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Science and Technology Policy and Indicators for Development: Perspectives from Developing Countries

V K Gupta (Editor) Seetha I. Wickremasinghe (Editor)
Synopsis 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 experience 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 issues and concerns on S&T Policy research and statistical indicators in developing countries and is likely to be of immense value for various stakeholders.
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About the author

V K Gupta

Dr. Vijay Kumar Gupta (born 1953) is a Senior Scientist in Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), Jammu, India. He did his M.Sc. (1975) and Ph.D. (1979) in Zoology both from University of Jammu, Jammu. His research capabilities are substantiated by his excellent work on ecology and reproductive biology of fishes, turtles, birds and mammals which has already got recognition in India and abroad. Dr. Gupta has to his credit more than 60 scientific publications and review articles which have appeared in internationally recognized Indian and foreign journals. Recently he has been nominated as Man of the Year 2004 by the Governing Board of Editors of the American Biographical Institute, USA and a Consulting Editors of the Contemporary Who's Who.

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Title Science and Technology Policy and Indicators for Development: Perspectives from Developing Countries
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.07.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170355458
length xviii+378p., Figures; Tables.