Economics of fairness within the food supply chain in context of the EU

  • The paper broaches the issue of unfair trading practices (UTPs) at the expense of, economically spoken, weaker actors among the food supply chain in context of the EU. For illustrating the concept of UTPs and delivering a theoretical basis for scrutinizing the term of fairness in respective trading practices the paper suggests the three variables 1) bargaining power, 2) market power/anti competitive practices and 3) unequal gain distribution. Subsequently the article presents selected national food-specific legislative based reactions towards UTPs evolved in context of the three variables. Ultimately the paper presents a qualitatively generated hypothesis which presumes that legislative food-specific measurements focussing on protecting suppliers lead to a beneficial monetary share for farmers, by means of influencing the producer price to a monetarily advantageous extent. The hypothesis was generated unprejudiced in the run-up to the paper. The research design which led to the hypothesis mentioned will be presented.

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Author:Petr Blizkovsky, Vincent Berendes
Parent Title (English):Apstract
Publisher:Agroinform Corp.
Place of publication:Budapest
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2016
Date of first Publication:2016/12/31
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/06/15
Tag:EU; Food supply; bargaining power; fairness; unfair trading practices
Page Number:10
First Page:107
Last Page:116
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 63 Landwirtschaft / 630 Landwirtschaft und verwandte Bereiche
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 64 Hauswirtschaft und Familie / 640 Hauswirtschaft und Familie
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 4.0