Monday, December 27, 2010

Just Published "Liberalizing Research in Science and Technology: Studies in Science Policy"

Liberalizing Research in Science and Technology: Studies in Science Policy
Edited by Nadia Asheulova, Binay Kumar Pattnaik, Eduard Kolchinsky and Gregory Sandstrom. Saint-Petersburg: Politechnika, 2010. ISBN 978-5-904031-76-3.
The present book is based on papers contributed at the international conference held at IIT Kanpur February 4-6, 2009. It was co-organized by Dr. Binay K. Pattnaik (Convener, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) and Dr. Nadia Asheulova (Centre for Sociology of Science and Science Studies, Institute for the History of Science and Technology, St Petersburg Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences). Fifty two papers were presented over three days by scholars from six countries: India, Russia, Mexico, China, USA and Canada.
The book is published under the scientific guidance of Dr. Jaime Jiménez, President of the Research Committee 23: Sociology of Science and Technology of the International Sociological Association.
Authors representing different viewpoints and approaches share a common interest in examining the various important aspects of science, research, technology and liberalizing S&T research. In the course of the event, the term 'liberalization’ also acquired a broader meaning, as breaking the national boundaries S&T researchers need to reach out to international scientific communities through collaborations and also to be part of international networks/collegial bodies, both formal and informal.
This book is most relevant for those concerned with sociological research in general, and particularly for those in the area of sociology of science and technology.

Papers from CSSP researchers:

  • Nimesh Chandra. Knowledge Transfer Strategies at Indian Institutes of Technology.
  • Sujit Bhattacharya and Kashmiri Lal. Innovation Activity in the Indian Software Industry.

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