The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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In 2004,the HSRC s research programme on Human Resource Development launched the Working Partnerships Series to explore the extent to which the networked practices that are believed to characterise the knowledge economy have indeed begun to penetrate South African higher education and industry.

One of four publications in the series, the focus of this study is to map the scale and form of research linkages and collaborative practices between higher education institutions and industry in three relatively new, high technology fields that have been identified as most likely to generate benefits for South Africa. The fields are Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Biotechnology and New Materials Development. Given the uneven capacity of higher education institutions, their different historical legacies, and modes of operation, the study demonstrates the ways in which partnerships develop and take different forms in different institutional and knowledge contexts.

The book offers an understanding of the conceptions and practices of research partnerships and provides valuable insight into South Africa s responsiveness to high technology needs and innovation.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 253
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2108-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2108-6
Publish Year : 2005
Dr Kruss is a chief research specialist in the HSRC s Human Resources Development research programme and holds a D.Phil from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. She has held research positions at the Universities of Cape Town and the Western Cape, the South African Institute of Race Relations and the North Western Health and Social Services Board in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has also lectured at the Universities of Cape Town, Ulster and the Western Cape.
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