Journal of Scientometric Research, 2018, 7, 2, 127-129.
Published: August 2018
Type: Book Review
Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences- II, Room No. 223, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067, INDIA.
Truth as they say is stranger than fiction. The Report examining innovation using the metaphor of David Landes namely, The Unbound Prometheus (releasing the power of fire to Mankind) comes across as a bit off-kilter, considering the misplaced despair of the Developed West regarding the innovative prospects of developing countries. Part of this Project of keeping the Innovative fires burning is the exami- The Innovation Paradox-Developing Country Capabilities and the Unrealised Promise of Technological Catch-Up, By Xavier Cirera & William F. Maloney; World Bank Publications, Washington DC, 2017, e-Book, ISBN: 9781464811609. nation of the subject for developing countries with the realistic and serious prospect that it deserves. Read more…