Food Supply Networks

Trust and E-business

Paperback
December 2015
9781845936389
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    18th December 2015
  • ISBN 9781845936389
  • Language English
  • Pages 212 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
$48.95
Hardback
December 2015
9781845936396
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    18th December 2015
  • ISBN 9781845936396
  • Language English
  • Pages 212 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
$108.00

When relations are facilitated by communication technologies such as e-business, food supply networks can improve efficiency, flexibility and effectiveness. However, a lack of trust within such transactions can prevent the integration of e-business into this large, economic sector. Using case studies from European countries, chapters discuss trust-building methods for food networks in an e-business environment. Key issues include the influence of cultural disparity and cross-border transactions upon major product groups such as meat, cereal products and fresh produce.

1. Trust in the agri-food sector: A typology with a cultural perspective
2. The main cross-border food trade streams within and to Europe
3. The analysis of procurement risk perceptions within traditional cross-border transactions in food supply networks
4. Trust building elements in traditional cross-border transactions in food supply networks
5. The role of social networks to build inter-organizational trust in the agri-food sector
6. The introduction of ICT in the agricultural supply chain: an overview
7. An analysis of the role of e-market places in food networks
8. A typology of trust when we introduce information technology
9. The creation of trust in e-business cross-border transactions in food supply networks

Maurizio Canavari

Maurizio Canavari is at Alma Mater Studiorum-Universita di Bologna, Italy.

Melanie Fritz

Melanie Fritz is at the University of Bonn, Germany.

Gerhard Schiefer

Gerhard Schiefer is at the University of Bonn, Germany.