From Agriscience to Agribusiness

Theories, Policies and Practices in Technology Transfer and Commercialization

  • Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes
  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • Evangelos Grigoroudis
  • Stelios Rozakis

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Elias G. Carayannis, Evangelos Grigoroudis, Stelios Rozakis
    Pages 1-10
  3. R&D Spending and Agricultural Innovation: Organization and Emerging Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Philip G. Pardey, Julian M. Alston, Connie Chan-Kang, Terrance M. Hurley, Robert S. Andrade, Steven P. Dehmer et al.
      Pages 13-39
    3. Keith O. Fuglie, Matthew Clancy, Paul W. Heisey
      Pages 41-73
    4. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Kenneth A. Zahringer
      Pages 75-99
  4. Institutional Incentives for Agricultural Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. William Lesser
      Pages 131-144
    3. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Alexandre Magnier, Christos Kolympiris
      Pages 169-188
    4. Simon Tripp, Martin Grueber, Alyssa Yetter, Dylan Yetter
      Pages 189-222
  5. Technology Transfer from the Public to the Private Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Sebastian Hoenen, Christos Kolympiris, Emiel Wubben, Onno Omta
      Pages 257-276
    3. Kenneth A. Zahringer, Christos Kolympiris, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes
      Pages 317-334
  6. Technology Transfer to Agricultural Producers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335

About this book


This volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of the rapidly evolving field of agribusiness, highlighting the most current issues, concepts, trends and themes in research, practice and policy.  With a particular emphasis on technology, product and process innovation, the authors cover a wide array of topics relating to such issues as research and development, technology transfer and patents and licensing, with particular respect to the roles of academic institutions, private organizations and public agencies in generating and disseminating knowledge.

Featuring case studies of innovative initiatives across the industry, this book will appeal to researchers, business leaders, university administrators and policymakers concerned with the multi-faceted implications of this dynamic and controversial sector.


Agribusiness Agriscience Biotechnology Commercialization of technologies Patents Quadruple Helix Research and development (R&D) Technology adoption Technology transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes
    • 1
  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 2
  • Evangelos Grigoroudis
    • 3
  • Stelios Rozakis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Applied EconomicsUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and Technology ManagementGWU School of BusinessWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.School of Production Engineering & ManagementTechnical University of CreteChania, CreteGreece
  4. 4.Institute of Soil Science and Plant CultivationIUNG-PIBPulawyPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67957-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67958-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5698
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5701
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