Africa's digital future: From theory to action (Print copy)
Open access book available at https://books.aosis.co.za/index.php/ob/catalog/book/199Volume Editors: Wilma Viviers & Ali Parry & Susara (Adelia) J. Jansen van Rensburg
Publication date: 2021
Keywords: international trade; trade policy; digital developments; digital economy; inclusive growth; Africa; African economy
The main thrust of this book is to examine whether Africa is in a position to benefit from the digital age, given the continent’s many development challenges and slow adoption of digital technologies. While there is substantial literature on the digital economy and the quickening pace of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), comparatively little research has been conducted on what the digital age means for Africa. This book aims to close this research gap by using various qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to arrive at a cross-section of original findings and perspectives on how Africa can capitalise on the benefits of digital developments, including their potential to create jobs and bring about more inclusive growth. The book’s main contribution is its coverage of a range of topics that will affect Africa’s digital future, including industrialisation, global.... Read more
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