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Who gains from product rents as the coffee market becomes more differentiated?: A value-chain analysis observed in other agricultural-based value chains

Fitter, Robert and Kaplinsky, Raphael (2001). Who gains from product rents as the coffee market becomes more differentiated?: A value-chain analysis observed in other agricultural-based value chains. IDS Bulletin, 32(3) pp. 69–82.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1759-5436.2001.mp32003008.x
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Abstract

This article applies value-chain analysis to an agricultural 'commodity', which is in the process of significant change in final product markets. By focusing on the capacity of value-chain analysis to map input-output relations, and by identifying power asymmetries along the chain, it is possible to analyse the factors explaining inter-country distributional outcomes in this sector. A major conclusion is that we are witnessing a simultaneous process of power concentration in importing countries and power deconcentration in producing countries. It is hypothesised that similar trends can be observed in other agricultural-based value chains.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0265-5012
Extra Information: This issue of IDS Bulletin, entitled 'The Value of value chains: spreading the gains from globilisation' was edited by Gary Gereffi and Raphael Kaplinsky.
Keywords: globilisation; globilization
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 5862
Depositing User: Raphael Kaplinsky
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2013 15:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5862
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