Learning , Upgrading , and Innovation in the South African Automotive Industry

  title={Learning , Upgrading , and Innovation in the South African Automotive Industry},
  author={Justin J. Barnes},
This paper addresses innovation activities of automotive component manufacturers in South Africa. It looks at the technological trajectory of a handful of firms that stand out from the crowd and analyses the results of their endeavours in the context of their interaction with foreign capital, their internal agenda in terms of upgrading and R&D, and South Africa’s national innovation system (NIS). The analysis makes use both of panel data and five case studies, and illustrates the conditions… CONTINUE READING

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