Challenges of African transformation: exploring through innovation approach

Muchie, Mammo and Baskaran, Angathevar, eds. (2013) Challenges of African transformation: exploring through innovation approach. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), TUT and Aalborg University, Pretoria, South Africa. 9780798303484.

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Abstract

A brief overview of the African economic picture reveals a paradox where the continent that has rich mineral resources, nearly a billion people and a land mass which includes the sizes of China, USA, India, Western Europe, Argentina together larger than the sum of these regions is in an unacceptable state of being an object of aid, debt and loans despite the vast resources both known and yet to be explored. Africa should have been a productive and innovation centre and not a charity and aid centre of the world where ‘donorship’ has replaced African national ownership’ of not just Africa’s resources, but even worse, Africa’s own agency, autonomy and independence to shape policy and direction; to undertake African integrated national development by establishing a science, engineering and technology based knowledge, innovative, learning and competent economy.

Item Type: Book
Editors: Muchie, Mammo and Baskaran, Angathevar
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Accounting and Finance
Item ID: 10851
Depositing User: Dr Angathevar Baskaran
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 06:41
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 01:16
ISBN: 9780798303484
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10851

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