Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa

Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 9. Februar 2017
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  • XXV, 253 Seiten
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978-3-319-41090-6 (ISBN)

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.

1st ed. 2017
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 14 s/w Abbildungen, 2 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 14 schwarz-weiße und 2 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie
  • 3,15 MB
978-3-319-41090-6 (9783319410906)
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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.

  • Intro
  • Series Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • Notes on Contributors
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Part I: Introduction
  • 1: Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Capacity Building and Human Capital
  • Investment
  • Banking and Finance
  • References
  • 2: From Innovation to Sustainability: Life-­Cycle Polylemmas and Strategic Initiatives for Entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Introduction and Purpose
  • Methodology
  • Overview and Relevance of Concepts
  • Rationalising Entrepreneurship
  • Business Life Cycle Polylemmas and Strategic Initiatives
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Part II: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • 3: The Role of an Innovative ICT-Based Entrepreneurial Evolution on Africa's Development: The Case of University-­Based Incubators
  • Overview
  • ICT and Socio-Economic Change
  • ICT Evolution in Africa
  • Role of Human Capital in Development
  • The Impact of University-Based Incubators/Accelerators
  • The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Building a University-Based Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Case of the AUC Venture Lab
  • The V-Lab Business Model
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 4: Prospects and Challenges of Managing Clusters as Entrepreneurship Development Interventions for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Discourse Analysis
  • Introduction
  • Conceptual Issues
  • Rationale for Clusters Development
  • Cluster Typologies Across the Globe
  • Developing Clusters in the Packaged Food Industry: The Opportunities
  • Forward Integration Cluster in the Agriculture and Food Value Chain
  • Challenges of Food Industry Clusters
  • Recommendations and Policy Prescriptions
  • References
  • 5: Understanding How Failing a Job Interview May Be a Source of Innovation: The Case of WhatsApp Founders
  • Introduction
  • Summary of WhatsApp History
  • Initial Capital to Launch the Company
  • Failure Leads to Innovation
  • Failure in the Creative Process
  • The Creative Process
  • Innovation
  • Summary
  • References
  • Part III: Education
  • 6: Impact of Education Quality on Sustainable Development in Africa
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Evaluation and Critical Assessment of the Education System in Sudan
  • Education, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Africa
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 7: Use of Mind Mapping (MM) as an Unconventional Powerful Study Technique in Medical Education
  • Introduction and Objectives
  • An Overview of the Problem
  • Definition and Tools of MM
  • The Key Elements of Mind Maps and Evidence Supporting MM
  • Radiant Structure
  • Basic Ordering Ideas (BOIs)
  • Single Keywords
  • Interesting Colour
  • Influence of Images and Icons
  • Relationship Arrows
  • Emphasising (Chunking)
  • Whole Brain Thinking
  • Research Studies on MM in Education
  • Promote Creativity
  • Augment Memory
  • Boost Teaching Confidence
  • Learning Process Empowering Medical Education
  • Presentation Effectiveness
  • Project Preparation
  • Writing Improvement
  • Thoughts Organisation
  • Specific Purpose of the Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Literature Searching
  • Selecting the Articles and Review Resources
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions, Recommendations and Implications
  • References
  • Part IV: Capacity Building and Human Capital
  • 8: Design and Engineering Capacity Building for a Sustainable Development of African Economies: The Case of Algeria
  • Introduction
  • Concepts and Tools of Design and Engineering (D&E)
  • The Situation of D&E in Africa
  • The Situation of D&E in Algeria: Empirical Findings
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • References
  • 9: Absorptive Capacity of Human Capital and International R&D Spillover on Labour Productivity in Egypt
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Empirical Model
  • Measurement of R&D Spillovers
  • Measurement of Capital Stock in Egypt
  • Empirical Results
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Part V: Investment
  • 10: Foreign Direct Investment in Zimbabwe and Botswana: The Elephant in the Room
  • Introduction
  • Foreign Direct Investment Defined
  • Foreign Direct Investment: Empirical Determinants
  • The State of FDI in Zimbabwe and Botswana
  • Factors Influencing FDI Location Choice
  • Political Factors
  • Political Stability
  • Corruption
  • Taxation Policy
  • Country Brand and Image
  • Economic Factors
  • Inflation
  • Exchange Rates
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Per Capita
  • Unemployment
  • Labour Costs
  • Disposable Income
  • Socio-Cultural
  • Demographics
  • Human Capital
  • Infrastructure
  • Hard Infrastructure
  • Soft Infrastructure
  • Natural Resources
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • Employment Law
  • Company Law and Business Regulation
  • Openness to Trade and Bilateral Agreements
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Part VI: Banking and Finance
  • 11: The Kenyan Banking Industry: Challenges and Sustainability
  • Introduction
  • The Importance of the Banking Industry
  • The Challenges of the Banking Industry
  • The History of the Kenyan Banking Industry
  • Causes of Past Poor Banking Performance in Kenya
  • The Kenyan Banking Industry Recovery
  • The Contemporary Kenyan Banking Industry
  • Is the Current Positive Performance Sustainable for the Banking Industry?
  • The Future of the Kenyan Banking Industry
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 12: Assessment and Way Forward of the Douala Stock Exchange in Cameroon
  • Introduction
  • Historical Background of the Douala Stock Exchange
  • Theoretical Framework: The Stock Exchange Purpose and Operation
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Summary
  • References
  • Index

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