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Call for Papers for a Special issue of African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID): SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION IN BRICS AND MINT COUNTRIES Featured

  • Written by  Abiodun Egbetokun
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BRICS and MINT

Despite their commonalities, the flow of technology and knowledge among the BRICS and MINT economies still fall far behind the inflows from the global North. Moreover, the origin of these groups of countries is rooted in macroeconomic analyses of national conditions. It remains to be seen, therefore, whether these countries hold similarly strong prospects at the microeconomic level, especially in relation to Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). The BRICS economies have been the subject of many studies but the MINT group is relatively under-studied. Considering the foregoing, this special issue of African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) is seeking original research contribution in the various aspects of Science Technology and Innovation studies in these two groups of emerging economics.

 The term ‘BRIC’ (Brazil, Russia, India and China) was coined in 2001 by Jim O’Neill a former Goldman Sachs economist. He anticipated that these emerging economics would be global economic powerhouses in the mid-21st century. A decade later, South Africa was added to this group of countries and the term thenceforth became ‘BRICS’. Today, the term has become a very common jargon and is increasingly playing an important role in the global economic landscape. These five countries are now joined in an association to foster mutual development.1 Jim O’Neill further predicted that Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey (MINT) will be the next economic powerhouses. These countries share common socio-economic and demographic conditions, for example, young population, crucial geographical locations and so on. The huge number of skilled workers is an advantage for these emerging economies.

Although, in recent years MINT member countries are undergoing rapid growth and showing potential, they face many issues that are typically not part of the mainstream discourse. One such issue is mutual development in the area of science, technology and innovation (STI). Despite their commonalities, the flow of technology and knowledge among the BRICS and MINT economies still fall far behind the inflows from the global North. Moreover, the origin of these groups of countries is rooted in macroeconomic analyses of national conditions. It remains to be seen, therefore, whether these countries hold similarly strong prospects at the microeconomic level, especially in relation to STI. The BRICS economies have been the subject of many studies but the MINT group is relatively under-studied. Considering the foregoing, this special issue of African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) is seeking original research contribution in the various aspects of Science Technology and Innovation studies in these two groups of emerging economics.

 

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