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The role of adverse economic environment and human capital on collaboration within agri-food supply chains

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posted on 26.02.2020, 15:26 authored by Grammatoula PapaioannouGrammatoula Papaioannou, Anne-Marie Mohammed, Stella Despoudi, George Saridakis, Thanos Papadopoulos
This paper examines the role of adverse economic conditions and human capital on different types of collaboration within agri-food supply chains. Data was collected from the Greek agricultural sector, covering periods of economic hardship. The results reveal that the impact of adverse economic conditions on the collaborative constructs of goal congruence, decision synchronization, incentive alignment, resource sharing and joint knowledge creation is nonlinear, specifically an inverted U for all of them. For collaboration constructs of information sharing and collaborative communication, the results reveal that under adverse economic conditions, the farmers do not collaborate. We also show that aspects of human capital such as age, education and farming experience affect collaboration. Our contribution lies in investigating the potential non-linear relationship between adverse economic conditions and various types of collaboration. Therefore, this study provides several managerial implications and insight for policymakers, while filling a crucial gap in the literature due to the limited existing studies that consider the impact of adverse economic conditions on agri-food supply chains.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

International Journal of Information Management

Volume

52

Pages

102077

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Elsevier Ltd

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal International Journal of Information Management and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2020.102077.

Acceptance date

15/01/2020

Publication date

2020-02-06

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0268-4012

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Grammatoula Papaioannou. Deposit date: 25 February 2020

Article number

102077