Does Collaboration Pay in Agricultural Supply Chain? An Empirical Approach

Despoudi, Stella and Papaioannou, Grammatoula and Saridakis, G. and Dani, Samir (2018) Does Collaboration Pay in Agricultural Supply Chain? An Empirical Approach. International Journal of Production Research, 56 (13). pp. 4396-4417. ISSN 0020-7543. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2018.1440654) (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of different types of collaboration on the level of Postharvest Food Losses (PHFL) and the proportion of low-quality peaches produced using a unique dataset of Greek peach producers. Quantile regression techniques are adopted to estimate the effects at different points of the conditional distribution of our variables of interest. The findings of this study suggest that high levels of collaboration between producers and cooperatives are associated with both low levels of PHFL and a low proportion of low-quality peaches. We also find that specific types of collaboration, such as ‘goal congruence’, can play a significant role in reducing PHFL and improving the quality of peach production at the extremes of the distribution. Important policy implications regarding collaborative practices and systems that can be implemented to reduce PHFL and boost a producer’s performance together with sustainability credentials are drawn from this study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Agricultural Supply Chain, Postharvest Food Loss, Supply Chain Collaboration, Performance Measures, Empirical Study
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: George Saridakis
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 09:54 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 00:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66221 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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