An Institutional Approach to the Examination of Food Safety

Food safety is an inherently complex agribusiness problem. Food safety is a result of the collective efforts of various members of the food supply chain in which each member’s production, handling, processing and retailing practices jointly determine the safety of the consumed product. Although agency explanations have been offered as one potential solution to this research challenge, food safety also operates within a greater institutional setting. A theoretical framework that draws on an institutional approach is developed in which two sets of propositions are offered to explain the coordination and economic organization of food safety. Such a framework offers four contributions/ implications to organizational economic and food safety research.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
May 01 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
(ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/127106
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Issue 2
Page range:
21-46
Total Pages:
26
JEL Codes:
Q10
Note:
The IFAMR is the official journal of IFAMA. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 15
Issue 2




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