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The role of innovation intermediary organisations in forming value creating meetings: the agri-food firm perspective

Blix Germundsson, Lisa and Frankelius, Per and Norrman, Charlotte (2021). The role of innovation intermediary organisations in forming value creating meetings: the agri-food firm perspective. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 24 , 993-1004
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Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore the concept of value creating meetings that connect agri-food firms with other crucial actors with whom they can collaborate or co-innovate, and related to this, examine the role of innovation intermediary organisations in the forming of such value creating meetings. The research design involves three case studies of intermediary organisations, within the agri-food sector in Sweden, each with an adherent case of a value creating meeting. The method comprises data collected through documents, interviews and insider accounts. The findings include the notion that three factors - problem, professionals and platform - are important to combine in order to facilitate value creation. We also show that intermediaries play an important role in the value creation process and that this process could be summarised into four steps: problem recognition, contact creation, dialogue facilitation and value creation. We elaborate on the role of innovation intermediaries, give examples of how value creating meetings could be arranged and what such meetings can lead to in case of outcome. Practical implications for policy makers and agri-food business firms include that intermediary organisations can play an important bridging role in a complex and fragmented context, offering contacts, networks and value creating meetings for targeted actors. Intermediary organisations need to focus on forming value creating meetings, work actively across sectoral boundaries, and allocate adequate resources for mediating efforts.

Authors/Creators:Blix Germundsson, Lisa and Frankelius, Per and Norrman, Charlotte
Title:The role of innovation intermediary organisations in forming value creating meetings: the agri-food firm perspective
Series Name/Journal:International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:24
Page range:993-1004
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:WAGENINGEN ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
ISSN:1559-2448
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 509 Other Social Sciences > Work Sciences
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Keywords:agriculture, food, innovation brokering, agricultural innovation system, VUCA
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114138
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114138
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Type of IDID
DOI10.22434/IFAMR2020.0167
Web of Science (WoS)000704184200007
ID Code:25980
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology (until 2020)
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Deposited On:28 Oct 2021 12:25
Metadata Last Modified:28 Oct 2021 12:31

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