Innovation in African Development: Case Studies of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, A World Bank Study

Gehl Sampath, Padmashree and Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Banji (2007). Innovation in African Development: Case Studies of Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, A World Bank Study. World Bank.

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Abstract

Innovation has been recognized as a major source of modern productivity growth and constitutes a central process of economic advance in the present advanced industrial and in the most recent past as well, in the more dynamic developing countries. Current understanding shows that it is a social process shaped by institutional structures in which they are embedded. However, the focus on innovation policy particularly in developing countries is a relatively recent phenomenon. For decades, the debate about the role of science and technology in promoting development has centred on the supply-side that took its inspiration from the linear model of science. In this conception of economic growth, innovation flows from basic science in a relatively smooth progression from the laboratory to the market....

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