The term BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is gaining global attention both in scholarly and popular discourse. BRICS countries are crucial in terms of their vast areas, huge population and have massive economic potential. These countries are also categorized as developing countries and are aspiring to be considered as developed countries. There is commonality among these countries in that they have similar issues and problems, which may require common solutions. Science, Technology and Innovation in BRICS Countries examines whether more emphasis on Science Technology and Innovation (STI) capability building could be the solution to these countries’ economic upgradation and poverty reduction.

This book is a collection of various Science Technology and Innovation (STI) issues of BRICS economics, and will be of interest to general readers, scholars working in this field, as well as policy makers all over the globe.

The contributions come from various scholars across the globe who have published their BRICS economics research in a special issue of the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development.

chapter |3 pages

Science, technology and innovation in BRICS countries: Introduction to the special issue

BySwapan Kumar Patra, Mammo Muchie

chapter |15 pages

Innovation for inclusive development, public policy support and triple helix: perspectives from BRICS

ByChux U. Daniels, Olga Ustyuzhantseva, Wei Yao

chapter |10 pages

Design patents: A snapshot study of the BRICS economies

ByKashmiri Lal

chapter |15 pages

Foreign R&D units in India and China: An empirical exploration

BySwapan Kumar Patra

chapter |13 pages

Exploring the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM): Impact on innovation ecosystem in India

ByAmitkumar Singh Akoijam, V. V. Krishna

chapter |20 pages

Technological appropriability and export performance of Brazilian firms

ByGraziela Ferrero Zucoloto, Julio Raffo, Sergio Leão

chapter |8 pages

Possibilities of Russian hi-tech rare earth products to meet industrial needs of BRICS countries

ByN. Yu. Samsonov, A. V. Tolstov, N. P. Pokhilenko, V. A. Krykov, S. R. Khalimova