This unique study draws on extensive fieldwork assessing technology systems in
Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the context of their export
competitiveness. Its emphasis is on the role of technology systems in building
industrial competitiveness and in this it finds deficiencies in the systems in all
these countries, though there are also significant differences between them.
Comparisons are made with more successful economies, particularly those of East
Asia, and policy implications are drawn for the strengthening of technology support
systems. Central to the book is its combination of academic analysis with a strong
policy focus – policy implications are drawn for each case-study country.
Technology Development and Technology Systems in Africa
Subjects: development studies, development economics, economics and finance, development economics, economics of innovation, innovation and technology, economics of innovation
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