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A new approach to R&D intensity classes illustrated on manufacturing industries in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-13T10:22:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-13T10:22:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13430
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the suitability and usefulness of OECD definitions and cut-off levels for classes of R&D intensity as a classification scheme for developing countries by developing a method for determining R&D intensity classes from data mining techniques. This improves on the original methodology of Hatzichronoglou (1997) by using clustering methods to define the members and boundaries of a technology class, instead of arbitrary choices of cut-off levels for technology classes. The approach may be implemented on a global level, but is used to examine new categories of R&D intensity, using data on South Africa. It identifies the 'electronics-communications' sector as the only high R&D intensity industry, and it determines that only two R&D intensity classes were evident between 2010 and 2015 in South Africa. The results suggest that there is currently no high-tech industry in South Africa, and that a strategy that seeks simply to promote the export growth of such sectors is naive. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject R&D en
dc.subject INNOVATION MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject DEVELOPING ECONOMY en
dc.title A new approach to R&D intensity classes illustrated on manufacturing industries in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber KBBBBB en
dc.Volume 11(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10715 en
dc.PageNumber 97-118 en
dc.outputnumber 9747 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mustapha, N. & Kondlo, L. (2019) A new approach to R&D intensity classes illustrated on manufacturing industries in South Africa. <i>International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development</i>. 11(2):97-118. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mustapha, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Kondlo, L. en


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