Science and Technology Policy theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.Science and technology policy covers all the public sector measures designed for the creation, funding, support, and mobilization of scientific and technological resources.
The content of the Theme on Science and technology policy provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Science and Technology Policy; International Dimensions of Science and Technology Policy; The Innovation System; The Policy Making Process in Science and Technology; Regional Perspectives: A New Scenario for Science and Technology Policies in the Developed and Developing World .
These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs
Rigas Arvanitis is researcher at the French Research Institute for Development (IRD, formerly ORSTOM). He is a trained economist and sociologist and has worked in many developing countries, including Venezuela, Mexico and China. He contributed to the foundation of a research team on science, technology, and development, the first of its kind in Europe, which focuses on empirical work of scientific development in the developing world. Most of his work has been done from the perspective of science and technology policy analysis. He has worked extensively on the linkages between research and production, the evaluation of scientific research, and scientific cooperation. In recent years he has devoted his work to studying the technological learning processes in industrial companies and the links of private and public R&D