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Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa

  • Allam Ahmed

Benefits

  • Provides an overview of the African Union’s Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024)

  • Proposes the determinants of innovation capability in Africa

  • Provides a conceptual framework for addressing the issue of sustainable development in Africa

Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa book series (PSSBA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  4. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Adil A. Dafa’Alla, Elmouiz S. Hussein, Marwan A. A. Adam
      Pages 95-118
  5. Capacity Building and Human Capital

  6. Investment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Mavis Gutu, Constantia Anastasiadou, Maktoba Omar, Collins Osei
      Pages 167-194
  7. Banking and Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Samuel Muiruri Muriithi, Lynette Louw
      Pages 197-222
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-253

About this book

Introduction

Addressing the issues that will be central to Africa’s various attempts to effectively manage knowledge and innovation for sustainable business management, this edited book makes a timely contribution to research on business in Africa. Coinciding with the recently launched Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) by the African Union (AU), which emphasises the critical role of science, technology and innovation for Africa’s socio-economic development and growth, the book echoes these themes with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to knowledge and innovation management in Africa. Also containing case studies relating to various growing collaborations between education and research institutions, private and public entities as well as commercialisation of research and innovation outputs, Managing knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa covers the key themes to provide an enabling environment for STI development in the African content.

Keywords

Socio-economic growth Technology Development Knowledge management Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Allam Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK

About the editors

Allam Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, UK, the Founding President of World Association for Sustainable Development, and the Founding Director of Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute. Allan is also a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, has advised the African Capacity Building Foundation and the EC, and held the position of International Co-ordinator UNESCO Chair on Transfer of technology. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa
  • Editors Allam Ahmed
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41090-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-41089-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82264-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-41090-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 253
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Management
    IT in Business
    Innovation/Technology Management
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