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DR. ISTVAN RADO

DR. ISTVAN RADO

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

FACULTY

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION & CONCENTRATION

Istvan is an educator with many years of experience in student-centered learning methods including team-based learning and the case method. He has been mentoring students in project management in class and in social impact assessment projects for social enterprise clients since 2021.

His previous research projects have covered social issues and social innovations in Thailand, including the situation of small-scale farmers in the northeast, cooperative saving groups among migrants near the Thai-Myanmar border, and the issue of food waste in semi-urban and rural areas. Social innovation; sustainable transitions; ESG; social impact assessment

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate:
GS230 Introduction to Global Studies
GS240 Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
GS342 Social Innovation Project 2

Graduate:
GS731 Project Management and Impact Assessment (MA)
GS811 Advanced Theories in Social Innovation (PhD)

PUBLICATIONS

Publication :
  1. Isaac Lyne & Istvan Rado (forthcoming): “Dynamics of Power and Hierarchies: Lessons from Cambodia and Thailand”. In Yoko Akama & Joyce Yee (eds): Entanglements of Designing Social Innovation in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge.
  2. Istvan Rado (2022): “Getting to the Bottom of Food Waste: Identifying Obstacles to Effective Circular Economy Practices in a Thai Semi-Urban Context”. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 24, 824-834
  3. Istvan Rado & Seri Thongmak (2022): “A Quiet Resistance: Karen Woman Entrepreneurs Lead Saving Groups in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand”. In: Hossein, Caroline Shenaz & Christabell P.J. (eds): Community Economies in The Global South: Case Studies About Rotating Savings and Credit Associations and Economic Cooperatives. Oxford University Press, 147-166
  4. Istvan Rado, Mei-Fei Lu, I-Chen Lin and Ken Aoo (2021): “Societal Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Asian Rural Societies: A Multi-Sectoral Social Capital Approach in Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan”. Sustainability, 13(5), 2747
  5. Istvan Rado and Shekh Mohammad Altafur Rahman (2020): “Exploring the Variety of Social Innovation Strategies: Case Studies from Thailand and Taiwan”. Asian Review 33, (1) 2020, 56–78.
  6. Istvan Rado & Prapin Nuchpiam. (2023) “Scaling for social impact: understanding social innovation through local empowerment strategies” in Social Enterprise Journal (ECSI, Scopus).
Conference Paper & Research articles :

    PROJECTS & AWARDS

      EDUCATION

      PH.D. (POLITICAL SCIENCE)UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, AUSTRIA2015
      MAG.RER. SOC.OEC. (SOCIO–POLITICS)UNIVERSITY OF LINZ, AUSTRIA2006
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