Research collaboration, technological development, and digital transformation are critical to foster innovation-driven growth. Thus, academic efforts are increasingly addressing these issues.
However, not only research outputs focused on the context of emerging and developing countries keep falling behind, but there is a limit to borrowing the results of digital innovation and transformation research from developed countries.
If not managed correctly, rather than contributing, it may widen the gap between developed, emerging, and developing countries, despite its potential to drive economic growth and national development.
Academia needs to support these efforts by building appropriate knowledge bridges considering the different environments and circumstances between developed, emerging, and developing economies.