Ghana's innovation system: what's wrong with it, and why

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dc.description.abstract STI are expected to play a key role in lifting Ghana to middle-income status by 2020. Ghana is not alone in wanting to promote STI as a means to socio-economic development, governments throughout Africa have been making political commitments in support of the knowledge economy. The paper provides a micro-assessment of the Ghanaian national innovation system (NIS) and in particular of the role of the public research institutes and the three oldest and largest universities. It addresses the adequacy of public funding for the system along with its scientific and technological output and finds both below par. Reasons for underperformance lie further in the management of human resources, underdeveloped and badly understood institutions, widespread coordination failures, a lack of reflexivity and a general absence of effective linkages between the various elements of the system. The paper also point to success stories that illustrate the untapped potential of the NIS and suggest how the system could be improved. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject INNOVATION en
dc.subject GHANA en
dc.title Ghana's innovation system: what's wrong with it, and why en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 2(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6640 en
dc.PageNumber 106-133 en
dc.outputnumber 5290 en
dc.bibliographictitle Lorentzen, J. (2010) Ghana's innovation system: what's wrong with it, and why. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. 2(2):106-133. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Lorentzen, J. en

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