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Improving the effectiveness of food chain coordinators: A conceptual model

Akhtar, P., Fischer, C., Marr, N.E. (2011) Improving the effectiveness of food chain coordinators: A conceptual model. In: ISHS Acta Horticulturae. 895. pp. 15-21. International Society for Horticultural Science ISBN 978-90-6605-089-1. (doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.895.1) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:75456)

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Abstract

While the area of food chain coordination has received considerable attention in the academic and managerial literature during the past years, there are many unanswered questions regarding the dynamics of managing international food supply chains, especially in horticulture. In order to achieve growth and to create value from an international food supply chain, it needs to be managed as an interconnected system which is held together by a number of complex relationships. Active food chain coordination aims to effectively manage such systems. One of the current discussions in the literature is who assumes the coordination function in these chains and with which capabilities and resources. The effectiveness of chain coordination is believed to be a function of the coordinators' innate or acquired ability, their management style, tangible resources, and the efforts they make to effectively utilize resources. Effective coordination builds trust, motivation and contributes to improved supply chain performance and competitiveness. This paper presents a two-stage conceptual supply chain coordination/performance model and posits hypotheses that will be tested in future empirical research.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.895.1
Uncontrolled keywords: Chain coordinator, Chain management, Chain relationships, Coordination skills, Food chains, Horticulture, Value creation
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Pervaiz Akhtar
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 13:46 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 13:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75456 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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