Human Capital Policy in Science and Technology

  • Åsa OlssonEmail author
  • Ranjit Gajendra Nadarajah
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_260-1

Synonyms

Definition

Human capital is the productive wealth embodied in labor, skills, and knowledge of science and technology. The terminology for policies covering human capital policy varies in countries. They are often called science and technology policy, research and innovation policy, or higher education, science, and innovation policy. Common for all is that they include set of beliefs and practices designed and implemented to stimulate the production of scientific and technological knowledge in order to realize the ideal of progress and welfare in countries.

Globalization and Accountability of Public Investments in Science and Technology

Over the past three decades, the policy map directing science and technology has...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LH Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management, Centre for the Study of Higher EducationThe University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hans De Wit
    • 1
  • Laura Rumbley
    • 2
  • Fiona Hunter
    • 3
  • Lisa Unangst
    • 4
  • Edward Choi
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Higher Education InternationalisationUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.
  5. 5.Center for International Higher EducationBoston CollegeChestnut HillU.S.A.