Developing capacity in management of science, technology and innovation in Africa
by Charles Davis, Scott Tiffin, Fola Osotimehin
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 9, No. 1, 1994

Abstract: With the exception of South Africa, Africa south of the Sahara has little teaching or research capability in the management of science, technology and innovation (MSTI). Only a small number of university-based units are currently active in Africa in this field. An MSTI program in Africa cannot be a mere transplantation of ideas and approaches used in other contexts. The necessary knowledge base and the conditions of implementation of MSTI skills are in many respects specific to Africa. At the same time, international exchanges are crucial. This article presents some considerations pertaining to the content and structure of a regional MSTI initiative in Africa.

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