This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 210
  • Course: B.Tech
  • Semester: V
  • Title: Science, Technology And Innovation: Sociological Perspectives
  • Stream: Sociology
  • Pre-requisite: Nil

    Science and technology as socio-technical systems; Innovation in science and technology: socio-historical and politico-cultural processes; Emergence of knowledge economy; Knowledge society and the role of researchers; Science and innovation policy research; Science and democracy; Public sector – industry linkages; Transition from single-helix to triple-helix model of innovation: government–academia–private R&D institutions networking; Diffusion and commercialisation of research; Techno-entrepreneurship; Intellectual property rights: north–south debate; Scientific knowledge in India: from public resource to intellectual property


    1. B. Jones and B. Miller, Innovation Diffusion in the New Economy: The Tacit Component, Routledge, 2007.

    2. A. Webster and K. Packer (Eds.), Innovation and the Intellectual Property System, Kluwer Law International, 1996.


    1. Federal Trade Commission, To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy, A Report by the Federal Trade Commission, 2003.

    2. D.E. Stokes, Pasteur’s Quadrant: Basic Science and Technological Innovation, Brookings Institution Press, 1997.

    3. P. Murmann, Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology and National Institutions, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

    4. C. Edquist and M. McKelvey (Eds.), Systems of Innovations, Volumes I and II, Elgar, 2000.