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Type: Capítulo de livro
Title: Actor Organisation For Qas Along Agro Supply-chains: The Case Of Mycotoxins Reduction In Southern Cone Grains
Author: Engler A.
Henry G.
Iglesias D.H.
Alves A.F.
Gutierrez G.
Salay E.
Abstract: This paper is based on a research project on Quality Assurance Systems (QAS) for mycotoxin reduction in Southern Cone grain supply chains funded by the European Community. When applying a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system along a multi-actor supply chain, additional research questions are generated since it is commonly used at the single firm and actor level. Analysing the actor incentives, or the absence of thereof, to adopt QAS becomes a key question. Transaction costs analysis is introduced to better understand full (additional) QAS costs and possible governance structures between the chain actors. Results from actor surveys in 4 Southern Cone countries show that transaction costs and governance structures of the supply chain may constitute a limitation when transparency and uncertainty issues arise as a characteristic of transactions along the chain. These results suggest that in this scenario a third party intervention is needed when promoting the adoption of HACCP system. This intervention should be orientated to reduce the uncertainty across the chain as well as become a tool to generate an efficient transmission of quality incentives. © Wageningen Academic Publishers The Netherlands, 2007.
Editor: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-605-2
Date Issue: 2007
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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