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Knowledge, innovation and re-inventing technical assistance for development

Wilson, Gordon (2007). Knowledge, innovation and re-inventing technical assistance for development. Progress in Development Studies, 7(3) pp. 183–199.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/146499340700700301
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Abstract

This paper traces the evolution of Technical Assistance to Technical Co-operation alongside more recent concepts of knowledge Management and Innovation Systems. Originally
conceived as transfer from a knowledge-rich North to a knowledge-poor South, the later terminology represents a more co-operative and dialogic conception. The evolution has been driven by persistent issues concerning capacity and knowledge-in-context and by changing approaches to development practice. The paper argues, however, that a further epistemological turn is needed that conceives of
co-operative learning as ‘learning with’, where difference between actors is conceived as a resource, rather than a problem, for knowledge production.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1477-027X
Keywords: Technical Assistance; Technical Co-operation; Knowledge Management; Innovation Systems; learning; difference
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 8977
Depositing User: Gordon Wilson
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8977
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