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Dr Dinar Kale

Dinar Kale

Profile summary

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences & Global Studies
  • Development
  • dinar.kale

Professional biography

I hold an MSc in Organic Chemistry (University of Pune), an MBA in Marketing Management (University of Pune) and a PhD (The Open University Business School). My work concerns investigating issues that help or hinder innovation and development of the healthcare technology industries from developing countries. Before starting my PhD studies I worked in India with a biotechnology company and a highly respected medical device company managing operations in Western India region. After completion of my PhD, I joined DPP on an ESRC funded project ‘Issues involved in the diffusion of knowledge through migration of scientific labour in India’ and followed by School of Management at the University of Surrey. I am currently working as a Senior Lecturer in International Development and Innovation at the Development Policy and Practice group. I am also associated with the Innogen Institute and School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh.

 

Research interests

My research focuses on the issues of knowledge transfer, dynamics of innovation and industrial policy in life science industries from emerging countries. My doctoral and post-doctoral research involved significant research on industrial dynamics in industries from developing countries specifically focusing on the evolution of capabilities, technology strategies and firm-level issues involved in innovation management. I investigated the role of skilled migration in the effective transfer of knowledge in the life science industries in developing countries in my ESRC funded post-doctoral project. 

Building on that I focused on investigating various issues associated with technology strategy, industrial development and inclusive innovation in developing countries. It involved investigating the role of regulation and intermediaries such as industry associations in facilitating inclusive innovation in life-science industries in the Leverhulme Trust funded project. This project concentrated on the life-science sector and covered institutional and firm-level issues in the medical device and biotechnology industries in India and South Africa.  The broader aim was to understand the implication of inclusive innovations in ensuring affordable and accessible healthcare for poor people in developing countries. My work on the Indian medical device industry reveals a disconnection between industrial technology policy and healthcare objectives in emerging countries, which hinders the development of the medical devices industries. Over the years I have published my research in leading journals in the area of Business Studies (BS), Development Studies (DS) and Innovation Studies (IS) such as the British Journal of Management, Research Policy, World Development and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 

Continuing the research stream, I am currently leading work packages on the two ESRC-GCRF funded projects looking at 'Innovation for Cancer Care in Africa'' and 'Migration of Inclusive Growth in Africa'. 

 

Teaching interests

I am currently involved in teaching postgraduate modules on Global Development Management. It includes managing introductory module:  T877 Development: Context and Practice and contributing to T878 Capacities for Managing Development. 

Research Activity

Externally funded projects

Migration for Inclusive African Growth

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Sep/201828/Feb/2021ESRC Economic and Social Research Council
A new wave of economic dynamism in Africa has created a pressing challenge of translating this elite-based, resource-driven growth into more inclusive growth. Africa’s growth has intensified contemporary migration within and to the continent, with important implications for sustainable and inclusive growth in both ‘sending’ and ‘receiving’ contexts. Therefore, the aim of the project is to understand how and to what extent contemporary migrant communities are taking advantage of, and contributing to, sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa. Despite being an important channel for trade, investment and skills development, little is known about the nature and potentially transformative outcomes of these diverse migration flows. In addressing this, the novelty of this project is threefold: (1) in analysing the impacts of migration through the lens of inclusive growth, (2) in exploring internal, regional and intercontinental migration together and moving the study of migration and development beyond South-to-North flows, and (3) in co-designing policy responses and capacity-building resources for optimising the contribution of migration to inclusive African growth. This proposal arises out of an ESRC GCRF network grant that has identified, through a series of workshops hosted by the African partners, that our knowledge of the size, motivations, organisation and impacts of recent flows of migrants and their relations with host communities is largely anecdotal, while official data is fragmented, inaccurate or partial. This proposal will produce the first multi-country comparative study of these groups in Africa, with a focus on how and with what impact these groups operate in the manufacturing and service sectors of four African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique) that are all on the OECD DAC list.

How to link industrial and social innovation for inclusive development: lessons from tackling cancer care in Africa

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Sep/201828/Feb/2021ESRC Economic and Social Research Council
This new project is supported by the ESRC under the GCRF Inclusive Societies initiative. It aims to demonstrate the benefits for inclusive development of linking local industrial and social innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It will do this by addressing the “hard case” of increasing access to cancer care in East Africa.

Publications

From small molecule generics to biosimilars: Technological upgrading and patterns of distinctive learning processes in the Indian pharmaceutical industry (2019-08-01)
Kale, Dinar
Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 145 (pp. 370-383)
In search of the missing hand of "collaborative action": evidence from the Indian medical device industry (2019)
Kale, Dinar and Wield, David
Innovation and Development, 9(1) (pp. 1-23)
Mind the gap: Investigating the role of collective action in the evolution of Indian medical device regulation (2019)
Kale, Dinar
Technology in Society ((Early Access))
Politics of innovation and development: The role of industry associations in integrating political, bureaucratic, industrial and health systems in India and South Africa (2018-03)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius
Development Policy Review, 36(S1) (pp. 0531-0551)
The special issue of the journal Technology Analysis & Strategic Management on biosimilar: capabilities, regulations and affordable healthcare (2017-02-17)
Kale, Dinar and Niosi, Jorge
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 29(3) (pp. 247-250)
Heterogeneity in learning processes and the evolution of dynamic managerial capabilities as a response of emergence of biosimilar market: evidence from the Indian pharmaceutical industry (2017)
Kale, Dinar and Huzair, Farah
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 29(3) (pp. 300-312)
To Lobby or to Partner? Investigating the Shifting Political Strategies of Biopharmaceutical Industry Associations in Innovation Systems of South Africa and India (2016-02)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
World Development, 78 (pp. 66-79)
Regulating in developing countries: multiple roles for medical research and products regulation in Argentina and India (2015-11-01)
Harmon, Shawn H. E. and Kale, Dinar
Technology in Society, 43 (pp. 10-22)
National innovation systems and the intermediary role of industry associations in building institutional capacities for innovation in developing countries: a critical review of the literature (2015-10-31)
Watkins, Andrew; Papaioannou, Theo; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
Research Policy, 44(8) (pp. 1407-1418)
Industry associations, health innovation systems and politics of development: the cases of India and South Africa (2015-08)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius
Business and Politics, 17(2) (pp. 253-289)
Biosimilars and the long game (2015-05)
Huzair, Farah and Kale, Dinar
Trends in Biotechnology, 33(5) (pp. 250-252)
New drugs and health technologies for low-income populations: will the private sector meet the needs of low-income populations in developing countries? (2013)
Kale, Dinar; Hanlin, Rebecca and Chataway, Joanna
Innovation and Development, 3(1) (pp. 121-137)
Sources of innovation and technology capability development in the Indian automobile industry (2012)
Kale, Dinar
International Journal of Institution and Economics, 4, Article 6(2) (pp. 121-150)
Innovative capability development in the Indian pharmaceutical industry (2012)
Kale, Dinar
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 9(2) (p 1250013)
Internationalisation strategies of Indian pharmaceutical firms (2010-10-01)
Kale, Dinar
PharmaBuzz, 5(10) (pp. 6-13)
The Distinctive Patterns of Dynamic Learning and inter-firm Differences in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry (2010-03-01)
Kale, Dinar
British Journal of Management, 21(1) (pp. 223-238)
International migration, knowledge diffusion and innovation capacities in the Indian pharmaceutical industry (2009-11-01)
Kale, Dinar
New Technology, Work and Employment, 24(3) (pp. 260-276)
Experimentation with strategy and the evolution of dynamic capability in the Indian pharmaceutical sector (2009-08)
Athreye, Suma; Kale, Dinar and Ramani, Shyama V.
Industrial and Corporate Change, 18(4) (pp. 729-759)
Below the radar: What does innovation in emerging economies have to offer other low-income economies? (2009)
Kaplinsky, Raphael; Chataway, Jo; Hanlin, Rebecca; Clark, Norman; Kale, Dinar; Muraguri, Lois; Papaioannou, Theo; Robbins, Peter and Wamae, Watu
International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 8(3) (pp. 177-197)
Diffusion of knowledge through migration of scientific labour in India (2008-07)
Kale, Dinar; Wield, David and Chataway, Jo
Science and Public Policy, 35(6) (pp. 417-430)
Exploitative and Explorative Learning as a Response to the TRIPS Agreement in Indian Pharmaceutical Firms (2008-02-14)
Kale, Dinar and Wield, David
Industry and Innovation, 15(1) (pp. 93-114)
The dynamics of pharmaceutical patenting in India: Evidence from USPTO data (2007-09)
Archambault, Éric; Simonetti, Roberto; Côté, Grégoire and Kale, Dinar
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 19(5) (pp. 625-642)
From imitation to innovation: the evolution of R&D capabilities and learning processes in the Indian pharmaceutical industry (2007-09)
Kale, Dinar and Little, Stephen
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 19(5) (pp. 589-609)
The Indian pharmaceutical industry before and after TRIPS (2007-09)
Chataway, Joanna; Kale, Dinar and Wield, David
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 19(5) (pp. 559-563)
Flows and cohesion: balancing capabilities across an expanded union (2007-03)
Kale, Dinar and Little, Stephen E.
Mobilities, 2(1) (pp. 99-108)
Knowledge generation in developing countries: a theoretical framework for exploring dynamic learning in high technology firms (2005-10)
Kale, Dinar and Little, Stephen
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 3(2) (pp. 87-96)
Re-developing Knowledge Creation Capability: Innovating in Indian Pharmaceutical Industry under the TRIPS-Compliant Patent Regime (2017-01-18)
Kale, Dinar
In: Little, Stephen E.; Go, Frank M. and Poon, Teresa Shuck-Ching eds. Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Challenges and Experiences from East and West (pp. 229-247)
ISBN : 978-3-319-43858-0 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Cham
Industry Associations and the Changing Politics of Making Medicines in South Africa (2015-12-09)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
In: Mackintosh, Maureen; Banda, Geoffrey; Tibandebage, Paula and Wamae, Watu eds. Making Medicines in Africa: the Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health. International Political Economy (pp. 261-277)
ISBN : 9781137571335 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
Pharmaceutical Standards in Africa: The Road to Improvement and Their Role in Technological Capability Upgrading (2015-12)
Banda, Geoffrey; Mugwagwa, Julius; Ndomondo-Sigonda, Margareth and Kale, Dinar
In: Mackintosh, Maureen; Banda, Geoffrey; Wamae, Watu and Tibandebage, Paula eds. Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health (pp. 224-242)
ISBN : 978113754670 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
India (2012-07-05)
Kale, Dinar
In: Amann, Edmund and Cantwell, John eds. Innovative firms in emerging market countries (pp. 148-191)
ISBN : 978-0-19-964600-5 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford
Transnational corporations: significance and impact (2012)
Kale, Dinar
In: Papaioannou, Theo and Butcher, Melissa eds. International development in a changing world (pp. 151-176)
ISBN : 978-1-78093-237-8 | Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic | Published : London
Reconfiguration of knowledge management practices in new product development- The case of the Indian pharmaceutical industry (2011-12)
Kale, Dinar; Little, Stephen and Hinton, Matt
In: Grant, Kenneth A. ed. Case Studies in Knowledge Management Research (pp. 102-119)
ISBN : 978-1-908272-26-3 | Publisher : Academic Publishing International Ltd | Published : Reading, UK
Global manufactures prices: how do China’s exports compare? (2011-10-20)
Fu, Xiaolan; Kaplinsky, Raphie and Kale, Dina
In: Fu, Xiaolan ed. China’s Role in Global Economic Recovery. Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy (pp. 127-145)
ISBN : 978-0-415-67034-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, UK
Globalisation, migration and knowledge transfer: the reconfiguration of R&D capability in Indian pharmaceutical firms (2010)
Kale, Dinar and Little, Stephen
In: Singh, P. and Verma, S. eds. Organizing and Managing in the Era of Globalization
ISBN : 9788132102465 | Publisher : Sage | Published : New Delhi
Diffusion of knowledge through migration of scientific labour in India (2008-03)
Kale, Dinar; Wield, David and Chataway, Jo
In: Kumar, Krishna ed. Reverse Brain Drain: A Reality in Millennium. Human Resources Management
ISBN : 978-81-314-1944-1 | Publisher : ICFAI publications | Published : Hyderabad, India
Knowledge generation in developing countries (2006-10)
Kale, Dinar and Little, Stephen
In: Janardhan, Rao N. ed. Knowledge Based Economy - Country Perspectives. Economy
ISBN : 81-314-0440-4 | Publisher : ICFAI Publications | Published : Hyderabad, India
Politics of Innovation and Development: the Role of Industry Associations in Integrating Political, Industrial and Health Systems in India and South Africa (2016-03-21)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius
In : 66th Political Studies Association Annual International Conference: Politics and the Good Life (21-23 Mar 2016, Brighton, UK)
Industry Associations and the Politics of Making Medicines in South Africa (2016)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
In : 28th SASE Annual Meeting: Moral Economies, Economic Moralities (24-26 Jun 2016, University of California Berkeley)
New sources of growth under the TRIPS compliant patent regime for emerging country pharmaceutical industries?: Investigating the development of biosimilar capabilities in the Indian pharmaceutical sector (2015-09-24)
Kale, Dinar and Huzair, Farah
In : 13th Globelics International Conference (23-25 Sep 2015, Havana, Cuba)
Why Industry Associations Matter for Healthcare Industries in Emerging Countries: Evidence from the Indian Biotechnology and Medical Device Industries (2015-09-23)
Kale, Dinar; Watkins, Andrew; Papaioannou, Theo and Mugwagwa, Julius
In : 13th Globelics International Conference (23-25 Sep 2015, Havana, Cuba)
Where will affordable medical devices for low-income populations come from? Emerging role of social technologies (2015-09-08)
Kale, Dinar and Mkwashi, Andrew
In : Development Studies Association Annual Conference 2015: Global Development as Relationship: Dependence, Interdependence or Divide? 7th-8th September 2015, University of Bath (7-8 Sep 2015, Bath)
Heterogeneity in learning processes and the evolution of dynamic capabilities: evidence from the Indian pharmaceutical industry (2015-06-10)
Kale, Dinar and Huzair, Farah
In : DRUID15 Conference on the Relevance of Innovation (15-17 Jun 2015, Rome, Italy)
Are pharmaceutical industry associations an underutilised partner in health delivery governance and innovation systems in developing countries? (2015)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew and Kale, Dinar
In : Development Studies Association Annual Conference 2015 (7-8 Sep 2015, University of Bath)
To lobby or to partner? Explaining the shifting political strategies of biopharmaceutical industry associations in South Africa and India (2014-09)
Papaioannou, Theo; Watkins, Andrew; Mugwagwa, Julius and Kale, Dinar
In : Development Studies Association Annual Conference 2014 (01 Nov 2014, London)
Reconfiguration of competencies as a response to the emergence of disruptive new markets – evidence from Indian pharmaceutical firms (2014-07-29)
Kale, Dinar and Huzair, Farah
In : The International Joseph Schumpeter Society 15th ISS Conference: Foundations of Economic Change - Behaviour, Interaction and Aggregate Outcomes (27-30 Jul 2014, Jena, Germany)
The role of industry associations in health innovation and politics of development: the cases of South Africa and India (2014-07)
Papaioannou, Theo; Kale, Dinar; Mugwagwa, Julius and Watkins, Andrew
In : 15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS) (27-30 Jul 2014, Jena, Germany)
National innovation systems, developing countries, and the role of intermediaries: a critical review of the literature (2014-07)
Watkins, Andrew; Papaioannou, Theo; Kale, Dinar and Mugwagwa, Julius
In : 15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS) (27-30 Jul 2014, Jena, Germany)
Regulation quagmire, inclusive innovations and arrested development: evidence from the Indian medical device industry (2013-09)
Kale, Dinar
In : 11th Globelics International Conference (11-13 Sep 2013, Ankara, Turkey)
A view against the grain? The role of regulation in Argentine and Indian bioscience innovation (2012)
Harmon, Shawn and Kale, Dinar
In : 2nd Joint BISA-ISA International Conference (20-22 Jun 2012, Edinburgh)
Co-evolution of policies and firm level technological capabilities in the Indian automobile industry (2011-09-13)
Kale, Dinar
In : Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, 2011 (13-17 Sep 2011, Atlanta, GA, USA)
In search of missing hand of 'state': the case of the Indian medical device industry (2011)
Kale, Dinar
In : The 9th GLOBELICS (Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems) International Conference: Creativity, innovation and Economic Development (15-17 Nov 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Sources of innovation and technological capability development in the Indian automobile industry (2010-11-01)
Kale, Dinar
In : 8th GLOBELICS International Conference, Making Innovation Work for Society: Linking, Leveraging and Learning (01-03 Nov 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Comparative analysis of Indian pharmaceutical and medical devices sector (2010-09-17)
Kale, Dinar
In : Pharmaceuticals in Developing and Emerging Economies: Production, Innovation, and Access to Medicines in the wake of TRIPS (17-19 Sep 2010, Hyderabad, India)
Submission to the United Nations Secretary General's High Level Panel on Access to Medicines (2016-04)
Mackintosh, Maureen; Kale, Dinar; Orsenigo, Luigi and Simonetti, Roberto
United Nations
The changing role of key stakeholders in pharmaceutical value chain (2011-11-30)
Kale, Dinar
Pharmaforum
Emergence of the Biosimilar Sector and Opportunities of Developing Country Suppliers (2011-10-01)
Huzair, Farah and Kale, Dinar
Innogen
Cross-roads for pharma in India (2011-02-21)
Kale, Dinar
pharmaforum
Below the radar: What does innovation in the asian driver economies have to offer other low income economies (2009)
Clark, Norman; Chataway, Joanna; Hanlin, Rebecca; Kale, Dinar; Kaplinsky, Raphael; Muraguri, Lois; Papaioannou, Theo; Robbins, Peter and Wamae, Watu
Economic and Social Research Council