Sokoine University of Agriculture

Capabilities of government co-operative supporting organisations in dissemination of innovations to primary co-operative societies in Tanzania

Show simple item record Njau, L. S. Massawe, F. A. Mahonge, C. P. 2020-06-19T11:17:38Z 2020-06-19T11:17:38Z 2019
dc.identifier.issn 2054-3662
dc.description International Journal of Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship V. 7, No. 3, 2019, pp. 67—84 en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: This paper assesses the capabilities of GCSOs in dissemination of innova- tions to primary co-operative societies (PCSos) in Tanzania. Design/Methodology: The study adopted a case study research design whereby five cases were picked. Primary data were collected using key informants (KIs) interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs), documentary review and direct observation. Docu- mented data were analysed using content analysis. The Atlas.ti computer software was used in analysing data from KIs and FGDs. Findings: The study revealed that most GCSOs have important resources but were unutilised for innovation activities. There were also lack of incentives to support inno- vation activities amongst GCSOs executives and personnel and lack of formal and comprehensive systems to reward innovation activities. Moreover, the study estab- lished weak innovations progression from lower node of innovation chains to higher ones. This scenario was coupled with neither institutionalised nor user-oriented ap- proaches regarding innovations dissemination. The study recommends that GCSOs executives should work to mobilise more internal resources to enable more innova- tions dissemination activities. They should also work to strengthen their innovation value chains by ensuring resources commitment and work to ensure deliberate inclu- sive efforts in engaging innovations users (PCSos) at all stages of the innovation chain activities. Limitations: The study covered GCSOs only as they have been receiving direct gov- ernment resources to support among other things innovation activities unlike other member-based and private organisations operating in Tanzania. Similarly, the study captured the GCSOs capabilities aspects within the key innovation value chain pro- cesses only. Originality/value: The paper assessed GCSOs capabilities in innovations dissemina- tion and proposes strategic measures necessary to ensure more innovations dissemina- tion to end-users. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Knowledge / Innovation and Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Capabilities en_US
dc.subject Dissemination en_US
dc.subject Government Co-operative Supporting Organ- isations en_US
dc.subject Innovations en_US
dc.subject Primary Co-operative Societies en_US
dc.title Capabilities of government co-operative supporting organisations in dissemination of innovations to primary co-operative societies in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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