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The informal economy in developing nations : hidden engine of innovation? / edited by Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Sacha Wunsch-Vincent.

Contributor(s): Kraemer-Mbula, Erika [editor.] | Wunsch-Vincent, Sacha [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Intellectual property, innovation and economic development.Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016Description: XXXIV, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107157545 (hbk.).Subject(s): Informal sector (Economics) -- Developing countries | International organization | International cooperationDDC classification: 330 INF
Contents:
1. The informal economy: definitions, size, contribution and main characteristics Jacques Charmes; Comment 1.1 Adriana Mata Greenwood; Comment 1.2 Johannes Jutting; 2. Innovation in the informal economy Jeremy de Beer, Kun Fu and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent; Comment 2.1 Colin C. Williams; Comment 2.2 Fred Gault; Comment 2.3 Xiaolan Fu; 3. A study of the informal metalworking sector in Nairobi Christopher Bull, Steve Daniels, Mary Kinyanjui and Barrett Hazeltine; Comment 3.1 Joseph K. Kiplagat; 4. Informal manufacturing of home and personal care products in South Africa Erika Kraemer-Mbula; Comment 4.1 Nonhlanhla Mkhize; 5. Herbal medicine in the informal sector of Ghana George Owusu Essegbey and Stephen Awuni; Comment 5.1 Peter Arhin; 6. Appropriation and intellectual property in the informal economy Jeremy de Beer and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent; Comment 6.1 Emmanuel Sackey; Comment 6.2 Dick Kawooya; Comment 6.3 Shamnad Basheer; 7. Innovation policy and the informal economy: toward a new policy framework Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Almamy Konte; Comment 7.1 Anneline Morgan; Comment 7.2 Judith Sutz; 8. Formulating an agenda for the measurement of innovation in the informal economy Jacques Charmes, Fred Gault and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent; Comment 8.1 Philippe Mawoko; Annex 1. Ad hoc interview guidelines and questionnaires; Annex 2. Extract 1 from the generic questionnaire of stage 2 of the 1-2-3 survey; Annex 3. Kenya 2014.
Summary: "Governance is about governing, and governing is predominantly about making decisions. This might appear to be a truism but we assert that much of the governance literature in general, and the development of governance theory in particular, has lost perspective on what constitutes the core issue of democratic governance; governing. Equally important, governing frequently means making and enforcing unpopular decisions which require a solid institutional framework and a regulated process. Again, decision making is at the heart of governing and governance. It is generally acknowledged that governing contemporary society is a more challenging task compared to just a few decades ago as a result of increasing social complexity and globalization. Governments around the world address this complexity by engaging societal partners in the process of governing but this strategy has entailed complex contingencies related to the organization and management of collaborative forms of governance"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. The informal economy: definitions, size, contribution and main characteristics Jacques Charmes; Comment 1.1 Adriana Mata Greenwood; Comment 1.2 Johannes Jutting; 2. Innovation in the informal economy Jeremy de Beer, Kun Fu and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent; Comment 2.1 Colin C. Williams; Comment 2.2 Fred Gault; Comment 2.3 Xiaolan Fu; 3. A study of the informal metalworking sector in Nairobi Christopher Bull, Steve Daniels, Mary Kinyanjui and Barrett Hazeltine; Comment 3.1 Joseph K. Kiplagat; 4. Informal manufacturing of home and personal care products in South Africa Erika Kraemer-Mbula; Comment 4.1 Nonhlanhla Mkhize; 5. Herbal medicine in the informal sector of Ghana George Owusu Essegbey and Stephen Awuni; Comment 5.1 Peter Arhin; 6. Appropriation and intellectual property in the informal economy Jeremy de Beer and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent; Comment 6.1 Emmanuel Sackey; Comment 6.2 Dick Kawooya; Comment 6.3 Shamnad Basheer; 7. Innovation policy and the informal economy: toward a new policy framework Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Almamy Konte; Comment 7.1 Anneline Morgan; Comment 7.2 Judith Sutz; 8. Formulating an agenda for the measurement of innovation in the informal economy Jacques Charmes, Fred Gault and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent; Comment 8.1 Philippe Mawoko; Annex 1. Ad hoc interview guidelines and questionnaires; Annex 2. Extract 1 from the generic questionnaire of stage 2 of the 1-2-3 survey; Annex 3. Kenya 2014.

"Governance is about governing, and governing is predominantly about making decisions. This might appear to be a truism but we assert that much of the governance literature in general, and the development of governance theory in particular, has lost perspective on what constitutes the core issue of democratic governance; governing. Equally important, governing frequently means making and enforcing unpopular decisions which require a solid institutional framework and a regulated process. Again, decision making is at the heart of governing and governance. It is generally acknowledged that governing contemporary society is a more challenging task compared to just a few decades ago as a result of increasing social complexity and globalization. Governments around the world address this complexity by engaging societal partners in the process of governing but this strategy has entailed complex contingencies related to the organization and management of collaborative forms of governance"--

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