Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa

Several elements are needed for an innovation ecosystem to be successful. Innovation centres, universities, industry bodies, complementary resources and capabilities are also vital. These include knowledge resources, technology related skills and funding to support the creation and commercialization of products and services. This helps to ensure that each member of an innovation ecosystem derives value that’s greater than what it can generate alone, writes Mercy Mpinganjira Professor, Director: School of Consumer Intelligence and Information Systems, University of Johannesburg in THECONVERSATION. Read more