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Livestock R&D in East and Southern Africa: An innovation systems perspective with special reference to the International Livestock Research Institute

Clark, Norman; Smith, James and Hirvonen, Maija (2007). Livestock R&D in East and Southern Africa: An innovation systems perspective with special reference to the International Livestock Research Institute. International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 6(1) pp. 9–24.

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Abstract

The concept of 'innovation system' is used increasingly in current science policy discourse as a metaphor to indicate the need for a much wider perspective on relevant decision-making procedures than has been the case in the past. This paper explores its use from the standpoint of the behaviour of an international agricultural research institute located in Africa and focused on two vector-borne livestock diseases, trypanosomiasis and theileriosis, which form case studies for this paper. The paper argues that adopting an innovation systems perspective could open up new possibilities for research institutes of this type with impacts on both socioeconomic development and scientific quality that are likely to be positive.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1474-2748
Keywords: innovation; agriculture; development; Africa; livestock; institutions;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 8612
Depositing User: Norman Clark
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2011 02:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8612
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