Innovation Activities in the Spanish Food and Drink Industry

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. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Marian Garcia
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 07:45
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2012 10:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10196 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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