Heterogeneity in international value chains: The economic function of French brokers in the fresh fruit and vegetables import industry

Using very original data in the import industry of fruits and vegetables, we consider the activity of trade intermediaries in an active way. To stick to recent developments of international economics literature and using the definitions provided by organizational economics, we argue that it worth considering brokers might have heterogeneous activities. Accounting for their heterogeneity we identify that differentiated value chains co-exist at the border point of the European Union market. We also highlight that French importers implement different safety strategies.


Issue Date:
2016
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/244954
Total Pages:
32
Series Statement:
149th EAAE Seminar ‘Structural change in agri-food chains: new relations between farm sector, food industry and retail sector’, Rennes, France, October 27-28, 2016




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