Innovation and Structural Change in Post-Socialist Countries: A Quantitative Approach

  • David A. Dyker
  • Slavo Radosevic

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSPS, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

  3. Technology, Growth and Structural Change

  4. Bibliometrics and the Changing Science Landscape

  5. Transformation of R&D

  6. Technical Change and Innovation: Innovation Surveys

  7. Trade, Technology and Structural Change

  8. Measuring the Rate of Transformation of Technological and Human Resources in Russia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Fred D. Gault, Wendy Hansen
      Pages 411-417
    3. Alexander Sokolov
      Pages 419-428
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 447-451

About this book


This book uses a range of S&T and structural indicators to analyse the transfonnation process, in particular the transfonnation of science, technology and industry, in the fonner communist countries. The book originates from a sense of the tremendous need for quantitative indicators for assessing trends and perfonnance in the post-socialist economies. S&T systems in the region have passed through the first phase of rapid deterioration, or as it is called by some analysts 'implosion'. After ten years of transfonnation we are witnessing a process of increasing differentiation of these countries in tenns of general patterns of growth and structural change, as well as specific lines of restructuring in their S&T systems. The question of sources of growth - or indeed of stagnation - is an increasingly urgent one, from both the policy and academic perspectives. In that context there is a pressing need for in-depth assessment of restructuring patterns in science, technology and industry in the region, as a basis for understanding how restructuring in S&T is linked to industrial restructuring, and to general economic and social transfonnation. As the contributions to this volume show, there is now a critical mass of quantitative data across the post-socialist countries which deserves to be studied more thoroughly in a comparative manner. The changes of the last ten years have produced varying patterns of adjustment which are now clearly visible in S&T and structural indicators.


European Union (EU) Russia growth innovation research & development (R&D) statistics technological innovation transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Dyker
    • 1
  • Slavo Radosevic
    • 2
  1. 1.School of European StudiesUniversity of SussexBrightonUK
  2. 2.SPRU, Science and Technology Policy ResearchUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5913-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4463-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-7176
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