Main constraints in the agricultural technological innovation in China

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Title: Main constraints in the agricultural technological innovation in China
Author: Zhang, Jiabing
Other contributor: Helsingin yliopisto, Maatalous-metsätieteellinen tiedekunta
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Helsingfors universitet, Agrikultur- och forstvetenskapliga fakulteten
Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto
Date: 2021
Language: eng
URI: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:hulib-202106183158
http://hdl.handle.net/10138/331530
Thesis level: master's thesis
Degree program: Maatalous-, ympäristö- ja luonnonvaraekonomian maisteriohjelma
Master's Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Rescource Economics
Magisterprogrammet i lantbruks-, miljö- och naturresursekonomi
Specialisation: Maatalousekonomia
Agricultural economics
Lantbruksekonomi
Abstract: The research question of this thesis focuses on what the main constraints in the agricultural technological innovation in China are. The primary aim is to identity the most serious constraints/predicaments in Chinese agricultural technological innovation, and the most possible/main reasons behind those constraints. Based on the research findings, recommendations for some viable countermeasures and a way out of this bind could be provided for relevant policymakers in the Chinese agricultural sector. This thesis adopted a qualitative analysis based on grounded theory. The objects of analysis/data were 20 articles in Chinese academia selected according to these criteria: high relevance of titles and keywords to the thesis’ purposes; high representativeness of contents that relate to the thesis’ research questions; highly informative articles; high citation rates and influences of the articles. According to the study's findings, there are four major constraints to the advancement of agricultural science and technology innovation: 1) severe lack of financial investment in agricultural research; 2) low rate of conversion of agricultural science and technology achievements; 3) sluggish agricultural technology promotion and diffusion system; and 4) insufficient innovation capacity of scientific research actors, as well as a lack of collaborative innovation among them. This study fills a gap in the literature by conducting a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the barriers to agricultural science and technology innovation in China. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture should implement deliberate policies and initiatives to promote agricultural innovation in China. Quantitative analysis could be used in future studies to obtain more accurate analysis results.
Subject: Constraints
Agricultural Technological Innovation
China


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