Public private sector partnerships in an agricultural system of innovation: concepts and challenges

Hall, Andy (2006). Public private sector partnerships in an agricultural system of innovation: concepts and challenges. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Hall, Andy
    Title Public private sector partnerships in an agricultural system of innovation: concepts and challenges
    Publication Date 2006
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract The potential for public private sector partnerships is likely to grow. However, despite a number of high profile success stories, promoting partnerships has proved more difficult than many assumed. This paper argues that such partnerships need to be viewed in the framework of an innovation system and a development scenario where networks of agro-enterprises and intermediary organisations will underpin rural development and poverty reduction. This view helps reveal the importance of embedding public research organizations within these local networks and highlights that constraint to building partnership is usually institutional in nature – i.e. it relates to habits practices and patterns of trust. The paper concludes by suggesting that efforts should be focused on building social capital in agricultural innovation systems and cautions that this should be done in contextually relevant ways.
    Keyword Public private sector partnerships
    Innovation systems
    Institutional change
    Capacity development
    Social capital
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2006
    ISSN 1871-9872
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