Organizing innovations and transitions

Toward a more sustainable fit between innovation strategies and the institutional environment
  • Hans Mommaas
  • Rik Eweg


This chapter concentrates on the interaction between developmental dynamics in the different action experiments, aimed at exploring new more sustainable agricultural business models, and changes in the wider institutional environment. Which (mis)fits can be identified? What has to be done to enable agro innovation to more effectively be managed in a rapidly globalizing and urbanizing environment? Based on a loose theoretical framework, consisting of notions of the network society, transition theory and urban regime theory, we come to the conclusion that we need a new conceptual/strategic story line, with the developmental coalitions related, enabling a productive fit between a ‘transitionalizing’ landscape of agriculture on one side and a highly urbanizing metropolitan environment on the other.


Action Experiment Innovation Process Business Case Organize Innovation Consumer Market 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TransForum and TelosTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.TransForumZoetermeerThe Netherlands

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