African integration

Modes of Innovation and the Prospects for Economic Integration in Africa

2013
Published in: 
Africa Insight, 43(3): 80-99
Author/s: 
Mario Scerri

This paper develops and applies a concept of modes of innovation to the issue of economic development and the integration of African economies. This concept, which is located in the systems of innovation approach to economic dynamics, is first developed in the context of the development of capitalism. It is then applied to the evolution of African systems of innovation over three periods spanning colonialism, and the early and late post colonial periods to explore the shifting locations of African economies in the global economy.

Fictions, Factors and Futures: Reflections on Africa's Impressive Growth

2012
Published in: 
Development
Series: 
Author/s: 
Geci Karuri-Sebina, Rasigan Maharajh, Alioune Sall, Alinah Segobye.
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 
1461 7072

The vision of ‘Africa's Impressive Growth’ has been espoused to great excitement and acclaim in recent years, a reigniting of the euphoria of the independence era of African nations in the 1950s and 1960s. Geci Karuri-Sebina, Alioune Sall, Rasigan Maharajh and Alinah Segobye test the credibility of the claim and reflect it against six key developmental dimensions: political, economic, social, technological, learning, and ecological. They suggest that Africa needs a more grounded perspective on her future prospects, one that could be bright depending on improved education and leadership.

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Modes of Innovation and the Prospects for Economic Integration in Africa

2013
Published in: 
Africa Insight 43(3): 80-99.
Series: 
Author/s: 
Mario Scerri
Publisher: 
ISBN: 

This paper develops and applies a concept of modes of innovation to the issue of economic development and the integration of African economies. This concept, which is located in the systems of innovation approach to economic dynamics, is first developed in the context of the development of capitalism. It is then applied to the evolution of African systems of innovation over three periods spanning colonialism, and the early and late post colonial periods to explore the shifting locations of African economies in the global economy.

ERAWATCH Analytical Country Report 2010: South Africa

2012
Author/s: 
Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Thomas Pogue
Publisher: 
ERAWATCH

The main objective of the ERAWATCH Analytical Country Reports 2010 is to characterise and assess the evolution of the national policy mixes in the perspective of the Lisbon goals and of the 2020, post-Lisbon Strategy. The analysis is focused on the national R&D investments targets, the efficiency and effectiveness of national policies and investments into R&D, the articulation between research, education and innovation, and on the realisation and better governance of ERA.

A case study of SADC economic development challenges through the South Africa's space programme

2011
Author/s: 
LHM Seke
  • "Africa is very poorly represented in the space science. Space technology is advancing at an increasing pace, yet most African countries lack the human, technical and financial resources to utilise existing space-based infrastructure for even the most basic applications in meteorology, communications and natural resource management". (NEPAD, 2006:45).
  • Funds invested on the continent could be spent rationally with positive long-run effect if satellite-based data are used (Rowland et al., 2007).

Analysis of factors that affect the long-term survival of small businesses in Pretoria

2011
Author/s: 
Paul Marivate
  1. Introduction Theoretical Frame work
  2. Rationale for the Study
    1. Objectives of the Study
    2. Research Methodology
    3. Data gathering and Administration
  3. Focus Group Comments and Recommendations
  4. Conclusion
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