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|Title: ||Territory and innovation behaviour in agri-food firms: does rurality matter?|
|Authors: ||Garcia Alvarez-Coque, Jose-Maria|
Lopez-Garcia Usach, T.
Sanchez Garcia, M.
|JEL Codes: ||O18|
|Issue Date: ||2012-06|
|Abstract: ||Innovation behaviour of agri-food firms depends on firm structure but also on the
characteristics of the territory in which they are established. Spatial considerations are important to determine the propensity of a firm to innovate. Using a database of innovative and non-innovative agro-food firms located in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, the paper assesses the effect of firms’ variables and also the territorial features such as urban/rural areas, percentage of native population, education level of population and distance to technological institutes. Results show that rural areas are not a handicap for innovation but improved access to training services and technological institutes have a significant influence in innovation.|
|Institution/Association: ||European Association of Agricultural Economists>126th Seminar, June 27-29, 2012, Capri, Italy|
|Total Pages: ||13|
|Collections:||126th Seminar, June 27-29, 2012, Capri, Italy|
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