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Innovation in a changing South Africa: extant debates and critical reflections

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:40:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:40:54Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13386
dc.description.abstract Economic and social imperatives of innovation are increasingly becoming intertwined and important, especially in the global South. While South Africa has a nucleus of innovating enterprises, key challenges with respect to poverty and underdevelopment remain. During recent decades, South Africa has experienced a marked decline in the traditional and employment-intensive sectors along with growth in service sectors. However, growth in low-productivity service sectors accounts for most employment growth. It is noted that regional innovation networks are scarce and predominantly found in major cities. A decline in the traditional employment-intensive and largely rural-based sectors of mining and agriculture, along with attempts to redress the socio-economic consequences of apartheid, resulted in a policy emphasis on innovation in distressed rural areas to enhance local economic development and public service delivery. It is concluded that skewed spatial patterns of innovation, as well as research and policy foci in relation to innovation, emerge. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject INNOVATION en
dc.title Innovation in a changing South Africa: extant debates and critical reflections en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle The geography of South Africa: contemporary changes and new directions en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Knight, J. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Rogerson, C.M. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cham en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10713 en
dc.PageNumber 269-177 en
dc.outputnumber 9744 en
dc.bibliographictitle Booyens, I. & Hart, T.G.B. (2019) Innovation in a changing South Africa: extant debates and critical reflections. In: Knight, J. & Rogerson, C.M. (eds).<i>The geography of South Africa: contemporary changes and new directions</i>. Cham: Springer. 269-177. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Booyens, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Hart, T.G.B. en


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