1st Edition

A Stakeholder Approach to Managing Food Local, National, and Global Issues

    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    This research anthology explores the concept of food production and supply, from farm gate to plate, bringing together contemporary thinking and research on local, national, and global issues from a stakeholder perspective.

    A Stakeholder Approach to Managing Food includes a number of sections to represent these challenges, opportunities, conflicts, and cohesions affecting relevant stakeholder groups within food production and supply and their reaction to, engagement with, and co-creation of the food environment. For some, local, national, and global interests may seem at odds. We are in an era of growing and pervasive multi-national corporations, and these corporations have significant influence at all levels. Rapidly growing economies such as China are a focus for the global brand, but is this a scenario of adaptation or homogenization of food?

    Alongside this trend toward national and global development in food, this volume presents the counter-reaction that is taking place (especially in developed countries) toward local speciality and culturally bound foods, with emphasis on the importance of the inter-connection of local communities and agri-food culture and economy. With an in-depth analysis of agricultural businesses, this book shows that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in rural communities with often renewed and engaged connection with consumers and imaginative use of new media.

    This book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with agriculture, food production and economics, cultural studies.


    Part 1: Food Product and Channel Development

    1. Multi-stakeholder Initiative for Sustainable Beef Production Standards

    Luciana M. Vieira, Alexia Hoppe, and Luis C. Schneider

    2. Managing the Quality of Potatoes: Enacting a Mundane Product from Field to Shop

    Lars Esbjerg

    3. How does Industry Convergence Affect Suppliers and Consumers? An Analysis of the Emerging Sectors of Functional Foods and Biopolymers

    Stefanie Bröring, Felix Andreae, and Nina Preschitschek

    4. Novel Non-Thermal Food Preservation Technology: The Science and Industrial Implementation of High Pressure, Pulsed Electric Field and Cold Plasma

    Amar Aouzelleg

    5. Chia: From Tribute to Superfood

    Vanessa Fonseca

    Part 2: Food Policy, Regulation, Labelling, and Consumption

    6. Conflicting Interests and Regulatory Systems of New Food Technologies: The Case of Nanotechnology

    Valaria Sodano and Martin K. Hingley

    7. Food Manufacturers�€� Adoption of Eco-Labels: Motives, Barriers, and Pressures

    Andrea Insch and Alicia Collier

    8. Consumer Understanding of and Potential for Eco-Labelling of Food

    Claire May

    9. Understanding Attitudes toward and Consumption of Functional Food

    Robert J. Angell, Žaklina Stojanovi�‡, Jelena Filipovi�‡, and Matthew Gorton

    10. Trying to Lose Weight in an �€�Obesogenic�€� Environment: Strategies, Temptations, and Implications

    Suzan Burton and Daniela Spanjaard

    11. A Stakeholder Approach to Improving Compliance with Established Food Safety Practices by Workers in the Food Industry

    Ewen C. D. Todd

    Part 3: Sustainable Food Supply Chain

    12. Changes in the Market Environment and Implications for the Supply Chain: The Case of Scottish Beef

    Philip Leat and Cesar Revoredo-Giha

    13. Barriers to Supply Chain Integration in the Australian Seafood Industry

    David Byrom, Meredith Lawley, and Michael Clements

    14. Spatial-Structural Change in Food Retailing in the UK

    Leigh Sparks

    15. Collaborating for Sustainability in Food Logistics and Distribution

    Carlos Mena, Denyse Julien, and Vahid Mirzabeiki

    16. Challenges in Power-Imbalanced Food Supply: The UK Case of Small, Specialist, and Niche Fresh Produce Relationships

    Martin K. Hingley, Alan Revill, and Adam Lindgreen

    17. Quality as a Competitive Advantage for the Rural Food Industry

    Egil Petter Stræte

    18. Food Retailing in Remote Areas: Lessons from the French Polynesia Case Study

    Anne-Flore Maman Larraufie and Tarek Talbi

    Part 4: Socially Responsible Food

    19. Sharing Values Inside/Outside the Food System: Sustainable Food Initiatives in the Netherlands

    Erik de Bakker and Hans Dagevos

    20. Managing Sustainability in the Seafood Supply Chain: The Confused or Ambivalent Consumer

    Meredith Lawley, Dawn Birch, and Jane Craig

    21. Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Indian Food Industry: A Content Analysis

    Sharad Agarwal and Ramendra Singh

    22. Stores, Edible Food Waste, and Social Redistribution

    Christoph Teller, Christina Holweg, and Herbert Kotzab


    Dr Adam Lindgreen is Professor of Marketing at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

    Dr Martin K. Hingley is Professor of Strategic Marketing at Lincoln Business School, UK.

    Dr Robert J. Angell is a lecturer at Cardiff Business School, UK.

    Dr Juliet Memery is Professor of Marketing at Bournemouth University, UK.

    Dr Joëlle Vanhamme is Professor of Marketing at Edhec Business School, France.