Are African micro and small enterprises          
misunderstood? Unpacking the 
relation between 
work organisation, capability 
development and innovation

Forthcoming article written with E. Kraemer-Mbula, L. Takala-Greenish, O. Jegede, T. Garba, M. Mutambala, T. Esemu.

“Innovation, Credit Constraints and National Banking Systems: a comparison of developing nations”

This book chapter co-authored with Sophie Pommet is forthcoming in J. Niosi (ed.) Innovation Systems and Innovation Policy, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

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 “Tolerance, Agglomeration and Enterprise Innovation Performance: A multi-level analysis of Latin American regions”

This paper co-authored with Jana Schmutzler was published in Industrial and Corporate Change, 10 November, 2017.

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Work Organisation, Forms of Employee Learning and National Systems of Education and Training”


This contribution to a special issue of the European Journal of Education was co-authored with B-A. Lundvall, E.  Kraemer-Mbula and P. Rasmussen.

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 "Innovation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development"    

Panel session at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development – CCRED, Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 June 2018.

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STI for Sustainable Development in Africa: Research Challenges and Policy Options

Keynote speech presented at the 3rd Annual Africains Conference held in Oran, Algeria, 27-29 November, 2017.

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Implications of Technology and Innovation for the Future of Manufacturing

This presentation was given at a side event on the impact of Industry 4.0 on the future of manufacturing at the STI Forum held at UN Headquarters in New York, 15 May, 2017

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SMEs and Industrialization and Development Challenges in Africa

This presentation was given at the Regional Meeting on Innovation for Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Industrialization organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Dakar on the 26th of March, 2017

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Une dégradation de la qualité des emplois? Une comparaison des pays européens

Professor Lorenz was an invited speaker at the Entretiens France-BIT held at the Collège de France on 21 October 2016.