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Buyer-Supplier Relationships Influence On Traceability Implementation In The Vegetable Industry

  • Maria Jose Álvarez

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  • Jose Antonio Alfaro

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  • Luis Arturo Rabade

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The increasing importance of food safety has made traceability a crucial issue in the agri-business industry. In this article, we have analysed the factors that shape the buyer-supplier relationships, and how they influence the traceability of raw materials. In order to do so, first, we have made a literature review to develop an analytical framework. Next, we have carried out four case studies on vegetable firms with the purpose of uncovering the variables that characterise buyer-supplier relationships, and its influence on traceability in this sector. Finally, we have compared the observed links with the conceptual framework derived from the literature in order to build and improved model.

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Paper provided by Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa in its series Business Economics Working Papers with number wb060502.

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Date of creation: Jan 2006
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Handle: RePEc:cte:wbrepe:wb060502
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  1. José Antonio Alfaro & María José Álvarez & María José Montes, 2002. "Lagging Behind Versus Advancing Too Fast? Identifying Gaps Research In Supply Chain," Business Economics Working Papers wb021409, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  2. Willem Ziggers, Gerrit & Trienekens, Jacques, 1999. "Quality assurance in food and agribusiness supply chains: Developing successful partnerships," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(1), pages 271-279, April.
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