International agri-food chains and networks. Management and Organization

J. Bijman (Editor), S.W.F. Omta (Editor), J.H. Trienekens (Editor), J.H.M. Wijnands (Editor), E.F.M. Wubben (Editor)

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Abstract

This book brings together a rich collection of papers on management and organization in agri-food chains and networks. Producers, processors, traders and retailers of agricultural and food products operate in an economic and institutional environment that is increasingly dominated by global developments. Therefore, organizing efficient and effective supply chains as well as managing collaboration among participating firms requires an international perspective. This book presents theoretical and practical insights from many different parts of the world. Topics covered include classical supply chain management issues like logistics, information exchange (e.g. tracking and tracing), quality control, safety assurance, and chain performance. Other timely issues covered are joint innovation, and shared responsibility for sustainability in agri-food supply chains. Special attention is given to issues of governance and organization of chains and networks, for example, by focusing on the role of producer organizations in their effort to combine horizontal and vertical collaboration in the international supply chain. This book is relevant for both academics and managers interested in the latest advances in research on management and organization of international agri-food chains and networks.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages407
ISBN (Print)9789076998954
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • management
  • food supply
  • markets
  • food production
  • food safety
  • food quality
  • food products
  • agricultural products
  • management science
  • world
  • supply chain management
  • agro-industrial chains

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