Advanced search
1 file | 455.74 KB Add to list

Networks for a competitive and innovative organic horticulture in Flanders

(2016) Acta Horticulturae. 1137. p.323-332
Author
Organization
Abstract
Networks are considered to gain potential for supporting innovation. To understand how networks can maximally support the grower’s innovation process, a conceptual framework was constructed based on five dimensions: (i) creative idea generation, (ii) knowledge assemblage, (iii) learning process, (iv) coalition building and (v) institutional innovation. This paper explores how recently established networks for creating and exchanging knowledge in organic horticulture in Flanders can contribute to the innovation capacity of the organic horticultural community. Our analysis shows that each network has its rationality and assists its members, the organic grower and the organic sector as a whole, directly or indirectly, during their innovation process. The individual potential of the networks is highly reinforced by their close cooperation and safeguards the coherence of decisions taken in the networks. Individual networks are allowed to focus on their core business, but by aligning their activities they become more efficient and effective participants in the organic food and farming knowledge system. The actors and the governance of the networks, besides the creation of trust, the recognition of similar innovation models and necessary institutional support are seen as crucial in the success of the networks.
Keywords
institutional innovation, coalition building, learning process, idea generation, knowledge assemblage

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 455.74 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
De Cock, L, N Taragola, M Crivits, et al. “Networks for a Competitive and Innovative Organic Horticulture in Flanders.” Acta Horticulturae. Ed. S Bellon, D Granatstein, & L Urban. Vol. 1137. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), 2016. 323–332. Print.
APA
De Cock, L, Taragola, N., Crivits, M., & Dessein, J. (2016). Networks for a competitive and innovative organic horticulture in Flanders. In S. Bellon, D. Granatstein, & L. Urban (Eds.), Acta Horticulturae (Vol. 1137, pp. 323–332). Presented at the International symposium on Innovation in Integrated and Organic Horticulture (INNOHORT), Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
Chicago author-date
De Cock, L, N Taragola, M Crivits, and Joost Dessein. 2016. “Networks for a Competitive and Innovative Organic Horticulture in Flanders.” In Acta Horticulturae, ed. S Bellon, D Granatstein, and L Urban, 1137:323–332. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
Chicago author-date (all authors)
De Cock, L, N Taragola, M Crivits, and Joost Dessein. 2016. “Networks for a Competitive and Innovative Organic Horticulture in Flanders.” In Acta Horticulturae, ed. S Bellon, D Granatstein, and L Urban, 1137:323–332. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
Vancouver
1.
De Cock L, Taragola N, Crivits M, Dessein J. Networks for a competitive and innovative organic horticulture in Flanders. In: Bellon S, Granatstein D, Urban L, editors. Acta Horticulturae. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS); 2016. p. 323–32.
IEEE
[1]
L. De Cock, N. Taragola, M. Crivits, and J. Dessein, “Networks for a competitive and innovative organic horticulture in Flanders,” in Acta Horticulturae, Avignon, France, 2016, vol. 1137, pp. 323–332.
@inproceedings{8084211,
  abstract     = {Networks are considered to gain potential for supporting innovation. To understand how networks can maximally support the grower’s innovation process, a conceptual framework was constructed based on five dimensions: (i) creative idea generation, (ii) knowledge assemblage, (iii) learning process, (iv) coalition building and (v) institutional innovation. This paper explores how recently established networks for creating and exchanging knowledge in organic horticulture in Flanders can contribute to the innovation capacity of the organic horticultural community. Our analysis shows that each network has its rationality and assists its members, the organic grower and the organic sector as a whole, directly or indirectly, during their innovation process. The individual potential of the networks is highly reinforced by their close cooperation and safeguards the coherence of decisions taken in the networks. Individual networks are allowed to focus on their core business, but by aligning their activities they become more efficient and effective participants in the organic food and farming knowledge system. The actors and the governance of the networks, besides the creation of trust, the recognition of similar innovation models and necessary institutional support are seen as crucial in the success of the networks.},
  author       = {De Cock, L and Taragola, N and Crivits, M and Dessein, Joost},
  booktitle    = {Acta Horticulturae},
  editor       = {Bellon, S and Granatstein, D and Urban, L},
  isbn         = {9789462611221},
  issn         = {0567-7572},
  keywords     = {institutional innovation,coalition building,learning process,idea generation,knowledge assemblage},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Avignon, France},
  pages        = {323--332},
  publisher    = {International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)},
  title        = {Networks for a competitive and innovative organic horticulture in Flanders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1137.45},
  volume       = {1137},
  year         = {2016},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric