Knowledge and Innovation for Development: The Sisyphus Challenge of the 21st Century

Knowledge and Innovation for Development: The Sisyphus Challenge of the 21st Century

By: Sagasti (author)Hardback

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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the many different issues related to the Sisyphean task of building science and technology capabilities in developing countries. It attempts to answer crucial questions including: How can knowledge be utilized to improve the human condition? How to bridge the growing knowledge divide between those who produce and use modern science and technology - and those who do not.

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Contents

Prologue 1. Knowledge, Technology and Production: A Conceptual Framework 2. A Brief Historical Perspective 3. The Knowledge Explosion and its Manifestations 4. The Knowledge Divide and Disparities in Developing Country Capacities 5. Strategies and Policies for Building an Endogenous Science and Technology Base Concluding Remarks Annex A: Comparison between the Science and Technology Capacity Index and Other Indices Annex B: Science, Technology and Development: The Imperative of Social Innovation Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/03/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781843766537
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781843766537
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1843766531

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