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Science and Technology Policy and Indicators for Development: Perspectives from Developing Countries/NAM S&T Centre
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Wikremasinghe, Seetha I and V K Gupta
xvii+378p., col. plts., figs., 25 cm
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Weight :  832 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2008
 

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ISBN: 9788170355458
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 1995.00  

Science and Technology is an essential element of socioeconomic development of nations. In recent times, emergence of new technologies, knowledge -based economies and globalization have made unprecedented impact on the human civilization. The developing societies would need to adjust to the pace of change of these developments and respond by evolving and implementing appropriate national S&T policies. There is a need to enhance their capabilities for establishing meaningful S&T policy and indicators for effective decision making. This publication reflects the views and experiences of scholars and policy makers resulting from the deliberations during the international conference on S&T policy research and statistical indicators held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 8-10 November 2006. It includes contributions on perspectives on S&T policy and indicators from several developing countries, leveraging S&T policy for innovation and S&T policy implications in socio-economic sectors. The book presents significant insights on issuess and concerns on S&T policy research and statistical indicators in developing countries and is likely to be of immense value for various stakeholders.

Contents Part I: Perspective on S&T Policy and Indicators
Chapter 1: Strengthening science, technology and innovation for economic growth and poverty reduction in Mozambique by Venancio Massingue
Chapter 3: The South African STI policy as an indicator driven one: Approach, nature, size, performance and challenges by Hendrik Christoffe Marais and Simon Mpele
Chapter 4: Science and technology structure, statistical system and the current scenario in Sri Lanka by Seetha I Wickremasinghe
Chapter 5: Science and technology (S&T) development policy in Nigeria by Ettu Obassi
Chapter 6: S&T indicators in India and policy implications by Parveen Arora
Chapter 7: S&T indicators as enablers to R&D planning: The case of Knowledge intensive CSIR-India by Naresh Kumar
Chapter 8: Indonesian S&T policy and development and S&T indicators by Dudi Hidayat
Chapter 9: A glance at the Iranian science and technology (S&T) indicators by Seyed Mohsen Masoumzadeh
Chapter 10: Statistical development of science and technology indicators in Malaysia by kamaruhzaman Mat Zin
Chapter 11: Science and technology in Pakistan: System of governance, status of development and current initiatives by Tariq Bashir
Chapter 12: The status of science and technology in Myanmar
Chapter 13: Science and technology in Nepal by Dilli Raj Joshi
Part II: Leverging S&T Policy for Innovation
Chapter 14: Measuring science, technology and innovatlion in developing Countries: The UIS experience by Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch
Chapter 15: Interactive policy research for rural innovation by Rajeswari Sarala Raina
Chapter 16: Collaborative links between academic and research institutions and industry for stimulating technological innovation and economic development: Need for science and technology policy initiatives and networking amongst NAM and other developing countries by M Bandyopadhyay
Chapter 17: Protection of intellectual property: Technology acquisition, adaptation and diffusion by Vinod Kumar Gupta
Chapter 18: Innovation and the role of IP system in Egypt by Janet Ibrahim Youseef
Part III: S&T Policy Implications in Socio-Economic Sectors
Chapter 19: Agriculture-Assessing the role of local institution in adoption of innovations for sustainable agriculture in kenya by Lutta Muhammad and Paul GA Omanga
Chapter 20: Educational-Tracer study of science and technology (S&T) graduates passed out from the university in Sri Lanka during 1998-2003 by P R M P Dilrukshi Ranathunge and Seetha I Wickremasinghe
Chapter 21: Food-Food security in Ghana: The development and diffusion of appropriate technologies by Sylvester Gyanfi
Chapter 23: Shelter importance of S&T in providing shelter by M W Leelaratne
Chapter 24: Society-Popularization of science and technology in eastern zone of Tanzania

   

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