Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Technical and Institutional Strategies for the Development of Algarve Citrus System - The Case of IGP "Algarve Citrus"

Contents:

Author Info

  • Madeira, Emilia

    ()
    (CIEO , Faculty of Economics)

  • Guerreiro, João

    ()
    (CIEO, Faculty of Economics)

  • Carvalho, Agostinho

    ()
    (Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Egas Moniz)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This research approaches some factors that have been affecting the competitiveness faced by the Algarve citrus culture since the European Single Market came into force and before a more and more global economy. As it is known in a global economy, any competitive strategy should be based on the quality seen as the ability to respond to the market, considering all the main types of actors at different levels of the Algarvian citrus system. Thus, the main objective was to identify any malfunctions (technical and institutional) for the citrus system, which have contributed directly or indirectly, for not meeting the expectations of key customers / consumers. The research took into account the general context of the Algarve citrus culture in order to identify the constraints faced by it. It focused on the industry context to understand the behavior of key customers, suppliers and competitors. The research results enabled us to make a characterization of quality attributes considered relevant when national consumers acquire citrus fruit, namely the Algarve citrus fruit, if they are introduced to the market, in an undifferentiated way or not, and through the main distribution channels. The facts identified in the empirical research indicate that limitations of technical and institutional order can make unfeasible or strongly condition the capacity of the Algarve citrus culture (production subsystem) to meet the market requirements. The conclusions reached for the development of the Algarve citrus culture, were based on Hayami and Ruttan´s “induced technical and institutional innovation” theory (1998). We think we have given a contribution towards the definition of strategies for the Algarve citrus culture development, bearing in mind both the market and the available resources.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.cieo.pt/discussionpapers/4/article4.pdf
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by CIEO-Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics, University of Algarve in its series Spatial and Organizational Dynamics Discussion Papers with number 2010-8.

    as in new window
    Length: 15 pages
    Date of creation: 29 Oct 2010
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:ris:cieodp:2010_008

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: University of Algarve, Faculty of Economics, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal, email of President of the Centre: mtvaz@ualg.pt
    Phone: +351 289 244 406
    Fax: 351-289-818303
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.cieo.pt/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: Competitiveness; strategy; quality; IGP Algarve Citrus; technical and institutional innovation; citrus system;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ris:cieodp:2010_008. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Silvia Fernandes).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.