Dr Mohan Avvari

Dr Mohan Avvari
Nottingham University Business School Malaysia

Expertise summary

My interest and expertise is around business organisations developing capabilities for sustainable strategies and Innovation. In particular how businesses develop inter-organizational linkages for enhancing innovation and also for developing sustainable /socially responsible strategies in Asia. I have also developed expertise around how small and medium enterprises (SMEs), particularly those located in 'regional clusters', develop linkages or form networks for their business strategies and innovation. I have done work in the above area in the context of Malaysia, India and South Korea.

Research group: International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) and Innovation (HGI).

University links: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan) Sunway University (Malaysia) Chungnam National University and Daegu Kyeongbook Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea) University of Hyderabad, IMT Nagpus, IIT Madras, SDMIMD (India) LIPI and Binus University (Indonesia).

Affiliations: UN-Global Compact Malaysia Several Business Organisations.

More information can be found on Dr Avvari's webpage.

Consultancy and Research:  Dr Avvari is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.

Policy credentials

I have worked with NGOs like the World Technopolis Association (UNESCO-WTA) in their annual UNESCO WTA training workshops policy makers / science & technology park managers, with UNESCO and with IDEAS Malaysia (the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs a nonprofit research institute dedicated to promoting solutions to public policy challenges) a sample of my recent work with IDEAS https://www.ideas.org.my/brief-ideas-no-29-building-sme-digital-resilience-what-have-we-learned-from-the-mco/

Industry credentials

I have worked with UN-Global Compact Malaysia on projects to develop 'guides' for sustainability centric decision making for top management (CEO Guide for Sustainability and CEO Guide for Climate Action). We have also organised webinars on Sustainability and Innovation in Malaysia. Currently working on developing Malaysian/Asian Cases studies of "Organisations with Purpose" how organisations are innovating to meet their Sustainability Agendas while contributing to the UN-Sustainable Development Goals.I have worked on how innovations systems / eco-systems for entrepreneurship / innovation – and now want to develop research in the area of Responsible Innovation and Eco-systems for Innovation to contribute towards Sustainability/UN-SDGs. - keening also in mind digitization of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).


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