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Strengthening intermediaries in the National System of Innovation (NSI): case of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-10T21:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-10T21:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15728
dc.description.abstract This paper uses the National System of Innovation (NSI) framework to interrogate the role of professional organizations as intermediaries within the South African NSI. Using the case of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP), we explore the role of natural scientists within the countrys NSI ecosystem. Employing a survey of all natural science Voluntary Associations (VAs) affiliated with SACNASP, we highlight some successes that support the NSI, as well as current challenges and implications for the NSI. The study shows that while much has been achieved in skills development, more could be done to bolster the impact of SACNASP in the NSI. Findings suggest that collaborations and partnerships are distorted, with weak industry engagement. Ultimately, this paper argues for better governance and more effective engagement within VAs in order to address challenges of funding, skills development, knowledge production, and application. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject NATIONAL SYSTEM OF INNOVATION (NSI) en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL FOR NATURAL SCIENTIFIC PROFESSIONS en
dc.subject INNOVATION en
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Strengthening intermediaries in the National System of Innovation (NSI): case of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Inclusive Economic Development en
dc.SourceTitle African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11715 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10860 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mncwango, B. & Fongwa, S. (2020) Strengthening intermediaries in the National System of Innovation (NSI): case of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. <i>African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development</i>. February:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mncwango, B. en
dc.contributor.author2 Fongwa, S. en


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