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Challenges of African transformation : exploring through innovation approach

Author: Mammo Muchie; Angathevar Baskaran
Publisher: Pretoria, South Africa : Africa Institute of South Africa : Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mammo Muchie; Angathevar Baskaran
ISBN: 0798303484 9780798303484
OCLC Number: 827694385
Description: xvii, 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Science and technology indicators in Africa : historical development and challenges / Frank K. Teng-Zeng --
Building systems for innovation take off in African economies / Abdelkader Djeflat --
Innovation in Africa : toward a realistic vision / Bengt-Åke Lundvall --
Innovations systems in renewable natural resource management and sustainable agriculture : a literature review / Laxmi Prasad Pant and Helen Hambly-Odame --
Low-income countries and innovation studies : a review of recent literature / Jo Lorentzen --
Human capital, R & D and endogenous occupational choice / Loesse Jacques Esso --
Building systems of innovation in an African setting : the cluster initiative development approach / Bitrina D. Diyamett --
Are north-south technological spillovers substantial? : a dynamic panel data model estimation / Watu Wamae --
Where are the flags of our fathers? : rethinking linkages between social policies and innovation policies / Rebecca Hanlin and Judith Sutz --
Design theory of letanta / Vusi Moloi.
Responsibility: edited by Mammo Muchie and Angathevar Baskaran.

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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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