Publication:
Knowledge, Technology, and Cluster-Based Growth in Africa

dc.contributor.author Zeng, Douglas Zhihua
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-01T19:26:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-01T19:26:00Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.description.abstract Although Africa is falling behind in today's global economic race, it holds pockets of vital economic activity -- many in the form of enterprise clusters scattered across the continent's countries and industries. By clustering, enterprises are able to overcome constraints in capital, skills, technology, and markets. Enterprise clusters help their constituents grow and compete by encouraging more effective knowledge and technology diffusion and product specialization, leveraging local comparative advantage, fostering production value chains, and achieving collective efficiency. In so doing, they contribute significantly to Africa's economic growth. They provide jobs for the continent's growing population, thus enabling families not only to survive, but also to educate their children and perhaps move out of poverty. But in today's increasingly knowledge-intensive and globalized economy, these clusters also face serious challenges in the areas of technology, natural resources, infrastructure, skill acquisition, and quality control. This book aims to provide an understanding of how these dynamic enterprise clusters in Africa were formed and have evolved, and how knowledge, human capital, and technology have contributed to their success. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/01/9051196/knowledge-technology-cluster-based-growth-africa
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-7306-4
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/6918
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries WBI Development Studies
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject ACCESS TO CAPITAL
dc.subject ACCESSORIES
dc.subject AGENTS
dc.subject APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject ARTISAN
dc.subject ARTISANS
dc.subject ATTRIBUTES
dc.subject AUTOMOBILE
dc.subject AUTOMOTIVE
dc.subject BARRIERS TO ENTRY
dc.subject BASIC
dc.subject BASIC SKILLS
dc.subject BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
dc.subject BUSINESS CENTER
dc.subject BUSINESS CENTERS
dc.subject BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
dc.subject BUSINESS SECTOR
dc.subject BUSINESS SERVICES
dc.subject BUSINESS VALUE
dc.subject BUSINESSES
dc.subject CAPABILITIES
dc.subject CAPABILITY
dc.subject CAPITAL CITIES
dc.subject CERTIFICATES
dc.subject CITIES
dc.subject COLLABORATION
dc.subject COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES
dc.subject COMMODITIES
dc.subject COMMODITY
dc.subject COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
dc.subject COMMUNICATION SERVICES
dc.subject COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
dc.subject COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
dc.subject COMPETITIVENESS
dc.subject COMPONENTS
dc.subject COMPUTER HARDWARE
dc.subject COMPUTER SCIENCES
dc.subject COMPUTERS
dc.subject CONSUMER GOODS
dc.subject COPYING
dc.subject COPYRIGHT
dc.subject CURRICULA
dc.subject CUSTOM
dc.subject CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS
dc.subject DECISION-MAKING
dc.subject DEVICES
dc.subject DOI
dc.subject DYNAMIC ENTERPRISE
dc.subject E-MAIL
dc.subject ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
dc.subject ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
dc.subject ECONOMIES OF SCALE
dc.subject EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
dc.subject EDUCATIONAL REFORMS
dc.subject ELECTRIC MOTORS
dc.subject ELECTRICITY
dc.subject ELECTRONICS
dc.subject ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
dc.subject ENGINEERING
dc.subject ENGINEERS
dc.subject ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject EQUIPMENT
dc.subject EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
dc.subject EXPORT MARKETS
dc.subject EXPORT PROMOTION
dc.subject FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS
dc.subject FLOW OF INFORMATION
dc.subject FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
dc.subject FOREIGN EXCHANGE
dc.subject FOREIGN INVESTMENTS
dc.subject FORMAL EDUCATION
dc.subject GLOBAL ECONOMY
dc.subject GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
dc.subject GLOBAL MARKET
dc.subject GLOBAL MARKETS
dc.subject GLOBALIZATION
dc.subject GROWTH STRATEGIES
dc.subject GROWTH STRATEGY
dc.subject HANDICRAFT
dc.subject HANDICRAFTS
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subject ICT
dc.subject IDS
dc.subject INDUSTRIAL BASE
dc.subject INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
dc.subject INFORMATION EXCHANGE
dc.subject INFORMATION SERVICE
dc.subject INFORMATION SERVICE CENTERS
dc.subject INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject INNOVATION
dc.subject INNOVATION SYSTEMS
dc.subject INNOVATIONS
dc.subject INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
dc.subject INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
dc.subject INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
dc.subject INTERFACE
dc.subject INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
dc.subject INTERNET ACCESS
dc.subject INVENTIONS
dc.subject JOINT VENTURES
dc.subject KNOW-HOW
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE FOR DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE REVOLUTION
dc.subject LEARNING
dc.subject LEARNING PROCESSES
dc.subject LICENSES
dc.subject LICENSING
dc.subject MANUFACTURING
dc.subject MARKET ACCESS
dc.subject MARKET DEMAND
dc.subject MARKET DEMANDS
dc.subject MARKETING
dc.subject MARKETING STRATEGY
dc.subject MATERIAL
dc.subject MOBILE PHONE
dc.subject MOVEMENT OF GOODS
dc.subject NATURAL RESOURCES
dc.subject NETWORKING
dc.subject NEW TECHNOLOGIES
dc.subject NEW TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject OPEN UNIVERSITY
dc.subject PHONE CARDS
dc.subject PHONE LINES
dc.subject PHOTO
dc.subject PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
dc.subject POLICY SUPPORT
dc.subject PRIMARY EDUCATION
dc.subject PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
dc.subject PRIVATE SECTOR
dc.subject PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION
dc.subject PRIVATE SECTORS
dc.subject PRODUCT DESIGNS
dc.subject PRODUCT INNOVATIONS
dc.subject PRODUCTION PROCESSES
dc.subject PRODUCTIVITY
dc.subject PROTOTYPES
dc.subject PUBLIC GOODS
dc.subject PUBLISHING
dc.subject PURCHASING POWER
dc.subject QUERIES
dc.subject R&D
dc.subject RESULT
dc.subject RESULTS
dc.subject SEARCH
dc.subject SECONDARY EDUCATION
dc.subject SERVICE PROVIDERS
dc.subject TACIT KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
dc.subject TECHNICAL SKILLS
dc.subject TECHNICAL SUPPORT
dc.subject TECHNICAL TRAINING
dc.subject TECHNICIANS
dc.subject TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT
dc.subject TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITY
dc.subject TECHNOLOGICAL SUPPORT
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY POLICY
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
dc.subject TELECOM
dc.subject TELECOMMUNICATIONS
dc.subject TELEPHONE
dc.subject TERTIARY EDUCATION
dc.subject TRAINING ACTIVITIES
dc.subject TRAINING INSTITUTES
dc.subject TRAINING PROGRAMS
dc.subject TRANSACTION
dc.subject TRANSMISSION
dc.subject TRANSMISSIONS
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES
dc.subject USERS
dc.subject VALUE CHAIN
dc.subject VALUE CHAINS
dc.subject WEALTH CREATION
dc.title Knowledge, Technology, and Cluster-Based Growth in Africa en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.date.disclosure 2010-04-20
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2007/01/9051196/knowledge-technology-cluster-based-growth-africa
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-7306-4
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000333038_20080304072259
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 9051196
okr.identifier.report 42774
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2008/03/04/000333038_20080304072259/Rendered/PDF/427740PUB0AFR0101OFFICIAL0USE0ONLY1.pdf en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.topic Information and Communication Technologies :: ICT Policy and Strategies
okr.topic Private Sector Development :: E-Business
okr.topic Technology Industry
okr.topic Access and Equity in Basic Education
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Knowledge Economy
okr.topic Education
okr.topic Industry
okr.unit Finance & Private Sector Dev Div (WBIFP)
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