Advanced

Realising innovation opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

Schwaag-Serger, Sylvia LU and Grobbelaar, Sara (2016)
Abstract
The aim of the document is to identify and discuss a number of growth paths that might be explored to promote innovationdriven development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The document adopts a broad perspective of innovation, examining framework conditions, fundamental prerequisites, drivers and focal areas for innovation. The document addresses a spectrum of issues and
topics ranging from regional and global integration, the promises of inclusive innovation, the priorities and approaches for diversifying African economies, and the role of universities and the state in development. Although some of these themes are not included in traditional debates on innovation, we deem them to be of critical importance when analysing innovation as an engine... (More)
The aim of the document is to identify and discuss a number of growth paths that might be explored to promote innovationdriven development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The document adopts a broad perspective of innovation, examining framework conditions, fundamental prerequisites, drivers and focal areas for innovation. The document addresses a spectrum of issues and
topics ranging from regional and global integration, the promises of inclusive innovation, the priorities and approaches for diversifying African economies, and the role of universities and the state in development. Although some of these themes are not included in traditional debates on innovation, we deem them to be of critical importance when analysing innovation as an engine of growth and
for ensuring an environment in which development outcomes are achieved through innovation. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Other contribution
publication status
published
subject
keywords
innovation , Africa
pages
52 pages
publisher
Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced International Studies (STIAS)
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
5bd4b651-cbc3-49cc-b1ec-13c890d99a3d
date added to LUP
2016-06-19 09:56:20
date last changed
2017-06-27 07:51:17
@misc{5bd4b651-cbc3-49cc-b1ec-13c890d99a3d,
  abstract     = {The aim of the document is to identify and discuss a number of growth paths that might be explored to promote innovationdriven development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The document adopts a broad perspective of innovation, examining framework conditions, fundamental prerequisites, drivers and focal areas for innovation. The document addresses a spectrum of issues and<br/>topics ranging from regional and global integration, the promises of inclusive innovation, the priorities and approaches for diversifying African economies, and the role of universities and the state in development. Although some of these themes are not included in traditional debates on innovation, we deem them to be of critical importance when analysing innovation as an engine of growth and<br/>for ensuring an environment in which development outcomes are achieved through innovation.},
  author       = {Schwaag-Serger, Sylvia and Grobbelaar, Sara},
  keyword      = {innovation ,Africa},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {05},
  pages        = {52},
  publisher    = {Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced International Studies (STIAS)},
  title        = {Realising innovation opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa},
  year         = {2016},
}