Rigas Arvanitis is researcher at the French Research Institute for Development (IRD, formerly ORSTOM). Member of the Knowledge and Development research unit. and currently coordinator of a European research project, ESTIME.

He is a trained economist and sociologist and has worked in many developing countries such as Venezuela, Mexico and China. He has contributed to the foundation of a research team on science, technology and development, the first one of its kind in Europe, that focuses on empirical work of scientific development in the developing world. Most of his work has been done from the perspective of science and technology policy analysis. He has worked extensively on the linkages between research and production, the evaluation of scientific research, and scientific cooperations. In recent years he has devoted his work to studying the technological learning processes in industrial companies and the links of private and public R&D.

Home page Rigas Arvanitis

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A list of publications.


The author would like to thank many authors of this section of the encyclopedia who have participated in clarifying many facets of this article, and particularly Roland Waast, Jacques Gaillard, Nicholas Vonortas, Geoff Bowker, and Daniel Villavicencio. None of these persons can be made responsible for possible errors or opinions expresed by the author.


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