Suma Athreye


  • Suma Athreye
    Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
    + 31 (0)43 388 4400

    Research Interests

    • Technology and development of the Indian economy

    Biographical Statement

    Dr. Suma Athreye joined the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) in February 2008, on secondment from Brunel Business School, London, UK, where she is Reader in International Business and Strategy. At UNU-MERIT, Dr. Athreye will undertake three main strands of research related to her interests in technology and development of the Indian economy.  The first strand of work will examine the evolution of business models used by firms in the Indian software sector.  A second strand of research will compare the internationalization of  operations by Chinese and Indian firms, while the third strand of work looks at the relative impact of technology outsourcing in developing the science base of the Indian and Chinese economies.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Ramani, Shyama V. , Suma Athreye & Dinar Kale, 2009, Experimentation with strategy and evolution of dynamic capability in the Indian Pharmaceutical sector, Industrial and Corporate Change, 18(4):729-759
    • Athreye, Suma & Andrew Godley, 2009, Internationalization and technological leapfrogging in the pharmaceutical industry, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 18, nr. 2, pp. 295-323
    • Athreye, Suma & Sandeep Kapur, 2009, Introduction: The internationalisation of Chinese and Indian Firms – trends, motivations and strategy, Industrial and Corporate Change, vol. 18, nr. 2, pp. 209-221
    • Athreye, Suma & John Cantwell, 2007, Creating Competition? Globalisation and the emergence of new technology producers, Research Policy, Vol. 36(2), 2007: 209-226
    • Athreye, Suma, 2007, Industry Associations and technology based growth in India, European Journal of Development Research, 19:1, pp. 156-173
    • Athreye, Suma & Sandeep Kapur, 2006, Industrial concentration in a liberalising economy: a case-study of Indian manufacturing, Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 42 (6), 2006 : 981-999
    • Athreye, Suma, 2005, The Indian Software industry and its evolving service capability, Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 14(3), 2005: 393-418