Do you Agree with the Global Innovation Index 2014?

TCLab probes analytical approaches to innovation and development. The more important the diversity of innovation paths and planning processes becomes, the greater the competing urge it seems to standardize measures and rank countries.

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is said to caputre the 'human factor in innovation'. Does it? Do you agree with its ranking? Read more about its measurement and the ranks with differences among countries.

Opening the International Development Black Box at the Open University

The Open University's Economics Department and Centre for Innovation, Knowledge, and Development are advancing the scope of international development research. Take a closer look at their expertise.

Maureen Mackintosh, Prof. of Economics and Director IKD, and Theo Papaionanou, Deputy Director, IKD host the Local Health workshop, a foray from industry to health.






New book-Innovation in India: Combining Economic Growth with Inclusive Development

Shyama Ramani (Ed.) Cambridge University Press 2014, just released

Chapters from Smita Srinivas, Arijita Dutta, Nagesh Kumar, Carl Pray, Ambuj Sagar, Gita Surie, Lata Nagarajan, and many others.


FAPERJ-Columbia Global Center 2014 award for Team of Profs. Srinivas, Pinhanez (FGV-EBAPE, Rio)

The FAPERJ-GC 2014 award is for the analysis of technological shifts and decentralized industrial governance in Brazil's oil and gas industry.

Can Brazil boost energy production for diverse energy users and new energy markets? Petrobras facilities shown here (photo credit, Petrobras website)

The World Cities Summit: Over 130 Mayors, 20,000 participants and development and planning experts

TCLab launches new ILAS funded study on youth skills in the machine tools with Global Center

TCLab began a new project analyzing the economic and spatial institutions for youth employment and skills in the machine tools sector. Now in Mumbai and Bangalore, with plans for Rio and Sao Paolo....

Photocredit: Brown & Sharpe's Universal Milling Machine, 1861

Will Mayors Rule the World? The World Cities Summit 2014, Singapore

Africa’s firms revealed as innovative but unsupported

Many creative activities occur in poor nations, but often they are undervalued; Little innovative knowledge comes from abroad and firms rarely collaborate.See the report on the Oxford University study  Creative Commons Attribution License


TCLab "Narrate" 2013 Markets, Health technologies, justice: challenges of analysis and communication

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Jason Cone, Médecins Sans Frontières; Stephen Mayes, VII Photo; Brian McGrath, Parsons, The New School; Patricia Thomas, U Georgia; Smita Srinivas, TCLab Columbia University GSAPP


The discussion elaborated on themes from Smita Srinivas's Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States—a far-reaching analysis of technological advance and market regulation of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries in India, Brazil, China, Nigeria, and South Africa—as a springboard into the difficult responsibilities of reporting across media and cultural divides. See the video of the full event here


The enduring inspiration of Charles Tilly (read his chapter): Peter Marcuse, Smita Srinivas, GSAPP contribute

See Charles Tilly Cities, states, and trust networks: chapter 1 of Cities and States in World History

See Ed Soja Cities and states in geohistory

See Smita Srinivas Industrial welfare and the state: nation and city reconsidered

Take a peek inside the book and its chapters!
Read Chris Tilly and Michael Hanagan's editorial chapter and other contributions


UNICEF, science, engineering, children

Why are children excluded from so many scietific breakthroughs and technological innovations?

Technological Change for Climate Change, but only with full cycle solutions

The C40 research blog lists city finalists.

Industrial Booms, Busts and Fracking

Callie New's M.S. thesis is a pioneering effort in more ways than one.

Waste materials chains

These steel recycling bales are products. They are products with value between and within countries.

Finnish material value chain grant for Makinen-Srinivas team

Former TCLab Visiting Professor Saku Makinen has been active in the new Finnish award on the urban waste industry.

Asia House editorial: India! Calling for Jobs, Skills, Economic Diversity!

Srinivas and Vieira Filho (2014) on the legacy of Arthur Lewis (1954)

Farm versus Firm? Analyzing the institutional questions of Arthur Lewis (shown) and Hayami and Ruttan (1985) at Globelics 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Open University opens a most stimulating workshop on knowledge and development

Whose innovations? At what cost?

TCLab launches new ILAS funded study on youth skills in the machine tools with Global Center

Thank you ILAS and Mumbai GC!

Urban ethics and theory: Prof. Lisa Schweitzer praises Market Menagerie

"...there is a comment that made me run out of my office to share it with my colleagues: