Capacity and dynamics of agribusiness innovation systems (CABIS)

This project ‘Capacity and dynamics of agribusiness innovation systems’ (CABIS) aimed to enhance our understanding of factors causing limitations in innovation capacity and innovation competitiveness in ABIS developing country contexts. This project used new institutional economic sociology, new sociological institutionalism, innovation, social network, and constructivist and social learning as lens for analyzing:

  • How are individual actors’ innovation-oriented practices influenced by multiple embeddedness and institutional environments;
  • What characterize relationships between individual actors’ innovation-oriented practices such as innovation, networking, learning and business practices;
  • How these practices, in turn, influence innovation performance and competitiveness of ABIS in Vietnam and Tanzania.  

Research topics

  • Innovation practices and network
  • Knowledge production in transition
  • Knowledge commercialization

Funding and collaborations

Funded by EU under the scope of UE’s call FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG

Collaborators are:

  • Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), Vietnam
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania