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Balancing multiple mandates: a case study of public research institutes in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-25T09:15:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-25T09:15:19Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15142
dc.description.abstract The role of public research institutes (PRIs) in innovation and development is typically researched as a linked couplet with universities, but there is little empirical research on PRIs specifically. The article investigates how PRIs in late-developing countries balance multiple mandates, shaped by disciplinary fields and historical trajectories, drawing on comparative case studies of five PRIs in South Africa. PRIs succeeded in articulating new and ambitious strategic policies but most struggled to give effect to expanded mandates. The article compares their interactive capabilities by examining the internal and external interface structures and incentive mechanisms created to support and promote interaction with other knowledge producers and users and highlights misalignments at the macro level. National policy will need to promote the development of stronger interactive capabilities if PRIs are to balance their mandate to link to global knowledge flows, grow economic competitiveness, and address complex problems arising from high levels of poverty and inequality. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.subject INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject PUBLIC RESEARCH en
dc.subject PUBLIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES (PRIS) en
dc.title Balancing multiple mandates: a case study of public research institutes in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume January en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators en
dc.SourceTitle Science and Public Policy en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Oxford en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11187 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10299 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kruss, G. (2019) Balancing multiple mandates: a case study of public research institutes in South Africa . <i>Science and Public Policy</i>. January:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kruss, G. en


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