Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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2012 Universities and knowledge-based development in sub-Saharan Africa: comparing university-firm interaction in Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa

Research on the changing role of universities in firm learning, innovation and national economic development has not extended systematically...

2011 Smart specialisation and global competitiveness: multinational enterprises and location-specific assets in Cape Town

Multinational enterprises can play an important role in increasing the global competitiveness of cities through knowledge spillovers. The ex...

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2010 The South African innovation policies: potential and constraint

South Africa is one of the strongest economies in Africa and key to the economic and political development of Sub-Saharan Africa. But the c...

2010 Cape Town's competitiveness and the global knowledge economy: a review of relevant literature

This review lays the conceptual foundation for the development of a framework of urban competitiveness in the global knowledge economy and i...

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