Knowledge And Innovation for Development: The Sisyphus Challenge of the 21st Century

 
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‘A landmark study that will inspire practitioners as much as it will inspire further research on the role of technology in economic change. A powerful reminder to policy makers on the importance of creativity as a source of economic renewal.’ – Calestous Juma, Harvard University, US

‘Knowledge and Innovation for Development is a splendid piece of scholarship, which no-one else could possibly have written. It brings together an astonishing array of writers and ideas and it is beautifully written.’ – Rodger Schwass, York University, Canada

This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the many different issues related to the Sisyphean task of building science and technology capabilities in developing countries. It attempts to answer crucial questions including: how can knowledge be utilized to improve the human condition? How to bridge the growing knowledge divide between those who produce and use modern science and technology – and those who do not.

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Francisco Sagasti, Director of the think-tank, Agenda: PERÚ, Lima, Peru, Visiting Professor, University for Peace, Costa Rica, and advisor to governments, international organizations, academic institutions and private corporations.

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`Francisco Sagasti is both a deep scholar and a policy analyst of exceptional practical significance. From his work at the World Bank to the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government, to his intellectual leadership in Peru, he has made a steady flow of valuable contributions. He has extraordinary understanding of the relevance of knowledge, skill, and freedom for socioeconomic development. This book is a treasure.' -- David A. Hamburg, President Emeritus, Carnegie Corporation of New York and Cornell University Weill Medical College, US `A landmark study that will inspire practitioners as much as it will inspire further research on the role of technology in economic change. A powerful reminder to policymakers on the importance of creativity as a source of economic renewal.' -- Calestous Juma, Harvard University, US `Knowledge and Innovation for Development is a splendid piece of scholarship, which no-one else could possibly have written. It brings together an astonishing array of writers and ideas and it is beautifully written.' -- Rodger Schwass, York University, Canada

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