degree, Sarpaneswaran A/l Subramaniam, Food Consumption in Selangor: The Role Of Education, Ethnicity, Gender And Profession, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Lim Tien Hong, Successful Entrepreneurship: A Study Of Food Processing SMEs In Malaysia, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Mat Khamis @ Mat Kamil Bin Awang, Developing A Process And Framework For Managing Fuzzy Front End Of Innovation Effectively, 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), Chamara Bandara, Sri Lankan experience on factors affecting business failures in SME sector, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sharmini Pereere, Tourist's perception towards adopting eco-tourism in Sri Lanka, 2010/2011