Felix Adamu Nandonde*, Galinoma Lubawa, and Pamela John Liana

2 Uptake Of Market ‘Induced Innovation’ by Upstream Actors in Tanzania

Abstract: This chapter investigates the uptake of innovation induced by downstream actors by sunflowers SMEs in Tanzania with the use of an interview-based qualitative study of data collected in Dodoma, Tanzania. This study reveals that SMEs pay less attention to organizational innovation. However, they are much more focused on production innovation in the interest of servicing markets. Furthermore, the study reveals that a major factor that influences the uptake of innovation from downstream are not final consumers, but rather government agencies. For instance, most SMEs involved in the study search for funds ...

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