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Knowledge economy gaps, policy syndromes and catch-up strategies: Fresh South Korean lessons to Africa

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  • Knowledge economy gaps, policy syndromes and catch-up strategies: Fresh South Korean lessons to Africa
  • Asongu, Simplice
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Title Knowledge economy gaps, policy syndromes and catch-up strategies: Fresh South Korean lessons to Africa
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Asongu, Simplice

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[Yaoundé, Cameroon] : African Governance and Development Institute

Date 2014-08
Series Title; No AGDI working papers / 14/014
Pages 60
Subject Country Africa(Africa)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Economy < Economic System
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Abstract

Africa’s overall knowledge index fell between 2000 and 2009. South Korea’s economic miracle is largely due to a knowledge-based development strategy that holds valuable lessons for African countries in their current pursuit towards knowledge economies. Using updated data (1996-2010), this paper presents fresh South Korean lessons to Africa by assessing the knowledge economy (KE) gaps, deriving policy syndromes and providing catch-up strategies. The 53 African frontier countries are decomposed into fundamental characteristics of wealth, legal origins, regional proximity, oil-exporting, political stability and landlockedness. The World Bank’s four KE components are used: education, innovation, information & communication technology (ICT) and economic incentives & institutional regime. Absolute beta and sigma convergence techniques are employed as empirical strategies. With the exception of ICT for which catch-up is not very apparent, in increasing order it is visible in: innovation, economic incentives, education and institutional regime. (The rest omitted)