Resource-based technology innovation in South Africa: mines and medicine: Lodox low-dosage x-ray
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The first section describes the events that led to the appearance of Lodox in US emergency rooms. It highlights critical factors that impacted on the development of Lodox. In so doing it provides a context for the analysis that follows in the second section. The second section turns attention to these factors and analyses the way in which they drove and facilitated the process described in the first section. The concluding part of the paper puts forward some hypotheses as to key variables in the innovation and commercialisation process. It is hoped that in so doing the paper will lay the foundations for a more thoroughgoing analysis of the innovation process.