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2021 R&D the biggest business casualty of Covid-19?

While the overall economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is still unfolding, there are strong indications that it is causing the largest e...

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2020 Innovation performance in South African businesses, 2014-2016: activities, outcomes, enablers, constraints

South Africa's key priorities are to accelerate inclusive economic growth, create jobs, and reduce inequality. Whether to drive product expo...

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2020 Surviving a fierce destruction: how the COVID-19 lockdown affected research and development in South African businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our personal and professional lives. Uncertainty can sometimes compel us to achieve extraordinary things...

2020 Innovation and employment growth in South Africa: effects and Implications

Previous studies have shown that innovation can influence employment growth at the business level. In the context of developing countries wi...