In today's knowledge-driven world, innovation and innovation
systems have become key policy issues. However, the extent of
knowledge that is available on these concepts in less developed
countries is still relatively low. Much of what we know about
innovation theory and systems has come from the developed countries
and reflects their world view. This apparent knowledge deficit has
major implications for less developed countries.Innovation Systems
and Capabilities in Developing Regions adds to the growing body of
knowledge on developing countries. The theoretical and empirical
case studies presented here advance the notion that, while
developing countries may not engage in frontier research, a
critical knowledge base upon which these countries compete for
global markets is emerging. There is evidence that state and
non-state actors are increasingly emphasising policies that sit
within the framework of national innovation systems. This book
illuminates this shift in policy competence at national levels.The
contributions in this volume highlight the need for thorough
understanding of the role of diffusion-based innovation linked to
technology transfer and acquisition. They also provide empirical
evidence on the drivers, dynamics and impact of such innovation in
developing economies and the constraints that apply. Contributors
also document the application of the innovation system approach in
developing countries as well as the build-up and diffusion of
technological capabilities within innovation systems. Academics,
higher level students, policy makers and practitioners involved
with innovation and the economics of technical change, particularly
in developing countries, will find this a valuable book.
Gower Publishing Ltd
|Country of origin:
• Boladale Abiola Adebowale
• Olumuyiwa Olamade
• Willie Siyanbola
||244 x 172mm (L x W)
||Electronic book text
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