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Universities and Knowledge-based Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Comparing University--Firm Interaction in Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa

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  • Glenda Kruss
  • John Adeoti
  • Dani Nabudere
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    Research on the changing role of universities in firm learning, innovation and national economic development has not extended systematically to low income countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on an empirical survey of firms and case studies of university practices, the article examines conditions of universities, firms and their potential for interaction across a national system of innovation in three countries, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa, in order to contribute to such analysis. In so doing, it attempts to open up a research agenda in terms of the specific challenges African countries face.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Development Studies.

    Volume (Year): 48 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 (November)
    Pages: 516-530

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:48:y:2012:i:4:p:516-530

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