Some of the issues that prospective clients that approach me are struggling with around meso and/or technological change
Updated on 18 April 2020, originally published 15 October 2019 In every economy there are organisations that emerge to address all kinds of market, structural and organisational failures. We call these organisations meso organisations – they perform meso functions aimed at improving the economic performance and prosperity of the micro-level. While some meso functions may… Continue reading Meso Institutions as enablers of Self-Discovery, Increasing Learning and resilience
Globalisation-weary politicians and advocates of local capability developments and geeks or technology promoters have one theme in common: technologies developed in the First World not only disrupt domestic companies, but upset whole sociotechnical regimes in developing countries. While the benefits of digital technologies are not disputed, what is disputed is how to solve this problem. … Continue reading Why are digital technologies absorbed so rapidly in many developing countries?
This is the 5th post on building technological capability. I have written many posts before on the environment in which innovation and technological capability development takes place, so this will only be a short summary. In this perspective, we investigate how various regulatory and environmental factors shape the behaviour of enterprises. It combines the meta level (sociocultural)… Continue reading Post 5: Various regulatory and environmental factors that shape the behaviour of enterprises
This is the fourth post in this series about building technological capability. In 2011 I explained how we define technology in a broad way. This definition looks beyond hardware to include knowledge and organization of the different elements. For instance, if a company decides to achieve a new standard of compliance, that is seen as… Continue reading Post 4: Technological Institutions that disseminate knowledge
In the next few posts I will focus on building technological capability in developing countries. I am specifically thinking of Sub-Saharan Africa as I write these posts, but I am sure that some of the ideas will be relevant to my colleagues working in other parts of the world. What do I mean with technological… Continue reading Series: Building technological capability