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Analysing intermediary organisations and their influence on upgrading in emerging agricultural clusters

Analysing intermediary organisations and their influence on upgrading in emerging agricultural clusters

Ramirez, Matias, Clarke, Ian and Klerkx, Laurens (2017) Analysing intermediary organisations and their influence on upgrading in emerging agricultural clusters. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 50 (6). ISSN 0308-518X (Print), 1472-3409 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X17741316)

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Abstract

This paper analyses intermediary organisations in developing economy agricultural clusters. The paper critically engages with a growing narrative in studies of intermediaries that have stressed the ownership structure of intermediaries as a key driver for enabling knowledge transfer, inter-firm learning and upgrading of small producers in clusters. Two case studies of Latin American clusters are presented and discussed. The study suggests that in addition to ownership structure, cluster governance and the embeddedness of intermediaries in clusters are critical factors that need to be taken into account in understanding the influence of intermediaries in the upgrading of small producers in clusters.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Intermediary, cluster, development, agriculture, inclusive development
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 10:44
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 1
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19912

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