National Innovation Systems, Social Inclusion and Development. The Latin American Experience

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The focus of the book is on inclusive development and the type of policies on science, technology and innovation used for its promotion. The book reflects on the experiences of countries in Latin America. A common denominator among the contributions to this book is the fact that economic growth, even if it is sustained over time and accompanied by restorative social policies, is not capable of dealing with inequality, the key element of inclusive development.

Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Development: The Latin American experience

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This is a book about heterogeneity and diversity of design and implementation of policies for science, technology and innovation (STI) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Throughout the book, it is shown that the design of STI policies is governed by converging in the application of new conceptual frameworks that emerge both from outside - for example, the approach to the National Innovation System (SNI) (Freeman, 1987; Lundvall, 1992; Nelson, 1993; Kim, 1997) – as well as from within the region - the Latin American school of thought on science and technology, the structuralist approach (Sabato and Botana, 1968; Prebisch, 1949ab, Furtado, 1958, 1961; Herrera, 1971; Sagasti, 1978). 

Globelics Working Paper Series

globelicsGlobelics Working Papers are articles of good quality not yet ready for journal publication. Working Papers may originate as contributions supplied to Globelics events. But in principle all scholars who are active in the Globelics Network and work in the broad field of economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems are welcome to submit papers.