National Innovation Systems in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have put innovation at the centre of their development strategies. In each case, however, there exists scant knowledge about the national innovation system and its impact on the economy. This grant will support a comparative analysis of innovation systems in the five countries. Researchers will examine the industry, S&T and education nexus; the legal and political framework; the investment and financial system; and the national and international context in which knowledge is created, used and diffused. They will characterize and compare the five national innovation systems, pointing out convergences, divergences and synergies, as well as current and potential connections. They will endeavor to identify possible paths to achieving their socioeconomic development potential. And, they will generate policy implications of use to both BRICS and other developing countries.

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État du projet


Date de début

Lundi, septembre 3, 2007

Date butoir

Samedi, octobre 12, 2013


24 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Santiago Rodriguez, Fernando

Financement total

CAD$ 626,300


Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Chine, Extrême-Orient, Inde, Afrique du Sud, Nord du Sahara, Sud du Sahara, Amérique Nord et Centrale, Asie centrale, Asie du sud, Russie


Networked Economies

Chargé(e) de projet

Jose Eduardo Cassiolato


Fundaçao Universitária José Bonifácio

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