Ron Matthews

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Ron Matthews "is Professor of Defence Economics in the Department of Defence Management & Security Analysis, Cranfield University, Shrivenham. He holds an MBA from Warwick University and a PhD in Development Economics from Glasgow University. Professor Matthews' research interests focus on defence industrialisation (particularly in relation to Asia-Pacific), countertrade, technology transfer and civil-military integration. He has been awarded Research Fellowships from NATO and the World Bank, has been a visiting Researcher at the Hoover Institute of War, Revolution and Peace (Stanford University), Capetown University, the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, and is visiting Professor at the Institute of Defence and Strategic studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and also at the Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia. Professor Matthews has lectured at Harvard University and numerous other universities and institutions in North America, Europe and the Far East. He has also written and edited several books and numerous articles on defence industrialisation. The most recent publication (co-edited with Jack Treddenick) is entitled Managing the Revolution in Military Affairs. In 2006, Professor Matthews provided evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on the UK Defence Industrial Strategy. " [1]

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  1. Module Leaders, Centre for Security Sector Management, accessed April 8, 2010.