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1st Edition

The Role of the State
BRICS National Systems of Innovation

ISBN 9781138660366
Published January 19, 2016 by Routledge India
390 Pages

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Book Description

This series of books brings together results of an intensive research programme on aspects of the national systems of innovation in the five BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It provides a comprehensive and comparative examination of the challenges and opportunities faced by these dynamic and emerging economies. In discussing the impact of innovation with respect to economic, geopolitical, socio-cultural, institutional and technological systems, it reveals the possibilities of new development paradigms for equitable and sustainable growth.

This volume, first in the series, analyses the relationship between the state and the evolution of the national systems of innovation. Putting forward several valuable considerations and policy recommendations, it argues that the experiences and knowledge gathered here may deeply impact the way we conceive of the theory of innovation systems, and implement policies and strategies for their development. Original and detailed data together with expert analyses by contributing authors on wide-ranging issues will make this an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in economics, development studies and political science, as well as for policy-makers and development practitioners interested in the BRICS countries.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations. List of Figures. List of Tables. Foreword Ben Turok. Preface. Introduction: BRICS National Systems of Innovation Jose É. Cassiolato and Maria Clara Couto Soares. 1. The State and the Architecture of National Systems of Innovation Mario Scerri and Helena M. M. Lastres 2. Brazil Priscila Koeller and JoséLuis Gordon 3. Russia Tatiana Kuznetsova 4. India V. V. Krishna 5. China Lv Ping 6. South Africa Mario Scerri. About the Series Editors. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors. Index

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Mario Scerri is Professor of Economics and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.

Helena M. M. Lastres is Head of the Office for Local Production and Innovation Systems and Regional Development, Brazilian Development Bank.


If there are any reservations about the importance of intensified cooperation between Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, this book will speedily dispel them [...] the book raises the [...] discourse on development to a higher level. It escapes from the narrow confines of trade and investment policy, and reaches out to the more remote spaces of innovation. It is an exciting journey.

Professor Ben Turok, Member of Parliament, African National Congress, South Africa