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The role of collaborative partnerships in industry innovation: lessons from New Zealand's dairy sector


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  • Frank Hartwich

    (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Department of International Agriculture, Laenggasse 85, 3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland)

  • Carlos Negro

    (Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria (INIA), Apartdao postal C.P. 11100, Montevideo, Uruguay)

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    This study analyzes patterns of collaboration in research and development (R&D) for innovation in New Zealand's dairy industry. Based on a survey of agents contributing to industry innovation, it analyzes existing formal and informal partnerships between R&D organizations and the productive sector and the funding schemes that support such partnerships. The findings suggest that New Zealand's dairy innovation system depends on the capacity of a small number of public and industry agents. Government and industry organizations support innovation initiatives through various funding schemes that do not explicitly foster collaboration, and mechanisms that support informal collaboration are underdeveloped. [EconLit citations: O32, Q13, Q16]. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Agribusiness.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 425-449

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    1. Klerkx, Laurens & Nettle, Ruth, 2013. "Achievements and challenges of innovation co-production support initiatives in the Australian and Dutch dairy sectors: A comparative study," Food Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 74-89.
    2. Ratinger, Tomas & Boskova, Iveta, 2013. "Innovations and Knowledge Transfer for the Food Supply Chain Sustainability: Challenges in the Czech Dairy Industry," 53rd Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 25-27, 2013 156130, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
    3. Bošková, Iveta & Ratinger, Tomáš, 2014. "Structure, Innovations and Performance of the Czech Dairy Value Chain," 140th Seminar, December 13-15, 2013, Perugia, Italy, European Association of Agricultural Economists 163349, European Association of Agricultural Economists.


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