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Meeting the 21st century challenges of doing business in Africa

Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Abiodun Egbetokun and Ellis L.C. Osabutey

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2018, vol. 131, issue C, 336-338

Abstract: This concluding piece to the special issue outlines how nations and firms can capitalise on their resources and capabilities towards meeting the 21st century challenges of doing business in Africa. The paper outlines key requirements, including human capital formation, technology transfer, frugal innovation and learning from other nations. We also examine the mechanisms through which technology can be harnessed to help facilitate economic development and enhance Africa's competitiveness.

Keywords: New technology; Challenges and opportunities; Africa; Government; Business development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.01.006

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