An assessment of South African technological capability using patent data from WIPO Patentscope database

Swapan Kumar Patra  & Mammo Muchie Abstract The Post-Apartheid South African Government has produced three white papers (1996–2008), (2008–2018) and (2018–2028) on science technology and innovation for national development. In all these policy documents, science and technology-based industries are considered as priority areas in socioeconomic development. Using the Technological Capability (TC) framework, this

Dr. Swapan Kumar Patra

Dr. Swapan Patra

Dr. Swapan Kumar Patra is an Career Advancement Research Fellow, at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Dr. Patra is PhD in Science Policy from School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Dr. Patra works on System of Innovation, National Innovation System, Multinational Enterprises, Global Value