Prof. Mario Scerri
Mario Scerri is a member of IERI and a Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Finance at the Tshwane University of Technology. He is also the Academic Director of the Joint African Masters Programme in Comparative Local Development which has been developed by a consortium of universities (four from Africa and one from Italy). He was the dean of the Faculty of Economics and Finance for over three years and prior to that he served as the dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at Technikon North-West. His research focuses on application of the innovation systems approach to the local, the national and the supranational contexts, with a specific concern about the historical evolution of systems and their inter-relatedness. Prior to joining Technikon North-West in 2001 he has taught courses in microeconomics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and innovation theory at the post graduate level at the University of the Witwatersrand for several years.