Research and development in the South African public sector

OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Vlotman, M.Clayford
KEYWORDS: PUBLIC SECTOR, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D)
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CESTII)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10554
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/12803

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Abstract

This research brief highlights the public sector as a performer of research. It focuses on expenditure amounts and categories, types and fields of research performed, and human resources devoted to R&D. It also evaluates the public sector as a funder of research, highlighting its potential to play a catalytic role in strengthening the national innovation system.