Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. VGR CHANDRAN A/L GOVINDARAJU

  • Associate Professor

  • Department of Development Studies
    Faculty of Business and Economics
  •    +603-79673660
  •   vgrchandran@um.edu.my

BIOGRAPHY
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: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/214786/factsheet/en (2) Regional Economic Corridors: http://www.crisea.eu/researchers/chandran-vgr
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 20/09/2021 to present
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/03/2020 to 09/09/2021
  • AJK Penyelidikan, Faculty, 11/11/2019 to present
  • AJK (IJAZAH TINGGI) Jabatan Pengajian Pembangunan, Faculty, 04/07/2019 to 05/07/2021
  • AJK Pemilihan Kemasukan ke Program Sarjana Muda Ekonomi, University Malaya, 09/03/2020 to 13/03/2020
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/08/2018 to 15/01/2019
  • Panel Penilai bagi Kursus-kursus di Bawah Program Pengajian Sarjana Muda Ekonomi, University Malaya, 24/04/2019 to 28/06/2019
  • Member, Faculty, 07/07/2018 to 08/08/2019
  • AJK Kerja Kursi Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, University Malaya, 01/04/2017 to 31/03/2019
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/08/2016 to 31/07/2018
  • Committee Member , Faculty, 16/01/2015 to 31/12/2018
  • Data Manager, University Malaya, 23/02/2015 to 23/02/2017
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2016
  • AJK Teknikal Program SEnergy@UM, University Malaya, 01/03/2016 to 31/03/2016
  • Member at UMCORS, University Malaya, 01/04/2014 to 31/03/2016
  • Assistant Chief Editor of Institutions & Economics, National, 15/04/2013 to 14/04/2016
  • Penemuduga bagi Kemasukan ke Program Pengajian Ijazah Dasar & Asasi Sesi 2014/2015 , University Malaya, 14/03/2014 to 13/03/2015
  • Ketua Penerbitan "Working Paper Series" FEA, University Malaya, 28/10/2013 to 27/10/2015
  • AJK Penyelidikan, Faculty, 22/06/2013 to 21/06/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja Penyelidikan, Faculty, 22/06/2013 to 21/06/2015
  • Editorial, Associate and Advisory Board Member, University Malaya, 01/06/2013 to 31/05/2015
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/07/2014 to 31/07/2014
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/04/2014 to 30/06/2014
  • AJK FEA WORKSHOP, Faculty, 21/02/2014 to 23/02/2014
  • Acting Head, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 16/06/2013 to 13/09/2013
  • AJK Penyelidikan, Faculty, 01/09/2012 to 22/06/2013
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 15/08/2012 to 15/07/2013
  • Wakil Jabatan bagi AJK Pengajian Izajah Tinggi (JPIT), Faculty, 01/08/2012 to 15/07/2013
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD(UM)(2010), LAIN-LAIN BIDANG EKONOMI, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • M.Sc.(Env.Management)(UKM),(1997), LAIN-LAIN BIDANG EKONOMI, UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA (UKM)
  • BA(Hons)(Economics)(UKM)(1996), ECONOMIC, UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA (UKM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Marie Curie Alumni Association, Member, Since 2020 (International)
  • African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Associate Editor, Since 2019 (International)
  • Globelics, Committee - Research, Since 2016 (International)
  • UNU-MERIT, Visiting Research Professor, 2019 to 2019 (International)
  • Institutions and Economies, Others, 2013 to 2019 (University)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH (Industrial Development;Innovation;Technological Development;Economic Growth;Trade)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • S. Sarpaneswaran, V. G. R. Chandran, Chubashini Suntharalingam & Boon-Kwee Ng (2021): Surviving the storm: Synergistic partnership of knowledge management, marketing and innovation strategies in the cosmetic industry, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, DOI: 10.1080/20421338.2021.1943606
    • Chandran VGR, Nourani, M., Sonia K. & Baskaran A. (2020) Selective Research Funding Policy and Catching up the Ladder in University Research Performance in Malaysia, Managerial and Decision Economics, 42(3), 539-550. https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3252 (WoS)
    2020
    • Mubarik, S. Devadason E.S., and Chandran, VGR. (2020). Human Capital and Export Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in Pakistan, International Journal of Social Economics, 47(5): 643-662. (SCOPUS)
    • 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, 41(6): 885-901. (WoS)
    • Chandran VGR, Rasiah R & Lim, T.H. (2020) Positioning Firms to Drive Labor Productivity: The Role of Capability and Human Capital, The Singapore Economic Review, Forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217590820500502 (WoS)
    • Tariq A.,Chandran VGR, Klobasc,J.E, Li nd, 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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100327 (WoS)
    2019
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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. (WoS)
    • 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)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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, 27(3), 338-358. (WoS)
    • 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)
    2018
    • 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-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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. (WoS)
    • 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. (WoS)
    2017
    • 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)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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. (WoS)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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. (WoS)
    • 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)
    2016
    • 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. (WoS)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    • 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 (WoS)
    2015
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • 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)
    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 (WoS)
    • 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)
    • 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 (WoS)
    2013
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • 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. (WoS)
    • 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 (WoS)
    • Chandran VGR, Santhidran S. & Veera P. (2013) Innovation systems in Malaysia: a perspective of university industry R&D collaboration, July 2013 (SCOPUS)
    2012
    • 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. (WoS)
    • 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. (WoS)
    2011
    • 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)
    • 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-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • 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)
    • 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)
    2010
    • 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. (WoS)
    • 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-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Chandran VGR & Wong CY. (2010) Patenting Activities by Developing Countries: The Case of Malaysia, World Patent Information 33, 51-57. (SCOPUS)
    2009
    • Chandran V.G.R. (2009) Multinationals, Technology and Localization in Automotive Firms in Asia, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 39 (4); 705-708. (WoS)
    • 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. (WoS)
    • Chandran V.G.R. and Munusamy (2009), Trade Openness and Manufacturing Growth in Malaysia, Journal of Policy Modeling, 31, 637-647. (WoS)
    • 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-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Rasiah R. & Chandran V.G.R. (2009) University-Industry Collaboration in the Automotive, Biotechnology and Electronics firms in Malaysia, Seoul Journal of Economics, 22: 529-550. (SCOPUS)
    2008
    • 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-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Chandran V. G. R and Veera P. (2008), Technical Efficiency And Technological Change In Malaysian Service Industries, Applied Economics Letters, 15:8, 655-657. (WoS)
    • 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-WoS/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-WoS/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-WoS/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-WoS/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-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    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.
    Book Chapter
    2020
    • Chandran VGR, Angathevar Baskaran & Mammo Muchie (2020) in Mammo Muchie and Angathevar Baskaran (Eds), Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Lessons from the Development Experience in Africa, (pp.39-72), New Jersey, African World Press.
    • Chandran VGR (2020) Measuring and Benchmarking of Policy Factors Influencing I4R: A Reality Check for ASEAN, in Anbumozhi V., Wyes, H and Ramanathan K. (eds), Assessing the Readiness for Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia.
    2019
    • 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., 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.
    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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    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.
    Case Study/Tech. Report
    2021
    • Wong, Chan-Yuan, VGR Chandran and Ng Boon-Kwee (2021). FDI in Industry 4.0: The case of Malaysia, country paper prepared for ASEAN Investment Report 2020 2021: Investing in Industry 4.0, UNCTAD.
    • Malaysian Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report 2020, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia
    2019
    • Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies in the ASEAN Region
    • Policy Brief: Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies Opportunities and Challenges in the ASEAN region
    2018
    • 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)
    2020
    • Pakej Prihatin PKS (PRIHATIN SME ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE, Selamat Pagi Malaysia, RTM, 9 April 2020 available at https://myklik.rtm.gov.my/vod.php?id=7917
    • V G R Chandran (2020) Flattening the recession curve requires more than stimulus packages, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, April 27, 2020
    2018
    • ASEAN: Its RCEP Role & A Shifting Strategy in Regional Integration, Food Industry Asia, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmIrMf8d7Qg
    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.
    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)
    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)
    Monograph
    2018
    • Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies Opportunities and Challenges in the ASEAN region, policy paper, 2018, UNEP-DTU. http://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/28322/Policy_Brief_ASEAN.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
    Book Review
    2021
    • Chandran VGR (2021) Aiming High: Navigating the Next Stage of Malaysia s Development by International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, Malaysia, Book Review.
    Discussion
    2021
    • Chandran VGR, Foster-McGregor, Neil and Devadason E.S (2021) Regulatory Distance, Margins of Trade, and Regional Integration: The Case of the ASEAN+5, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia Discussion Paper Series No. 403.
    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. - Bulletin
    2014
    • 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 -
    • Mubarik, Shujaat, Chandran, VGR and Devadason, Evelyn Shyamala, (2014) Proposed Framework for Assessing Human Capital: Derivation of the Human Capital Index and Its Application, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2433166 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2433166 -
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Modeling Food Safety Risk Management in Farm to Fork Supply Chain, Consultant, 2019 - 2021 (National)
  • Development of Fuel Subsidy Framework for the Malaysian Road Transport Sector, Consultant, 2019 - 2021 (National)
  • Theorizing Profit Maximization Model on Intellectual Property of Malaysian Firm, Consultant, 2013 - 2016 (National)
  • Internal and External Supply Chain Integration: Revisiting Resource Based View Theory , Consultant, 2013 - 2016 (National)
  • Developing An Environmental Reporting Framework For The Small And Medium Enterprises In Malaysia: Using Q-methodological Approach, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2019 to 31/05/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (Government)
  • Malaysia's Inclusive Development Movement: Positioning Science And Technology Policies For Grassroots Innovations, Co-Researcher, 01/08/2016 to 31/12/2021, (e-finance) Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • European Union H2020
  • 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 28 February 2021)., Consultant, 2017 - 2021 (International)
  • Grand Challenge
  • Sustainable and Equitable Development in Southeast Asia and Latin America: Comparative Perspectives International Trade Sub-Programme, Consultant, 2017 - 2021 (National)
  • International Funding
  • Open Economy, Investment & Trade Policies in Southeast Asia Countries., Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2016 (National)
  • Non-Tariff Measures in Southeast Asia, Consultant, 2015 - 2015 (International)
  • Catching-up Along The Global Value Chain: Models, Determinants And Policy Implications In The Era Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Co-Researcher, 01/05/2018 to 30/04/2022, European Commission (International)
  • Regional Economic Corridors And Global Production Network: Avoiding The Middle Income Trap And Aiming For Inclusive Growth, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/01/2018 to 11/03/2021, European Commission (International)
  • Private Funding
  • Internal Audit and Anti-Competitive Behaviour - A Toolkit for Internal Auditors in Implementing the 2010 Competition Act, Consultant, 2013 - 2014 (National)
  • Private Funding - Manage by CPDS
  • Subjective Wellbeing Of Displaced Community: How Much Have The Community Progressed?, Principal Investigator(PI), 03/12/2018 to 30/11/2020, Tabung Kursi Profesor DiRaja Ungku Aziz (Private)
  • Role Of Social Enterprise In Poverty Alleviation And Inclusive Development In Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 31/10/2018 to 30/04/2020, Tabung Kursi Profesor DiRaja Ungku Aziz (Private)
  • Labour Demand And Export-oriented Industrialization In Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 31/07/2017 to 21/08/2020, Tabung Kursi Profesor DiRaja Ungku Aziz (Private)
  • Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP)
  • Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality in East Asia Pacific , Co-Researcher, 04/10/2018 to 04/07/2020, Research University (Government)
  • RU Geran - Fakulti Program
  • Exploratory Study Of The Solar Industry Ecosystem In Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2018 to 30/04/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Government Supports And Food Operator's Performance In Klang Valley, Co-Researcher, 01/09/2018 to 28/02/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research
  • Knowledge Flow Across The Incubation System, Principal Investigator(PI), 24/01/2017 to 24/01/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Institutions, Innovation and Growth, Principal Investigator(PI), 29/05/2015 to 29/11/2018, Research University (Government)
  • Liberalization And Efficiency In Malaysian Insurance Sector, Principal Investigator(PI), 16/04/2015 to 02/05/2017, Tabung Pasca IPPP (Government)
  • 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), 06/09/2013 to 05/05/2016, Tabung Pasca IPPP (Government)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SBS (Equitable Society)
  • Technology Incubators And Socially Inclusive Growth, Principal Investigator(PI), 27/05/2015 to 27/11/2017, Research University (Government)
  • Economic Dimension - Strengthening Trade And Investment Cooperation, Co-Researcher, 20/12/2013 to 19/06/2016, Research University (Government)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SBS (Equitable Society)
  • Measuring Innovation Capability In The Malaysian Hotel Industry , Principal Investigator(PI), 19/06/2013 to 08/07/2015, Research University (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    External Supervision
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • Tourist's perception towards adopting eco-tourism in Sri Lanka, Sharmini Pereere (Post Graduate Student)
    • Sri Lankan experience on factors affecting business failures in SME sector, Chamara Bandara (Post Graduate Student)
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • Dynamic Link Between Institutions, Innovation and Economic Growth Across the Development Stages, GOPI KRISHNAN A/L K. K. VIJAYARAGHAVAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MULTIDIMENSIONAL EVALUATION OF SCIENTIFIC INPUTS AND OUTPUT: A STUDY OF ASEAN, VIGNES A/L GOPAL KRISHNA, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MATERNAL SATISFACTION IN PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN, UM-E-LAILA, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY: A SECTORIAL VIEW ON PRODUCTIVITY, EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES, RAFEAH KHAFIDAH BINTI KAMARUDIN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • An Exploratory Study of Social Entrepreneurship in Malaysia, Theresa Chan Siew Yoong, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MALAYSIA?S MULTIETHNIC LABOUR MARKET: EXPERIENCES AND PERCEPTIONS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, LAZULI NAMBIAR A/P MADAVAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MARKET STRUCTURE, MISSION DRIFT AND PRODUCTIVITY TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE MICROFINANCE INDUSTRY IN BANGLADESH, MD. ASLAM MIA, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • HOUSEHOLD FOOD & NON-FOOD CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE: A CASE STUDY IN SELANGOR DARUL EHSAN, SARPANESWARAN A/L SUBRAMANIAM, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Active Commuting to Work: The Role of Attitude, Subjective Norms and Perceived Behavioural Control, NOOR AISHAH BINTI HAMBALI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • HUMAN CAPITAL AND PERFORMANCE OF SMALL & MEDIUM MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES: A STUDY OF PAKISTAN, MUHAMMAD SHUJAAT MUBARIK, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • ECO-INNOVATION IN THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY:STATUS AND ITS DETERMINANTS, KESHMINDER SINGH A/L JIT SINGH, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • HOUSING DEMAND IN GREATER KUALA LUMPUR: DETERMINANTS, AFFORDABILITY AND OWNERSHIP, MOHD SYAHIR BIN CHE SULAIMAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • ANTECEDENTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS AND BEHAVIOUR: THE ROLE OF EDUCATION AND CONTEXTUAL FACTORS, TARIQ AHMED, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF INSURANCE COMPANIES: A STUDY OF MALAYSIA, MOHAMMAD NOURANI DARGIRI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Ongoing
    • Regional Development: Employment, Industrialization and Urbanization, KANAGI A/P RAJANDRAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Prospects Of Incubation in Supporting Agro-Based Industry: Evidence from Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Sarpaneswaran Subramaniam, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Greening Global Value Chain: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises of the Consumer Electronics Manufacturing in Klang Valley, Malaysia., MURUGAN A/L KRISNAMOORTHY, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Socio-Economic Conditions and Subjective Well-Being: Experience of the Displaced Community In Putrajaya, SURESH A/L RAJA MANICKAM, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Modelling Electricity Demand: Covariate and Modelling Effects; And Publication Bias, Mohd Azim Bin Sardan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT IN BOTH DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: CASE STUDIES FROM DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, AMARA S. KAMARA, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Firm Characteristics, Capabilities and Productivities: A Study of Malaysian Food Manufacturing Sector, Lim Tien Hong, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Trade Complementary and Competitiveness in Africa, Esther Onanuga, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Women's Entrepreneurship in Malaysia - Key Constraints and the Effectiveness of the Malaysian Government Initiatives, ROZIAH BINTI MOHAMED ISA, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • WOMEN WORKERS IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR OF THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY IN PAKISTAN: A GROUNDED THEORY APPROACH, ERUM SHAFI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Fishery Sector Productivity in Malaysia, BOBBY DALLEN ANAK INDOI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • School Dropouts and its Contributing Factors, MENEGAA PARAMAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Demographic Divide and Unemployment, NUSRAT JAFRIN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Contribution to 12th Malaysia Plan - Socioeconomic Development, 20/07/2020 to 20/07/2020
    • Training for Policymakers: Malaysia Productivity Corporation, 24/02/2017 to 24/02/2017
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Peer Reviewer for Bumiputera Procurement Research Report, IDEAS, 08/09/2021 to 17/09/2021, National, (Reviewer)
  • Capacity Development: Research Collaboration and Expert Mentoring, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation., 23/08/2021 to 31/01/2024, National, (Expert Advisor)
  • The Asian Academy of Management Journal, 08/06/2021 to 08/06/2021, National, (Reviewer)
  • Institutions and Economies, 03/06/2021 to 03/06/2021, University, (Reviewer)
  • Public Procurement Policy and its Impacts, 16/04/2021 to 16/07/2021, National, (Technical Advisor)
  • Global Innovation Index (GII) Working Group Committee on Human Capital & Research, 01/03/2021 to 31/12/2021, National, (Expert Advisor)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Panel Penilai FRGS Fasa 1/2019 Peringkat IPPP ,   (Panel Penilai FRGS Fasa 1/2019 Peringkat IPPP)
  • Panel Reviewer of the Academic Journal of UiTM Johor Vol 11 Edition 2012 ,   (Article in Journal)
  • Research, Development & Commercialization (R,D & C) Subject Matter Expert ,  
  • Technology Building Through Backward Linkages in The Malaysian Petrochemical Industry ,   (Thesis)
  • Urusan Kenaikan Pangkat Staf Akademik ke Jawatan Profesor Madya Gred DM54 ,   (Urusan Kenaikan Pangkat Staf Akademik)
  • The Asian Academy of Management Journal, 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Institutions and Economies, 2021 to 2021 (Article in Journal)
  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Research Institutions in Fostering Knowledge Linkages and Transferring Technology in Malaysia, The Malaysian Development Experience Series Report by World Bank. , 2020 to 2020 (Project)
  • African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • The European Journal of Development Research , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Development Policy Review, 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • International Business Review , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • PhD Thesis Evaluation , 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Master Thesis Examiner , 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Book Review Request , 2018 to 2018 (Book)
  • PhD Thesis Evaluation , 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Proposal Evaluation, National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation, Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan , 2017 to 2017
  • Crafting an Inclusive Green Growth Strategy towards a Sustainable Future. , 2017
  • Third International Conference on Social Protection 2017 "Migration, Development and Social Welfare: Implication & New Insights" , 2017 to 2017 (Conference)
  • Reviewer for conference paper (Centre for Research and Development, Taylor's University), 2016 (Article in Proceeding)
  • Acting as a referee for the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence BuildingSystems (GLOBELICS) network in 2016., 2016 (Article in Proceeding)
  • External Promotion Evaluation for Associate Professor, UiTM, 2015, 2015 to 2015
  • Promotion Evaluation Panel for Associate Professor, UiTM, 2015 to 2015 (Penilai Kenaikan Pangkat)
  • Presenter: China-ASEAN Trade and Investment Relations: Opportunities and Challenges, 2015 to 2015 (Project)
  • External Examiner for PhD A Human Resource Management Framework for Innovative Capability Development , 2014 (Thesis)
  • Examination of PhD Thesis , 2014 (Thesis)
  • Re-Examination of PhD Thesis , 2014 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for PhD Studies On The Relationship Between Financial Liberalization and Stock Market Efficiency , 2014 (Thesis)
  • People's Economy-Implication of Budget 2015 to the People's Welfare , 2014 (Budget Forum)
  • Associate Staff at Centre for Latin American Studies , 2014
  • Internal Examiner for Master Programme Kesan Program Pameran Perniagaan Ke Atas Pengurusan Inovasi Produk Dan Pemasaran Perusahan Kecil Dan Serderhana (PKS): Kajian Ke Atas Peserta Pameran Pertanian, Hortikultur Dan Agro Pelancongan Malaysia (MAHA) , 2014 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for PhD Studies On Time Series Properties Of Forward Discount in Foreign Exchange Market , 2014 (Thesis)
  • Examination of PhD Thesis , 2013 (Thesis)
  • Bengkel Penarafan Jurnal Ilmiah Malaysia , 2013
  • Internal Examiner for PhD Enterprise Finance & Economic Development: A Study of The Fishing Industry in Uganda and The Gambia , 2013 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for PhD , 2013 (Thesis)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Global Innovation Index (GII) Working Group Committee on Human Capital & Research, MOSTI and Academy of Sciences Malaysia , 2021 (National)
  • Public Procurement Policy and its Impacts, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, 2021 (National)
  • Presenter and Resource Person for Economics for Executive Program, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 2020 (University)
  • Advisory , Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia, 2019 (National)
  • Non-Tariff Measures - Subject Matter Expert, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, 2017 (National)
  • Associate Staff, Center for Latin American Studies, 2014 (International)
  • Deputy Editor, Institutions and Economies (IE), Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 2013 (University)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • SME Structural Vulnerabilities: COVID Recovery Strategy for Manufacturing and Retail , IDEAS, 2020 - 2020 (Expert Advisor)
  • Assessing the Readiness for Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy, Assisted in Developing the readiness framework and the self-assessment tool website which is available at http://www.i4r-eria.org/, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2019 - 2020 (Expert Advisor)
  • Structural Evolutions, Emerging Disruptions, Institute for Capital Market Research Malaysia, 2019 - 2019 (Expert Advisor)
  • Industry 4.0, ERIA, 2018 - 2018 (Expert Advisor)
  • Non-Tariff Measures, Malaysia Productivity Corporation, 2017 - 2017 (Expert Advisor)
  • NUTRITION LABELLING ON PREPACKAGED FOOD: IMPACT ON TRADE IN ASEAN, FIA, Singapore, 2017 - 2018 (Consultant )
  • National Bibliometric Study 2015: Science and Technology Knowledge Productivity in Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation , 2016 - 2016 (Consultant )
  • Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development (2nd November 2015), UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP)ASIAN AND PACIFIC CENTRE FOR TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY (APCTT) , 2015 - 2015 (Expert Advisor)
  • Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development (6th August 2015), UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP)ASIA AND PACIFIC CENTRE FOR TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY (APCTT) , 2015 - 2015 (Expert Advisor)
  • Delivering proposal on the development of Perak as a developed state from economic perspective. , Institut Darul Ridzuan, 2014 - 2015 (Expert Advisor)
  • Promoting Low-- Carbon Energy Systems and Green Growth: Implication for Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) , 2014 - 2015 (Expert Advisor)
  • Subject Matter Experts - Economic Complexity, Economic Planning Unit and UKM, 2014 - 2015 (Expert Advisor)
  • 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. , 2013 - 2016 (Expert Panel Of Reviewer)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • TRAIN THE TRAINER, Human Resource Development Fund, 2020 (EDUCATION)
    • Horizon 2020: Marie Sk odowska-Curie Actions Research and Innovation Staff Exchange , European Union, 2018 (RESEARCH)
    • Best Paper Award, Emerald, 2017 (RESEARCH)
    • Highly Cited Paper, Elsevier, 2016 (RESEARCH)
    • Best Paper Award, Asian Society for Innovation and Policy, Korea, 2014 (RESEARCH)
    • Creative Paper Award, Asian Society for Innovation and Policy, Korea, 2014 (RESEARCH)
    • Certificate of Appreciation - Karnival Jom Masuk UM 2013, Institut Pengajian Siswazah, Universiti Malaya, 2013 (SPECIAL)
    • Certificate of Appreciation - Research Gap and Publication, Faculty of Economics and Administration, 2013 (SPECIAL)
    • Certificate of Attendance - Panel Cointegration and Application using Eviews., Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 2013 (SPECIAL)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • Forecasting Macroeconomic Variables, Alliance Bank, 01/11/2021 to 31/10/2022, Project Leader/Lead Consultant (National)
    • Malaysian Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Report 2020, MOSTI, 20/07/2020 to 19/03/2021, Project Leader/Lead Consultant (National)
    • Kajian Penilaian Pencapaian Dan Impak Program R,D&C Di Bawah Rancangan Malaysia Kesembilan, Kementerian Sains Teknologi Dan Inovasi, Bahagian Perancang, Kementerian Sains Teknologi Dan Inovasi, 01/08/2012 to 01/08/2013 (National)
    • Macroeconomic Variables Forecasting for the MFRS 9 , Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad, 01/11/2020 to 01/11/2020 (National)
    • "Achieving Developed Status by 2020: Perak State", University of Malaya Centre of Regulatory Studies , 01/08/2012 to 01/08/2012 (National)
    • Macroeconomic Forecasting , Alliance Bank, 01/06/2019 to 01/06/2019 (National)
    • ERIA-UNCTAD: NTMs in ASEAN (Phase III), ERIA-UNCTAD, 01/11/2018 to 01/11/2019 (International)
    • Forecasting Macroeconomic Variables for the MFRS 9, Alliance Bank, 01/12/2017 to 01/12/2019 (National)
    • Trade in Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs): Regional Trade Flows and Implications of the Removal of Trade Barriers in ASEAN , United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 01/11/2017 to 01/11/2018 (International)
    • Science, Technology and Innovation Indicator Report 2016, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, 01/01/2016 to 01/01/2016 (National)
    • National Bibliometric Study 2015: Science and Technology Knowledge Productivity in Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, 01/01/2015 to 01/01/2015 (National)
    • R&D Evaluation and Impact Study Under Ninth Malaysia Plan, MOSTI, 01/01/2012 to 01/01/2013 (National)
    • Regional Coordination Mechanism for Universities and Councils in Inclusive Development: The Case of Southeast Asia Innovation Systems, Ateneo School of Government, Philippines & International Development Research Center, Canada, 01/01/2012 to 01/01/2013 (International)
    • 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, IDRC, 01/09/2011 to 01/09/2011 (International)
    • OECD Review of Innovation in South-East Asia: A Country Profile of Malaysia on Innovation., OECD, 01/09/2011 to 01/09/2011 (International)
    • National Science and Technology Policy 3 (STP 3), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. , MOSTI, 01/01/2011 to 01/01/2011 (National)
    • 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. , National Science and Research Council, 01/10/2011 to 01/10/2012 (National)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    PLEANARY SPEAKER
  • Assessing STI capabilities in Asia and the Pacific, Second Regional workshop on Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, 02/11/2015 to 02/11/2015, UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP) (International)
  • A study of supply chain practices in electronics industry in Malaysia, Asialics International Conference, 15/04/2010 to 17/04/2010 (International)
  • Modularity, absorptive capacity and technological capabilities, International Association of Management of Technology , 07/03/2010 to 11/03/2010 (International)
  • INVITED SEMINAR
  • Sustainable Trade Financing: Why, How and the Policy Instruments, Financing Sustainable Development, 07/07/2020 to 07/07/2020, Institute of Capital Market Research  (National)
  • Modularity, Technology Capability and Firm Performance: The Case of Electronics Industry in Malaysia, International Graduate Theses Conference, 04/03/2009 to 07/03/2009, International Graduate Theses Conference
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • Analyzing Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators , Knowledge Transfer Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, 17/06/2021 to 17/06/2021, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (National)
  • Spatial Relocation in Global Production Networks: a Path Creation Perspective of Solar Panel Industry in Malaysia, Business Model and Innovation Analytics, 07/05/2021 to 07/05/2021, NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY (International)
  • Tourism Impact of Covid 19 on regional economy and recovery trends, Tourism Impact of Covid 19 on regional economy and recovery trends, Webinar, 16/10/2020 to 16/10/2020, Center of Excellence Travel, Tourism and Hospitality (CETTH) of Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), Recording available at https://youtu.be/WNmOdrsLUt4 (International)
  • Embracing Industry 4.0: Policy and Progress in Malaysia, REGIONAL ECONOMIC STUDIES PROGRAMME WEBINAR, YUSOF ISHAK INSTITUTE, SINGAPORE , 13/10/2020 to 13/10/2020, ISEAS (International)
  • COVID 19 and the Low Carbon Economy in Malaysia, What C-19 Means for Financing Low-carbon Economy?, 01/10/2020 to 01/10/2020, ERIA (International)
  • Assessing the Impact of Non-Tariff Measures on Trade: Case of ASEAN+6, Economic Impact of Non-Tariff Measures, 14/11/2019 to 15/11/2019, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (International)
  • Policy Readiness on Industry 4.0 for Circular Economy, 2nd Workshop on Industry 4.0 for Circular Economy , 20/05/2018 to 22/05/2018, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (International)
  • Regional Economic Corridors and Global Production Network: Avoiding the Middle Income Trap and Aiming for Inclusive Growth, Competing Regional Integration in Southeast Asia, 28/03/2018 to 31/03/2018, Institute for European Studies (International)
  • Implications of NTMs on Businesses , Analysis of NTMs - Ministry of Agriculture , 13/09/2017 to 14/09/2017, Malaysian Productivity Corporation (National)
  • Iron and Steel Industry in Perak: Progress and Challenges, IDR Annual Research Seminar, 17/04/2017 to 17/04/2017, Institut Darul Ridzuan (National)
  • NTMs - Classification and Trends, Good Regulatory Practice (GRP): Sharing Session on Non-Tariff Measures, 12/01/2017 to 12/01/2017, MPC (National)
  • 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, 05/07/2016 to 07/07/2016, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University (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, 02/06/2016 to 03/06/2016, Australian Research Centre for Accounting, Finance and Economics (ARCAFE), (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, 28/03/2016 to 29/03/2016, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN (International)
  • R&D and innovation in Malaysian manufacturing sectors: Progress and challenges, World Innovation Forum, 03/11/2012 to 07/11/2012, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) (International)
  • FDI, Environment and Green Economy: The Case of Malaysia, Third High-Level Policy Roundtable on International Investment Policies in Asia: Responsibility and Sustainability, 07/05/2012 to 10/05/2012, ADBI (International)
  • PRESENTER
  • Regulatory Distance, Margins of Trade and Regional Integration: The Case of ASEAN+5, Impact of Non-tariff Measures on Trade and Competitiveness in East Asia , 23/03/2020 to 24/03/2020, ERIA (International)
  • Presentation on Spatial re-localisation in global production networks: a path creation perspective of Solar Panel Industry in Malaysia , School of Governance Seminar, 03/10/2019 to 03/10/2019, UNU-MERIT (International)
  • Managing Productivity Heterogeneity, Capability and Human Capital: Case of Food Manufacturing Firms , UNU-MERIT INTERNAL CONFERENCE, 26/06/2019 to 27/06/2019, UNU-MERIT (International)
  • Macroeconomic Variable Outlook 2017-2021, Macroeconomic Variable Forecast Outlook, 15/12/2017 to 15/12/2017, Alliance Bank (National)
  • 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, 22/03/2016 to 23/03/2016, Yusof Ishak Institute (International)
  • "Entrepreneurial intention and behaviour: The role of entrepreneurship education and contextual factors", The 13th GLOBELICS International Conference, 22/09/2015, GLOBELICS (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, 06/08/2015, UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP) ASIA AND PACIFIC CENTRE FOR TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY (APCTT) (International)
  • Low Carbon Energy System and Green Growth: Malaysian Case Study, The 2 nd ERIA Workshop, 11/07/2015 to 13/07/2015, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (International)
  • Institutional Support and Innovation in SMEs: The case of Malaysia, 11th ASIALICS International Conference, 24/09/2014 to 27/09/2014, Asialics (International)
  • Measuring Innovation Capability in service industry: Innovation drivers and firm performance, Asian Society for Innovation and Policy 2014 Malaysian Conference, 03/08/2014 to 06/08/2014 (National)
  • Low-- Carbon Energy Systems and Green Growth:: Implication for Regional Economic Cooperation and Integratiion, Working Group Meeting, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 14/03/2014 to 15/03/2014, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (International)
  • Institutional Support and Innovation in SMEs: The case of Malaysia, Research Seminar Series, 13/12/2013
  • Institutional Support and Innovation in SMEs: The case of Malaysia, Research Seminar Series, 06/11/2013 (University)
  • Antecedents of Entrepreneurial Intentions and Entrepreneurial Behaviour: A Proposed Framework on the Role of Entrepreneurial Education and Contextual Factors- conceptual paper, The 11th GLOBELICS International Conference, 20/09/2013 to 22/09/2013, GLOBELICS (International)
  • Research Gap and Publication, Research Gap and Publication, 08/02/2013
  • Communicating Change in Malaysia: Leadership, Commitment to Change, and the Mediating Role of Change Readiness, Transforming Asian Organizations Towards Global Competitiveness and Sustainability,, 27/10/2010 to 29/10/2010, Asia Organization Development Summit (International)
  • Process Technology and Performance : A study of supply chain practices in electronics industry in Malaysia, 7th Asialics International Conference, 15/04/2010 to 17/04/2010 (International)
  • Innovation Systems in Malaysia: Perspective From the University-Industry Research Collaboration, 7th Asialics International Conference, 15/04/2010 to 17/04/2010 (International)
  • Manufacturing Modularity and Firm Competitiveness: The Case Of Electronics, Penang, Malaysia, Globelics 6th International Conference , 22/09/2008 to 24/09/2008, Globelics 6th International Conference  (International)
  • Modular-Based Production Practices, Firm Competitiveness and Technological Capabilities: The Case of Electronics, Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia , 27/07/2008 to 29/07/2008, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (University)
  • Electronics Cluster in Penang, Malaysia: Current Status and Obstacles to Development, The Expert Group Meeting on Industrial Development, 29/10/2007 to 31/10/2007 (International)
  • The Commercialization of Research Results Among Researchers in Public Universities and Research Institutions, International Conference: Making Innovation Work for Soceity: Experience from Asia, 22/07/2007 to 24/07/2007, International Conference: Making Innovation Work for Soceity: Experience from Asia (National)
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Manufacturing Growth: The Malaysian Experience, The Malaysian Experience, URDC Colloquium , 04/10/2006 (National)
  • Trade Dynamics Between China and ASEAN-5: An Empirical Analysis, Asian Institute of Management Conference Centre, 24/11/2005 to 25/11/2005, Asian Institute of Management Conference Centre (International)
  • Impediments of Technology Commercialization: Lessons from Universities and Research Institutions in Malaysia, Management of Technology and Technology Entrepreneurship, Putera Pan Pacific , 31/05/2005 to 02/06/2005, University Technology Malaysia (National)
  • Technology and Innovation in Malaysia: What do the key indicators suggest, IRPA Seminar , 27/02/2005 to 28/02/2005 (National)
  • Trade Specialization And Competitiveness Of China And ASEAN 5, University International Business Management Conference, 06/12/2004 to 07/12/2004, University TenagaNasional (National)
  • Policy Endorsement in High Tech-Export Industries of Malaysia: A Regiocentric Approach,, Second Economic Colloquium, Golden Legacy, Malacca, 24/05/2004 (National)
  • The Trends, Prospects and Challenges of Malaysian Export Market: A Shift-Share Analysis, Scientific and Social Research, 19/05/2004 to 21/05/2004, IRDC, UiTM Sarawak and Faculty of Applied Sciences, UiTM (National)
  • The Trends, Prospects and Challenges of Malaysian Export Market: A Shift- Share Analysis, 2nd National Conference, 12/02/2004 to 04/02/2004, URDC, Riviera Bay Resort (National)
  • Reverse Logistics: A Review of Definitions and Comparison of other related Logistics Concepts, 2nd National Conference on Transportation Management: Issues and Challenges,, 21/10/2003 to 22/10/2003, by Transportation Management Institute, University Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Center for Transportation Studies, MARA University of Technology.  (National)
  • ASEAN TRADE: The Relative Revealed Comparative Advantage of ASEAN Manufactured Exports 1996-2000, Innovative Responses to Regional Events International Conference, 21/01/2003 to 22/01/2003, Auckland University of Technology (National)
  • ISO 14000 As A Business Strategy for the 21st Century : An Economic Perspective, the Economic Colloquium , 29/10/2002 to 29/10/2002, MARA University of Technology, Segamat, Johor (National)
  • OTHERS
  • Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Competitiveness, Stronger ASCC, Closer ASEAN - Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), 16/11/2015 to 16/11/2015, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) (International)
  • University-Industry R&D Collaboration in the Electronics and Biotechnology firms in Malaysia, Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe , 10/12/2009 to 11/12/2009, Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe  (International)
  • University-Industry Collaboration in the Automotive, Biotechnology and Electronics firms in Malaysia , International Conference organized by UNU-MERIT and CRES, UCAD, 06/10/2009 to 08/10/2009, organized by UNU-MERIT and CRES, UCAD (International)
  • Supply Chain Integration Capability and Impact on Firms Performance, International Accounting and Business Conference , 18/08/2008 to 19/08/2008, International Accounting and Business Conference  (International)
  • The Compounded Role of E-Commerce in Achieving Supply Chain Excellence in Manufacturing Perspective , Seminar on E-Commerce, 10/01/2005 to 11/01/2010 (National)