Innovation and performance improvements

  • Barranies, Jeffrey O. (Projektdeltager)



The PhD project is an investigation of the role of innovations and systems of innovation on the performance at firm and sectorial levels. It is a case study in the co-operative palm oil sector in the South Pacific Region of Costa Rica. The performance evaluation includes economic, social and environmental dimensions, and possible scenarios of implementing different strategies. The study also considers the factors facilitating or hindering the processes of innovation in the sector. It uses system of innovation approach to evaluate the quality of contributions that the system gives in terms of performance improvements in the sector. One of the outcomes is a theoretical and methodological framework for studying the performance at firm and sector levels, based on the challenges and principles of sustainable development. The ph.d thesis was defended in 2002. (Jeffrey Orozco)
Effektiv start/slut dato31/12/200331/12/2003