Innovation across the food chain – the Hungarian case

Tóth, József and Török, Áron (2012) Innovation across the food chain – the Hungarian case. In: 10th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management, 23-25. May 2012, Wageningen, Netherlands.

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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 chain 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 chain, SMEs, innovation capacity, knowledge management, ordered logistic model
Divisions:Faculty of Business Administration > Institute for Environmental Science > Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
Projects:TÁMOP-4.2.1/B-09/1/KMR-2010-0005, OTKA K 84327
ID Code:1291
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:04 Jul 2013 12:29
Last Modified:05 Jul 2013 10:05

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