Strengthening the interactive capabilities of public research institutes in South Africa

SOURCE: The transformation of research in the South: policies and outcomes
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss
SOURCE EDITOR(S): D.O'Brien, R.Arvanitis
KEYWORDS: NATIONAL SYSTEM OF INNOVATION (NSI), PUBLIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES (PRIS)
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CESTII)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11195
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15141
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15141

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Abstract

In South Africa, public research institutes (PRIs) face the dual challenge of linking their national system of innovation (NSI) to global knowledge flows and the frontiers of science, while seeking solutions to context-specific development problems. This study examined how five research-performing and -funding PRIs, responded to these growing demands of responding to the countrys growth and development agendas. It draws on research that explored the changing roles of science councils in the NSI by analysing patterns of interaction, and the organizational, institutional, and policy factors that constrained and enabled these interactions.