Title: National innovation systems in horticulture in Germany and the Netherlands

Authors: Klaus Menrad, Andreas Gabriel

Addresses: Science Centre Straubing, Schulgasse 18, 94315 Straubing, Germany. ' Science Centre Straubing, Schulgasse 18, 94315 Straubing, Germany

Abstract: The paper compares the innovation systems of horticulture in Germany and the Netherlands, which are both important producers of horticultural products in Europe. Based on the theoretical framework of national systems of innovation, the R&D structures, the characteristics of firms and important industries as well as the role of universities and education institutions are analysed for Germany and the Netherlands.

Keywords: national innovation systems; horticulture; micropropagation; Germany; The Netherlands; R&D structures; research and development; universities; educational institutions; higher education; firm characteristics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2009.025258

International Journal of Public Policy, 2009 Vol.4 No.6, pp.479 - 494

Available online: 18 May 2009 *

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