Fostering Technology Absorption in Southern African Enterprises (Directions in Development) by The World Bank
English | Sep. 16, 2011 | ISBN: 0821388185 | 224 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
While economic theory considers technological progress to be a key factor for sustained long-term economic growth and job creation, technology absorption is particularly an important driver for 'catch-up growth.' This study seeks to identify channels of technology transfer and absorption for Southern African enterprises, constraints to greater technology absorption, and discuss policy options open to governments and the private sector in light of relevant international experience. It has been done based on sector and enterprise case studies carried in four countries: South Africa, Mauritius, Lesotho and Namibia.