Linking universities and marginalised communities: South African case studies of innovation focused on livelihoods in informal settings

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss, M.Gastrow
KEYWORDS: INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS, INNOVATION, MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 1772

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

The project aims to make a conceptual and methodological contribution to research on innovation, development and higher education. It challenges the focus of innovation studies - typically on science and technology, radical innovation and economic development in formal sectors - and extends the remit to encompass innovation that is incremental, takes doing, using, and-interacting modes, and is based in informal settings. In turn, the tendency of development studies to focus on top-down development is challenged in favour of inclusive development that focuses on participation by the marginalised as active agents to ensure sustainable benefits.