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Schwartzman, S. (Ed.) University and Development in Latin America. Successful Experiences of Research Centers. Institute of Labor and Society Studies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008. ISBN: 978-90-8790-523-1. Pages: 284.
This book looks at the science, technology and innovation systems of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, telling the stories of sixteen university research teams from different fields of knowledge, working in very different national contexts. What these teams have in common is the experience of producing high quality scientific knowledge in their fields, while being very active in transferring their knowledge to society. In spite of their differences, they have to address some common issues, such as: how to stimulate academic entrepreneurship, how to deal with issues of intellectual property, how to relate with their universities and how to make the best possible use their countries’ innovation agencies.