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Title: Towards an appropriate comprehension of innovation sources in agrifood cooperatives
Other Titles: Hacia una adecuada comprensiĆ³n de las fuentes de innovaciĆ³n en las cooperativas agroalimentarias
Authors: Segovia, Cristina
Sanchez, Manuel
Authors (Email): Segovia, Cristina (csegovia@ual.es)
Keywords: Agrifood cooperatives
innovation sources
JEL Codes: Q13.
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: The existing typologies of innovation sources rely on classification criterions which are excessively generalist and developed under the consideration of private owned organisations. The present paper seeks to shed light on the special structural and operative features of agrifood cooperatives demanding a more comprehensive classification of innovation sources. A sample from the agrifood cooperative industry was selected as the scenario of the empirical research. Findings reveal a classification proposal of innovation sources into four differentiated groups (managers, technology, market and normative context) with regard to the management orientation of change (strategic vs. technical/legal) and the strength motivating the innovation (internal vs. external).
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/94627
Identifiers: 1578-0732
Institution/Association: Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales>Volume 10, Number 1, 2010
Total Pages: 13
From Page: 123
To Page: 134
Collections:Volume 10, Number 1, 2010

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