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Technological Readiness in the Middle East and North Africa – Implications for Egypt

  • Juliane Brach

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    (GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies)

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    Innovation is widely recognized as a key driver of sustainable economic development. Governments, international organizations, donors and investors are increasingly interested in evaluating the technological capabilities and innovative capacities in developing countries, but often lack appropriate approaches for such measurement. This paper focuses on innovation and technological progress in the MENA region and discusses the challenges of understanding, expanding and fostering innovative potential in Egypt.

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    Paper provided by GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in its series GIGA Working Paper Series with number 155.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:gig:wpaper:155
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    1. Freeman, Christopher & Soete, Luc, 2009. "Developing science, technology and innovation indicators: What we can learn from the past," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(4), pages 583-589, May.
    2. David N. Weil, 1996. "Appropriate Technology and Growth," Working Papers 96-24, Brown University, Department of Economics.
    3. Xavier Sala-i-Martín & Elsa V. Artadi, 2003. "Economic growth and investment in the Arab world," Economics Working Papers 683, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
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