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A note on entrepreneurship as an alternative logic to address food security in the developing world


Bonney, L and Collins, R and Miles, MP and Verreynne, M-L, A note on entrepreneurship as an alternative logic to address food security in the developing world, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 18, (3) Article 1350016. ISSN 1084-9467 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1142/S1084946713500167


The purpose of this paper is to explore an ongoing application of the entrepreneurial method applied to the problem of food security in the developing world as an alternative logic. Food production and marketing channels in the developing world are often based on scientific logic starting with an ideal outcome and then strategically designing a plan to achieve it. This study is unique in that it describes the application of an entrepreneurial approach to food product and marketing in less developed nations. A field study is used to illustrate how entrepreneurship is being harnessed to help build a more efficient and effective agricultural value chain in Papua New Guinea (PNG) based on a more entrepreneurial approach. Value chain analysis uses effectual logic to leverage innovation and create value for the consumer, the organization and society; thereby enhancing food security for the desperately poor in PNG. The use of the entrepreneurial method is offered as an alternative model for future international aid interventions and policy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:entrepreneurial method, developing economies, value chain
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International aid and development
UTAS Author:Bonney, L (Associate Professor Laurie Bonney)
UTAS Author:Miles, MP (Professor Morgan Miles)
ID Code:87434
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-11-15
Last Modified:2018-03-16
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