Understanding Vaccine Innovation System in India

Journal of Scientometic Research,2016,5,3,236-237.
Published:December 2016
Type:Book Review
Author(s) affiliations:

Vikas Kumar

Doctoral Scholar, Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Central University of Gujarat, India


This book depicts about the issues of vaccine innovation and immunization in India. It has multidisciplinary dimension approach which try to assimilate the national innovation system to international system of innovation. Basically, this approach has occurred due to international collaboration in Science and Technology (S&T) which leads to involvement of new actors especially from developing countries i.e., India and China. The effect of this approach can be seen in flow of FDI in R&D, global knowledge networks, migration and circulation of knowledge workers. Moreover, the author argues that the innovation process is intervened through dependencies arising from international S&T order and interdependencies generated by the globalization process and emerging technologies. Beside this, it also focuses on the growth of the vaccine based on existing pattern and socio-economic dimensions of vaccine in India. Read more . . . . .