Dr K. J. Joseph is Ministry of Commerce Chair Professor at Centre for Development Studies Trivandrum, Kerala, India and Editor-in-Chief of Innovation and Development published by Routledge. He also holds the position Vice president Globelics www.globelics.org and Innovation expert in Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China.
Gold Medalist of the Calicut University for MA Economics, he earned M Phil and Ph D Degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum) and undertook post doctoral research at Yale University as a Ford Foundation Fellow
Earlier positions that he held include Visiting Senior Fellow at RIS, New Delhi, under the Ministry of External Affairs; Visiting Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (CSSP) and an IT Policy Consultant of UNESCAP for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and the Yunnan Province of China. He has also been a consultant to UNCTAD.