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Innovation in the Textiles Sector of Pakistan

Dr. Waqar Ahmed Wadho of Lahore School of Economics was a guest speaker in a seminar on Innovation and Technological Progress organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan on 27 April 2016 in Islamabad. The seminar was attended by officials of the ministry including Federal Secretary Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, and chairs and directors of various wings/divisions of the ministry. Dr. Wadho discussed the findings of their new research (jointly with Dr. Azam Chaudhry, Professor at Lahore School) on innovation in the Textiles sector of Pakistan as well as on how their study could be used for the future research and policy making by the ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan. The findings of this research provide a detailed status of innovation activities and their intensities, the determinants and obstacles of innovation, as well as the impact of innovation on firm performance such as labour productivity and profitability. In the discussion session, participants highlighted the need of quality research for better policy making and showed their interest in collaborating with Lahore School of Economics for Ministry's proposed innovation survey.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 5/25/2016 02:30:00 PM,

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