Garcia Martinez, M. and Briz, J. (2000) Innovation Activities in the Spanish Food and Drink Industry. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 3 (2). pp. 155-175. ISSN 1559-2448.
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This article examines the innovative performance of the Spanish Food & Drink Industry (F&DI). Results highlight the ‘evolutionary’ rather than ‘revolutionary’ nature of innovation activities in the Spanish F&DI. However, the adoption of ‘defensive/imitative’ strategies by Spanish F&D manufacturers raises important questions given the current manufacturer-retailer relationship with an increasing emphasis on innovation by food retailers when accepting/rejecting new products. The paper stresses the importance of in-house technological capabilities in innovation performance with a higher probability for Spanish F&D firms to be ‘truly’ innovative the higher their technological autonomy level.
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics|
|Depositing User:||M.A. Garcia-Martinez|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jun 2009 07:45|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2012 10:53|
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