Title: Exogenous factors affecting research institutions in developing countries

Authors: David N. Bengston

Addresses: Economist, Research Unit on 'Methods for Evaluating the Impacts of Forestry Research', USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, 1992 Folwell Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, USA

Abstract: The role of indigenous research institutions in the process of economic development has been increasingly recognized in recent years. Many factors outside the research system and beyond the control of research decision-makers may have a significant impact on the capacity. and effectiveness of these institutions. This paper reviews and discusses key exogenous factors affecting public research institutions in developing countries and makes suggestions for ameliorating the impacts of these factors. Implications for strengthening research institutions in developing countries are discussed in a concluding section.

Keywords: economic development; research institutions; developing countries; less developed countries; cultural values; language barriers; scientific communication; indigenous research; public research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1989.026042

International Journal of Technology Management, 1989 Vol.4 No.3, pp.317 - 331

Published online: 26 May 2009 *

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