Dr. KJ Joseph is currently the Director of the Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT). He is also the President of Globelics and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Innovation and Development published by Taylor and Francis (London). Earlier positions that he held include Ministry of Commerce Chair Professor at Centre for Development Studies, Visiting Senior Fellow at RIS, New Delhi, Professor Jawaharlal Nehru University, IT Policy Consultant of UNESCAP for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and the Yunnan Province of China, Expert in Innovation studies at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China, selected under the program of search for global experts. He has also been a consultant to UNCTAD. His areas of expertise include science technology and innovation for development with a focus on information technology, industry studies especially electronics; FDI, trade, globalization and WTO, regional development with a focus on Kerala economy and natural resource-based development with a focus on plantation agriculture. Apart from over 80 research papers and a number of policy-oriented reports, he has six books published by five leading international publishers (Sage publications, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Edward Elgar) to his credit. He has delivered invited lectures, keynote addresses and presented papers in over 80 seminars/conferences held in 35 countries and over 125 seminars/workshops/conference in India.