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    Knowledge exchange and the diffusion of innovation in the food supply chain


    This body of research considers knowledge exchange at all levels of the supply chain and in land-based university settings.


    The exchange of knowledge is only the first step in a process of knowledge to experience to attitudinal change to behaviour change what could be described as the (K-E-A-B) approach. The research outlined here is considering this dynamic at multiple stages of the supply chain and the enablers and constraints of this cognitive process on meeting many of the challenges in the food supply chain today. The research has also described the process of knowledge exchange and the diffusion of innovation, otherwise known as the KEDI model.


    1. Manning L (2018) Enabling entrepreneurial behaviour in a land based university, Education and Training
    2. Manning, L (2018), Corporate Social Responsibility in Costa, R. and Pittia, P. Eds Food Ethics in Food Studies Education, Springer.
    3. Parrott, P. and Manning, L. (2018). The influence of gender on entrepreneurial attitudes of students and the impact of a workplace placement WACE International Research Symposium Bade-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Stuttgart, Germany. 23-27 June 2018
    4. Manning, L. and Parrott, P (2018) The impact of workplace placement on students’ entrepreneurial intention, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based learning, 8(1) pp.1-16
    5. Adenle, A.A., Manning, L. and Azadi, H. ( 2017), Agribusiness innovation: A pathway to sustainable economic growth in Africa, Trends in Food Science and Technology, 59, 88-104
    6. Hamilton-Webb, A., Manning, L., Naylor, R., and Conway, J., (2017), The relationship between risk experience and risk response: a study of climate change, Journal of Risk Research, 20 (11) 1379-1393
    7. Adenle, A.A., Azadi, H. and Manning, L. (2017), The era of sustainable agricultural development in Africa: Understanding the benefits and constraints, Food Reviews International,1-23
    8. Manning, L.J and Parrott, P. (2017), The impact of workplace placement on students’ entrepreneurial intention, Teaching and Learning Conference Harper Adams University 20th September 2017.
    9. Hamilton-Webb A., Naylor, R. Manning, L. and Conway J. (2017). Living on the edge: using cognitive filters to appraise environmental risk, Journal of Risk Research, p. 1-17
    10. Hamilton-Webb, A., Naylor, R., Manning, L. and Conway J. (2016), Farmers' experience of, and response to climate change in Gloucestershire - conclusions from a mixed method study, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016 30th August – 2nd Sept 2016
    11. Hamilton-Webb, A., Naylor, R., Manning, L. and Conway J. (2016), A conceptual framework to understand farmers' response to climate change risk: A case study of Gloucestershire, England, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016 30th August – 2nd Sept 2016
    12. Manning, L. (2014)  “Who drives change in a family farming business?” Farm Business Innovation, Olympia, London, 27th November 2014 
    13. Manning L., (2014) "Knowledge Exchange", Science in Practice NFU Conference, Birmingham 25th February 2014
    14. Manning, L., (2013) "A knowledge exchange and diffusion of innovation (KEDI) model for primary production", British Food Journal, 115, 4, 614-631
    15. Manning, L. (2013), Communicating with Farmers, Communicator, Winter 2013, 36-39
    16. 2013/T1Manning, L. and Soon, JM. Farmer to Farmer Knowledge Networks  Download Manning and Soon 2012 F2F Networks
    17. 2013/T2 Manning L., Soon, JM and Fisher R. The role of advisors in influencing change in the family farm  Download Manning Soon and Fisher 2013 Role of advisors
    18. 2010/No 1 Manning L., and Callard A., Enabling knowledge transfer and exchange within the agri-food supply chain  Download Manning and Callard 2010

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