National Systems of Innovation: Implications on Science and Technology Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

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1998
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CPROST Catalogue Number: 98-05
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Innovation networks
Science and technology policy
Sub-Saharan Africa
Research and development
Developing economies
Policy
Abstract: 

There is a widespread recognition that the circulation of resources between knowledge providers and user agents is very important in the process of innovation. In this article we theoretically explore the policy implications of the concept of national systems of innovation on science and technology in Sub-Saharan Africa. After identifying the systemic weaknesses of Sub-Saharan African national systems of innovation we conclude by formulating some propositions for a new agenda science and technology policymakers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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English
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