New Organisational and Institutional Vehicles for Managing Innovation in South Asia: Opportunities for Using Research for Technical Change and Social Gain

Reddy, T.S. Vamsidhar, Hall, Andy and Sulaiman, Rasheed (2010). New Organisational and Institutional Vehicles for Managing Innovation in South Asia: Opportunities for Using Research for Technical Change and Social Gain. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Reddy, T.S. Vamsidhar
    Hall, Andy
    Sulaiman, Rasheed
    Title New Organisational and Institutional Vehicles for Managing Innovation in South Asia: Opportunities for Using Research for Technical Change and Social Gain
    Publication Date 2010
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 45
    Abstract This paper sets out to explore the nature of new organisational and institutional vehicles for managing innovation in order to put research into use for social gain. It has reviewed four classes of such vehicles found in South Asia. The first two - contract farming and organised retailing - represent what is becoming commonly-accepted in policy circles: namely that the private corporate sector can play a more prominent role in agricultural development, particularly in arrangements that combine providing access to markets in combination with access to technology needed to service those markets. The second two classes of vehicles -hybrid enterprises and social venture capital - represent a new, albeit fluid in definition, class of initiatives and organisations that combine features referred to as bottom-of-the pyramid and below-the-radar innovation. For each of these classes of innovation management vehicles this review has mapped the diversity of emerging examples and discussed their relevance for putting research into use for social gain. The paper concludes by saying that it is these new and as yet poorly-understood modes of innovation that have the greatest potential to effect change, although developing ways of supporting them is going to require some creative public policy instruments.
    Keyword Agricultural research
    Innovation
    Innovation management vehicles
    Development
    Policy
    Contract farming
    Organized food retail
    Social business enterprises
    Social venture capital
    Value chain development
    Hybrid enterprises
    South Asia
    Networking
    JEL F55
    L26
    L33
    N5
    N55
    O13
    O31
    O33
    O38
    O53
    Q13
    Q16
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2010
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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