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New Product Development and Product Supply within a Network Setting: The Chilled Ready-meal Industry in the UK

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  • Howard Cox
  • Simon Mowatt
  • Martha Prevezer

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This paper analyses inter-organizational networks that link together firms operating in the food processing and distribution industry in the UK. In doing so, the paper draws on insights recently developed by Mark Casson that treat inter-firm networks as an institutional response to the changing costs and opportunities of information management. Detailed analysis of product innovation and supply-chain management issues within the industry, exemplified by the growth of chilled ready-meals, leads to the identification of two distinct but complementary inter-firm networks: a network of control and a network of innovation. In each case, the study finds that the critical information is derived from the retailers' interface with consumers and thus that these information-based networks are effectively controlled by the leading supermarket chains. The study's conclusions are considered in relation to the recent findings of the UK Competition Commission following its investigation into grocery retailing in Britain.

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  • Howard Cox & Simon Mowatt & Martha Prevezer, 2003. "New Product Development and Product Supply within a Network Setting: The Chilled Ready-meal Industry in the UK," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(2), pages 197-217.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:indinn:v:10:y:2003:i:2:p:197-217 DOI: 10.1080/1366271032000096644
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    1. Karlsson, Charlie & Johansson, Börje, 2006. "Regional Development and Knowledge," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 76, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
    2. Borje Johansson & Hans Loof, 2008. "Innovation Activities Explained By Firm Attributes And Location," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(6), pages 533-552.
    3. Venturini, Luciano, 2006. "Vertical competition between manufacturers and retailers and upstream incentives to innovate and differentiate," 98th Seminar, June 29-July 2, 2006, Chania, Crete, Greece 10050, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    4. Furtan, William Hartley & Karantininis, Kostas & Lund, Mogens, 2007. "Reversing the road to super farms," 102nd Seminar, May 17-18, 2007, Moscow, Russia 10025, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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