Dynamics of biosciences regulation and opportunities for biosciences innovation in Africa: Exploring regulatory policy brokering

Kingiri, Ann and Hall, Andy (2011). Dynamics of biosciences regulation and opportunities for biosciences innovation in Africa: Exploring regulatory policy brokering. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Kingiri, Ann
    Hall, Andy
    Title Dynamics of biosciences regulation and opportunities for biosciences innovation in Africa: Exploring regulatory policy brokering
    Publication Date 2011
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract Knowledge brokering has been explored in the innovation literature to understand how different innovation tasks are organised toward technological development. This paper reflects upon the role of different organisations as knowledge brokers in regulatory policy processes towards putting biosciences research into use. It identifies a practical function-based typology that describes four categories of policy brokers who perform different tasks, with the potential to impact biosciences regulatory policy change. The paper concludes with a brief exploration of how policy can support the different functions of regulatory policy brokerage to enhance the translation of biosciences research into use for the benefit of the poor. Using regulatory policy-making in Kenya as an example, it contributes to growing scholarship that seeks to link knowledge emanating from research with policy-making and economic development, particularly in an African context.
    Keyword Biosciences
    Biotechnology regulation
    Knowledge brokers
    Policy brokering
    Africa
    Kenya
    JEL L26
    L31
    L33
    N5
    N57
    O13
    O19
    O31
    O32
    O33
    O34
    O55
    P48
    Q12
    Q13
    Q16
    Q28
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2011
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