Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Development

The Latin American Experience

Editors: Crespi, Gustavo, Dutrénit, Gabriela (Eds.)

  • Collects the experiences of eight Latin American countries with different approaches regarding STI policy to chart the evolution of the policy making process in Latin America
  • Compares similarities, learning experiences and impacts of STI policies to provide examples and recommendations emerging from success and failure cases from within this region
  • Considers STI policy on a country-wide and national level to give a full picture of the policies, programs and institutions involved
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About this book

This book examines the implementation of science, technology and innovation (STI) policy in eight Latin American countries and the different paths these policies have taken. It provides empirical evidence to examine the extent to which STI policies are contributing to the development of the region, as well as to the solution of market failures and the stimulus of the region’s innovation systems.

Since the pioneering work of Solow (1957), it has been recognized that innovation is critical for economic growth both in developed and in less-developed countries. Unfortunately Latin America lags behind world trends, and although over the last 20 years the region has established a more stable and certain macroeconomic regime, it is also clear that these changes have not been enough to trigger a process of innovation and productivity to catch-up. Against this rather grim scenario there is some optimism emerging throughout the region. After many years of inaction the region has begun to invest in science, technology and engineering once again. Furthermore, after many changes in innovation policy frameworks, there is now an emerging consensus on the need for a solution to coordination failures that hinder the interaction between supply and demand.

Offering an informative and analytic insight into STI policymaking within Latin America, this book can be used by students, researchers and practitioners who are interested in the design and implementation of innovation policies. This book also intends to encourage discussion and collaboration amongst current policy makers within the region.

About the authors

Gabriela Dutrénit is Professor of Economics and Innovation Management at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, and she is currently the President of Mexico´s Advisory Forum on Science and Technology, an advisory organism of STI policies to the government. She holds a PhD. degree from the University of Sussex (SPRU). She is a regular member of the Mexican Academy of Science. She is part of the International Scientific Committee of Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (Globelics) and is the Coordinator of the Latin American Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (LALICS). Her research interests include: innovation and development, in particular learning and technological capability accumulation at the firm level; university–industry linkages; research and development (R&D) and innovation policy.

Gustavo Crespi is a Lead Competitiveness and Innovation at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). He holds a PhD. degree from the University of Sussex (SPRU), a M.A. degree from the University of Chile and a bachelor’s degree from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. He was also Senior Program Officer of the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Word Development, Research Policy, Journal of Technology Transfer, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Technovation and Small Business Economics. He is also a member of the regional advisory board of Research Policy and the International Journal of Technology Learning, Innovation and Development.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Development: The Latin American Experience

    Crespi, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Changing Role of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Building Systems of Innovation: The Case of Mexico

    Corona, Juan Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 15-43

  • Evolution of the Public Institutions of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Chile: 1990–2012

    Benavente, José Miguel (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

  • Insights into the Impact of BID’s Technology Modernization Program on Argentina’s STI Policy

    Lugones, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

  • Innovation, Production and Innovation Systems and the BNDES’ Contribution

    Lastres, Helena M. M. (et al.)

    Pages 87-108

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04108-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04107-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37577-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Development
Book Subtitle
The Latin American Experience
Editors
  • Gustavo Crespi
  • Gabriela Dutrénit
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04108-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04108-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04107-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37577-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 285
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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