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Determinants of Productivity in Indian Science

Author(s): A. V. S. Kamesh

Book Description

This book is an organizational study of the social aspects of science in India focusing on the determinants of productivity of Indian scientists. The book describes the factors of productivity levels of organic chemists in India in the context of transformation from academic science to post-academic science, and more so, entrepreneurial science. This book considers new factors such as communication technology as an enabling tool to enhance the productivity levels of scientists, and indicates how the different access to the same could lead to/reinforce social inequality in the sphere of Indian science. The present empirical work is an outcome of a study of Indian scientists based on both quantitative and qualitative methods. This book provides an estimation of the relative contribution of determinants of productivity of organic chemists across different levels of organization in the Indian context, and examines their consequences upon the career pattern of scientists. The findings of this study are policy-oriented suggestions aimed at ensuring social equality among scientists in India.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2157-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2157-8
Date of Publication: 01/07/2010
Pages / Size: 205 / A5
Price: £39.99


A. V. S. Kamesh obtained his doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of Hyderabad, India. Dr Kamesh specializes in the sociology of science, sociology of organizations, industrial sociology and criminology. He has taught at different academic institutions, among which the International Institute for Information Technology in Hyderabad, India. Dr Kamesh has been a consultant and trainer in human capital management, organization development, ERP and project management for various organizations based in India. Dr Kamesh’s current interest lies in the emerging relationship between industry and academia in the Indian context.