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dc.contributor.authorMadichie, Nnamdi
dc.contributor.authorYamoah, Fred
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-18T16:12:42Z
dc.date.available2016-10-18T16:12:42Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-18
dc.identifier.citationMadichie , N & Yamoah , F 2017 , ' Revisiting the European Horsemeat Scandal: The Role of Power Asymmetry in the Food Supply Chain Crisis ' , Thunderbird International Business Review , vol. 59 , no. 6 , pp. 663-675 . https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.21841
dc.identifier.issn1520-6874
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84979519312
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/17270
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Nnamdi O. Madichie, and Fred A. Yamoah, 'Revisiting the European Horsemeat Scandal: The Role of Power Asymmetry in the Food Supply Chain Crisis', Thunderbird International Business Review, Vol. 59 (6): 663-675, Nov/Dec 2017, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tie.21841/abstract. Under embargo. Embargo end date: 27 July 2018. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the role of power asymmetry in the food supply chain, especially in relation to the channel confl ict, and ultimate breakdown that culminated in the infamous European horsemeat scandal across Europe. Drawing upon the power-dependency, and to some extent, social exchange theory, the study posits that mutual dependence between single supplier–multiple buyer relationships where major retailers are the weaker partners, may require a revisitation of risk management practices in that sector. In addition to the fraudulent and unethical practices established from media reporting on the horsemeat scandal, the study argues that the power asymmetry/imbalance may have contributed to a supplier culture that tolerated the unethical decision making leading to the horsemeat scandal. Based on an extensive review of secondary data sources comprising media reports on the scandal and a review of the academic literature on power dependency and social exchange theories, the study attempts to map out the root of the crisis, how to forestall future recurrence, and the managerial and policy implications of these.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofThunderbird International Business Review
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dc.subjectbuyer/supplier
dc.subjectrelationships
dc.subjectfood supply chains
dc.subjectEuropean Horsemeat Scandal
dc.subjectpower asymmetry
dc.titleRevisiting the European Horsemeat Scandal: The Role of Power Asymmetry in the Food Supply Chain Crisisen
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
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