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ERIC Number: EJ1013952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Designing and Implementing a Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in a Developing Country: Recent Experience from Nigeria
Siyanbola, W. O.; Olaopa, O. R.; Hassan, O. M.
Industry and Higher Education, v27 n4 p323-331 Aug 2013
The authors examine how a realistic science, technology and innovation policy can be formulated to enhance the development and management of a nation's physical and human assets and to accelerate socio-economic development through focused S&T engagement. The paper traces the evolution of S&T policies in Nigeria, particularly between 1986 and 2003, in terms of policy environment, objectives and implementation using the pillars of good democratic governance: transparency, accountability, equity and inclusiveness. The authors note the poor performance record of previous S&T policies in terms of their failure to attain their goals. It is argued that this poor record may be the result of a lack of adherence to the democratic principles in the top-down approach adopted and deviation from the framework of the Triple Helix. It is suggested that there is a need for a new democratic paradigm, as exemplified in the current STI policy which is strategically anchored in the national system of innovation and which exhibits a bottom-up, all-inclusive participatory approach with clearly defined roles for the key stakeholders. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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