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.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientificpeer-review

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