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CABI Book Chapter

Food supply networks: trust and e-business.

Book cover for Food supply networks: trust and e-business.


This book bridges the gap between innovative ICT potentials for cost-efficient processes in the European food chain and trust between companies in the food chain. Using case studies from European countries, chapters discuss trust-building methods for food networks in an e-business environment. Key issues include the influence of cultural disparity and cross-border transactions upon major product g...


Chapter 9 (Page no: 177)

Trust and e-business in food supply networks: summary and conclusions.

This concluding chapter summarizes the findings on the role of trust in e-business transactions in European agri-food supply networks. It is indicated that the important role of trust must be recognized to overcome barriers to ICT and e-commerce adoption but moreover trust must be correctly managed and mediated between agri-business stakeholders in the e-commerce environment with the appropriate e-commerce technology.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Trust in the agri-food sector: a typology with a cultural perspective. Author(s): Hofstede, G. J. Oosterkamp, E. Fritz, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 28) The main cross-border food trade streams within and to Europe. Author(s): Deiters, J. Fritz, M. Schiefer, G.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 68) The analysis of procurement risk perceptions within traditional cross-border transactions in food supply networks. Author(s): Novak, B. M. Canavari, M. Schiefer, G. Fritz, M. Deiters, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 92) Trust-building features in traditional cross-border transactions in food supply networks. Author(s): Meixner, O. Haas, R. Ameseder, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 105) E-commerce and ICT adoption in the Spanish agri-food sector: looking for key factors performance in e-food markets. Author(s): Briz, J. Fernández, M. C. Felipe, I. de Briz, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 120) An analysis of the role of e-marketplaces in food networks. Author(s): Pignatti, E. Sprundel, G. van
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 142) A typology of trust when we introduce information technology. Author(s): Canavari, M. Deiters, J. Fritz, M. Hofstede, G. J. Sprundel, G. van Pignatti, E. Matopoulos, A. Vlachopoulou, M. Briz, J. Fernández, M. C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 160) The creation of trust in e-business cross-border transactions in food supply networks. Author(s): Haas, R. Meixner, O. Ameseder, C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, viale Giuseppe Fanin 50, I-40127 Bologna, Italy.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781845936396
  • Record Number
  • 20153402656