Published Research

Research and innovation in South African universities: from the triple helix’s perspective Swapan Kumar Patra & Mammo Muchie Abstract This study explores the research and innovation in South African universities within the triple-helix framework. Patents and publications data have been used as output indicators to map the R&D activities of South African universities. The study observed

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-006

South African Competency in High Technology: An exploration of patents granted in USPTO to South African Inventors Swapan Kumar Patra and Mammo Muchie Abstract In the post-apartheid era, new democratically elected South African Government had realized the role of technology and innovation for the national development. The science and technology based industries

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-007

What Can South Africa Learn from High Technology Patents in India: An Analysis of ICT and Biotechnology Industry through USPTO Swapan Kumar Patra and Mammo Muchie Abstract Economic success of a nation is highly related to technological capability building. Therefore, both industrially developed and developing nations follow explicit strategies to increase their

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-003

The viability of African Entrepreneurial activities in the Tourism sector: A case of Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng Province Byamukama John Berchmans, Mammo Muchie & Worku Zeleke ABSTRACT This paper seeks to identify and quantify the socio-economic factors that adversely affect the viability of African entrepreneurial activities in the tourism sector in the Gauteng

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-005

Strategic Management in the Public Service: Reflection of its Effectiveness in Public Organizations Oyekunle, Oluwayemisi Adebola Abstract Strategic management is one of the utmost forms of management activities in the South African government institutions, and is under increasing pressure to improve outcomes and increase the output of their organisations, while simultaneously improving

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-008

Eastern Europe consumer attitude towards Made in China products and China as a country brand: a Romanian perspective Elena Marin Abstract During the past few years China’s economical growth increased and finally took the first place, and left the USA and other countries behind. Having most of the products with the label

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-004

Standard-setting Strategy balancing between ‘De Facto’ and ‘De Jure’ in a Latecomer Country: The case of ICT industry in China Yan Hui, Shamima Nasrin, Angathevar Baskaran and Mammo Muchie Abstract The main objective of this study is to gain insights into the complexities of the standard-setting process involving a latecomer country. Standards