The effectiveness of Cluster Organization Functions from a Member Company Perspective: The Case of Food Valley Organization

S.W.F. Omta, F.T.J.M. Fortuin

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Abstract

This paper aims to analyze the effectiveness of the different cluster organization functions (services, activities and information sources) of Food Valley Organization in the Dutch agifood innovation system, as evaluated by its member companies. It is concluded that, in accordance with cluster organization theory, the networking formation function is the most important one, next demand articulation and innovation process management. However, our findings indicate that also visionary leadership, regional development and internationalization, stimulating entrepreneurial experimentation and providing downstream (market) information should be included in future analyses of cluster organization functions in innovation systems.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event21th Annual World Food and Agribusiness Symposium, Frankfurt, Germany -
Duration: 20 Jun 201121 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference21th Annual World Food and Agribusiness Symposium, Frankfurt, Germany
Period20/06/1121/06/11

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