Competitiveness and innovativeness of the EU dairy industry

J.H.M. Wijnands, H.J. Bremmers, B.M.J. van der Meulen, K.J. Poppe

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This study provides the methodology to measure competitiveness and an assessment of the European dairy industry’s competitiveness and innovativeness. Several studies on competitiveness of industries are weakly theoretically founded, descriptive of nature or do not provide an overall assessment of all indicators used. This study provides an integrated and quantitative approach. The EU dairy industry competitiveness turned out to be weak. Policy projections show that modest improvements for the EU are possible by abolition of the quota system. A unique database on innovations in the dairy industry has been compiled. The number of innovation per firms’ size classes follows the production value and employment. Small firms are as innovative as large firms measured as innovation per billion turnover
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management (WICaNeM), Wageningen, The Netherlands, 26-28 May 2010
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventWICaNeM 2010, Wageningen, The Netherlands -
Duration: 26 May 201028 May 2010


ConferenceWICaNeM 2010, Wageningen, The Netherlands


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