The influence of relationships on loss and food waste in agrifood chains

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This work aims to investigate the influence of interorganisational governance on losses and waste reduction in agrifood chains. The study consider dyadic relationships through Transaction Costs Economics (TCE) and Relational View (RV) theories, with by interviewing multiple stakeholders in regard food chain in Sao Paulo. First, a conventional perspective from chain members that integrate the process flow, and another one focusing on stakeholders that have the role of support in the prevention. The empirical evidence shows the need to create institutional and relational mechanisms and highlight the role of external stakeholders that stimulate chain integration to reduce food waste.

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