Research, research productivity and the state in South Africa

SOURCE: Transformation
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2006
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Habib, S.Morrow
KEYWORDS: HIGHER EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION, RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4391

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Abstract

This paper reflects critically on this resolution, reviewing its viability against the backdrop of existing research on the academy, and the production of knowledge in South Africa. It focuses on state spending patterns and institutional linkages in the knowledge sector, higher education and other policies, university reforms, and how these facilitate or undermine research productivity. Based on this, the paper considers the viability of the conference?s resolution. Thus, it speaks to possible futures for the knowledge system in South Africa.