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Dr. Geoffrey Gatharia Gachino

Dr. Geoffrey Gatharia Gachino

Assistant Professor | Advisor to the President – Strategic Quality Assurance & Institutional Effectiveness | Chair – AACSB Committee

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Dr. Geoffrey Gachino has until recently served as the Provost and Chief Academic Affairs Officer at the University of Dubai. He also served previously as the Dean in the Dubai Business School. Dr. Gachino holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the joint program between United Nations University and the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands (UNU-MERIT). Prior to joining the University of Dubai (UD), Dr. Gachino worked with United Nations University (UNU) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He had also previously served at the Ministry of Planning and National Development (MPND) in Kenya. He Joined University of Dubai in 2007/2008 academic year. His research interest includes innovation management, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and technology transfer, technological spillovers, capability development, competitiveness and catching up in late comer economies. His research work has appeared in major international journals such as International Journal of Business and Economics - Oxford Development Studies - International Journal of Institution and Economies - Progress in Developing Studies - International Journal of Business and Management - South African Journal of Economics - African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation - International Journal of Educational Management & Development - African Journal of Marketing Managements - Journal of Economic Studies and Australian Economic Papers.
  • Ph.D. - Economics from UNU-MERIT, University of Maastricht - the Netherlands (2006)
  • M.Phil. - Economics from University of Ghana- Ghana (1998)
  • B.Sc. - Statistics and Mathematics from Kenyatta University- Kenya (1994)
Teaching Areas
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • Research Methods (including advanced)
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Production and Services Operations Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Advanced Analytical tools for decision making
  • Internship supervision and examination
  • Industrial project supervision
  • PhD Supervision
Work Experience
  • Industry - 10 years (prior to my teaching career)
  • From 2007/2008 academic year to the present (at the University of Dubai)
  • GLOBELICS (an open network of scholars)
  • African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
  • African Finance and Economic Association (AFEA)
  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Econometric Society
His research interest includes:
  • Innovation Management (Governance)
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Technology Transfer (Technological Spillovers)
  • Capability Development (learning and technological upgrading in traditional industries)
  • Competitiveness and Catching Up (Developing/Emerging Economies)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Human capital development (Education Management)
  • Globalization (Global Value Chain)
  • Econometric Modeling (Time Series Analysis)
  • Konstandina, M. S. and Gachino, G. (2020) Foreign Direct Investment and International Technology Transfer: Evidence from Albania. Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 47(2). (ABDC: B)
  • Gachino, G. and Genanew Bekele Worku (2019) Learning in higher education: towards knowledge, skills and competency acquisition. International Journal of Education, Vol. 33(6), pp. 1118-1147. (ABDC: B)
  • Mohamed Osman, Ariful Hoque & Geoffrey Gachino, (2018) "Structural Breaks and Energy Consumption in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Are Random Shocks Transitory or Permanent?Australian Economic Papers, Vol.. 57(4), pp. 446-455. (ABDC: B)
  • Mohamed Osman, Geoffrey Gachino, Ariful Hoque (2016) Electricity consumption and economic growth in the GCC countries: Panel data analysis. Energy Policy 98, 318–327. (ABDC: A)
  • Gachino, G. (2014) Foreign Presence and Technological Spillovers: Extent and Mode of Occurrence. South African Journal of Economics, Vol. 82(3) pp.422-442. (ABDC: B)
  • Gachino, G. (2012) Foreign Direct Investment, Firm-Level Capabilities and Human Capital Development: Evidence from Kenyan Manufacturing Industry. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Vol. 5(1), pp. 162-204.
  • Gachino, G. (2012) Technological Change from Foreign Firms: Firm-level Case Studies in the African Context. International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 7(9) pp. 158-174. (ABDC: C)
  • Gachino, G. (2011) Determinants of Spillover Occurrence from MNC Firms in the Kenyan Manufacturing Industry. International Journal of Business and Economics, 2011, Vol. 10(3), pp. 235-255. (ABDC: B)
  • Gachino, G. (2011) Labour Productivity, Exports and Skills Formation: Comparing Foreign and Local Firms in Kenyan Manufacturing. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Vol. 3(1) pp. 36 - 64.
  • Gachino, G. (2010) Technological Spillovers from Multinational Presence: Towards a Conceptual Framework. Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 10(3) pp. 193-210. (ABDC: C).
  • Gachino, G. (2010) Foreign Direct Investment and Firm-Level productivity: A Panel Data Analysis. International Journal of Institutions and Economics, Vol.2(1) pp.17-57.
  • Gachino, G. (2010) Multinational Presence and Technological Spillovers in Africa: Extent, Determinants and Mode of occurrence. UNIDO Compendium “Growth, Exports and Technological Change in Developing Countries: Contributions from Young Scholars.” UNIDO, Vienna, Austria: Page 98-123.
  • Gachino, G. (2009) Manufacturing Industry and Foreign Direct Investment in Kenya: Origin and Institutional Setting. African Journal of Marketing Management Vol. 1(6) pp. 140-160.
  • Gachino, G. and Mworia, B. (2008) Bagasse Based Cogeneration Participation study in Kenya Household Module. AFREPREN/FWD.
  • Gachino, G. and Mworia, B. (2008) Bagasse Based Cogeneration Participation study in Kenya Business Module. AFREPREN/FWD.
  • Gachino, G. (2006) Foreign Direct Investment, Spillovers and Innovation: The Case of Kenyan Manufacturing Industry (Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis: United Nations University & University of Maastricht, UNU-MERIT Doctoral Program).
  • Rasiah, R. and Gachino G. (2005) Are Foreign Firms more Productive and Export and Technology Intensive than Local Firms in Kenyan Manufacturing? Oxford Development Studies, 33(2), pp. 211-228. (ABDC: B)
  • UNU-MERIT (2004) Designing a Policy-Relevant Innovation Survey for NEPAD: A Study Prepared by UNU-MERIT. A conceptual framework and methodology for conducting innovation system surveys for African Countries under the science and technology group of NEPAD program.
  • Rasiah, R. and Gachino, G. (2004) Productivity, Export and Technological Differences in Kenya, in: Rasiah. R (Ed) Foreign Firms, Technological Capabilities and Economic Performance: Evidence from Africa, Asia and Latin America, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.