Business Model Innovation in the Agri-food Sector
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, ISSN 1947-8402, Vol. 7, no 2, 1-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this article is to deepen our understanding of what we know about business model innovation in the agri-food sector, both from a theoretical as well as a practical perspective. The methodological approach used in the paper is built on interviews, focus groups and observations of agricultural entrepreneurs and agricultural advisors in the agriculture sector and a review of over 500 peer-reviewed research papers for the period 1990-2014. The findings of the study indicate that entrepreneurs within the agri-food sector ought to shift focus from only a producer perspective to also include an entrepreneurial perspective, e.g. to focus on business model innovation. Based on this knowledge the authors present implications for research and practice. The research field is young and broad, but developing, and in need of stronger theoretical foundations. This article is based on a combination of a systematic literature review of a new emerging field as well as empirical in-depth interviews, focus groups and observations. © 2016, IGI Global.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2016. Vol. 7, no 2, 1-13 p.
Agricultural Advisors, Agricultural Entrepreneurs, Agri-Food Sector, Business Model Innovation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30884DOI: 10.4018/IJSESD.2016040101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-30884DiVA: diva2:927889