Dr. Hiro Izushi, MEng
Hiro Izushi is Senior Lecturer in Innovation for the Economics and Strategy Group, Aston Business School, in the United Kingdom. He has a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and international experience in research and consultancy in the field of innovation and regional economic development. The clients of his previous research projects include Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of the Environment, Scottish Enterprise, and the South East England Development Agency. He has been also commissioned to undertake a number of reviews for a range of overseas organizations including the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Greece) and Izmir Chamber of Commerce (Turkey). He is the co-founder, along with Robert Huggins, of the World Knowledge Competitiveness Index, the latest version of which is published as The Global Competitiveness of Regions (Routledge, 2014). With Robert Huggins, he has also published two other books: Competing for Knowledge: Creating, Connecting, and Growing (Routledge, 2007) and Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter (Oxford University Press, 2011).