The South African manufacturing and services sectors remain squarely in the crosshairs of economic and industrial policy makers and, equally, … Continue reading HSRC Seminar Series | The impact of innovation on productivity in South African manufacturing and services businesses*
About two thirds of South Africa’s GDP now consists of contributions from the services sector, which ranges from banks and … Continue reading How South Africa’s services sector can help tackle poverty and inequality
On 25 May 2018, about 60 industry association leaders, government officials, researchers and entrepreneurs gathered at Gauteng’s Riversands Incubation Hub. … Continue reading Tweets and slides from Industry Associations Innovation Day 2018
Contrary to the view that diversification and structural change only result from industrialisation, there is growing consensus that the services … Continue reading Innovation in services: The potential to contribute to structural economic transformation
“Studies on barriers to innovation typically focus on the impact of obstacles on the propensity to innovate as well as … Continue reading Barriers to innovation: Evidence from South African manufacturing companies 2010–2012
In two brand new briefing papers, researchers from the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators at the Human Sciences Research Council investigate firm-level awareness of public funding for innovation in the manufacturing and services sectors. Continue reading Can government stimulate innovation through public funding and procurement in manufacturing and services?