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Perceived traceability costs and benefits in the Italian fisheries supply chain

Asioli, D., Boecker, A. and Canavari, M. (2011) Perceived traceability costs and benefits in the Italian fisheries supply chain. International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 2 (4). pp. 340-356. ISSN 1869-6945

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v2i4.242

Abstract/Summary

The paper proposes a model in which it is hypothesized that firm characteristics influence both costs and benefits of traceability. The proposed model differentiates between aggregate measures and specific categories, as well as between expected costs and benefits on the one hand and perceived actual outcomes on the other, and is tested in a series of regression analyses based on a survey sample of 60 Italian fish processors. The findings indicate that firm characteristics are not strongly associated with any specific cost or benefit measure. However, expected overall benefits are highly significantly impacted by firm size and the number of quality management systems certified, while actual overall benefits only by firm size. Finally, the study also finds considerable discrepancies between expected and actual costs and benefits. The managerial implications of the findings are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:No Reading authors. Back catalogue items
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Economic and Social Sciences Division > Food Economics and Marketing (FEM)
ID Code:76602
Uncontrolled Keywords:Traceability; firm characteristics; costs; benefits; Italy; fishery processors; Agribusiness; Agricu
Publisher:CentMa

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