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Socio Economic and Technological Innovation: Mechanisms and Institutions
Editor(s): Kasturi Mandal, Nadia Asheulova, Svetlana G. Kirdina

ISBN:    978-81-8487-339-9 
E-ISBN:   E 978-81-8487-483-9
Publication Year:   2014
Pages:   556
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   1195

About the book

The study of institutions and innovation is currently high on the agenda of the social sciences. There is growing concern about how the institutional framework of societies leads to variation in their innovation systems. Around the world, countries have set ambitious plans to drive innovation and move towards a knowledge driven economy. Social and institutional backgrounds differing significantly across countries induce and allow different pathways to the business of innovation despite the homogenizing forces of science technology, finance and commerce. This book investigates aspects where mutual country institutions could learn or even strongly collaborate or else where the country institutions should necessarily follow singular track. Contributors from Russia, India and a few other countries look for policies and institutions that encourages creation of an economic and social environment helping boost the capacity for innovation, ranks their relative importance, and how do they interact with each other, and how successful have countries been in identifying and adopting them. The book is a rich collection of diverse aspects of innovation; socio-economic and technological, how they are inter-linked and how at several occasions institutional mechanisms have played a central role.

Table of Contents

Foreword / Preface / Innovation and National Systems: Science Mobilisation in the Soviet Union / Understanding Institutions and Cumulative Causation: To Enable Rural Transformation in India / The Basic Factors of National Innovation System Development in Russia / The Sustainability of Innovative Behavior of Russian Regions During the Periods of Growth, Stagnation and Recession / Why Projects in Science, Technology and Innovation in the Economic South Should be Proposed from the Bottom-Up? / The Increasing Returns and Innovation Content-Analysis Results / Globalization, Technology and S&T Resources: Globalization of Technological Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities / New Reproduction Theory for Modern Knowledge Economy: Modeling / Technological Growth and Sociopolitical Destabilization: A Trap at the Escape from the Trap? / A Mathematical Model of Technological, Economic, Demographic, and Social Interaction between the Center and Periphery of the World System / Globalization Induced ICT Revolution and Socio-Cultural Changes in India / S&T Components of FDI: A Comparison Across Brics Countries / Public Science Domain in the Globalized World: Science as a Public Good / S&T System: Institutions, Structures and Policies, Changes in Countries and Globally Emergent: Institutional Matrices Theory as a Framework for Analysis of S&T Policy / The new organizational forms of Science and Education in Russia / The Scope of RFBR’s Grant System in St Petersburg’s Scientific Community / The impact of Globalization on the S&T Institutional Structure: A Case of CSIR, RAS and CAS / The Processes of New Basic Knowledge Diffusion between Key World Region and Russia / India In Innovation Map: A Study with Reference to Patents, Firms and R&D, 1970-2010 / Education, Human Resource and S&T Reformation: On Integration of Natural and Human Sciences in Science Education / Definition, Functions and Indicators of a Scientific Elite / Research Career Development in Russia: The Role of International Mobility / Actual Problems in Education of Foreign Students in Russia / Post-Soviet Science and the Dynamics of Russian Academy of Sciences: Scientists International Mobility and “Brain Drain” / Technical education in India: Emerging Issues and Challenges / Institutional Arrangements for Skill Development: Reflections on Vocational Education and Training in India / Interface of Sociological/Innovation Studies/Industrial Structures and Changes: Public Finance/Tax Incentives and Legal Form: On the Land Acquisition under the Eminent Domain Power for Private Entities / Institutional Dimensions to the Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials in India / Domain Name Disputes and Internet Law: An Economic Analysis of Some Court Cases in India / Limits to Institutional Reconfiguration through Technology: Insights from an Evolutionary Account of an Indian E-commerce Portal / How to Connect a Science and the Market? The Analysis of the “Siberian Experience” / Russian Enterprises Choice of Market Strategy of Using Intellectual Property / Relevance of a Strong IPR Regime? / Complementarities and Potentials of High Technology Trade, Technology and Skills Transfers between India-Russia / Promoting Innovation in Different Economic Sectors: Steel Frame of the Raj the Indian Forest Service (1875-1947) / Green Product Development with Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences / Traditional Medicines in India and Brazil: A Comparative Study on the Market Dynamics of Phytomedicines / Technology Acceptance and Innovation Diffusion of Software Products in Asian Consumer Markets: A Systems Model / Technology Development through Selection and Concentration: Case Study of Korean Nanotechnology Initiative / The Dominant Role of Government in Creating Russia`s Innovation Economy / Innovation, Capability and Responsibility: Nanotechnology in the Developing World.


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