Fundamental debates and policy choices for supporting innovation in Africa

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Abstract

Over the past three decades, a range of attempts have been made to raise the importance of science, technology and innovation on the policy agenda in Africa. This article explores four themes along which growth paths and patterns may be realized, namely regional and global integration, inclusive innovation, priorities and approaches to diversify African economies, and the role of the state. The outcome of a survey highlighted an overwhelming consensus on the importance of education, functioning institutions and good framework conditions but also on the importance of a more inclusive approach to innovation both as a necessity and a significant opportunity for Africa.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Sara Grobbelaar
  • Sylvia Schwaag Serger
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Stellenbosch University
  • DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy (SciSTIP)
  • Swedish Government Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova)
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)549-555
Antal sidor7
TidskriftDevelopment (Basingstoke)
Volym58
Utgivningsnummer4
StatusPublished - 2015 dec 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa