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The distribution of roles and functions for upscaling and outscaling innovations in agricultural innovation systems

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  • Hermans, Frans
  • Stuiver, Marian
  • Beers, P.J.
  • Kok, Kasper

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In this paper we use a network perspective to study the micro level of agricultural innovation systems and investigate the different roles and functions that collaborating actors have to perform to spread their innovation both horizontally and vertically. Based on a literature review, we distinguish between three separate network functions: (1) learning and knowledge co-creation, (2) upscaling and institutional entrepreneurship and (3) outscaling and innovation brokerage.

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  • Hermans, Frans & Stuiver, Marian & Beers, P.J. & Kok, Kasper, 2013. "The distribution of roles and functions for upscaling and outscaling innovations in agricultural innovation systems," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 115(C), pages 117-128.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:115:y:2013:i:c:p:117-128
    DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2012.09.006
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