The informal ICT sector and innovation processes in Senegal

Konté, Almamy and Ndong, Mariama (2012). The informal ICT sector and innovation processes in Senegal. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Konté, Almamy
    Ndong, Mariama
    Title The informal ICT sector and innovation processes in Senegal
    Publication Date 2012
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract This paper investigates the informal information and communication technology (ICT) sector in Senegal with a view to developing indicators that could be used to improve the understanding of the innovation process. Three approaches are used to gather the information needed for the analysis: a review of literature; a questionnaire to collect data; and, a life story to provide context to the research. The analysis provides examples of innovation in the informal ICT sector and examines the relationship of social factors to these examples. As the informal sector dominates the Senegalese economy, the paper contributes to the understanding of innovation driven economic growth in that sector, and to the factors linked to transition of economic activity from one sector to another.
    Keyword Informal economy
    Innovation indicators
    Information and communication technologies
    ICT
    Social
    JEL O31
    O33
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2012
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