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By J. Bijman, S. W. F. Omta, J. H. Trienekens, J. H. M. Wijnands, E. F. M. Wubben

This booklet brings jointly a wealthy number of fabric on administration and association in agri-food chains and networks. manufacturers, processors, investors and shops of agricultural and nutrients items function in an monetary and institutional atmosphere that's more and more ruled by means of international advancements. for this reason, organizing effective and powerful offer chains in addition to handling collaboration between engaging enterprises calls for a world point of view. This ebook offers theoretical and sensible insights from many various components of the realm. the themes coated contain classical offer chain administration matters like logistics, details alternate (e.g. monitoring and tracing), qc, defense insurance, and chain functionality. different well timed matters lined are joint innovation, and shared accountability for sustainability in agri-food provide chains. certain realization is given to problems with governance and association of chains and networks, for instance, by way of focussing at the position of manufacturer companies (such as farmer cooperatives) of their attempt to mix horizontal and vertical collaboration within the foreign offer chain. This publication is appropriate for either teachers and bosses drawn to the most recent advances in examine on administration and association of foreign agri-food chains and networks

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Pollution Free Food or Green Food is required by the international buyers. Vegetable cooperative case: The vegetable cooperative in this research has single vegetable source and diversified destinations in domestic markets (Figure 5). The cooperative is fully responsible for its members’ vegetable sale. Formal contracts and the cooperative membership indicate their buyer-seller relationships (relationship 6). Pollution free vegetables are required by the cooperative. The major markets for the cooperative’s products are domestic wholesale market (relationship 7).

It is important to mention that guanxi is an important factor to enhance and lubricate transactions in international markets although they have contracts with their buyers. Vegetable quality is based on each buyer in international markets. Pollution Free Food, Green Food in some cases, is required by international buyers. Vegetable exporting company case: The two interviewed exporting companies use similar vegetable sourcing and destination markets. Both of them buy processed vegetables (dried, frozen or cooling vegetables) from domestic food companies and sell to international markets (Figure 4).

Guanxi can be generally classified into three categories: family, friend and business (Fan, 2002). Family guanxi is generally a relatively permanent and stable social relationship. It occurs mostly among members of such primary groups as family and it is governed by the need rule for social exchange and resource distribution within a family. Friend guanxi is rather stable and long term relationship as a means or an instrument with other people outside the family to attain material and/or mutual goals.

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