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The role of innovation intermediaries in collaborative networks of small and mediumsized enterprises

K Mirkovski, PB Lowry, F Von Briel, L Liu

Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2015 - Proceedings | Published : 2015

Abstract

The major challenge of European Union's agricultural industry is to ensure sustainable supply of quality food that meets the demands of a rapidly growing population, changing dietary patterns, increased competition for land use, and environmental concerns. Investments in research and innovation, which facilitate integration of external knowledge in food chain operations, are crucial to undertaking such challenges. This paper addresses how SMEs successfully innovate within collaborative networks with the assistance of innovation intermediaries. In particular, we explore the roles of innovation intermediaries in knowledge acquisition, knowledge assimilation, knowledge, transformation, and know..

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