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Human Capital, Institutions and Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Oluwatobi, S. A and Ola-David , Oluwayomi and OLURINOLA, Isaiah Oluranti and Alege, P. O. and Ogundipe, Adeyemi A. (2016) Human Capital, Institutions and Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 6 (4). pp. 1507-1514. ISSN 2146-4138

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This study examined the impact of human capital and institutions on innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and clearly highlighted the relevance of the human factor in determining innovation outcomes in the Sub-Saharan African region. Using the system generalized method of moments, coupled with some descriptive analyses, it was found out that human capital, as well as an enabling institutional environment, affects innovation outcomes in SSA. On the contrary, innovation outcomes in the region did not benefit from foreign investment. The study, therefore, recommends that human capital capacity be cultivated and given the enabling environment to contribute to innovation outcomes. This is expected to attract innovation-centred investments into the region

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Capital, Institutions, Innovation, Sub-Saharan Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 15:42
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 15:42

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