STI policy and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: fostering actors’ interactions in research and innovation

Twiringiyimana, Remy, Daniels, Chux and Chataway, Joanna (2021) STI policy and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa: fostering actors’ interactions in research and innovation. Industry and Higher Education. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0950-4222

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This study investigates science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy and governance in relation to research and innovation (R&I) ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). To understand the implications of STI policy and governance on R&I, the authors focus on university, industry and government actors; using the Triple Helix and National Systems of Innovation approaches as analytical frameworks to guide the study. The authors identify a range of factors hindering R&I actors’ interactions, including gaps in STI governance responsibilities and accountabilities, policymaking and structural transitions, R&I management capacity and capability gaps. Based on the findings, they propose changes to policymaking and the governance of R&I in SSA, in addition to advancing innovative approaches such as ‘resource circulation’ in the context of knowledge, research and science infrastructure scarcity. The findings provide fresh insights into STI policy and governance frameworks, fostering actors’ interactions and supporting performance improvements in research, science and innovation systems across Africa.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Research and innovation, STI policy and governance, Sub-Saharan Africa, university–government–industry interactions
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
K Law > KL-KWK Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica > KR Africa
Q Science
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens > RC0261 Cancer and other malignant neoplasms > RC0267 Research. Experimentation
T Technology
Depositing User: Chux Daniels
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 07:31
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 07:45

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