MANAGING “GM-FREE” FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS IN ITALY: INSIGHTS FROM A CASE STUDY

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Abstract

Systems for preserving the identity of non-GM food products in segregated supply chains, as well as retailer-led private standards used as regulation and enforcement mechanisms in vertical relations are hot topics needing further research. In this paper, we provide a picture of the most relevant non-GM poultry meat supply chain. Information was collected from the major players involved at the different levels of the supply chain. The discussion considers several aspects of segregation, in particular: actors involved and governance aspects, certification schemes and traceability, extra costs and benefits. The impact of non-GM schemes on the governance structure of the transaction meat processor-retailer is analyzed using transaction cost economics as theoretical framework. The results indicate that the reputation from the retailer’s non-GM labeling intensifies the mutual dependency between transacting partners, increasing transaction costs and exit barriers, requiring a shift towards more integrated forms of governance at the expense of flexibility.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteThe Political Economy of the Bioeconomy: Biotechnology and Biofuel
Pagine1-32
Numero di pagine32
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013
Evento17th International Conference on Economics of Bio-Economy Innovation and Policy for the Bioeconomy - Ravello
Durata: 18 giu 201321 giu 2013

Convegno

Convegno17th International Conference on Economics of Bio-Economy Innovation and Policy for the Bioeconomy
CittàRavello
Periodo18/6/1321/6/13

Keywords

  • GM-free
  • Governance
  • poultry
  • private standards

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