Caloghirou Ioannis

caloghirouDr. Yannis Caloghirou is Professor of Economics of Technology and Industrial Strategy at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is also heading the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at the NTUA. In addition, he is a research associate in the Network Management & Optimal Design Lab at NTUA. He is also chairman of the Scientific Council of the National Documentation Centre (EKT), the national infrastructure for scientific documentation, online information and support services on research, science and technology.

Prof. Caloghirou has a joint background in engineering and economics. He is teaching various courses in economics, management, strategy and public policy both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level. He has been visiting scholar at the Center for International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University in the USA and at the Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex in the UK. He is member of the Governing Board of the European Network of Excellence DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe), working on the economic and social consequences of increasing globalization and the rise of the knowledge economy.

Prof. Caloghirou is leading two research groups at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics. The first focuses on "Innovation Studies" and the second on the study of the "Information Society and the Knowledge-based Economy" (the Infostrag Strategy and Policy Research Group). His main research interest is the study of socioeconomic, organizational and managerial processes and systems related to innovation, industrial and technological development, business creation and development, e-government and the rise of the knowledge economy. He has acted as a scientific coordinator in a number European research projects in the broader area of socioeconomic research. Prof. Caloghirou is currently member of the scientific and Managing Board of the EU-funded large-scale Integrated Project AEGIS ("Advancing Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Economic Growth and Social Well-being in Europe"). He is also the scientific coordinator of a major Greek Project on the Greek business firms and industries in the context of changes in the national and regional system (s) of production and innovation and the relevant labour markets. In addition, he is Scientific Coordinator of a major study on a new Industrial Strategy for Greece with a focus on research, innovative entrepreneurship and employment.

Prof. Caloghirou has served in top policy-making positions in the Greek Government, first as Secretary General for Industry at the Ministry of Development (2000-2002) and Secretary for the Information Society at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (2002-2004). He has also been a member of the Board of the Commercial Bank of Greece. Moreover, he has extensive work experience in industry as well as in policy advisory and policy design and evaluation positions.

Prof. Caloghirou has sat in a number of EU high-level expert and policy groups. He is currently co-Rapporteur of the EU High-Level Policy group on the Economics of the European Research Area.

Prof. Caloghirou has written extensively on topics related to his research in scholarly journals, edited books and the popular and business press. His academic work has been published in a variety of journals such as Industrial and Corporate Change, Technovation, Science and Public Policy, European Management Journal, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of Economic Surveys, International Journal of Technology Management, Managerial and Decision Economics, Telecommunications Policy, Business Strategy Review, Energy Policy, Energy Economics, European Journal of Education, International Journal of Project Management, European Journal of Operational Research, South European Society and Politics, Energy – the international journal, International Journal of Energy Systems, Journal of Modern Hellenism.

He has also spoken as an invited speaker to a wide variety of audiences at professional and policy meetings as well as Universities, international and national conferences and other settings. In addition to other academic writings he co-edited two books: European Collaboration in R&D: Business Strategy and Public Policy (Elgar, 2004) and Knowledge Flows in European Industry (Routledge, 2006).

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