Emerging Economies

Food and Energy Security, and Technology and Innovation

  • Parthasarathi Shome
  • Pooja Sharma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Parthasarathi Shome, Pooja Sharma
    Pages 1-38
  3. Agriculture and Food Security

  4. Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Jose Roberto Moreira
      Pages 155-196
    3. Gao Shixian
      Pages 197-214
    4. Aparna Sawhney, Meeta Keswani Mehra
      Pages 215-237
  5. Technology and Innovation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 423-428

About this book


This volume brings together research on development in three major areas of contemporary global relevance: agriculture and food security, energy, and the institutions of national innovation.  Covering six of the largest emerging and developing economies (EDEs) in the world, three Asian (China, India and Malaysia), two Latin American (Brazil and Mexico), and one African (South Africa), the book offers insights on how the major EDEs have addressed the complex and increasingly interrelated issues of agricultural growth, food security and access to energy as part of their growth and development experience over the last three decades.  Underscoring the broader view of institutions of national innovation capacities, the volume presents the role of domestic policy and macroeconomic fluctuations in shaping the innovation capacities and development policy in these countries.

The book is divided into three main parts.  Part I addresses agriculture and food security, while Part II focuses on the energy sector, including the importance of clean energy and energy efficiency in improving access.  Parts I and II also cover the role of the major sector-specific innovations for increasing productivity and growth.  Subsequently, Part III examines the importance of economy-wide institutions of innovation in the context of supporting growth and development.


Agricultural growth Emerging Economies Energy security Food Security Technology and Innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Parthasarathi Shome
    • 1
  • Pooja Sharma
    • 2
  1. 1.Government of IndiaTax Administration Reform CommissionNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Indian Council for Research on International Economic RelationsIndia Habitat CentreNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2100-5
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2101-2
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