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Innovation and Governance in International Food Supply Chains: The Cases of Ghanaian Pineapples and South African Grapes

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  • Trienekens, Jacques H.
  • Willems, Sabine
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    This paper reports an exploratory case study on innovation in, and governance of, international supply chains originating in developing countries. Two African fruit export chains are analyzed: the table grape chain from South Africa (a highly developed chain) and the pineapple chain from Ghana (a newly emerging chain). The most important market for both chains is the EU. The two cases present complementary perspectives on international supply chain development. The paper shows that Western demands in these cases lead to innovation at the producer end of the international supply chain and changes in governance structures towards chain coordination and vertical integration.

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    Article provided by International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) in its journal International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ifaamr:44900

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    Keywords: international supply chains; innovation; governance; developing countries.; Agribusiness; International Development; International Relations/Trade; Production Economics; Productivity Analysis;

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    1. Marcel Fafchamps, 2004. "Market Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Theory and Evidence," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262062364, December.
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    1. Barrett, Christopher B. & Bachke, Maren E. & Bellemare, Marc F. & Michelson, Hope C. & Narayanan, Sudha & Walker, Thomas F., 2012. "Smallholder Participation in Contract Farming: Comparative Evidence from Five Countries," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 715-730.
    2. Chojar, Anil K., 0. "Factors Affecting Supply Chain Management in Agribusiness: A Review of Key Concepts," BANWA Agribusiness and Management Issues, University of the Philippines Mindanao.
    3. Barrett, Christopher B. & Bachke, Maren E. & Bellemare, Marc F. & Michelson, Hope C. & Narayanan, Sudha & Walker, Thomas F., 2010. "Smallholder Participation in Agricultural Value Chains: Comparative Evidence from Three Continents," MPRA Paper 27829, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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