Innovation & intellectual property: collaborative dynamics in Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author De Beer, Jeremy
dc.contributor.author Oguamanam, Chidi
dc.contributor.author Schonwetter, Tobias
dc.contributor.author Sowa, Izabella
dc.contributor.author Holman, Kristen
dc.contributor.author Kawooya, Dick
dc.contributor.author Dagne, Teshager
dc.contributor.author Adewopo, Adebambo
dc.contributor.author Chuma-Okoro, Helen
dc.contributor.author Oyewunmi, Adejoke
dc.contributor.author Ouma, Marisella
dc.contributor.author Cocchiaro, Gino
dc.contributor.author Lorenzen, Johan
dc.contributor.author Maister, Bernard
dc.contributor.author Rutert, Britta
dc.contributor.author Rizk, Nagla
dc.contributor.author Sihanya, Ben
dc.contributor.author Mgbeoji, Ikechi
dc.contributor.author Dos Santos, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Pelembe, Simão
dc.contributor.author Awad, Bassem
dc.contributor.author Abou Zeid, Perihan
dc.contributor.author Ncube, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Abrahams, Luci
dc.contributor.author Akinsanmi, Titi
dc.contributor.author Belete, Wondwossen
dc.contributor.author Ama, Njoku
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Chris
dc.contributor.editor De Beer, Jeremy en_ZA
dc.contributor.editor Armstrong, Chris en_ZA
dc.contributor.editor Oguamanam, Chidi en_ZA
dc.contributor.editor Schonwetter, Tobias en_ZA
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-21T12:57:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-21T12:57:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation De Beer, J., Armstrong, C., Oguamanam, C. & Schonwetter, T. eds. 2014. Innovation & intellectual property: collaborative dynamics in Africa. Cape Town: UCT Press. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-919895-99-4 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9759
dc.description.abstract In the global knowledge economy, intellectual property (IP) rights – and the innovations they are meant to spur – are important determinants of progress. But what does this mean for the nations of Africa? One view is that strong IP protection can facilitate innovation in African settings. Others say that existing IP systems are simply not suited to the realities of African innovators. This book, based on case studies and evidence collected through research across nine countries in Africa, sheds new light on the complex relationships between innovation and intellectual property. It covers findings from Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa, across many sites of innovation and creativity including music, leather goods, textiles, cocoa, coffee, auto parts, traditional medicine, book publishing, biofuels and university research. Various forms of intellectual property protection are explored: copyrights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications and trade secrets, as well as traditional and informal mechanisms of knowledge governance. The picture emerging from the empirical research presented in this volume is one in which innovators in diverse African settings share a common appreciation for collaboration and openness. And thus, when African innovators seek to collaborate, they are likely to be best-served by IP approaches that balance protection of creative, innovative ideas with information-sharing and open access to knowledge. The authors, who come from a range of disciplines, are all experts in their fields, working together through the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) network. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher UCT Press en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries OpeAIR en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) *
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dc.subject innovation en_ZA
dc.subject entrepreneurship en_ZA
dc.subject knowledge management en_ZA
dc.subject informal economy en_ZA
dc.subject traditional knowledge en_ZA
dc.subject online open licensing en_ZA
dc.subject freemium en_ZA
dc.subject publicly funded research en_ZA
dc.subject collaboration en_ZA
dc.title Innovation & intellectual property: collaborative dynamics in Africa en_ZA
dc.type Book en_ZA
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Intellectual Property Research Unit en_ZA
dc.publisher.location Cape Town en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation De Beer, J., Oguamanam, C., Schonwetter, T., Sowa, I., Holman, K., Kawooya, D., ... Armstrong, C. (2014). <i>Innovation & intellectual property: Collaborative dynamics in Africa</i>. Cape Town: UCT Press. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9759 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation De Beer, Jeremy, Chidi Oguamanam, Tobias Schonwetter, Izabella Sowa, Kristen Holman, Dick Kawooya, Teshager Dagne, et al. <i>Innovation & intellectual property: Collaborative dynamics in Africa</i>. Cape Town: UCT Press. 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9759. en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation De Beer J, Oguamanam C, Schonwetter T, Sowa I, Holman K, Kawooya D, et al. Innovation & intellectual property: Collaborative dynamics in Africa. Cape Town: UCT Press; 2014.http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9759 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Book AU - De Beer, Jeremy AU - Oguamanam, Chidi AU - Schonwetter, Tobias AU - Sowa, Izabella AU - Holman, Kristen AU - Kawooya, Dick AU - Dagne, Teshager AU - Adewopo, Adebambo AU - Chuma-Okoro, Helen AU - Oyewunmi, Adejoke AU - Ouma, Marisella AU - Cocchiaro, Gino AU - Lorenzen, Johan AU - Maister, Bernard AU - Rutert, Britta AU - Rizk, Nagla AU - Sihanya, Ben AU - Mgbeoji, Ikechi AU - Dos Santos, Fernando AU - Pelembe, Simão AU - Awad, Bassem AU - Abou Zeid, Perihan AU - Ncube, Caroline AU - Abrahams, Luci AU - Akinsanmi, Titi AU - Belete, Wondwossen AU - Ama, Njoku AU - Armstrong, Chris AB - In the global knowledge economy, intellectual property (IP) rights – and the innovations they are meant to spur – are important determinants of progress. But what does this mean for the nations of Africa? One view is that strong IP protection can facilitate innovation in African settings. Others say that existing IP systems are simply not suited to the realities of African innovators. This book, based on case studies and evidence collected through research across nine countries in Africa, sheds new light on the complex relationships between innovation and intellectual property. It covers findings from Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa, across many sites of innovation and creativity including music, leather goods, textiles, cocoa, coffee, auto parts, traditional medicine, book publishing, biofuels and university research. Various forms of intellectual property protection are explored: copyrights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications and trade secrets, as well as traditional and informal mechanisms of knowledge governance. The picture emerging from the empirical research presented in this volume is one in which innovators in diverse African settings share a common appreciation for collaboration and openness. And thus, when African innovators seek to collaborate, they are likely to be best-served by IP approaches that balance protection of creative, innovative ideas with information-sharing and open access to knowledge. The authors, who come from a range of disciplines, are all experts in their fields, working together through the Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) network. CY - Cape Town DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town ED - De Beer, Jeremy ED - Armstrong, Chris ED - Oguamanam, Chidi ED - Schonwetter, Tobias KW - innovation KW - entrepreneurship KW - knowledge management KW - informal economy KW - traditional knowledge KW - online open licensing KW - freemium KW - publicly funded research KW - collaboration LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PP - Cape Town PY - 2014 SM - 978-1-919895-99-4 T1 - Innovation & intellectual property: collaborative dynamics in Africa TI - Innovation & intellectual property: collaborative dynamics in Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9759 ER - en_ZA


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