In search of maturity models in agritechs

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  • J. A.J. Mendes
  • C. B. Careta
  • V. G. Zuin
  • Mateus Cecílio Gerolamo

The agribusiness sector has great importance in the economy, and in order to remain competitive, the number of investments in disruptive technologies and concepts, such as Internet of Things, Physical Cyber Systems, Artificial Intelligence, among others, grows. These concepts are often applied by agribusiness startups, known as Agritechs. To help these startups spread their technologies, and mitigate their high mortality level, the use of a maturity model is a good tool, as maturity models help to identify factors that need to be worked on and improved. The creation of a maturity model for Agritechs is innovative, which makes the definition of possible maturity models to be used as a basis challenging. Thus, this article seeks to present the core constructs related to Agritechs in order to identify possible maturity models that can be used as a steppingstone in creating a new maturity model, specific to Agritechs. To reach this goal, the bibliometric analysis software, SciMAT, was used, to define the most relevant themes for the area of Agritechs, so that, based on these themes, it is possible to more properly research maturity models relevant to the definition of dimensions, basis of an Agritechs maturity model. The results showed that maturity models in sustainability, industry 4.0 and startups should be combined and adapted to develop a maturity model specific for Agritechs. The initial dimensions developed for this model were: Change management dimension, Strategic dimension, Technological dimension, and Sustainability dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022083
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number2
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 01.10.2021
Event5th International Scientific Conference on Agribusiness, Environmental Engineering and Biotechnologies - AGRITECH-V 2021 - Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 16.06.202119.06.2021
Conference number: 5,Technology%20City%20Hall%2C%20Krasnoyarsk%20State

    Research areas

  • Agritech, Maturity Model, Sustainability
  • Chemistry