Journal article

Food value chain coordination in practice: European and Australian case studies of the creation of chain good innovations

Garry Griffith, E Fleming, S Mounter, D Baker

Proceedings of the 12th European Forum on Food Systems Dynamics | centampress | Published : 2018

Abstract

Food value chain businesses form alliances with horizontal and/or vertical partners to take collective action to either overcome or ameliorate chain failure, or to take advantage of new opportunities available due to innovations in products or processes. The desired outcomes from the collective action would not be possible to achieve if these businesses acted independently. While such alliances may take many forms, depending on degree of commitment and infrastructure linkages, they can often be considered to be clubs. Four such types of clubs can be identified (1) horizontal clubs comprising businesses that take collective action across a single cross-section or an aggregate of multiple cros..

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