R&D and innovation in food processing firms in transition countries

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dc.contributor.author Fakih, Ali
dc.contributor.author Ghazakian, Pascal L.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-20T13:16:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-20T13:16:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-12-20
dc.identifier.issn 0021-857X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4959 en_US
dc.description.abstract We examine the implications of the liberalised economic conditions associated with the economic transformations in the transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for R&D and innovation in the food processing sector. We use a dataset derived from the World Bank's Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Surveys (BEEPS) database to examine the relationships between R&D/innovation activities in food processing firms in transition countries and (i) privatisation, (ii) foreign direct investment, (iii) trade activities, (iv) market competition pressure, and (v) economies of scale. The empirical analysis is implemented through: (i) a double-hurdle model for R&D participation and expenditures, and (ii) a bivariate probit model for product and process innovation. We find that these economic transformations generally promote R&D/innovation activities in the food processing sector. Our results suggest that broadened and deepened economic liberalisation policies would improve the innovation performance of the food processing sector in transition countries, and would enhance competitiveness in domestic and foreign markets. They also indicate that innovation policies may need to be tailored to market and industrial characteristics of different transition regions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title R&D and innovation in food processing firms in transition countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105198 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Economics (ECON) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume 68 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 427-450 en_US
dc.keywords Bivariate probit en_US
dc.keywords Double-hurdle en_US
dc.keywords Food processing en_US
dc.keywords Innovation en_US
dc.keywords R&D en_US
dc.keywords Transition countries en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1477-9552.12186 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Ghazalian, P. L., & Fakih, A. (2017). R&D and Innovation in Food Processing Firms in Transition Countries. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68(2), 427-450. en_US
dc.author.email AFakih@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1477-9552.12186/full en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3308 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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