Innovation in European food SMEs: determinants and links between types

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Firenze University Press, 2015.
    • Publication Date:
      2015
    • Collection:
      LCC:Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
      LCC:Forestry
    • Abstract:
      The food sector has traditionally been considered one with the lowest research and development expenditure to value added ratio. In recent decades, however, the business environment has become more demanding in terms of technological inputs for reasons related to food safety, quality and also the globalisation of the food market. This provides a strong incentive to innovate, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) seeking to remain in business.Most businesses operating in the food sector belong to the SME category which, based on the literature, tends to have a low level of research capacity.This study seeks to identify determinants of the types of innovation adopted and associations between them by analysing a sample of European food SMEs. For this purpose a non-parametric analysis, namely the classification tree technique, is carried out. The main finding is that due to the technological factors inherent in the food industry, a tight linkage exists between product, process and market innovation. Moreover, the study shows that collaboration between competitors encourages SMEs to engage in market, process and business model innovation. Conversely, synergy with suppliers and customers supports product innovation.
    • File Description:
      electronic resource
    • ISSN:
      2280-6180
      2280-6172
    • Relation:
      http://www.fupress.net/index.php/bae/article/view/14705; https://doaj.org/toc/2280-6180; https://doaj.org/toc/2280-6172
    • Accession Number:
      10.13128/BAE-14705
    • Rights:
      Journal Licence: CC BY
    • Accession Number:
      edsdoj.22dda15f4af44776b2fb96526ec5b310
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FRANCESCA MINARELLI; MERI RAGGI; DAVIDE VIAGGI. Innovation in European food SMEs: determinants and links between types. Bio-based and Applied Economics, [s. l.], n. 1, p. 33, 2015. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Francesca Minarelli, Meri Raggi, Davide Viaggi. Innovation in European food SMEs: determinants and links between types. Bio-based and Applied Economics. 2015;(1):33. doi:10.13128/BAE-14705.
    • APA:
      Francesca Minarelli, Meri Raggi, & Davide Viaggi. (2015). Innovation in European food SMEs: determinants and links between types. Bio-Based and Applied Economics, (1), 33. https://doi.org/10.13128/BAE-14705
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Francesca Minarelli, Meri Raggi, and Davide Viaggi. 2015. “Innovation in European Food SMEs: Determinants and Links between Types.” Bio-Based and Applied Economics, no. 1: 33. doi:10.13128/BAE-14705.
    • Harvard:
      Francesca Minarelli, Meri Raggi and Davide Viaggi (2015) ‘Innovation in European food SMEs: determinants and links between types’, Bio-based and Applied Economics, (1), p. 33. doi: 10.13128/BAE-14705.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Francesca Minarelli, Meri Raggi & Davide Viaggi 2015, ‘Innovation in European food SMEs: determinants and links between types’, Bio-based and Applied Economics, no. 1, p. 33, viewed 18 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Francesca Minarelli, et al. “Innovation in European Food SMEs: Determinants and Links between Types.” Bio-Based and Applied Economics, no. 1, 2015, p. 33. EBSCOhost, doi:10.13128/BAE-14705.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Francesca Minarelli, Meri Raggi, and Davide Viaggi. “Innovation in European Food SMEs: Determinants and Links between Types.” Bio-Based and Applied Economics, no. 1 (2015): 33. doi:10.13128/BAE-14705.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Francesca Minarelli, Meri Raggi, Davide Viaggi. Innovation in European food SMEs: determinants and links between types. Bio-based and Applied Economics [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2019 Oct 18];(1):33. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.22dda15f4af44776b2fb96526ec5b310&custid=s8280428