ABSTRACT The characteristics of science and technology activities (STA) have important effect on the characteristics of the research of science and technology policy (STP). On this argument, we review the research on the characteristics of STA and the characteristics of the study of STP, discuss the characteristic of STP itself and the effect on the research of STP, therefore summarize the characteristics the research of STP should have. The characteristics of the current STA are as below: its effect is irreversible and of wide range as well as high speed ; it faces with the risk of technology and market; it has ethical anomie; it is interdisciplinary and cross level and domain; it has national mission, etc. These characteristics make the research of STP need the following characteristics: Timeliness and scientific; Tolerance and face up to failure; Normative values; Extend research subject; national demand oriented, etc.
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Ren, Z. , Song, W. , Peng, X. and Gao, X. (2015) The Characteristics of Science and Technology Policy Research from the Perspective of the Characteristics of Science and Technology Activity. Journal of Service Science and Management, 8, 365-371. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2015.83038.
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