Living with power imbalance in the food supply chain

Hingley, Martin and Lindgreen, A. (2010) Living with power imbalance in the food supply chain. In: Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains. Food science, technology and nutrition . Woodhead Publishing , Cambridge, UK, pp. 37-61. ISBN 9781845694715

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Abstract

In the context of vertical agri-food industry business-to-business relationships in the United Kingdom, the majority of control lies with large multiple retailers. Predominant in agri-food channels is a reduced supplier sourcing model; category management and network supply co-ordination, through super middlemen, also are widely applied. Power-imbalanced business relationships appear important for understanding business exchanges, and power should be a central consideration in business relationships. However, imbalance in power is no specific barrier to parties entering collaborative relationships or to their success. The acceptance of power imbalances is a key step to successful relationship building in agri-food channels, and though collaborative chain activity may be beneficial, suppliers should recognise that such activity still means operating with imbalances in power and rewards.

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Additional Information:In the context of vertical agri-food industry business-to-business relationships in the United Kingdom, the majority of control lies with large multiple retailers. Predominant in agri-food channels is a reduced supplier sourcing model; category management and network supply co-ordination, through super middlemen, also are widely applied. Power-imbalanced business relationships appear important for understanding business exchanges, and power should be a central consideration in business relationships. However, imbalance in power is no specific barrier to parties entering collaborative relationships or to their success. The acceptance of power imbalances is a key step to successful relationship building in agri-food channels, and though collaborative chain activity may be beneficial, suppliers should recognise that such activity still means operating with imbalances in power and rewards.
Keywords:power, UK food supply, business relationships
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N530 Distribution
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D600 Food and Beverage studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N240 Retail Management
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:4228
Deposited By: Martin Hingley
Deposited On:18 Mar 2011 11:21
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:39

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