Building trust in agribusiness supply chains: A conceptual model of buyer-seller relationships in the seed potato industry in Asia
|dc.identifier.citation||Batt, Peter J. and Rexha, Nexhmi. 2000. Building trust in agribusiness supply chains: A conceptual model of buyer-seller relationships in the seed potato industry in Asia. Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing. 11 (1): pp. 1-17.|
In the absence of a certified seed system, potato farmers in Asia must purchase replacement seed tubers from an informal seed system. With no third party assurance that the seed tubers purchased are of good quality, the farmer's decision to purchase seeds may be influenced by the long-standing relationships that have been established between buyers and sellers. Trust is the critical determinant of a good buyer-seller relationship. Through maintaining communication and the making of various relationship specific investments, a conceptual model is proposed which suggests that seed suppliers may engage in trust building behavior which should result in the preferred seed supplier enjoying a greater share of the farmer's patronage.
|dc.subject||seed potato industry|
|dc.subject||agribusiness supply chains|
|dc.title||Building trust in agribusiness supply chains: A conceptual model of buyer-seller relationships in the seed potato industry in Asia|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing|
|curtin.department||Department of Agribusiness|