The current indicators used to measure the impact of science and technology in developing countries have been formulated based on conditions and assumptions that are primarily relevant to developed countries. The contributors to this volume contend that these indicators, when applied to developing countries, often lead to inaccurate conclusions. An
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Also of Interest from Westview Press -- Foreword -- Preface -- Report on the Measurement of the Impact of Science and Technology on Development Objectives -- Overview -- Discussion Papers -- Indicators of Science and Technology for Development -- Science and Technology Indicators and Socio-economic Development -- Environment and Indicators of Technological Development: Methodological Considerations -- Intrinsic Indicators of Technological Development: Preliminary Outline of the Issues Involved -- Scientometric Measures for International Technology Inequitability and Its Field-by-Field Comparison -- Problems in the Use of Literature-based S&T Indicators in Developing Countries -- The Effects of Science and Technology on Development: Observations on Strategies for Research -- From Social Indicators to Science and Technology Indicators: What Can We Learn? -- An Assessment Scheme for Science and Technology for Comprehensive Development -- Problems Concerning Comparison of Economic, Scientific, and Technological Development Levels -- Conceptual and Methodological Problems in the Development of Science and Technology Indicators -- The Establishment of an S&T Indicator System in the People's Republic of China
Hiroko Morita-Lou is associate scientific affairs officer at the United Nations Centre for Science and Technology Development.