Title: Conceptualisation of technological innovation in trade facilitation: a theoretical implication for developing economies

Authors: Desmond Bugbilla; Hod Anyigba; Jonathan Tetteh Korletey

Addresses: Nobel International Business School, Plot 2, Arko Close, Off Nelson Mandela Avenue, Near Gulf House, South-Legon, Ghana ' Nobel International Business School, Plot 2, Arko Close, Off Nelson Mandela Avenue, Near Gulf House, South-Legon, Ghana ' Nobel International Business School, Plot 2, Arko Close, Off Nelson Mandela Avenue, Near Gulf House, South-Legon, Ghana

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to contribute to the ongoing discussion on how technological innovation and transfer promote economic growth. The paper focuses on how technological innovation and transfer affect trade facilitation and its prospect for economic growth and revenue mobilisation in developing economies. Literature was reviewed on the concepts of technology, innovation and trade facilitation to indicate that organisational or national economic competence are the most important determinants of technological innovation adoption and utilisation. The study concludes that improvement of the concepts of technology, innovation and trade facilitation depend on understanding how the various actors are linked together in technological innovation and trade facilitation.

Keywords: technology transfer; technological innovation; innovation systems; innovation adoption; technology adoption; economic growth; technology acceptance; commercialisation; conceptual paper; trade facilitation; technological economy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2019.104114

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2019 Vol.16 No.4, pp.325 - 345

Received: 24 May 2018
Accepted: 04 Jan 2019

Published online: 07 Dec 2019 *

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