Keywords: flows of knowledge, foreign direct investments, national innovation system, patents, R&, D indicators, science policy, technology policy, transfer of technology
Argentina's national innovation system
This paper examines the Argentine "national innovation system". It analyses the indicators on science and technology for Argentina, and the main sources of foreign technology used in the industrialisation process. The paper also describes the institutional framework of science and technology in Argentina. Based on these elements, the technology policies and the roles played by different flows of knowledge are discussed. The paper finally indicates a number of policy issues to be taken into account in the area of science and technology, in the new macro-economic scenario of the 1990s.