Dr Ana Arroio, GLF 2008-10


Ana Arroio has joined the GEG team as an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow to work on research related to innovation, global knowledge flows and governance. She is currently based at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Her research interests include industrial innovation, National Innovation Systems, negotiation processes, institutional and technological capabilities, the knowledge economy and power. She holds a DPhil in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex, Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), an MPhil in International Relations from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a B.A. in Mass Communication from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Other academic activities include work as Research Associate with RedeSist, of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Economics Institute. Ana was Manager of Innovation and Technological Development of Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN). Currently she is Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Company for Research and Industrial Innovation - Embrapii, and Senior Research Associate of the Economics Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Recent publications include “Development, innovation and public policy: The Brazilian Experience in Support of Micro and Small Enterprise” (BRICS Working Paper, UFRJ, 2007), “Sistemas de inovação e desenvolvimento: mitos e realidade da economia do conhecimento global”, with Helena Lastres and Jose Cassiolato in Conhecimento, Sistemas de Inovação e Desenvolvimento. (Editora da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2005), “Missing Concepts Within the Missing Links: Intermediation and Satellite Network Deployment”, in Mansell, R. (ed.), Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction, (Oxford University Press, 2002) and a contribution to Mansell, R. and Wehn, U. (eds.) Knowledge Societies: Information Technology for Development. United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development. (Oxford University Press, 1998). She is on the Editorial Board of the Revista de Administração Contemporânea – RAC, CEPPAD/UFPR, and of the Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Administração, ANPAD, from 2004. She speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Select Publications

Arroio, A. (2012). “Science, Technology and Innovation for development: is global governance getting it right?”, International Journal of Technology and Globalization. Accepted for publication on January 25 2011, forthcoming May 2012.

Arroio, A and Scerri, M (2011). “Small fish in a big pond – SME and innovation in BRICS countries”. In Arroio, A and Scerri, M (eds., 2011). Innovation and SMEs in the BRICS, the book is being negotiated with publishing companies.

Arroio, A. C.; Cassiolato, J. E. and Lastres, H. (2011). “Micro and Small Enterprise based Entrepreneurship and the Development of Local Productive Systems in Brazil”, Chapter 16 in Sarfraz, A. Mian (ed.), Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship: Global Experiences in Policy and Program Development. Elgar forthcoming.

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