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Title Innovation and the development agenda / edited by Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Watu Wamae
Published Paris : OECD ; Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (151 pages)
Series OECD innovation strategy
OECD innovation strategy
Contents The role of innovation in the area of development -- Key issues for innovation and development -- The relevance of innovation systems to developing countries -- Adapting the innovation systems framework to sub-Saharan Africa -- Knowledge policy for development -- Facilitating north-south knowledge sharing : conditions for enhanced knowledge flows -- Innovation strategies in developing countries
Summary Innovation drives long-term economic growth. It has an important role to play as global economies recover from the current financial crisis. This book examines the role of innovation in developing countries, with a focus on Africa. It investigates innovation systems and their application; the key role of knowledge in innovation for development; and the importance of comparable country studies and official statistics on innovation. It stresses the need for innovation to become part of a comprehensive development agenda, and makes recommendations for promoting activities in both the formal and informal sectors, with the aim of transforming agriculture into a knowledge-based industry capable of stimulating economic growth--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries
Strategic planning -- Developing countries
Economic development -- Developing countries
Diffusion of innovations -- Developing countries
Economic development.
economic development.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Technology.
Economic development.
Diffusion of innovations.
Strategic planning.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Kraemer-Mbula, Erika
Wamae, Watu
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
ISBN 9789264088924