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R&D as a source of innovation in South Africa
2008 Edition, July 1, 2008 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

In investigating the link between R&D and innovation, data was used from the South African Innovation Survey of 2001 (SAIS2001). The SAIS2001 results showed that South African enterprises had a relatively high level...

Sources of knowledge for innovation in automotive component manufacturing in South Africa, China and India
2014 Edition, July 1, 2014 - PICMET

This paper investigates to which extent the scope and degree of novelty of innovation by automotive component manufacturers in developing countries is associated with the scope of sources of knowledge used. The literature indicates a positive...

Industrial innovation in a technology colony
2004 Edition, Volume 2, January 1, 2004 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Empirical data obtained from the South African National Innovation Survey for the period 1998-2000 shows that South Africa is a type of technological colony whose industries are dependent on foreign technology for the improvement of its...

Innovative Behaviour of the South African Defence Related Industries
2006 Edition, Volume 3, July 1, 2006 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

This paper presents a comparative analysis between the innovative behaviours of the defence related industries and other industrial sectors in South Africa. Defence industries are often viewed as constituting the most innovative sector of the...

The importance of innovation for firm performance in the Automotive Component Manufacturing Industry in South Africa
2010 Edition, July 1, 2010 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The Automotive innovation system is a complex network that includes various role-players. Relatively few of the OEM's design, manufacture, integrate and market vehicles in the automotive value chain. The first tier of suppliers is made up of large,...

Architecture of a Semantic Repository of Green Economy Data in South Africa
2019 Edition, August 1, 2019 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The green economy sectors of South Africa have generated and hold rich information. While quite a large amount of this data is distributed and accessible for re-use, it is likewise caught by poor information structures and save in legacy databases. On the...

Concurrent engineering and the automotive supplier industry in South Africa
2008 Edition, July 1, 2008 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The prevalence and primary characteristics of concurrent engineering between clients and suppliers in the South African automotive component manufacturing industry was investigated. The global trend towards Follow Source and Follow Design has had a...

ICT innovation in South Africa: Lessons learnt from Mxit
2013 Edition, April 1, 2013 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

In the last decade South African innovators have produced two game changing innovations: Thawte and Mxit, the former for Internet security and the latter for mobile messaging. It is of interest to understand what it is in the local system of...

A Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem for South Africa
2016 Edition, May 1, 2016 - IIMC

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of how a digital health innovation ecosystem was conceptualised and validated for South Africa. Largely, we focus on defining strategies to build Digital Health Innovation Ecosystems in the...

Towards a Regional Innovation System for Telemedicine in South Africa
2010 Edition, February 1, 2010 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The South African government identified telemedicine as a strategic tool to improve delivery of equitable healthcare and educational services. However, the advancement of telemedicine is hindered by the fact that not many South African medical...

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