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Food SMEs’ innovation profile – the Hungarian case

Tóth, József and Török, Áron (2012) Food SMEs’ innovation profile – the Hungarian case. In: 86th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society, 16 - 18 April 2012, University of Warwick, Warwick, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

The small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Hungarian agri-food sector play determining role. The innovation capacity (efforts, activities and results) however of the individual SMEs is very limited. Food production (including SMEs) has to fulfil food safety requirements in a rapidly increasing extent, which implies a continuous innovation and development process from all market players. In Hungary the agri-food sector had to face a suddenly increased competition especially after the EU enlargement. Based on survey data this paper examines the efforts, activities and results in knowledge acquisition, utilisation, coordination and transfer in the Central Hungarian food SMEs. We have found (using ordered logistic regression) that R&D expenditures, achieved innovations, export/import orientation as well as the networking activity of the SMEs play significant role in market development.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hungarian agri-food SMEs, innovation capacity, knowledge management, ordered logistic model, JEL: O31, O39
Subjects:Agriculture
Funders:OTKA K 84327
Projects:TÁMOP-4.2.1/B-09/1/KMR-2010-0005
ID Code:1289
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:03 Jul 2013 13:34
Last Modified:05 Jul 2013 10:05

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