Lawrence Bryan Bonney

Lawrence Bryan Bonney
University of Tasmania ·  Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)

MEdMan(Hons), MSc(Strategic Foresight), PhD

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Introduction
Laurie is Adjunct Assoc Prof of Value Chain Innovation in Sense T, the University of Tasmania’s cross-disciplinary sensing, IoT and Big Data unit. He is Director of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub ‘Pathways to Market’, one of the first research groups in the world to investigate whole-of-chain data analytics, integrating new sensors with new telemetry applications and the IoT to provide decision-support systems that optimises the delivery of value to targeted markets.
Additional affiliations
February 2007 - present
University of Tasmania
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Chairman of the trans-disciplinary Global Value Chain Research Group and is Director, of the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Hub Pathways to Market. Since 2010, he has been involved in 9 ODA projects in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Pakistan & PNG.
Education
March 2007 - October 2011
University of Tasmania
Field of study
  • Value chain innovation
February 2002 - December 2005
Swinburne University of Technology
Field of study
  • Strategic Foresight
February 1996 - June 2001
University of Western Australia
Field of study
  • Change Management

Publications

Publications (77)
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‘Value-chains’ are interactive, collaborative systems that create and deliver products valued by consumers. The flow of products, money and information in value-chains is highly dependent upon the relationships among members. As all businesses belong to chains that deliver products, services or information, this manual is relevant if you need to b...
Technical Report
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This public version of a Technical report to the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation offers a regional scale analytical tool which will assist rural industries and communities to establish the contribution of agriculture and rural industry to regional development and economies and understand and build on the role of place assets in...
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The globalisation of agrifood markets and the liberalisation of world trade is creating a new competitive environment. Price-based competition is giving way to innovation-based competition and businesses are increasingly turning to collaborative innovation or ‘co-innovation’ to be able to compete. As a result, the locus of competition has shifted f...
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Purpose The purpose of this article is to demonstrate the importance of a strategic approach to collaborative innovation and the use of a value chain research methodology for identifying opportunities for co‐innovation. Design/methodology/approach Value chain analysis is used to map three flows in the Houston Farms value chain; material flow, info...
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This study extends the understanding of entrepreneurial orientation (EO), vertical knowledge acquisition, and actor collaboration to a “whole of value-chain” perspective in transitional economies by investigating a subsistence smallholder agricultural value-chain. It examines the relationships between EO and vertical knowledge acquisition and the r...
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Through engagement with the industry the team have developed a tailored approach to Southern Rock Lobster export traceability systems supported by policies and procedures, data models and a series of benchmarking checklists. The research has also produced several digital tools and techniques that have been deployed as part of the trial and evaluati...
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Purpose This study aims to take a whole-of-chain perspective to explore how entrepreneurial orientation (EO) influences collaborative performance in agri-food value-chains through enhancing the acquisition of knowledge. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected through a survey of 233 actors, including farmers, intermediaries and retailers i...
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A case study on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) of vegetable was conducted in 2018, with an objective to understand whether GAP practices improve market access for vegetable farmers in the Lao PDR. The case study was conducted in Nasala Village, Xaythany District, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR. The data was collected using 10 semi-structured intervi...
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This paper discusses the development of the Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise economic development organization and how it used marketing and marketing support activities to enhance the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and foster entrepreneurial activity by local firms.
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This article develops a community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework and illustrates its use in a case study of the current and potential value of agriculture to the Barossa Valley in South Australia. The CED offers a framework for rural regional development that both practitioners and policymakers can use to develop and leverage entrepre...
Technical Report
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Following a scoping study in 2008, the ‘Improved market engagement for sustainable upland production systems in the North West Highlands of Vietnam’ project was designed for implementation from 2009-13 by an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional team of researchers from Australia and Vietnam. The project achieved a wide range of outcomes and im...
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The north-west provinces of Vietnam are characterized by high altitudes, low levels of infrastructure, and low population densities with a diverse ethnic composition. Their socio-cultural characteristics strongly influence their lifestyle and production systems. Due in part to geographic and economic isolation, the north-west has suffered from slow d...
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This study employs resource advantage theory to identify how beef cattle value chain actors’ resources are translated into the positional advantage and how that then affects their financial performance in an emerging country context. The study tested was designed to understand if: (1) the resources of beef cattle value chain actors are positively r...
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Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost and smallest island state, depends strongly on its bioeconomy. Currently the farm gate production of Tasmania’s bioeconomy contributes around 7.4% to the overall Gross State Product (GSP). This figure is considerably higher than for Australia, where the bioeconomy contributes 2.5% to the overall Gross Domestic Pro...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate (1) cow-calf reproduction system and (2) effects of concentrate supplement at pre-and post- partum on reproduction performance of Brahman cows. Total 66 cattle raising households (10%) in Tay Giang commune, Tay Son District, Binh Dinh province) were surveyed. In addition, 255 Cross-bred Brahman cows were...
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This paper develops a scale to measure student perceptions of entrepreneurship in an agribusiness undergraduate program. The study builds on Morris, Webb, Fu and Singhal (2013) and Kriewall and Mekemson (2010) conceptualization of entrepreneurial competencies to develop a brief nine-item scale for agribusiness students. It contributes to the integr...
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This study explored the usefulness of market orientation in an agricultural value chain in an emerging economy: Vietnam. Drawing on data from 190 actors in a beef cattle value chain in Vietnam's Central Highlands, the study examined the relationship between market orientation and innovation. The findings indicate that there is no significant relati...
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This paper argues that agricultural entrepreneurship is a relatively unexplored area of inquiry in entrepreneurship research. One of the root causes is the way entrepreneurship is often defined. This paper offers a broader definition of an entrepreneur and contributes the expansion of entrepreneurship into farming and agriculture.
Technical Report
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The project entitled ‘Traceability Systems for Wild Caught Lobster, via Sense-T and Pathways to Market’, aims to improve traceability and product provenance within the wild caught Southern Rock Lobster supply chain. The project is broken into two phases, scoping and system design. This report details the findings of project scoping phase, and outli...
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The present study offers a new tool the community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework and illustrates its use in a case study of the current and potential value of agriculture to the Barossa valley in South Australia. It assesses the potential for leveraging community capital to build entrepreneurship and innovation. The findings suggest t...
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The present study offers a new tool the community entrepreneurship development (CED) framework and illustrates its use in a case study of the current and potential value of agriculture to the Barossa valley in South Australia. It assesses the potential for leveraging community capital to build entrepreneurship and innovation. The findings suggest t...
Technical Report
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The impacts of climate change are felt along the whole chain of actors that produce, handle, process and market agri-food products. This project aims to help agri-food companies to systematically identify, assess, prioritise and act against risks and to seize opportunities that extreme weather and a changing climate might offer to their chains usin...
Technical Report
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) has commissioned the University of Tasmania to develop and refine a regional development framework to assist rural industries and communities understand and grow the contribution of place-based agriculture to regional development, and to identify policy opportunities to enhance prima...
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A short presentation on how agribusinesses are in ”the age of collaboration” to enable continuous innovation in order to deliver value to consumers. Understanding consumer value attributes of a particular product is critical to this because it allows us to identify where in the chain value is created or destroyed. This enables us to then reduce the...
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Climate change adds an additional layer of complexity that needs to be considered in business strategy. For firms in the food industry, many of the important climate impacts are not directly related to food processing so a value chain approach to adaptation is recommended. However, there is a general lack of operational tools to support this. In th...
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The present study examines the extent of entrepreneurship education in Australian, New Zealand and U.S. agricultural colleges and programs. The findings suggest that entrepreneurship is important in agriculture, which is reflected in a majority of programs having some coverage in their curriculum of entrepreneurship. In addition, the courses taught...
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The northwest highlands of Vietnam are characterized by high altitude, low infrastructure, and low population densities composed of a wide diversity of different ethnic groups. Their socio-cultural characteristics strongly influence their lifestyle and production systems, including agricultural activities. The majority of these people have suffered...
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Agriculture in PNG involves 86% of the population but only accounts for 36% of GDP. The demand for fresh produce in PNG is growing with the resources boom and the growth of the middle class. Yet 60% of Port Moresby's (POM) total demand of 167,000 tonnes per year is currently being met by 'informal supply'. There is significant potential to improve...
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Overview of the value chain research in Dien Bien Province, Vietnam
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A review of the socio-cultural effects on beef value chain in Tuan Giao, Dien Bien
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It has been commonly assumed that most of the vegetable supply in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea, comes from the PNG highlands and from overseas, because Port Moresby and most parts of Central Province are too dry and infertile for vegetable production. However, contrary to that assumption, a market survey conducted in 2008 foun...
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Vegetables are a major part of the diet in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and demand for temperate vegetables is growing from the emerging middle class and increasing expatriate population. In 2010 we began a number of research, development, extension and training activities (RDE&T) aimed at increasing the capacity of smallholders near Port Moresby to mee...
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To change from cattle keeping to commercial cattle production would create an opportunity for minority ethnic smallholders in the Northwest of Vietnam to improve their income. This is due to the shortage of beef supply in the domestic market and import substitution industrialization which is the supporting environment for a country's domestic produ...
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In the north-west highlands of Vietnam, beef cattle production plays an important role in the smallholder mixed farming system. In order to identify prospects for the development of the commercial orientation of this activity, the present paper analyses the policies and institutions governing the beef cattle value chain in this region. Institutions...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore how traditional agribusiness firms can differentiate their product through innovation and branding at the value chain level, through the application of entrepreneurial marketing (EM). Traditionally, fresh vegetable products have been marketed as unbranded commodities. Design/methodology/approach –...
Technical Report
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The staple diet of both Lao PDR and Cambodia is rice, with fruit and vegetables being promoted to diversify crop production and dietary choice, and for export and import replacement. Policy initiatives to increase agricultural production and reduce rural poverty, and market preferences (e.g. for organically produced food) provide marketing opportun...
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The emergence of food and nutrition security as a matter of public consciousness brings into sharp focus the productive capacity and performance of all parts of the agri-food industry from production to nutrition and health as related to food supply and quality. It also brings to the fore the supply and skill sets of professionals servicing agri-fo...
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This paper reviews available literature on vegetable production systems in Papua New Guinea (PNG), including the role of composted organic matter in sustaining the practice of shifting cultivation. The implications for commercial temperate vegetable production in Central Province (CP), PNG, are discussed, taking into consideration the similarities...
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This paper reviews available literature on vegetable production systems in Papua New Guinea (PNG), including the role of composted organic matter in sustaining the practice of shifting cultivation. The implications for commercial temperate vegetable production in Central Province (CP), PNG, are discussed, taking into consideration the similarities...
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This is the Final Report of the Tam Hoa Plum and complementary crops component of ACIAR Project AGB/2008/002 Improved market engagement for sustainable upland production systems in the North West Highlands of Vietnam. The Tam Hoa Plum is one of three hybrids of the Japanese Plum (Prunus salicina), originating from Southern China, that are grown be...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore an ongoing application of the entrepreneurial method applied to the problem of food security in the developing world as an alternative logic. Food production and marketing channels in the developing world are often based on scientific logic starting with an ideal outcome and then strategically designing a pla...
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This is the report of an ACIAR project to establish a premium plum marketing chain to improve smallholder farmers' livelihoods. The ripe and green plum production and marketing system in NW Vietnam is a highly biologically and economically dynamic system. It establishes that such a chain can provide substantial net economic benefit but coordination...
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PNG agriculture involves 86% of PNG’s population but only accounts for 36% of GDP. Demand for fresh produce in PNG is growing with the resources boom and the growth of the middle class. Yet 60% of Port Moresby’s (POM) total demand of 167,000 tonnes per year is currently being met by ‘informal supply’. There is significant potential to improve GDP a...
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Agriculture is important to Papua New Guinea (PNG) accounting for 21 per cent of GDP and 17 per cent of total exports (Coppel 2004). Production is predominantly carried out by smallholders working ‘customary land’ using subsistence agriculture methods. Family subsistence needs are still largely met by the household’s production on its own land and...
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This paper reviews available literature on vegetable production systems in Papua New Guinea (PNG), including the role of composted organic matter in sustaining the practice of shifting cultivation. The implications for commercial temperate vegetable production in Central Province (CP), PNG, are discussed, taking into consideration the similarities...
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Traditionally agricultural production in western countries has been driven by commodity markets, where farmers are price-takers, dependent on market demands. Agricultural intensification combined with the globalisation of markets and declining terms of trade for many farmers have all impacted on farm land management decisions, which in turn had imp...
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This report provides a summary of the findings from the value chain analysis conducted by a team drawn from the Universities of Tasmania and Queensland in Australia and Kent in the UK which was commissioned by the George Morris Centre, Canada. The project examined the value chain providing fresh pork from Atlantic Canada hog farmers, via Tony’s Mea...
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Soil resources of the Eastern Highlands Province and Central Province of Papua New Guinea are outlined, with particular emphasis on the implications of their characteristics for agronomic practice and soil management under conditions of increasing demand for food because of population increase. Implications for crop options are also examined. Key a...
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The globalisation and liberalisation of world trade has facilitated the recent rise to dominance of world agrifood markets by large supermarket chains. Rather than competing on price they are driven by the need to create 'value' in the eyes of consumers through highly segmented products and services. Thus innovation, and in particular the co-innova...
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Despite the age of this study (1986) many aspects still have relevance to post-secondary agricultural education. The report is an investigation of the strategic organisation and relationships between multiple levels of education within agricultural education systems. It includes a study of eleven tertiary institutions and their associated education...

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