Scores of studies highlight the significance of human resource development in Africa. However, this study is one of the first that combines human capital development and innovation and its impact on international competitiveness in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Thus, many questions about economic and business competitiveness in SSA have remained unanswered. This chapter, therefore, provides insights into how multinational corporations operating in SSA can acquire and develop their human capital to innovate and enhance their international competitiveness and that of the region. The study reveals that Africa’s long-term growth prospect hinges on developing their human capital. The sustainability of SSA’s competitiveness in the world requires that education and on-the-job training centre on the skills most needed in today’s global marketplace. Research and practical implications are discussed.
|Title of host publication
|Africa’s Competitiveness in the Global Economy
|Ifedapo Adeleye, Mark Esposito
|Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
|Number of pages
|Published - 7 Feb 2018
|AIB Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Series