Innovation Entanglement at Three South African Tech Hubs

Show simple item record Abrahams, Lucienne 2020-12-13T04:22:27Z 2020-12-13T04:22:27Z 2020-12-15
dc.identifier.citation Abrahams, L. (2020). Innovation entanglement at three South African tech hubs. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), 26, 1-29.
dc.description.abstract This study explores innovation modalities at three South African tech hubs: Bandwidth Barn Khayelitsha and Workshop 17 in Cape Town, and the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg. The study finds that tech start-ups’ ability to scale is generally enhanced by their participation in the hubs. Furthermore, it is found that scaling by start-ups, and by the tech hubs hosting them, is enhanced when they actively drive the terms of their “entanglement” with exogenous and endogenous factors and external entities—a conceptual framework first developed in an earlier study of university research linkages (Abrahams, 2016). This present study finds that innovation entanglement by the hubs and their start-ups allows them to work through the adversity and states of complexity prevalent in their innovation ecosystems.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.title Innovation Entanglement at Three South African Tech Hubs en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.description.librarian CA2020 en_ZA
dc.journal.issue 26 en_ZA

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