Innovation systems and local interaction patterns in the rural sector in Mexico

Anastacio Espejel García, Ariadna Isabel Barrera Rodríguez, Venancio Cuevas-Reyes, Ma. Carmen Ybarra Moncada, José Apolonio Venegas Venegas

Abstract


The objective was to identify the sources of innovation and interaction patterns in two livestock innovation systems in Mexico with the purpose of contributing information to propose strategies to improve the learning and innovation processes of this type of systems. Through the study of two livestock innovation systems, social network indicators were obtained that allowed the identification of actors and the interaction mechanisms that follow in the adoption of innovations. The patterns of interaction respond to the need to innovate and determine two types of relationships: one directed and the other led by market opportunity. There are agents who act as intermediaries of innovation with the ability to articulate the innovation system, link the actors and bring innovation to the end user. It is concluded that the intermediaries with greater links define the sources and types of innovation activate the patterns and mechanisms of interaction between the actors of the innovation systems.

Keywords


Innovation source; interaction; actors; knowledge management

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