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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2021.113585

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: 12 Mar 2021 *

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