Social network analysis of multi-stakeholder platforms in agricultural research for development: Opportunities and constraints for innovation and scaling



http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169634
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Artículo de revista
Revista: 
PLoS ONE
Número: 
2
Volumen: 
12
Año: 
2017
Autor (es): 
Hermans, F.
Sartas, M.
van Schagen, B.
van Asten, P.
Schut, M.
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Descripción: 

Multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) are seen as a promising vehicle to achieve agricultural development impacts. By increasing collaboration, exchange of knowledge and influence mediation among farmers, researchers and other stakeholders, MSPs supposedly enhance their ‘capacity to innovate’ and contribute to the ‘scaling of innovations’. The objective of this paper is to explore the capacity to innovate and scaling potential of three MSPs in Burundi, Rwanda and the South Kivu province located in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In order to do this, the authors apply Social Network Analysis and Exponential Random Graph Modelling (ERGM) to investigate the structural properties of the collaborative, knowledge exchange and influence networks of these MSPs and compared them against value propositions derived from the innovation network literature.

Año de publicación: 
2017
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