A Cross-Regional Research Partnership for Sustainable Development: The Open African Innovation Research (Open Air) Experience
Oguamanam, C., & de Beer, J. (2017). A Cross-Regional Research Partnership for Sustainable Development: The Open African Innovation Research (Open Air) Experience. (Open AIR Working Paper 8). Ottawa: Open AIR.
28 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last revised: 5 Sep 2017
Date Written: June 27, 2017
This paper positions and critiques the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) network as a unique cross-regional PPP research platform. It examines, on empirical and theoretical perspectives, the elements of the Open AIR project, including its core driving factors relevant to the development gap associated with IP and knowledge governance in Africa. The authors reflect on policy ramifications, practical lessons, and limitations of the cross-regional research partnership for not only advancing the sustainable development objective but also for expanding an understanding of PPPs in a context that is scarcely broached.
Keywords: open data, public private partnerships, Open AIR, development gap, sustainable development, cross-regional, knowledge governance, innovation
JEL Classification: K11, O3, O55, Q01
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