Constraints and Opportunities for Innovation in Green Enterprises: Implications for Land and Water Management in Rural Uganda

Shinyekwa, Isaac and Kiwala, Yusuf (2018). Constraints and Opportunities for Innovation in Green Enterprises: Implications for Land and Water Management in Rural Uganda. UNU-INRA Working Paper. UNU-INRA.

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    Author Shinyekwa, Isaac
    Kiwala, Yusuf
    Editor Quartey, Vicentia Y.
    Ayuk, Elias T.
    Title Constraints and Opportunities for Innovation in Green Enterprises: Implications for Land and Water Management in Rural Uganda
    Series Title UNU-INRA Working Paper
    Volume/Issue No. No. 31
    Publication Date 2018-09-21
    Place of Publication Accra
    Publisher UNU-INRA
    Pages ix, 34 pages
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper examines the factors that hamper innovation and the opportunities for innovation in green enterprises. A descriptive analysis of secondary data of 423 enterprises was done, includ-ing the 2014 National Innovation Survey, retrieved from Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). In addition, a comparative case study analysis of three green enter-prises was also undertaken to allow for a more detailed and contextualized investigation. The re-sults show that cost and market factors are the key hindrances to innovation in green enterprises. Furthermore, the emerging customers and suppliers from BRICS, the potential for local fertilizer market and increased demand for knowledge on organic farming provide great opportunities for innovations in green enterprises. Finally, the study finds that green enterprises in the agricultural sector mainly depend on information from customers, suppliers and indigenous knowledge from local production networks for innovation. These results have important policy implication for those companies that want to improve eco-innovation, management of resources and the types of actions within firms most suitable for improving their eco-innovative behavior.
    Keyword Eco-innovation
    Green SMEs
    Uganda
    Constraints and oppotunities
    Copyright Holder UNU-INRA
    Copyright Year 2018
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISBN 9789988633301
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