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Revista de Administração Pública

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VERONESE, Alexandre. A new management model for science, technology and innovation in the Department of Science and Technology policy (1995-2002). Rev. Adm. Pública [online]. 2006, vol.40, n.1, pp.107-124. ISSN 0034-7612.

This article shows how the agenda of the 1995 administrative reform was incorporated into the policy goals of the Department of Science and Technology during its two last terms (1995-2002). The area of science and technology (S&T) in Brazil and abroad has gone through dramatic changes. One of these changes refers to the pressures for a new form of managing the S&T process. This article begins by analyzing the stage of development of S&T in Brazil and its roadblocks. It then discusses the State reform of the 1980's and 90's and the 1995 administrative reform, as well as the S&T policy agenda, emphasizing the search for new institutional models. It concludes that both the sector and the Brazilian society are highly bureaucratic. And, because this process of bureaucratization was not identified when the Department of Science and Technology outlined its sectorial policies, the department invested in a deregulation proposal that probably will not respond to the need for new management models in its research units.

Keywords : state reform; 1995 administrative reform; science and technology management; science and technology policies.

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