Competitiveness in Agri-Food Supply Chains
Liesbeth Dries, and
Stefano Pascucci (Wageningen University).
COMPETE is an EU funded project aiming at delivering a coherent and
innovative evaluation of competitiveness of European food chains by
integrating various new approaches. Based on this, the research results
allow to deduce a congruent, coherent and consistent set of policy
recommendations aiming at improving competitiveness and promoting the
Knowledge Based Bio-Economy in Europe.
We welcome contributions from project
partners as well as colleagues and research teams external to the
consortium, particularly suiting the following themes:
and indicators of innovation and competitiveness in the agri-food sector.
We aim to discuss and develop a comprehensive definition of two key
concepts, namely innovation and competitiveness, by integrating the findings
from selected theoretical micro and macro approaches. In this respect the
conventional conception of innovation and competitiveness will be extended
by moving from the industry to the value chain perspective and by
considering commodities as well as intermediary and final products. We also
welcome application to empirical analysis, especially where the EU position
on world markets is discussed in relation to that of major competitors (US,
Determinants of innovation and competitiveness in the agri-food sector.
We aim to analyse the determinants of innovation and competitiveness. These
may include policy intervention and business environment, productivity in
agriculture and food processing, the functioning of domestic and
international markets, the choice of governance structures and innovative
activities. We seek to extend the state of the art by deepening the
theoretical background, and/or extending methodological approaches or
applying novel empirical methods. The analysis of the determinants
contributes significantly to a better and deeper understanding of innovation
and competitiveness, and their interrelation, and the deduction of policy
For further information about the
COMPETE project please use this link: http://www.iamo.de/compete/.