Innovation and Power in Food Supply Chains: The Case of the Potato Sector in the UK
AbstractThis paper deals with innovation in supply chains and discusses the effects that its organisation (e.g., bargaining power along the chain) might bring on innovation and ultimately to the sustainability of the chain. The analysis was carried out considering the case of the UK potato sector and by comparing three case studies: the first two consider the situation of a supply chain that sells fresh potatoes to retailers (one in South England and another in Scotland), whilst the third one consists of a supply chain that produces potatoes to be further processed. The results indicate that the supply chain leader plays an important role in both in the organisation of the chain and in the initialisation, management and success of the innovation.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 131st Seminar, September 18-19, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic with number 135776.
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Innovation; agri-food supply chains; potato sector; UK agriculture; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy;
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- Revoredo-Giha, Cesar & Leat, Philip M.K. & Renwick, Alan W. & Lamprinopoulou-Kranis, Chrysa, 2012. "Innovation and Power in Food Supply Chains: The Case of the Potato Sector in the UK," Working Papers 142544, Scottish Agricultural College, Land Economy Research Group.
- Revoredo-Giha, Cesar & Leat, Philip M.K. & Renwick, Alan W. & Lamprinopoulou-Kranis, Chrysa, 2012. "Innovation and Power in Food Supply Chains: The Case of the Potato Sector in the UK," Working Papers 142544, Scotland's Rural College (formerly Scottish Agricultural College), Land Economy & Environment Research Group.
- NEP-AGR-2012-11-24 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2012-11-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-INO-2012-11-24 (Innovation)
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