Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa

Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa

Editors: Ahmed, Allam (Ed.)

  • Provides an overview of the African Union’s Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024)
  • Proposes the determinants of innovation capability in Africa
  • Provides a conceptual framework for addressing the issue of sustainable development in Africa
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Addressing the issues that will be central to Africa’s various attempts to effectively manage knowledge and innovation for sustainable business management, this edited book makes a timely contribution to research on business in Africa. Coinciding with the recently launched Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) by the African Union (AU), which emphasises the critical role of science, technology and innovation for Africa’s socio-economic development and growth, the book echoes these themes with a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to knowledge and innovation management in Africa. Also containing case studies relating to various growing collaborations between education and research institutions, private and public entities as well as commercialisation of research and innovation outputs, Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa covers the key themes to provide an enabling environment for STI development in the African content.

About the authors

Allam Ahmed is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex, UK, the Founding President of World Association for Sustainable Development, and the Founding Director of Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute. Allan is also a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, has advised the African Capacity Building Foundation and the EC, and held the position of International Co-ordinator UNESCO Chair on Transfer of technology. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa

    Ahmed, Allam

    Pages 3-12

  • From Innovation to Sustainability: Life-Cycle Polylemmas and Strategic Initiatives for Entrepreneurship in Africa

    Kolo, Jerry

    Pages 13-27

  • The Role of an Innovative ICT-Based Entrepreneurial Evolution on Africa’s Development: The Case of University-Based Incubators

    Kamel, Sherif H.

    Pages 31-67

  • Prospects and Challenges of Managing Clusters as Entrepreneurship Development Interventions for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Discourse Analysis

    Raimi, Lukman (et al.)

    Pages 69-81

  • Understanding How Failing a Job Interview May Be a Source of Innovation: The Case of WhatsApp Founders

    Ndedi, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 83-92

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eBook £67.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41090-6
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £86.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41089-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Knowledge and Innovation for Business Sustainability in Africa
Editors
  • Allam Ahmed
Series Title
Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41090-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41090-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41089-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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