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2020 Informal sector measurement of openness, collaboration and innovation: the case of Otigba hardware microenterprises cluster in Africa

Over 75% of the economic activities in Africa and other developing countries occurs in the informal sector. On the other hand, over 75% of e...

2020 The nexus of knowledge sharing and innovations in the informal sector: the case of Otigba hardware cluster in Nigeria

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of knowledge sharing on innovations in the Otigba cluster in Nigeria. The cluster was purp...

2020 Catching up, falling behind: the need to build upgrading coalitions for innovation and inclusive development in South Africa

Through analysis of the South African case, a country stalled in a middle income trap, the paper aims to add to the literature on catchup. I...