HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VHS 314Science, Technology And Innovation: Sociological Perspectives

Science and technology as socio-technical systems; Innovation in science and technology: socio-historical and politico-cultural processes; Emergence of knowledge economy; Knowledge society and the role of researchers; Science and innovation policy research; Science and democracy; Public sector – industry linkages; Transition from single-helix to triple-helix model of innovation: government-academia-private R&D institutions networking; Diffusion and commercialisation of research; Techno-entrepreneurship; Intellectual property rights: north-south debate; Scientific knowledge in India: from public resource to intellectual property.


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