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Investments in tracking and tracing systems in the food industry: A PLS analysis

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  • Heyder, Matthias
  • Theuvsen, Ludwig
  • Hollmann-Hespos, Thorsten
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    Traceability and related concepts, such as trust and transparency have gained greatly in relevance in food supply chains. This study seeks to answer what exactly determines firms’ investments in traceability systems by developing and testing a theoretical framework using partial least squares methodology and empirical data from 234 companies of the German food industry.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Food Policy.

    Volume (Year): 37 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 102-113

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:37:y:2012:i:1:p:102-113

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    Keywords: Traceability; Tracking and tracing; Investments; Food industry; Investment model;

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    1. Saak, Alexander E., 2013. "Traceability and Reputation in Supply Chains," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C., Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 149988, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Emmann, Carsten H. & Arens, Ludwig & Theuvsen, Ludwig, 2013. "Individual acceptance of the biogas innovation: A structural equation model," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 372-378.

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