Entrepreneurship, education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa

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Author: Naude, Wim


The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is impacting on the industrialization options for Africa inter alia through three interrelated sets of technologies, namely automation, additive manufacturing and the Industrial Internet. In this paper [the author sets] out the case for why Africa should industrialize. [This is followed by an exploration of] the opportunities and threats the 4IR pose for Africa. Threats include job losses and the re-shoring of manufacturing to advanced economies. Among the opportunities are products-as-services, the sharing (collaborative) economy, and digital...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Industry; Technology; Employment; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Technological change; Internet; Entrepreneurship; Policy implications; Employment opportunity; Industrial policy; Educational policy; Industrialisation; Education; Education and training needs

Geographic subjects: Africa

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2017

Physical description: 22 p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 10855

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 129.135

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