Innovation, informal economy, and development: Case of Zambia

Ephraim Daka, Hannes Toivanen

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    Abstract

    The Zambian government has been building the national system of innovation (NSI) since the mid-1990s. But due to poor interaction between government, business and universities and the absence of pro-poor innovation policy instruments, the system has suffered from serious shortfalls. This paper investigates the informal elements of the NSI policies and analyzes the interactive dynamics of the innovation system to measure successes and identify failures. It proposes the triple-helix approach as a key concept to building an inclusive government-informal sector relationship that is framed on pro-poor policies for the alleviation of poverty through enhancing socioeconomic development
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventTriple-Helix 10th International conference 2012 - Bandung, Indonesia
    Duration: 8 Aug 201210 Aug 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceTriple-Helix 10th International conference 2012
    CountryIndonesia
    CityBandung
    Period8/08/1210/08/12

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    Informal economy
    Zambia
    Innovation
    Government
    National systems of innovation
    Innovation policy
    Socio-economic development
    Informal sector
    Triple helix
    Poverty
    Policy instruments
    Interaction
    Innovation system

    Keywords

    • Development
    • national system of innovation
    • Zambia
    • poverty
    • informal sector

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    Daka, E., & Toivanen, H. (2012). Innovation, informal economy, and development: Case of Zambia. Paper presented at Triple-Helix 10th International conference 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.
    Daka, Ephraim ; Toivanen, Hannes. / Innovation, informal economy, and development : Case of Zambia. Paper presented at Triple-Helix 10th International conference 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.
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    2012. Paper presented at Triple-Helix 10th International conference 2012, Bandung, Indonesia.

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