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Intellectual property, along with innovation and creativity, are staples of the global, knowledge-based economy of the 21st century. However, intellectual property rights (IPR), today more than ever, is proving to be a relevant and pressing matter especially with increased internationalization of research, education and scholarship activities of our U.S. universities. The major emphasis of my research has been the analysis of the impact of worldwide strengthening of IPR to the access, generation and commercialization of modern innovations in agriculture, the backbone of majority of emerging countries and trade partners of U.S. Impact analysis involves the use of quantitative and qualitative data in designing econometric models. Outcomes include practical models for agricultural development and recommendations on future international development and capacity building assistance on knowledge and technology transfer of agricultural innovations provided by U.S. to other countries.

My research also focuses on analyzing the output and productivity of US universities in scientific partnerships and the return on investment with these types of alliances. The globalization of research has also important implications for the U.S. research enterprise, for the U.S. government agencies, academic institutions, and companies that support and perform research, and for the world at large. As science and technology capabilities grow around the world, U.S.-based organizations are finding that international collaborations and partnerships provide unique opportunities to enhance research and training. Cooperation beyond national borders and across disciplines lead to greater synergies and complementing niches that raise the level of scientific inquiry and diffusion of relevant knowledge and innovations further fueling economic development opportunities. It is important that all the outcome of these international research collaborations such as in modern agbioresearch are documented and assessed to justify investments in these partnerships. My research efforts focus on elevating the method of assessing university’s engagement efforts on the international research landscape either at the institutional or departmental level. The work focuses on designing metrics and use of robust tools to assess international partnerships outcome.

I also have a joint faculty appointment in the Crop and Soil Sciences and International Programs of Washington State University.

Current assignment: Research 70% | Outreach 30%

Program Description


Since 2011, my research has been funded by international agencies like USAID and national agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Science Foundation. Results have been published in various internationally refereed, non-refereed journals, books and book chapters and opinion on scientometrics, innovation and research management and technology transfer. My academic and policy-related publications are starting to gain citations from the academic and scientific communities.


  • AgBioResearch Technology Transfer and Commercialization
  • Capacity Building, Training and International Outreach
  • Research Evaluation, Monitoring and Impact Assessment

Professional Experience

  • 2016-Present – Research Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
  • 2014-2016 – Integrative Activities Specialist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-Present – Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University
  • 2011-2014 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University
  • 2007-2011 – Graduate Research Assistant, Washington State University
  • 2004-2011 – Project Development Officer IV, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Philippines

Selected Publications

  • J.G. Payumo and T.C. Sutton. 2015. A Bibliometric Assessment of ASEAN Collaboration in Plant Biotechnology. Scientometrics 103 (3). 1043-1059
  • D. Galhena, K. Maredia, and J.G. Payumo. 2014. Information, Education, and Networking Resources for Intellectual Property Management, Technology Transfer and Commercialization. In: Technology Transfer and Commercialization: Experiences of India and USA. Ed: K. Maredia, S. Mysore, S. Kumar, and C. Rakhmatov. pp 181-183
  • J.G. Payumo, P. Arasu, A.M. Faizu, I. Z. Siregar, and D. Noviana. 2013. An Entrepreneurial, Research-Based University Model for Economic Development in Emerging Economies: The Case of Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. pp 1-23. World Patent Information. DOI: 10.1016/j.wpi.2013.11.009
  • J.G. Payumo, H.D. Grimes, and K. Jones. 2012. The Impact of Socio-Demographic Factors as Potential Predictors of the Attitudes of Public Sector Personnel on Intellectual Property Rights and their Implications. International Journal for Intellectual Property Management. Vol 5 (3&4): pp. 199-212.
  • J.G. Payumo, Z. Gang, E. Pulumbarit, K. Jones, K. Maredia, and H. Grimes. 2012. Managing Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization: Comparison and Analysis of Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned from Public Research Universities in Developing Asia. Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice Journal Vol 14 (4): pp 391-432.
  • J.G. Payumo, K. Jones, and H.D. Grimes. 2012. Licensing Agricultural Intellectual Property: How Public R&D Institutions in Developing Countries Should Respond? International Journal of Technology Management. Vol. 9 ( 4): pp. 1250028 1- 1250028-24.
  • J.G. Payumo, H.D. Grimes, and P. Wandschneider. 2011. Status of National IP Systems and its Impact to Agricultural Development in Developing Countries. International Journal for Intellectual Property Management Vol 5 No. 1: pp 82-99.
  • J.G. Payumo, H.D. Grimes, and K Jones. 2011. How Agricultural Biotechnology Scientists Perceive Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and their Implications: Insights from Developing Asia. International Journal for Intellectual Property Management Vol 4 (4): pp 220-238.
  • J.G. Payumo and H.D. Grimes. 2011. Institutional Responses on Strengthened Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Agriculture and Needs’ Assessment on Intellectual Property Management of Public Research Institutions in Asian Developing Countries. Journal of Research Administration Vol 2 (2): pp. 42-58.
  • J.G. Payumo and P. Arasu. 2013. Opinion: Going International, US universities need to reach across their own borders to retain global scientific preeminence. The Scientist.
  • H.D. Grimes, J.G. Payumo, and K. Jones. 2011. Opinion: Food Security Needs Sound IP. The Scientist.
  • J. G. Payumo, Grimes, H., Alfonso, A., Kowalski, S., Jones, K., Maredia, K., and Estigoy, R. 2013. Intellectual Property and Opportunities for Food Security in the Philippines. Michigan State International Law Review. 21(1). pp 125-154.
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