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Contracts, trust and market environment in farmer-buyer relationships

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  • Zhang, Xiaoyong
  • Hu, Dinghuan

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This study identified and validated key constructs underlying supply chain management research: contract, trust and environment. In total, 22 items were retained to measure six dimensions for the three core concepts. Using data from a sample of Chinese vegetable and fruit farmers, we found empirical support for a complementary relationships between contract and trust. Moreover, our results also indicated a positive relationship between environmental uncertainty and the degree of using contracts.

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  • Zhang, Xiaoyong & Hu, Dinghuan, 2009. "Contracts, trust and market environment in farmer-buyer relationships," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 49925, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae09:49925
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