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Frameworks for Analysing African Innovation: Entrepreneurship, the Informal Economy and Intellectual Property
The Collaborative Dynamics of Innovation and Intellectual Property in Africa (2014)
  • Jeremy de Beer, University of Ottawa
  • Izabella Sowa
  • Kristen Holman
Abstract

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.

Publication Date
2014
Editor
Jeremy de Beer et. al
Publisher
UCT Press
Citation Information
Jeremy de Beer, Izabella Sowa and Kristen Holman. "Frameworks for Analysing African Innovation: Entrepreneurship, the Informal Economy and Intellectual Property" Cape TownThe Collaborative Dynamics of Innovation and Intellectual Property in Africa (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeremydebeer/16/