Conduct rigorous and impactful research on business strategies in emerging markets and the socio-political environment in which firms operate.
Host visiting scholars and students to lecture and conduct research in the region.
Research and publish publicly-available reports on topics regarding the center’s mission, including permanent in-house “Flagship” research programs.
Host public key-note speaker events for our research programs to spark intellectual discussions and public interest to further knowledge generation.
Promote university-industry linkages and cross-disciplinary collaboration that can enhance the understanding and performance of enterprises in emerging markets.
The Center of Technology, Strategy & Sustainability (CTSS) Faculty Director
Dr. Renato Lima de Oliveira received his Ph.D in Political Science from MIT, where he was a MIT Energy Fellow and specialized in political economy and comparative politics. His research area is on the political economy of development and state-business relations, particularly in the areas of industrial and innovation policies, and energy politics.
His PhD thesis analyzed the development of the energy industry and the local supply chain in Brazil, Malaysia, and Mexico, such as and the policies used for industrial upgrading and the promotion of innovation. He has also worked as a consultant for energy, environment, and politics, including assignments for the Ministry of Energy of Mexico and the World Bank. Prof. Lima de Oliveira is also a research affiliate at the MIT Industrial Performance Center (IPC) and a senior fellow of IDEAS-Malaysia.
CENTER of TECHNOLOGY, STRATEGY & SUSTAINABILITY
Dr. Renato Lima de Oliveira
Assistant Professor of Business and Society, ASB
Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan School of Management
Research Associate, ASB
Vaisnavi Mogan Rao
Research Associate, ASB
2022 In- House Flagship Research Project
ASB-MIT Work of the Future Research Project
As part of MIT’s Work of the Future – Global Research Network, the research project aims to look at Malaysia’s technology adoption (Industry 4.0) and how the work of the future would look like across a few countries, namely Turkey, Malaysia, and Brazil. Through 60 qualitative interviews and a nationally-representative quantitative survey of manufacturers, this research will help in deepening global understanding on Industry 4.0 adoption and shaping national IR4.0 policies for the future.