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Fuelling Economic Growth

Edited By Michael Graham,Jean Woo
ISBN: 9781853396755
Case studies from Argentina, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Tanzania, Peru, the Philippines and Vietnam examine how policies have been developed and implemented to encourage innovation, as research and development carried out by the private sector becomes more important for innovations that have economic potential.

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  • Synopsis
    The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in the funding of scientific research. As public sector research declines in the countries of the north and the south, research and development carried out by the private sector becomes more important for innovations that have economic potential. In some cases networks between local firms and multinationals can support learning which leads to economic growth. What are the policies which support such partnerships and what are the institutional arrangements that foster research? Seven case studies from Argentina, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Tanzania, Peru, the Philippines and Vietnam examine how policies have been developed and implemented to encourage innovation.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Figures, Tables, Acronyms and abbreviations, Authors
    1. Introduction
    2. Innovation and productivity: Argentine manufacturing firms in the 1990s
    Daniel Chudnovsky, Andrés López, and Germán Pupato
    3. Research for policy development: Industrial clusters in South China
    Rigas Arvanitis and Qiu Haixiong
    4. Partnerships for agroindustrial research and development in Costa Rica and El Salvador
    Frank Hartwich, Olman Quirós, and Jorge Garza
    5. Public–private research, development, and innovation in Peru
    Juana Kuramoto and Máximo Torero
    6. Trends in research and development in Tanzania: Funding sources, institutional arrangements, and relevance
    Samuel Wangwe, Bitrina Diyamett, and Adalgot Komba
    7. Public–private partnerships in fish genetics research: The Philippine experience
    8. Learning by networking with multinationals: A study of the Vietnamese automotive industry
    Tran Ngoc Ca
    9. Conclusion
    Back Matter (Index)
  • Endorsements
    ‘The IDRC’s Research on Knowledge Systems programme, which is partly captured in the this book, was a unique exercise in practical learning and networking to fi ll the very real gaps on how partnerships can stimulate and create conditions for innovation in developing countries. Case studies like these can help de-mystify and make very practical, the enabling (and confounding) variables in the process of innovation. The authors and the editors are applauded for this work and its contribution to the global discourse on knowledge and its use.’ Adi Paterson, CEO designate of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation, South Africa. ‘This book constitutes an important contribution to the understanding of the conceptual framework under which science and innovation have evolved in developing countries’ Carlos Aguirre-Bastos, Visiting Researcher, Austrian Research Center. ‘The changing role of public and private sector funding for research is an important policy issue. This book presents fi ndings concerning this and related policies based on analysis from a number of developing countries. The book is an important contribution to the policy debate and demonstrates the signifi cance of IDRC support for such work on science, technology and innovation policy and practice.’ Fred Gault is former Chair of the OECD Working Group of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI). ‘This is an important collection of research covering a critical central issue: the question of public–private sector relations in science and technologybased economic development. The book sheds light on an impressive range of countries and issues, translating detailed empirical analysis into practical policy advice. It represents a major contribution to the fi eld of innovationoriented development studies.’ Richard Isnor was formerly Director, Innovation, Policy and Science, IDRC, and is now Manager, NSERC-Atlantic Scientifi c Park, Canada.
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    Editor Michael Graham,Jean Woo
    Number of Pages 256
    Format Paperback / softback
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