Innovation systems and inequality: The experience of Brazil
Couto Soares, Maria Clara
Cassiolato, José Eduardo
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The main objective of this paper is at analyzing how innovation process can contribute to improve equality in highly unequal societies, taking the example of Brazil. Using as analytical framework the Innovation System approach and the Latin American Structuralism perspective, it proposes that besides current broad recognition of science technology relevance for promoting economic development and competitiveness, it becomes imperative to advance in such debate in order to include their role for fighting inequality and promoting social inclusion.