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Prof. Shantha Liyanage – ELLTA Association

Prof. Shantha Liyanage

Prof. Shantha Liyanage

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Faculty of Business

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Director of SERIM Australia Pty Ltd

Adjunct Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Australia

  • Associate Professor, Business School, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2001-2007), where he worked closely with biotechnology commercialisation with leading biotechnology groups
  • Director of Technology Management Centre (TMC), The University of Queensland (1996-2001), where he developed on-line web-based masters program in technology and innovation management
  • He was responsible for the development of web-based distant learning program in technology management at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Queensland
  • Had several visiting professor appointments, including the International Business School, Nihon University Japan
  • Worked as a consultant to many international development assistance agencies, e.g. the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank and Governments in Asia and Pacific
  • Founder member and the Program Manager of the UNESCO based Science and Technology Policy Asian Network (STEPAN)
  • He has contributed to the economic and social development of many nations through his contribution to the management of technological innovation; has contributed to theories of innovation, knowledge and intellectual capital and international business strategies and leadership
  • In addition to his academic credentials, Shantha has extensive industry experience in learning and development field; his recent book (published by Praeger, Greenwood Publishers, USA) features innovation management at ATLAS project in CERN, Airbus and Stem Cell research
  • Editor-in-chief, International Journal of Learning and Change, UK
  • He is an active researcher; his areas of expertise include: Innovation audit, knowledge management, intellectual property management, project evaluation, organisational innovation, and management of research and development