Innovating Policy and Systems of Innovation for Regional Integration

  • Christopher C. Nshimbi
Part of the Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development book series (AAESPD)


The concept national system of innovation (NSI) is popular in innovation parlance. In general, the definition of NSI locates the interactions that occur between the various elements promoting the production and use of knowledge in the confines of the nation-state. This is besides the fact that systems of national innovation, NSI policy, and policy for NSI are by default formal. They focus on the firm, formal organizations and the formal environment of the domestic economy. This chapter breaks from convention and attempts to innovate around innovation policy, systems of innovation and regionalism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher C. Nshimbi
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  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Governance InnovationUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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