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Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa

Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa
Author(s)/Editor(s): Lloyd G. Adu Amoah (Ashesi University, Ghana & Strategy3, Ghana)
Copyright: ©2014
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5844-8
ISBN13: 9781466658448
ISBN10: 1466658444
EISBN13: 9781466658455


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In a world that is essentially digitizing, some have argued that the idea of the knowledge society holds the greatest promise for Africa’s rapid socio-economic transformation.

Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa aims to catalyze thinking and provide relevant information on the complex ways in which the information age is shaping Africa and the implications that this will have for the continent and the world. This premier reference volume will provide policy analysts, policymakers, academics, and researchers with fresh insights into the key empirical and theoretical matters framing Africa's ongoing digitization.

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Political scientists and economists look at the impact of the knowledge society on Africa through the lenses of theoretical considerations, policy and Africa's knowledge society, prescriptions for building Africa's knowledge society, and benchmarks. Their topics include the opposite of a knowledge society, whether communications technology makes African politics more competitive, 10 fundamental pillars for creating a knowledge society for economic and social growth in Africa, knowledge sharing between local government and rural remote communities in Tanzania, and case studies of Korea's and Kenya's mobile banking sector.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Lloyd Amoah (Ed.)
Lloyd G. Adu Amoah graduated First Class Honours (B.A. Philosophy) and top of his graduating class at the University of Ghana. His long essay was written under the supervision of the eminent philosopher Prof. Kwame Gyekye. He then proceeded to take his M.A. at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy. He earned his doctorate (Public Administration with a concentration in Policy Analysis) at Wuhan University, China. He did his post doctorate at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. While studying for his doctorate, he took courses and was mentored by the noted theorist of the public policy process, the late Prof. Paul Sabatier, at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. He had a stint working at the Ghanaian Presidency. He has worked before as an associate editor of a newspaper (and co-editor of a magazine) and columnist/writer for notable locaI and international magazines (eg. BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, and Africa Report, and newspapers. He has worked as well as a community organizer for a project in Nima for deprived urban communities. He taught at Ashesi University as an Assistant Professor for almost a decade before moving to the University of Ghana. He is currently Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Political Science and simultaneously founding Director of the newly established Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, as well as Acting Director of the Centre for European Studies. He considers himself a public intellectual.


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