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Supply Chain Inefficiencies in Greek Organic Food Industry: The Role of Information Flows

Anastasiadis, Foivos and Poole, Nigel (2007) Supply Chain Inefficiencies in Greek Organic Food Industry: The Role of Information Flows. Poster at: I Mediterranean Conference of Agro-Food Social Scientists. 103rd EAAE Seminar ‘Adding Value to the Agro-Food Supply Chainin the Future Euromediterranean Space’, Barcelona, 23-25 April 2007. [Unpublished]

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The basic concept of this research is a holistic examination of the SC from the consumer to the producer focusing on the information flow. According to the existing literature, there are several indications that a paradox applies to the Greek market. More specific, on the one hand there is an indication that consumers want to buy organics but on the other hand the SC, especially at the production level, does not seem to be aware of this demand. Hence, the general assumption is that SC stakeholders sustain the limited availability of the organic products (existing by definition from the initial stages of the organics introduction at the market) because limited availability creates high prices.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:supply chain, organic food, holistic approach, information flow
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Research affiliation: UK
Deposited By: Anastasiadis, Mr Foivos
ID Code:11299
Deposited On:24 Sep 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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