Innovation For Sustainability

Innovation For Sustainability

African and European Perspectives

Edited by Mammo Muchie, Angathevar Baskaran

The innovation system theory has to deal with climate change as it generates the intellectual tools to promote development. A unified innovation system theory that integrates the eradication of threats to nature with the promotion of development is critically important to advance an original pedigree and trajectory of epistemology. Africa must learn and appreciate the costs to itself from the way Europe industrialised. It can neither follow nor imitate the European pattern of industrialisation. It has to include in its own development agenda both the meeting of social needs and choosing a path of development that would not bring ecological harm in the process. The African innovation system has to evolve in a nature protecting - rather than hurting - system; in addition, social needs must be met rather than exacerbating the social inequalities path of development.

ISBN 9780798303460 | 198 pages | 244 x 170 mm | B/W Illustrations | 2013 | Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa | Paperback

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About the Editors

Mammo Muchie

Mammo Muchie is currently a South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) professor at the Institute of Economic Research on innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa; National Research Foundation (NRF) rated professor; professor at the Research Center on Development and International Relations (DIR), Aalborg University, Denmark; senior research associate at Sanjay Lal lProgramme on Management Technology and Development SLPMTD, Oxford University, United Kingdom and fellow at the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

Angathevar Baskaran

Angathevar Baskaran is Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University Business School, London.

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