CONTRACTS, SOCIAL NETWORK AND KNOWLEDGE DIFFUSION IN BRAZILIAN SUNFLOWER AGRI-FOOD CHAINS FOR POTENTIAL SUPPLY OF INNOVATIVE FOOD PROTEINS

Revista de Economia e Agronegócio

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Title CONTRACTS, SOCIAL NETWORK AND KNOWLEDGE DIFFUSION IN BRAZILIAN SUNFLOWER AGRI-FOOD CHAINS FOR POTENTIAL SUPPLY OF INNOVATIVE FOOD PROTEINS
 
Creator Oliveira de Sousa, Lucas
Dias Paes Ferreira, Marcelo
Vogt, Luisa
Mergenthaler, Marcus
 
Description The article analyzes the operation of sunflower agri-food chains in Brazil to understand possible ways to supply innovative sunflower food protein from Brazil. The findings from a multiple-case study approach show that the dynamic of operation of Brazilian sunflower agri-food chains are based on contracts, social network and knowledge diffusion. Although necessary, this governance arrangement has not been able to guarantee a sustainable long-term operation due to market, technological and supply chain management bottlenecks. Regional characteristics influence the level of transaction costs and the role of inputs suppliers in the chains’ operation. The introduction of high value-added food protein products could raise the comparative advantage of sunflower in relation to competing crops, benefiting the chain operation. This article contributes to the understanding of the operation of agri-food chains focused on new or non-established crops, besides reinforcing the complementarity of transaction costs economics and social networks in explaining the functioning of social-economic systems.
 
Publisher Universidade Federal de Viçosa
 
Contributor CAPES
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
CNPq
 
Date 2018-05-07
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.rea.ufv.br/index.php/rea/article/view/545
10.25070/rea.v16i1.545
 
Source Revista de Economia e Agronegócio; v. 16, n. 1 (2018): Revista de Economia e Agronegócio; 8-28
2526-5539
1679-1614
10.25070/rea.v16i1
 
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Relation http://www.rea.ufv.br/index.php/rea/article/view/545/pdf_1
 
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