Innovation strategies in developing countries

Rasigan Maharajh, Erika Kraemer-Mbula

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This chapter explores issues relating to innovation strategies in developing countries. By flagging some key issues in the literature, it identifies the many dimensions of innovation strategies in developing countries and examines the implications for different developing regions. It suggests that innovation strategies that are shaped by domestic market and policy realities are more robust and help to improve the performance of enterprises at country level. As countries differ in their challenges, resources and needs, their policy and development frameworks necessarily vary considerably. This chapter draws some tentative conclusions from the literature, which suggests that strategies based on innovation systems are, to some extent, replicable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation and the Development Agenda
PublisherOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789264088924
ISBN (Print)9789264088917
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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