000258168 001__ 258168
000258168 005__ 20181128230153.0
000258168 022__ $$a2194-511X
000258168 037__ $$a1012-2017-694
000258168 041__ $$aeng
000258168 084__ $$aL14, Q2
000258168 245__ $$a273 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18461/pfsd.2017.1728 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON FOOD SYSTEM DYNAMICS Exploring a New Form of Horizontal Coordination to Improve Economic Sustainability of the Soft Wheat Chain in the Northwest of Italy
000258168 260__ $$c2017
000258168 269__ $$a2017-06-29
000258168 336__ $$aJournal Article
000258168 520__ $$aThe Italian legal framework for the agricultural sector has recently introduced a new form of contract, the “network contract”. The aim of this study is to verify if the use of this new contract would be appropriate to facilitate the adoption and diffusion of sustainable innovation of an Italian agri-food chain and to strengthen the agricultural role with dealing food processing companies. We focus on Piedmont, an Italian region where a soft wheat supply chain is in continuing evolution but is still very fragmented; indeed the two Producers Organization and one Consortium specialized in grain storage and trade only work around 30% of the grain produced annually. Following the framework of transaction cost we carried out a survey using semi-structured interviews as a qualitative analysis tool to gather the opinions of the primary operators in the Piedmont soft wheat supply chain. Initial results suggest that there is still an unsatisfactory horizontal coordination in the supply chain and that the network contract still seems to be little known and appreciated. However operators of the production stage of the chain consider the goals of improving the quality of the wheat and the economic and environmental sustainability very important but they think it would be difficult to achieve them simultaneously.
000258168 542__ $$fBy depositing this Content ('Content') in AgEcon Search, I agree that  I am solely responsible for any consequences of uploading this Content to AgEcon Search and making it publicly available, and I represent and warrant that: I am either the sole creator and the owner of the copyrights and all other rights in the Content; or, without obtaining another’s permission, I have the right to deposit the Content in an archive such as AgEcon Search. To the extent that any portions of the Content are not my own creation, they are used with the copyright holder’s express permission or as permitted by law. Additionally, the Content does not infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of another, nor does the Content violate any laws or another’s rights of privacy or publicity. The Content contains no restricted, private, confidential, or otherwise protected data or information that should not be publicly shared. I understand that AgEcon Search will do its best to provide perpetual access to my Content. In order to support these efforts, I grant the Regents of the University of Minnesota ('University'), through AgEcon Search, the following non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide rights and licenses: to access, reproduce, distribute and publicly display the Content, in whole or in part, in order to secure, preserve and make it publicly available, and to make derivative works based upon the Content in order to migrate the Content to other media or formats, or to preserve its public access. These terms do not transfer ownership of the copyright(s) in the Content. These terms only grant to the University the limited license outlined above.
000258168 546__ $$aEnglish
000258168 650__ $$aAgribusiness
000258168 6531_ $$awheat; network contract; supply chain; economic sustainability
000258168 700__ $$aTeresina Mancuso
000258168 700__ $$aLucia Baldi
000258168 700__ $$aMassimo Peri
000258168 700__ $$aMassimo Blandino
000258168 700__ $$aAmedeo Reyner
000258168 720__ $$aSchiefer, Gerhard$$eeditor
000258168 720__ $$aRickert, Ursula$$eeditor
000258168 720__ $$aDeiters, Jivka$$eeditor
000258168 773__ $$j2017$$k 1$$o282$$q273$$tInternational European Forum, February 13-17, 2017, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria
000258168 8560_ $$fulb20a@uni-bonn.de
000258168 8564_ $$s930067$$uhttp://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/258168/files/28-Mancuso_LBalMPerMBlaARey12042017.pdf
000258168 909CO $$ooai:ageconsearch.umn.edu:258168$$pGLOBAL_SET
000258168 980__ $$a1012