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Africa in the global knowledge economy: strategic options

Juma, Calestous; Agwara, Hezekiah (2006). Africa in the global knowledge economy: strategic options, International Journal of Technology and Globalisation 2(3/4): 218-231

Document Title: Africa in the global knowledge economy: strategic options
Journal: International Journal of Technology and Globalisation
Volume: 2
Issue: 3/4
No. of Pages: 218-231


Document Type: Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area: Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country: African Continent
Keywords: Knowledge economy, Globalisation, Science and Technology, Research Universities, Infrastructure, Innovation

Abstract:
The future of Africa now depends largely on the nature and outlook of its economic vision and the realignment of national institutions to reflect major trends in global and regional economic affairs. Ongoing political reforms in Africa have coincided with the growing realisation that economic growth is mainly a result of the transformation of knowledge (expressed in the form of education, science and technology and the associated institutions) into goods and services. This paper provides elements of a strategic policy outlook for Africa’s economic renewal and growth, emphasising the role of science, technology and innovation.

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