Title: Mapping innovation in Indonesian cooperative: priorities, obstacles and challenges to survive
Authors: Novita Puspasari; Yudha Aryo Sudibyo
Addresses: Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, 53122 Purwokerto, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia ' Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, 53122 Purwokerto, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
Abstract: Indonesia has the largest number of cooperatives in the world, however cooperatives have not been able to contribute optimally to the country's economy. Therefore, innovation is needed in order to develop Indonesian cooperatives. This research aims to measure cooperatives innovation priorities and map such innovations in Indonesia. The method used was mixed method through survey and in-depth interviews sequentially. 1,050 cooperatives became the respondent of the survey, while 113 cooperatives became the participant of the interviews. The study found that innovation priority in cooperatives varies among provincial clusters and quadrants. The implications of this research will be a baseline for conducting necessary interventions to build cooperative innovation ecosystem in Indonesia.
Keywords: cooperative; innovation; mixed method; innovation ecosystem.
International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2021 Vol.14 No.2, pp.214 - 225
Received: 23 Apr 2020
Accepted: 16 Jun 2020
Published online: 28 Jan 2021 *