Journal article

Industry clusters and food value chains: can the literature on local collective failure be used as a guide for assessing and overcoming value chain failure?

Garry Griffith, S Mounter, E Fleming, B Grant

Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives | University of New England | Published : 2016


In this paper the literature on industry clusters as a response to local collective failure is reviewed as a way of enhancing knowledge about how failure of food value chains to perform efficiently can be analysed and overcome. The conclusion is that there is much in the local collective failure literature that assists in an understanding of, and is consistent with, the concepts of value chain failure, value chain externalities and value chain goods. Four potential areas for enhancing the analysis of value chains by accessing this literature are noted: defining the boundary between chain failure and local collective failure; improving joint action among parties interested in overcoming chain..

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