Research Cluster on “Science, Technology and Social Innovation”

Science, Technology and Social Innovation
Convenor: Dr. Benjamin T. Tolosa, Jr.
Science is central to social change and development. It provides the knowledge inputs for
institutional and technological innovations that drive social change and development. In
this research cluster, science is to be understood as encompassing the systematic study of
the structure and behavior of the natural and social worlds. Thus, the cluster takes as
object of study the intellectual and practical activities in the natural sciences, the social
sciences, and their allied disciplines. The themes of specific interest to this research
cluster inevitably comprise the following:
Epistemic cultures. Culture of universities, research institutions, think tanks,
government research agencies and knowledge-intensive firms. Forms of
knowledge production (e.g., disciplinary, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary).
Transformations in communication, education and training accompanying the use
of information and communication technologies in society.
Policy research. Governance of scientific knowledge production and
dissemination. Models of research policy in the Philippines.
National innovation systems. Structures and agents of knowledge sharing and
innovation stimulation. Cultural and systemic contexts of national innovation
systems. Relationship between scientific research and national development.
Knowledge for development. Utilization of scientific knowledge in the form of
institutional and technological innovations for further social development.
Information and communication technologies for development (ICTD).
1. Cheryl Borsoto
2. Dino Concepcion
3. Leland dela Cruz
4. Mark Escaler
5. Francis Geologo
6. Leslie Lopez
7. Aurora Roxas-Lim
8. Michael Pante
9. Michael Syson
10. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu
11. Jose Angelo Supangco
12. Nino Leviste
Sample Publications:
Dela Cruz, L.J.R. 2013. Whose Expectations Matter? External Funding, Academic
Dispositions, and University Social Research Centers in the Philippines. Philippine
Sociological Review, 61(1), 147-173.
Hechanova, M.R., Tuliao, A., Teh, L., Alianan, A. & Acosta, A. 2013. Problem Severity,
Technology Adoption, and Intent to Seek Online Counseling Among Overseas
Filipino Workers. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 16(8), 61317.
N. Leetian, R. Estuar and Syson,M.B. 2013. Designing Mobile Educational Games on
Voter's Education: A Tale of Three Engines. International Journal of e-Education,
e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning, 3(5), 357-364.
Saloma, C., Lao, M.E.J. and Lopez, L.A. 2013. How to make local government
institutions work: some lessons on social change. Philippine Political Science
Journal, 34(1), 83-96.
Syson, M.B., Estuar, M.R.E., See, K.T. 2012. ABKD: Multimodal mobile language game
for collaborative learning of Chinese Hanzi and Japanese Kanji characters.
Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web
Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology Workshops, WI-IAT 2012, Article
number 6511699, 311-15.