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Knowledge And Technological Interaction:A Policy Oriented Study Of The African Union

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  • GODWIN CHUKWUDUM NWAOBI

    (QUANTITATIVE ECONOMIC RESEARCH BUREAU,ABUJA,NIGERIA)

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POWERED BY THE DEVELOPMENTS IN NEW TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS, THE WORLD IS MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARDS KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURES AND INFORMATION SOCIETIES THAT COMPRISE NETWORKS OF INDIVIDUALS, FIRMS AND COUNTRIES THAT ARE LINKED ELECTRONICALLY AND IN INTERDEPENDENT RELATIONSHIPS. KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS PRESENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR "LEAPFROG" STRATEGIES THAT COULD ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT. THIS PAPER THEREFORE ARGUED THAT WITHOUT INNOVATIVE PUBLIC POLICY, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES COULD BECOME A SOURCE OF EXCLUSION AND CONFLICT; AND IF ANY FORM OF DEVELOPMENT IS EMPOWERING IN THE 21ST CENTURY, IT IS THE ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE CREATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL CAPACITY FOR THE NEWLY EMERGED AFRICAN UNION.

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  • Godwin Chukwudum Nwaobi, 2003. "Knowledge And Technological Interaction:A Policy Oriented Study Of The African Union," Development and Comp Systems 0307002, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0307002 Note: Type of Document - MICROSOFT WORD; prepared on IBM PC ; to print on HP; pages: 30. We never published this piece and now we would like to reduce our mailing and xerox cost by posting it.
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    Keywords

    KNOWLEDGE; TECHNOLOGY; AFRICAN UNION; EDUCATION; REVOLUTION POLICY; INFORMATION; COMMUNICATION;

    JEL classification:

    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • A10 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - General
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration

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