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Agricultural Cooperatives and Acceptance of Technological Innovation

In: Operational Research in Agriculture and Tourism

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  • Vartan Kesiz Abnousi

    (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

  • Konstantinos Karantemiris

    (Hellenic Agricultural Organisation “DEMETER” (ex. NAGREF), Institute for Olive Tree, Subtropical Crops and Viticulture)

  • Andreas G. Doulis

    (Hellenic Agricultural Organisation “DEMETER” (ex. NAGREF), Institute for Olive Tree, Subtropical Crops and Viticulture)

Abstract

This chapter deals with issues related to the adoption of technological innovation by agricultural cooperatives. These cooperatives possess some special characteristics, by comparison to other types of primary producers and are considered as lagging or even resisting innovation adoption. Consequently, the first part of the chapter presents some general notions of progress, growth innovation, and challenges their mainstream definition by placing within a defined cultural and philosophical framework. The second part of the chapter deals with economic aspects of technology innovation and innovation diffusion, especially as they relate to agricultural cooperatives, and it presents a series of case studies derived from different countries representing diverse cultural, developmental and organizational characteristics by emphasizing traceability, and on certification (molecular or otherwise) of plant propagation material as examples of technological innovation.

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  • Vartan Kesiz Abnousi & Konstantinos Karantemiris & Andreas G. Doulis, 2020. "Agricultural Cooperatives and Acceptance of Technological Innovation," Cooperative Management, in: Evangelia Krassadaki & George Baourakis & Constantin Zopounidis & Nikolaos Matsatsinis (ed.), Operational Research in Agriculture and Tourism, pages 1-25, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:comchp:978-3-030-38766-2_1
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-38766-2_1
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    1. Hongyu Wang & Apurbo Sarkar & Lu Qian, 2021. "Evaluations of the Roles of Organizational Support, Organizational Norms and Organizational Learning for Adopting Environmentally Friendly Technologies: A Case of Kiwifruit Farmers’ Cooperatives of Me," Land, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(3), pages 1-23, March.

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