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Identification and Analysis of Technology and Knowledge Transfer Experiences for the Agro-Food Sector in Mexico

Paula C. Isiordia-Lachica (), Alejandro Valenzuela (), Ricardo A. Rodríguez-Carvajal (), Jesús Hernández-Ruiz () and Jorge Alberto Romero-Hidalgo ()
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Paula C. Isiordia-Lachica: Campus Irapuato-Salamanca, Universidad de Guanajuato, km 9 Carretera Irapuato-Silao, Guanajuato 36500, Mexico
Alejandro Valenzuela: Campus Hermosillo, Universidad de Sonora, Blvd. Luis Encinas s/n, Col. Centro, Sonora 83000, Mexico
Ricardo A. Rodríguez-Carvajal: Campus Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato, Noria Alta, Guanajuato 36050, Mexico
Jesús Hernández-Ruiz: Campus Irapuato-Salamanca, Universidad de Guanajuato, km 9 Carretera Irapuato-Silao, Guanajuato 36500, Mexico
Jorge Alberto Romero-Hidalgo: Campus Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato, Noria Alta, Guanajuato 36050, Mexico

JOItmC, 2020, vol. 6, issue 3, 1-16

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to contribute to the understanding of the effects generated by the technology and knowledge transfer processes in the agro-food sector, within the context of Mexico, a developing country where the economic sector is one of the most lagging in terms of technological development. To achieve this objective, academic-industry relations, key elements, results, and benefits will be examined in 87 identified cases. The analysis begins by describing the context of agriculture and the food industry in Mexico. Then, 14 cases are presented. Results show that companies implement new processes and methods or launch new products to the market, but also implement a new culture of innovation, by establishing laboratories and undertaking research areas of the firm, creating R&D programs which formalize and continue with the academy-industry alliances. The elements that were not found with the expected frequency, according to international scientific publications, was the participation of an available intellectual property.

Keywords: technology transfer; knowledge transfer; agro-food; university–industry collaborations; experiences analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: M (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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