Short food supply chains in China: A knowledge management perspective

Jin Chen, Luisa Delfa Huaccho Huatuco*, Bob Doherty

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This paper studies short food supply chains (SFSC) in China from a knowledge management perspective. Using Knowledge Based View and Resource orchestration theory, this paper aims to answer the following research question: How does knowledge management help explain the e-commerce enabled SFSC?. Using a case study of a Taobao villages in China, the knowledge management as well as the level of e-commerce maturity aspects are explored. We use a case study approach which combines semi-structured interviews with relevant managers, and secondary data. Both coding and template analysis are applied. A rich in-depth understanding of knowledge aspects (acquisition, possession and utilisation) and their contribution to improvement of the organisation’s performance is provided. This paper contributes to the discussion of e-commerce enabled SFSC, and hence providing interpretation and understanding of a local operation and evolution mechanism of the e-commerce enabled SFSC.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 26 Apr 2024
EventBritish Academy of Management conference 2024 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20246 Sept 2024


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management conference 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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