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S&T Priorities for BRICS Countries: In Search of a Win-Win Strategy

  • Alexander SokolovEmail author
  • Sergey Shashnov
  • Maxim Kotsemir
  • Anna Grebenyuk
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Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)

Abstract

Most of the developed and developing nations, including BRICS countries, have been devoting considerable attention to S&T priority setting for quite a while now, since such priorities serve as a basis for their science, technology, and innovation (STI) policies (OECD in Priority setting for public research: challenges and opportunities. OECD Publishing, Paris, 2010; BILAT-USA in Analysis of S&T priorities in public research in Europe and the USA, 2010; Gassler et al in Priorities in science & technology policy—an international comparison. Project report commissioned by the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development, 2004; Gokhberg et al in Deploying foresight for policy and strategy makers: creating opportunities through public policies and corporate strategies in science, technology and innovation. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Netherlands, 2016; Grebenyuk et al in Priority setting in the EU countries and the Russian Federation: The best practices, M.: National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2016; Cagnin in Foresight-Russ 8(2):46–55, 2014; Kuwahara et al in Foresight in Japan. The Handbook of Technology Foresight Concepts and Practice. 2008; Li in Research priorities and priority-setting in China. Vinnova Analysis, Vinnova, 2009; Pouris and Raphasha in Foresight STI Gov 9(3):66–79, 2015). Relevant efforts are mainly focused on solving strategic socio-economic problems, and making efficient use of national competitive advantages (OECD in Meeting global challenges through better governance. International Co-operation in Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2012; European Forum on Forward Looking Activities in How to design a European foresight process that contributes to a European challenge driven R&I strategy process, European Forum on Forward Looking Activities, Policy Brief No. 2, 2015; Meissner et al. in Science, technology and innovation policy for the future. Potentials and limits of foresight studies. Springer, New York, Dordrecht, London, Heidelberg, 2013; Poznyak and Shashnov in Foresight-Russ 5(2):48–56, 2011; Sokolov and Chulok in Futures 80:17–32, 2016). S&T priorities are currently being set through a comprehensive assessment of their possible contribution to achieving sustainable socio-economic development, and strengthening the country’s competitiveness.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Sokolov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sergey Shashnov
    • 1
  • Maxim Kotsemir
    • 1
  • Anna Grebenyuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of KnowledgeNational Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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