Challenges of African Transformation [electronic resource] : Exploring Through Innovation Approach / edited by Mammo Muchie and Angathevar Baskaran
- Pretoria, South Africa : Africa Institute of South Africa : Insitute for Economic Research on Innovation, 2012.
Baltimore, Md. : Project Muse, 2013 Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015.
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- 1 online resource (1 electronic text (xvii, 208 pages) :) : illustrations, digital file
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- Baskaran, Angathevar, Muchie, Mammo, and Project Muse
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- Preface -- Contributing authors -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Science and technology indicators in Africa: historical development and challenges -- Chapter 2. Building systems for innovation 'Take off' in African economies -- Chapter 3. Innovation in Africa, toward a realistic vision -- Chapter 4. Innovations systems in renewable natural resource management and sustainable agriculture: a literature review -- Chapter 5. Low-income countries and innovation studies: a review of recent literature -- Chapter 6. Human capital, R&D and endogenous occupational choice -- Chapter 7. Building systems of innovation in an African setting: the cluster initiative development approach -- Chapter 8. Are north-south technological spillovers substantial? A dynamic panel data model estimation -- Chapter 9. Where are the flags of our father? Rethinking linkages between social policies and innovation policies -- Chapter 10. Design theory of Letanta -- Chapter 11. Conclusion.
- A brief overview of the African economic picture reveals a paradox where the continent that has rich mineral resources, nearly a billion people and a land mass which includes the sizes of China, USA, India, Western Europe, Argentina together and still is larger than the sum of these regions is in an unacceptable state of being an object of aid, debt and loans despite the vast resources both known and yet to be expolored in it for the whole post-colonial period.
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- Includes bibliographical references.
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