n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - The uptake of environmentally sensitive innovation to transform production systems in sub-Saharan Africa

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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The objective is to identify empirically the degree to which firms in Sub-Saharan African countries have experience with environmentally sensitive technology uptake. Examples are sought from reports of cleaner production activities from Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Invariably cleaner production is externally induced. It is not created internally as part of a firm's evolutionary dynamics, selection, common sense, routine or set of activities. From the technology to the consultants, they seem to have originated from outside. The barriers to the uptake of ESTs into African firms will be identified and the wider context for and ideas for their internalisation to enhance firm capability of environmentally anchored production requires the synchronised deployment of national policy framework, industrial policy, technology selection and production, that is making for the economy a robust national system of innovation.

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