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Innovation and Human Development Perspectives in West Africa

Azuh, Dominic E. and Ejemeyovwi, Jeremiah Ogaga and Adiat, Queen and Ayanda, Babatunde A. (2020) Innovation and Human Development Perspectives in West Africa. SAGE Open. pp. 1-10.

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Innovation during this era of globalization plays a crucial role in the growth and development of an economy. This study empirically investigates the role of research and development (innovation) on human development in West Africa (2004—2014). The estimation techniques utilized to carry out the objective are the standard variations of the Generalized least squares— Panel Fixed and Panel Random effects estimation techniques. The empirical results show that research and development in West Africa has a statistically significant positive impact on human development which emphasizes the potentials of human development to be harnessed by consistent research and development. The study recommends increased research and development (innovation) through adequate research and development funding and university-industry partnership for real human development problems to be solved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: human development, innovation, research, university-industry partnership
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2022 13:08
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 13:08

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