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

Knowledge and Innovation for Development: The Sisyphus Challenge of the 21st Century (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, and how can we bridge the growing knowledge divide between those who produce and use modern science and technology - and those who do not?



Francisco Sagasti examines the complex interactions between science, technology and development through history, explores how capabilities in these areas are created in different countries and places the role of international co-operation in perspective. The book then introduces a `science and technology capability index' to rank countries, analyses the policy implications of the place they occupy, and summarizes the experience of developing countries in formulating science and technology policies. It concludes with a review of important lessons for the future.



This highly innovative and original work will strongly appeal to academics, policymakers, development practitioners and students interested in the role of knowledge and innovation in contemporary society, and in the disparities between developed and developing countries.

BusinessEconomicsDevelopment economics Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 29/03/2004 ISBN-13: 9781843766537  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Francisco Sagasti, Director of the think-tank, Agenda: PERU, Lima, Peru, Visiting Professor, University for Peace, Costa Rica, and advisor to governments, international organizations, academic institutions and private corporations.

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