Understanding innovation in a dynamic agricultural business environment: a multivariate approach.
This article aims to determine whether previously identified drivers of innovative capacity in rural areas favour innovative capacity in turbulent market conditions caused by policy changes.
Year of Publication2011
Researchers have identified a number of drivers of innovative capacity in rural areas such as farmers' participation in social and commercial networks; farmers' participation in collaborative alliances; farmers' level of education; and farm-size. The present article extends this traditional research with the objective of determining whether these drivers also favour innovative capacity in turbulent market conditions (i.e. dynamic business environments) caused by policy changes. A probit analysis based on a proposed model of innovation revealed that not all these drivers were significant. Moreover, it was found that the capacity to innovate was also influenced by psychological variables.Citation
May, D. E., Tate, G., Worrall, L. (2011) "Understanding innovation in a dynamic agricultural business environment: a multivariate approach."International Journal of Agricultural Management 1 (1) pp 7-15
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Business > Farm management
- Subject Collection > Business > Business co-operative
Additional keywords/tagspolicy changenetworksdynamic business environmentsinnovation
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