Covenant Publication Most Cited in SAJE in December 2017
The South African Journal of Economics (SAJE) has adjudged a publication by Covenant University’s quartet of, Professor Isaiah Olurinola, Professor Philip Alege, Dr. Oluwatobi Stephen, and Dr. Uchenna Efobi the top most cited article in the month of December 2017.
The result was a function of the high level conversations and influenced discourse the article, alongside other four publications from the SAJE platform, was generating in the continent.
The research publication titled, ‘Innovation in Africa: Why Institutions Matter’, examined facilitating dynamics of institutions in Africa, with cursory attention directed at determining the equivalent effects of institutional development on innovation.
The study investigated 40 African countries between 1996 and 2012; with the study baseline equation estimated using the Systems Generalised Method of Moments estimation technique.
The observed result revealed that government effectiveness and regulatory quality are two institutional measures that have the most equivalent impact on innovation. This result is robust in diverse respects.
The milestone recorded by the publication of the four Covenant faculty further validates the quality of research initiatives from the stable of Covenant University as the march towards the speedy attainment of Vision 10:2022 enters the sixth year.