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Knowledge-based economy (KBE), innovations, road connectivity and population growth in sub-saharan countries: A conceptual approach


Purokayo, Gambiyo Suleiman and Abdallah, Hussin (2013) Knowledge-based economy (KBE), innovations, road connectivity and population growth in sub-saharan countries: A conceptual approach. The Journal of Economics Photon, 113. pp. 147-156. ISSN 6297-4257

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Abstract

For doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa, implications to firm are performance, and constraints to mobility of the population to socioeconomic activities.The main aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of research(knowledge-based) backed by public policies in investments and effective institutional management that enhances efficiency of road transport in Sub- Saharan Africa.Facilitating this may require the coordination of a network of systems that will evaluate productivity of physical capital and labour productivity that take into cognizance the importance of knowledge as productive input-output in bringing about innovations in transport infrastructure.This is important in evolving transport policies that serve as a springboard for the growth of trade and movement of people and goods in the region, with high movements resulting from various conditions in the region-draughts, crisis, border trade, and various travel constraints resulting from varying geographical terrains. Reversing the inhibitions in the growth of productive sector as result of low infrastructure investment in transport sector, may require research and innovations in the transpiration system. This study highlights various literature and policies that could bring about changes thereby facilitating growth in Sub Saharan Africa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge based economy,innovation,infrastructure, geography, population
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2014 08:22
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 02:53
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10708

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