Emerging Technology Transfer, Economic Development and Policy in Africa

Emerging Technology Transfer, Economic Development and Policy in Africa

Alfred Kisubi (University of Wisconsin, USA), Chi Anyansi-Archibong (North Carolina A&T State University, USA), Ngozi C. Kamalu (Fayetteville State University, USA), Johnson A. Kamalu (Alabama A&M University, USA) and Michael U. Adikwu (World Bank-Step-B Project and University of Nigeria, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0882-5.ch812
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Abstract

No nation can succeed economically without a strong and solid scientific educational base particularly in this era of knowledge economy. In many developing nations, the resources to develop both the human capital and infrastructure for education are inadequate. Specifically, in Africa, the intellectual capabilities on nanotechnology and microelectronics research and education are still evolving and some foundation technologies like electricity and ICT needed to drive and support them are not available. Lack of management efficiency and good governance continue to stall progress in the continent. In these matrixed four sub-chapters, these issues are discussed including a new model, Generic and Incremental Value (GIV), proposed for African development.

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