Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15902
Title: Rural Development Policy and Food Industry Development: Investigations of Small Firms in Denmark
Contributor(s): Baker, Derek (author); Abildtrup, Jens (author); Hedetoft, Anders (author)
Publication Date: 2007
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15902
Abstract: Food industry firms in remote areas face a set of constraints, which have motivated the form and function of assistance instruments under various regional and rural development programmes. Recent food industry developments present new challenges to these firms, for which available assistance may be less appropriate. This paper employs telephone interviews and workshop discussions with firms in isolated locations to investigate their satisfaction with assistance programmes, their ability to innovate (through product introductions) and respond to challenges in the food industry (the emergence of power buyers). Further investigation was carried out on the topic of firms' formation of networks, and the use of available assistance in doing so. Firms' evaluations of support received in satisfying specified objectives are not correlated with their views on which objectives should be addressed. Some concrete suggestions for network activities had been made, but overall the development is at an early stage.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Sustainable Rural Development: What is the Role of the Agri-Food Sector?, p. 183-199
Publisher: Leibniz-Institut fur Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (IAMO)
Place of Publication: Halle, Germany
ISBN: 9783938584224
393858422X
Field of Research (FOR): 140201 Agricultural Economics
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://www.iamo.de/dok/sr_vol39.pdf
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an43111795
Series Name: Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe
Series Number : 39
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