Developing a Systematic Diagnostic Model for Integrated Agricultural Supply and Processing Systems
AbstractDespite all the innovative research in agriculture, technology adoption in integrated agricultural supply and processing systems (IASPS) remains a challenge. This is attributed to the complex nature of IASPS and the continued lack of a holistic view towards most of the interventions into the systems. To make sense of issues that affect IASPS, it is important to recognise that most issues within these systems do not exist in isolation, but are imbedded within complex interrelationships. This research developed and demonstrated a systematic diagnostic model that could be used to locate high leverage intervention points within IASPS and to make predictions about the systems behaviour. A meta-analysis was conducted to test the evidence of the interlinkages between IASPS domains and to compare the strength of these relationships. The model revealed that the collaboration, structure and information sharing domains had a higher direct leverage over the other IASPS domains as these were associated with a larger number of interlinkages. Additionally, collaboration and structure provided dynamic leverage as these domains were part of feedback loops. In terms of the potency, collaboration was highly correlated to culture compared to the other domains, viz., information sharing, coercive power and transaction costs. View Full-Text
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Shongwe, M.I.; Bezuidenhout, C.N.; Sibomana, M.S.; Workneh, T.S.; Bodhanya, S.; Dlamini, V.V. Developing a Systematic Diagnostic Model for Integrated Agricultural Supply and Processing Systems. Systems 2019, 7, 15.
Shongwe MI, Bezuidenhout CN, Sibomana MS, Workneh TS, Bodhanya S, Dlamini VV. Developing a Systematic Diagnostic Model for Integrated Agricultural Supply and Processing Systems. Systems. 2019; 7(1):15.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shongwe, Mduduzi I.; Bezuidenhout, Carel N.; Sibomana, Milindi S.; Workneh, Tilahun S.; Bodhanya, Shamim; Dlamini, Vukile V. 2019. "Developing a Systematic Diagnostic Model for Integrated Agricultural Supply and Processing Systems." Systems 7, no. 1: 15.
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