By Alex Hughes

ISBN-10: 0415339103

ISBN-13: 9780415339100

Commodity Chains attracts jointly contributions interested in the creation, move, and intake of commodities.

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Different approaches to commodity movements treat knowledge and information in different ways. As Hughes (2000, 179) demonstrates ‘. . knowledge plays a vital part in re-shaping the morphology of a commodity network and defining the flows within it is central to an understanding of how retailers shape. . and influence the process of production’. While knowledge often is understood as fixed and ‘one way’ in the commodity chain approach, circuit and network analyses view it as multifaceted, circulating between producers, retailers and consumers.

275–90. Doel, C. (1996) Market development and organizational change: the case of the food industry. In Wrigley, N. and Lowe, M. (eds), Retailing, Consumption and Capital. London: Longman, pp. 48–67. Doel, C. (1999) Towards a supply-chain community? Insights from governance processes in the food industry. Environment and Planning A, 31, pp. 69–85. , Humphry, J. and Harria-Pascal, C. (1999) Horticulture commodity chains: the impact of the UK market on the African fresh vegetable industry. Working Paper 96, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies.

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