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Mapping organisational linkages in the agricultural innovation system of Azerbaijan


  • Tugrul Temel


This study describes the evolving context and organisational linkages in the agricultural innovation system of Azerbaijan and suggests ways to promote effective organisational ties for the development, distribution and use of new or improved information and knowledge related to agriculture. Graph-theoretic principles and concepts are employed to assess the existing organisational linkages vital for agricultural innovations. This assessment indicates: (i) the innovation system of Azerbaijan is in the early stages, and significant accomplishments in especially policy-making, research and development, and credit institutions are yet to come; (ii) ample scope exists for intermediary organisations to be more active in facilitating the flow of information and knowledge between the public and the private organisations in the system and (iii) especially in public organisations, flexible management styles should be practised for timely and effective interaction with private organisations.

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  • Tugrul Temel, 2004. "Mapping organisational linkages in the agricultural innovation system of Azerbaijan," International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 3(1/2), pages 134-153.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijarge:v:3:y:2004:i:1/2:p:134-153

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    1. Saint Ville, Arlette S. & Hickey, Gordon M. & Phillip, Leroy E., 2017. "How do stakeholder interactions influence national food security policy in the Caribbean? The case of Saint Lucia," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 68(C), pages 53-64.
    2. Temel, Tugrul & Kinlay, Dorjee, 2012. "A Methodology for Information System Formation and Performance," MPRA Paper 42263, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Temel, Tugrul & Kinlay, Dorjee, 2012. "A Method for Assessing Food Security Information System," MPRA Paper 43177, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 08 Dec 2012.


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