Purpose Scholarly literature on entrepreneurial activities in the agri-food sector has flourished over the years in several different ways. This study uses the metaphor of an orchard to describe how this stream of literature has evolved from its initial "seeds" to the rich and diversified "fruits" of current debate. It is now time to harvest and catalogue these "fruits". This study aims to map out and systematise the current stock of knowledge on agri-food entrepreneurship, so as to identify gaps and thus "plant" new seeds for the future of the "orchard". Design/methodology/approach To identify thematic clusters, this study used a bibliometric analysis coupled with a systematic literature review performed over a dataset of 108 peer-reviewed articles. Findings The results revealed six thematic clusters related to agri-food entrepreneurship: ecosystems, formal and informal institutions; contextual entrepreneurial practices; community and stakeholders' engagement; barriers and opportunities; entrepreneurial orientation; and sustainable entrepreneurship. After investigating each of them, this study created a framework to highlight future avenues through which the topic could be further developed. Originality/value To the best of the authors' knowledge, this study is the first of its kind to systematise, analyse and critically interpret the literature concerned with agri-food entrepreneurship.

Petrolo, D., Manesh, M., Pellegrini, M., Flamini, G. (2022). Agri-food entrepreneurship. Harvesting, growing and reseeding the orchard through a bibliometric study. BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL, 124(7), 2396-2426 [10.1108/BFJ-08-2021-0954].

Agri-food entrepreneurship. Harvesting, growing and reseeding the orchard through a bibliometric study

Pellegrini, M
;
Flamini, G
2022-01-01

Abstract

Purpose Scholarly literature on entrepreneurial activities in the agri-food sector has flourished over the years in several different ways. This study uses the metaphor of an orchard to describe how this stream of literature has evolved from its initial "seeds" to the rich and diversified "fruits" of current debate. It is now time to harvest and catalogue these "fruits". This study aims to map out and systematise the current stock of knowledge on agri-food entrepreneurship, so as to identify gaps and thus "plant" new seeds for the future of the "orchard". Design/methodology/approach To identify thematic clusters, this study used a bibliometric analysis coupled with a systematic literature review performed over a dataset of 108 peer-reviewed articles. Findings The results revealed six thematic clusters related to agri-food entrepreneurship: ecosystems, formal and informal institutions; contextual entrepreneurial practices; community and stakeholders' engagement; barriers and opportunities; entrepreneurial orientation; and sustainable entrepreneurship. After investigating each of them, this study created a framework to highlight future avenues through which the topic could be further developed. Originality/value To the best of the authors' knowledge, this study is the first of its kind to systematise, analyse and critically interpret the literature concerned with agri-food entrepreneurship.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore SECS-P/10
English
Con Impact Factor ISI
Entrepreneurship
Agri-food
Bibliometrics
Systematic literature review
https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-08-2021-0954
Petrolo, D., Manesh, M., Pellegrini, M., Flamini, G. (2022). Agri-food entrepreneurship. Harvesting, growing and reseeding the orchard through a bibliometric study. BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL, 124(7), 2396-2426 [10.1108/BFJ-08-2021-0954].
Petrolo, D; Manesh, M; Pellegrini, M; Flamini, G
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