Authored by:  Victor Nzomo, Jacquiline Mwangi, Louisa Matu-Mureithi, Caroline Wanjiru Muchiri, and Isaac Rutenberg 

Abstract: This paper sets out findings from research into innovation dynamics in the mobile technology ecosystem in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The findings are drawn from a survey of 25 mobile tech startups, all but one of which were, at the time of the research, located at, or were linked to, one of Nairobi’s numerous tech hubs. The survey results provide insights into the startups’ approaches—in support of their innovation and enterprise development efforts—to open collaboration, human resource development, knowledge governance, and scaling. 

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