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  • Arab J Bus Manage Rev 2017, Vol 7(4): 318

Triple Helix Revisited: Can the Involvement of Diaspora Enhance Technology Innovation Performance in Emerging African Economies?

Marina Valerevna Tolkacheva1*, Wu WW1 and Beyene KT2
1School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, , Harbin, China
2School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ethiopian Institute of Technology-Mekelle, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author : Marina Valerevna Tolkacheva, School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, Tel: +86 451 8641 2114, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Sep 15, 2017 / Accepted Date: Sep 27, 2017 / Published Date: Oct 05, 2017

Abstract

An increasing number of research works have investigated the importance and impact of the triple helix, a collaborative system of knowledge generation among University-Industry-Government (UIG) in the development of national innovation competence. However, regardless of the level of effort, triple helix still remains to be an abstract concept in the case of Africa in general and Ethiopian innovation system in particular. On the other hand, studies show that a large number of manpower with better technical and managerial capabilities that can provide supportive knowledge and skills for the technological innovation and transfer efforts of emerging economies is residing in the advanced economies. Thus, the aim of this theoretical framework is to shed light on the importance of harnessing the knowledge and skills of the Diaspora community and integrating is to the current triple helix model. On top of that, the paper identifies the primary problems related to the implementation of the model in the case of Ethiopia.

Keywords: Triple helix; Diaspora; Innovation performance; Emerging economies; Africa

Citation: Tolkacheva MV, Wu WW, Beyene KT (2017) Triple Helix Revisited: Can the Involvement of Diaspora Enhance Technology Innovation Performance in Emerging African Economies? Arabian J Bus Manag Review 7: 318.

Copyright: © 2017 Tolkacheva MV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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