Knowledge management, capacity building and sustainable development in Africa

Ahmed, Allam (2014) Knowledge management, capacity building and sustainable development in Africa. In: Nwankwo, Sonny and Ibeh, Kevin (eds.) The Routledge companion to business in Africa. Routledge companions in business, management and accounting, 1 . Routledge, London, pp. 343-351. ISBN 9780415635455

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Abstract

Poverty remains amongst the most important challenges facing SSA countries today. Poverty in SSA countries is due to the failure of macroeconomic policies, market imperfections, inequalities as well as an inability of African governments to enhance productivity. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of knowledge and technological learning in building a knowledge-based economy in SSA countries. Despite abundant financial and human capital, most SSA countries still lack adequate scientific and technological infrastructure to absorb, apply and create knowledge and disseminate information. Empowering nations with knowledge could increase productivity, promote human development and reduce poverty. The paper highlights the importance of transforming African economies into knowledge-based economies and building capacity for both promoting human development and enhancing capabilities of people to participate in the knowledge economy.
Keywords: Poverty, knowledge, ICTs, African countries, SD, capacity building, globalization

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Poverty, knowledge, ICTs, African countries, SD, capacity building, globalization
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
L Education
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Depositing User: Allam Ahmed
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 07:26
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 07:26
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/52523

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