Universities and Knowledge-based Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Comparing University-Firm Interaction in Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa
Research on the changing role of universities in firm learning, innovation and national economic development has not extended systematically to low income countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on an empirical survey of firms and case studies of university practices, the article examines conditions of universities, firms and their potential for interaction across a national system of innovation in three countries, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa, in order to contribute to such analysis. In so doing, it attempts to open up a research agenda in terms of the specific challenges African countries face.
Journal Article (peer-reviewed)
NIGERIA, UGANDA, UNIVERSITIES, RESEARCH PROGRAMMES, INNOVATION, ALLIANCES, PARTNERSHIP, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, NETWORKS, RESEARCH CAPACITY, CASE STUDIES, BIOTECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Kruss, G., Adeoti, J., & Nabudere, D. (2012) Universities and Knowledge-based Development in sub-Saharan Africa: Comparing University–Firm Interaction in Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa. The Journal of Development Studies, 48(4): 516-530. doi: 10.1080/00220388.2011.604410