, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 45–61 | Cite as

The increasing role of international cooperation in science and technology research in Mexico

  • Jane M. Russell


Increasing importance is being given to international scientific activities, especially with regard to developing countries. In the present paper, an analysis is made of the studies published by Mexican institutions in coauthorship with foreign colleagues between 1980 and 1990, as registered in mainstream journals. Different characteristics of the collaboration are described, such as research areas, countries and institutions involved, of interest to Mexican policy makers and scientists, as well as to foreign governments and international organizations sponsoring cooperative agreements with Mexico.


Policy Maker Research Area Technology Research International Cooperation Scientific Activity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane M. Russell
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  1. 1.Centro de Información Científica y HumanísticaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxicoMéxico

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