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Improving the resilience in the meso space  
Improving the resilience in the meso space Over the past few years, Mesopartner has been working on different topics in its meso research theme. We have collaborated closely with our clients, fellow researchers and policy makers to develop and experiment with different ideas in an iterative way,…  
Improving the resolution of the meso layer: a case study  
Improving the resolution of the meso layer: a case study When working to improve the performance of any sector or value chain, we often find a range of meso organisations or programmes designed to support upgrading, skills development and better decision making in small businesses in the targeted…  
Assisting South Africa to prepare for discontinuous change and the future of production  
Assisting South Africa to prepare for discontinuous change and the future of production During 2018, Shawn Cunningham, was contracted by the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) to assist with research on several research papers. This series of papers was commissioned by the Future…  
Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution a Paradigm Shift?  
Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution a Paradigm Shift? As economic development practitioners, we often wonder how emerging technological and social changes might affect the people we work with. How will new technologies affect the regions and value chains we work with? How will developing countries…  
World Economic Forum and the fourth industrial revolution in South Africa  
World Economic Forum and the fourth industrial revolution in South Africa This paper focuses on the fourth industrial revolution and the concept as promoted by the World Economic Forum, international consultancies, governments and multinational firms.  
Framing the concepts that underpin discontinuous technological change  
Framing the concepts that underpin discontinuous technological change The paper takes the form of a literature study on the topic of technological change, innovation and building technological capabilities. For this paper, research and content contributions were also made by Mbofholowo Tsedu…  
Mapping the meso space that enables technological change, productivity improvement and innovation in the manufacturing sector  
Mapping the meso space that enables technological change, productivity improvement and innovation in the manufacturing sector This paper focuses on meso organisations and policies that strengthen the technological capability of the country or industry to enable change, adaptation and economic…  
Identifying the meso organisations that strengthen technological capability  
Identifying the meso organisations that strengthen technological capability During the past year, Mesopartner has been working with the Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in South Africa to develop a strategy to identify and respond to…  
Responding to technological change by promoting learning and skills upgrading in the economy  
Responding to technological change by promoting learning and skills upgrading in the economy In Article 9 of this Annual Reflection, Strengthening technological capability, two important sub-systems at the meso level are mentioned. The two sub-systems are made up of the technological institutions…  
Meso organisations assessment framework  
Meso organisations assessment framework  
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