About the lecturers
Kaushalesh Lal, an Indian citizen, joined UNU-INTECH, now UNU-MERIT, in May 2003. His area of specialization is the diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. He has published several research papers on the causes and consequences of the adoption of ICTs in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Dr. Lal's research interests include the role of institutional, legal, and technological infrastructure in the transformation of business activities into e-business. He is also studying the problems and prospects of Open Source Software, particularly in developing countries. Dr. Lal was previously Associate Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Physics from Kanpur University, M.Sc. in Operations Research from University of Delhi and Ph.D. degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Rossitza Rousseva has a background in technology and innovation management, and science and technology policy. Her areas of expertise are innovation management, knowledge management, capability development, strategic intent, and ICT sector. More broadly her research interests revolve around technology development, ICT industries, and innovation policy, with special focus on EU and new member states, and emerging economies. Her research specialisation is in development of software industries with special focus on capability building and innovation activities in latecomer software companies. She holds a PhD in Innovation Management from Institute of Economics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and MSc in Science and Technology Policy from Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), UK, and is finalising her DPhil in Technology and Innovation Management in SPRU, UK.