From Creativity to Innovation

20 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016  

Shahid Yusuf

World Bank

Date Written: 06/01/2007


Talent is the bedrock of a creative society. Augmenting talent involves mobilizing culture and tradition, building institutions to increase the stock of human capital, enhance its quality, and instill values favoring achievements and initiative. The productivity of this talent in the form of ideas can be raised by nurturing wikicapital - the capital arising from networks. Translating creativity into innovation is a function of multiple incentives and sustaining innovation is inseparable from heavy investment in research. Finally, the transition from innovation to commercially viable products requires the midwifery of many service providers and the entrepreneurship skills of firms small and large.

Keywords: Education for Development (superceded), ICT Policy and Strategies, Tertiary Education, Agricultural Knowledge & Information Systems, Cultural Policy

Suggested Citation

Yusuf, Shahid, From Creativity to Innovation (06/01/2007). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, Vol. , pp. -, 2007. Available at SSRN:

Shahid Yusuf (Contact Author)

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