Frameworks for Analysing African Innovation: Entrepreneurship, the Informal Economy and Intellectual Property
J. de Beer, I. Sowa & K. Holman, “Frameworks for Analysing African Innovation: Entrepreneurship, the Informal Economy and Intellectual Property” in J. de Beer et al, eds, The Collaborative Dynamics of Innovation and Intellectual Property in Africa (Cape Town: UCT Press, 2014), p. 32-58.
27 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2015 Last revised: 26 Sep 2015
Date Written: 2014
This chapter reviews conceptual frameworks to understand and measure innovation, and then outlines links between innovation and the concepts of entrepreneurship, the informal economy (IE) and intellectual property (IP). The review suggests that the time is ripe for African policy-makers to seek more holistic approaches to facilitating innovation and, in turn, to fostering socio-economic development in African nations.
Keywords: Intellectual Property Rights, Sustainable Development, Innovation Studies
JEL Classification: O31, O34, O38, K11, M13, O20
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