Sources of Technological Development in the Spanish Food and Drink Industry. A Supplier-Dominated Industry

Garcia Martinez, Marian and Burns, Jim (1999) Sources of Technological Development in the Spanish Food and Drink Industry. A Supplier-Dominated Industry. Agribusiness, 15 (4). pp. 431-448. ISSN 0742-4477. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article analyses the sources of technological change in the Spanish food and drink industry (F&DI). The increasing importance of technical change has called for a better understanding of the innovation process and sources of technical advances in particular. The article examines the generally accepted view of the F&DI as a “supplier-dominated” industry. Empirical results show the important contribution of national and foreign suppliers of machinery and equipment to the Spanish F&DI’s technological level. However, Spain F&DI’s reliance on externally generated technology has brought about low levels of technological autonomy in general, and process technology in particular. Logistic regression analysis underlines the importance of in-house technological capabilities in innovation, and thereby the problems an industry faces if it largely relies on external sources of technical change as opposed to internal developments. [

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Marian Garcia
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2009 17:15
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2014 09:14
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/10204 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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