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Knowledge and innovation for development : the Sisyphus challenge of the 21st century

Author: Francisco R Sagasti
Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. ; Northhampton, Mass. : E. Elgar, ©2004.
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Sagasti, director of the think tank Agenda:PER in Lima, compares building science and technology capabilities in unindustrialized countries to the eternally futile task of Sisyphus in the Greek myth.
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Sagasti, Francisco R.
Knowledge and innovation for development.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northhampton, MA : E. Elgar, ©2004
(DLC) 2003064253
(OCoLC)53814643
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco R Sagasti
ISBN: 1843769808 9781843769804 1283217805 9781283217804
OCLC Number: 55630002
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 151 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Knowledge, technology and production: a conceptual framework --
A brief historical perspective --
The knowledge explosion and its manifestations --
The knowledge divide and disparities in developing country capacities --
Strategies and policies for building an endogenous science and technology base --
Concluding remarks --
Appendix 1: Comparison between the Science and Technology Capacity Index and other indexes --
Appendix 2: Science, technology and development: the imperative of social innovation.
Responsibility: Francisco Sagasti.

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Sagasti, director of the think tank Agenda:PER in Lima, compares building science and technology capabilities in unindustrialized countries to the eternally futile task of Sisyphus in the Greek myth.

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