Understanding interactive capabilities for skills development in sectoral systems of innovation: a case study of astronomy and the square kilometre array telescope

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Gastrow
KEYWORDS: ASTRONOMY, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SQUARE KILOMETRE ARRAY (SKA)
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9135

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Abstract

This case study examines the competences, capabilities, interactive capabilities and dynamic interactive capabilities that characterise the sectoral system of innovation (SSI) of the astronomy sector, with a view to identifying the factors that have enabled alignment and success, and the factors that have acted as bottlenecks or constraints. Within this ambit, we focus on the SKA as the flagship astronomy facility in South Africa in the medium term.