n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Handbook of Innovation Systems and Developing Countries : Building Domestic Capabilities in a Global Setting, Bengt-Ake Lundvall, K. J. Joseph, Cristina Chaminade and Jan Vang (Eds.) : book review

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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This work presents contributions of different scholars exploring the linkages between innovation system research and development economics. It is written in the form of a handbook to highlight the challenges and opportunities that this creative combination brings out at various levels: First the contributing authors are blended from both the North and the South drawn from different disciplinary and professional worlds. The approaches taken by the authors range from" case studies to hypothesis testing" (pp.19-20) in writing their chapters. The key challenge is to combine system of innovation research at national, sectoral, regional and global innovation systems levels with development of economics research.

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