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Fuelling Economic Growth: The Role of Public-Private Sector Research in Development

Fuelling Economic Growth: The Role of Public-Private Sector Research in Development

by Michael Graham, Jean Woo
     
 

The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in funding 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

Overview

The private sector is playing an increasingly important role in funding 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.

Published in association with IDRC, Canada

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book explores the conomics of many rapidly growing countries, their approaches to research and development, and the impacts on their economies. Even when the government hasn't provided enough funding, private companies have often taken the torch in the name of profit. Fuelling Economic Growth is a fascinating read of economics and the role of big business in technological advancement."
Midwest Book Review
"This book explores the conomics of many rapidly growing countries, their approaches to research and development, and the impacts on their economies. Even when the government hasn't provided enough funding, private companies have often taken the torch in the name of profit. Fuelling Economic Growth is a fascinating read of economics and the role of big business in technological advancement."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853396755
Publisher:
Practical Action Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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Jean Woo

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