n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Innovation through knowledge sharing : evidence from the informal sector in Harare, Zimbabwe

Volume 6, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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This research sought to establish how knowledge is circulated among the informal sector innovators who develop innovations in the manufacture of de-haulers, an agricultural technology used to thresh seed. Questionnaires, in-depth interviews and observation methods were used in collecting the data for this study. The study findings obtained from this study indicate that small-scale farmer feedback loops and knowledge transfers occur in the development of innovation. The study concludes that innovation in the manufacture of de-haulers is enabled by knowledge fusion sharing involving both close and casual relationships among informal innovators, formal sector manufacturers and small-scale farmers.

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