University of Hertfordshire

Human capital development, Innovation and International Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Yaw Debrah
  • Raphael Oseghale
  • Kweku Adams
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfrica's competitiveness in the global economy
EditorsIfedapo Adeleye, Mark Esposito
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter9
Pages219-248
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9783319670140
ISBN (Print)9783319670133
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Jan 2018

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Abstract

Scores of studies highlight the significance of human resource development in Africa. However, this study is one of the first that combines human capital development and innovation and its impact on international competitiveness in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Thus, many questions about economic and business competitiveness in SSA have remained unanswered. This chapter, therefore, provides insights into how multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in SSA can acquire and develop their human capital to innovate and enhance their international competitiveness and that of the SSA region. The study reveals that Africa’s long-term growth prospect hinges on developing their human capital. The sustainability of SSA’s competitiveness in the world requires that education and on-the-job training center on the skills most needed in today’s global marketplace. Research and practical implications are discussed.

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