Sokoine University of Agriculture

Innovation value chain status of government co-operative supporting organisations in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Njau, L. S.
dc.contributor.author Massawe, F. A.
dc.contributor.author Mahonge, C. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-08T15:26:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-08T15:26:21Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-22
dc.identifier.issn 2619 – 8851
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3086
dc.description The East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, V. 1, Issue 1, June 2019, pg. 55-65 en_US
dc.description.abstract Managing innovation processes is a crucial facet to organisations. Contemporary global competition has necessitated organisations aiming at becoming and remaining vibrant to invest in innovation as a key competitive tool for their survival and growth. For innovation outputs to be realised, organisations need to establish and maintain effective innovation chains or processes by generating ideas, converting and disseminating them to targeted users. The paper assesses the innovation value chain status of government co-operative supporting organisations (GCSOs) in Tanzania. The study adopted a case study research design whereby five cases were picked. Primary data were collected using focus group discussions (FGDs), key informants’ interviews (KIs), documentary review and non-participant observation. Data were analysed using content analysis. The Atlas.ti computer software facilitated the analysis of data from FGDs and KIs. Findings show that the innovation value chains of most of the studied GCSOs were weak. Moreover, the innovation value chains of most organisations were poorly linked towards disseminating innovations to primary co- operative societies (PCSOs). It is concluded that given the weak and poorly linked innovation value chains amongst most of the studied GCSOs, few innovations are likely to be disseminated from such organisations to end-users. Therefore, it is recommended that GCSOs need to strengthen the innovation value chains through genuine allocation and prioritisation of resources. Deliberate efforts such as setting innovation units to enhance innovation activities within GCSOs are also recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) en_US
dc.subject Innovation Value Chain en_US
dc.subject Government co-operative en_US
dc.subject Supporting organisations en_US
dc.subject Innovations dissemination en_US
dc.subject Primary Co- operative Societies en_US
dc.title Innovation value chain status of government co-operative supporting organisations in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://10.10.97.26:9093/index.php/EAJSSH en_US


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