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International Journal of Technology and Globalisation


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International Journal of Technology and Globalisation (3 papers in press)


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  • Cassava Bread in Nigeria: The potential of orphan crop innovation for building more resilient food systems   Order a copy of this article
    by Laura M. Pereira 
    Abstract: Achieving global food security sustainably is a great challenge in the 21st century. This paper proposes that orphan crop innovation has the potential to help address this need. Using the case study of cassava bread in Nigeria, it demonstrates the barriers to and mechanisms for developing innovation systems for orphan crops. It finds that the goal-oriented search for cassava bread was successful, but that the wider systemic weakness that its invention was supposed to address required further interventions. Furthermore, when the benefits of a specific product do not accrue directly to the end-users, but are felt further up the supply chain, it is difficult to incentivise the private sector to invest in these types of innovation because there is no clear target market. This requires collaboration and trust between public and private sector actors, which is especially important due to ethical concerns in bridging formal technological innovation with traditional knowledge systems.
    Keywords: Orphan crops; Neglected and Underutilised species; Innovation; Food Security; Food system resilience; Cassava; Nigeria.

    by Carlos Scheel, Daniel Maranto 
    Abstract: Some European countries have benefited from programs involving the creation of alliances of techno-socio-economic networks. In developing countries, their competitiveness based on industrial clusters are non-existent because of their poor regional enabling conditions required for assembling complex organisational interactions. To help alleviate this situation, a 'wealth creation based on innovation and enabling technologies' model (WIT) was developed. Within this framework, the economic growth is articulated by a systemic enabling environment, capable of supporting network economies, industrial ecosystems and regional innovation systems, with a purpose: to transform regions with scarce resources, hostile conditions and poor associativity into poles of regional attractiveness and competitive clusters of companies capable of producing high economic value strongly inter-related with the social and environmental capital in their communities. A more recently version of the WIT model, was developed, which adds sustainable wealth creation, called SWIT, which articulates all the stakeholders of the biosphere system of capitals.
    Keywords: Increasing economic returns; industrial clusters; techno-economic-social enabling environments; regional innovation systems; sustainable wealth creation; developing countries.

  • Industrial Upgrading with Shifting Resource Toward External Information Sources   Order a copy of this article
    by Tomohiro Machikita, Masatsugu Tsuji, Yasushi Ueki 
    Abstract: Using data from an original and unique firm-level survey conducted in Southeast Asia, this paper examines the impacts of shifting from exploiting internal resources to exploring ex- ternal information sources on product innovations and engaging foreign market for firms in emerging economies. This paper explores how the impacts of a shift toward external links vary across knowledge resources from trade and non-trade partners as well as across domes- tic and international partners. We also present findings regarding how the impacts of shifting to exploring external information sources vary between local firms and foreign affiliates. A 10 percent shift in resource allocation from internal resources to external links can generate a 1.4 percentage point increase in the likelihood of costly product innovation as well as a 1.93.8 percentage point increase in the probability of foreign market participation.
    Keywords: technology transfers; Southeast Asia.