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It’s not STI: It’s ITS – the Role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa’s Development Strategy

Clark, Norman and Frost, Andy (2016). It’s not STI: It’s ITS – the Role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa’s Development Strategy. International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 15(1) pp. 3–13.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1386/tmsd.15.1.3_1
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Abstract

This article argues that the use of the term ‘science, technology and innovation’ (STI) as a proxy for innovative activity is not only conceptually wrong, it is also misleading.
This is particularly an issue in policy analysis for low-income countries (LICs) where it tends to support resource allocation to scientific institutions at the expense of more relevant development interventions affecting the economy as a whole. The article focuses on recent sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) regional science policy initiatives and uses a relevant Department for International Development (DFID) aid programme to provide empirical support.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Intellect Ltd
ISSN: 1474-2748
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Keywords: Africa; development; innovation; policy; science; systems
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Other Departments
Item ID: 45688
Depositing User: Norman Clark
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 09:14
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:54
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45688
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