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Supply Chain Integration, Quality Management and Firm Performance of Pork Processing Industry in China

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Supply Chain Integration, Quality Management and Firm Performance of Pork Processing Industry in China

Jiqin Han

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Supply Chain Integration, Quality Management and Firm Performance of Pork Processing Industry in China

About The Book

Food quality incidents have made societal concerns on food safety grow worldwide. In the developed world, academics and practitioners explore food quality using a supply chain perspective. In transitional economies, such as China, this perspective is largely unexplored. This book addresses food quality and firm performance improvements through supply chain integration and quality management in China?s pork processing industry. Data were collected from Chinese pork processing firms. This book shows the relationship between quality management practices and firm performance. Factors that influence firm performance include in-company quality management, supplier/customer quality management, employee involvement and integrated governance mechanisms.

This book is a valuable resource for practitioners of meat processing enterprises, as well as academic researchers with an interest in the areas of agri-food supply chain governance, quality management and firm performance in transitional economies.

Author: Jiqin Han

Additional Information

Author Jiqin Han
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 240 pp
ISBN 9789086861101
Publication date February 2009
Book Type Softcover

Contents

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Introduction

  • 1.1 Research background
  • 1.2 Problem statement and research questions
  • 1.3 Theoretical components and research design
  • 1.4 Outline of the thesis

Chapter 2. Research domain

  • 2.1 Pork production and supply: undergoing rapid change
  • 2.2 Pork slaughtering and processing: fragmentation and integration coexist
  • 2.3 Pork distribution and marketing
  • 2.4 Pork consumption
  • 2.5 Quality management and regulation
  • 2.6 Selected areas for the empirical study
  • 2.7 Concluding remarks

Chapter 3. The joint impact of supply chain integration and quality management on firm performance

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Theory and research hypotheses
  • 3.3 Research methodology
  • 3.4 Result of structural modelling
  • 3.5 Discussion and conclusions
  • 3.6 Suggestions for further research and management implications

Chapter 4. Integrated information and logistics management, quality management and firm performance

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Theoretical framework: a structural model
  • 4.3 Research design
  • 4.4 Empirical results
  • 4.5 Conclusion and discussions
  • 4.6 Managerial implications

Chapter 5. Governance and quality management

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Theoretical background
  • 5.3 Conceptual model and hypotheses
  • 5.4 Research methodology
  • 5.5. Empirical results
  • 5.6 Conclusion and discussions
  • 5.7 Managerial implications

Chapter 6. Competitive strategy, quality management and government support

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Theoretical framework and hypotheses
  • 6.3 Research design
  • 6.4 Results
  • 6.5 Discussion and conclusions
  • 6.6 Limitations and directions for future research

Chapter 7. Discussion and conclusions

  • 7.1 Answering of the research questions
  • 7.2 Managerial implications
  • 7.3 Theoretical and methodological contributions
  • 7.4 Limitations of the study and directions for further research

References

Appendices

  • Appendix A. Questionnaire for pork slaughterhouses and processors
  • Appendix B. Protocol for in-depth interviews
  • Appendix C1. Factor analysis for constructs SCI and QMP (upstream model)
  • Appendix C2. Factor analysis for constructs SCI and QMP (downstream model)
  • Appendix D1. Loadings and cross loadings (upstream model)
  • Appendix D2. Loadings and cross loadings (downstream model)
  • Appendix E. Factor analysis for prospector strategy and government support
  • Appendix F. Proposed hypotheses with the empirical results

Summary

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