Technological leapfrogging and innovation in Africa

Ethné Swartz, Caren Brenda Scheepers, Adam Lindgreen, Shumaila Yousafzai, Marianne Matthee

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Offering invaluable insights into technologically-driven change in Africa, this incisive book envisions myriad positive economic changes brought about by new technologies and innovations. Rooted in original research from contributors who have worked and taught in Africa, it encapsulates developments and breakthroughs throughout the continent. Technological Leapfrogging and Innovation in Africa details research and data on leading African economies and companies, illustrating the current achievements of these key players. With contributions by authors from a broad variety of fields including law, economics and journalism, it considers unique circumstances such as Africa's post-pandemic recovery. It provides contextualised examinations of the challenges involved in technological leapfrogging for sub-Saharan Africa. This timely book will be essential for students and academics of entrepreneurship, development economics and innovation. It will additionally be of great benefit to policy makers interested in expanding their awareness of innovation and research in Africa.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages300
ISBN (Electronic)9781800370395
ISBN (Print)9781800370388
StatePublished - 17 Oct 2023


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