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Entrepreneurial orientation, knowledge acquisition and collaborative performance in agri-food value-chains in emerging markets
Purpose: This study aims to take a whole-of-chain perspective to explore how entrepreneurial orientation (EO) influences collaborative performance in agri-food value-chains through enhancing the acquisition of knowledge.
Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected through a survey of 233 actors, including farmers, intermediaries and retailers in one beef cattle value-chain in the Central Highlands, Vietnam. Structural equation modeling was used to test hypotheses.
Findings: The actors' level of EO within a value-chain is positively associated with collaborative performance within the beef value-chain. Additionally, knowledge acquisition partially mediates the relationship between EO and collaborative performance.
Research limitations/implications: Generalizability is limited because of sampling constraints.
Originality/value: To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first study of EO from a whole-of-chain perspective in agri-food value-chains in an emerging economy and has implications for policymakers and agri-food marketers.
Publication titleSupply Chain Management
Department/SchoolTasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Place of publication60/62 Toller Lane, Bradford, England, W Yorkshire, Bd8 9By
Rights statementCopyright © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited