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Food Supply Chain and Business Model Innovation

EasyChair Preprint no. 2372

25 pagesDate: January 13, 2020


This paper investigates the contribution of business model innovations in the improvement of food
supply chains. Through a systematic literature review, the notable business model innovations in the food
industry are identified, surveyed, and evaluated. Findings reveal that the innovations in the value
proposition, value creation processes, and value delivery processes of business models are the successful
strategies proposed in the food industry. It is further disclosed that rural female entrepreneurs, social
movements, and also urban conditions are the most important driving forces inducing the farmers to
reconsider their business models. In addition, the new technologies and environmental factors are the
secondary contributors in business model innovation for the food processors. It is concluded that
digitalization has disruptively changed the food distributors models. E-commerce models and the internet of
things are reported as the essential factors imposing the retailers to innovate their business models.
Furthermore, the consumption demand and the product quality are two main factors affecting the
business models of all the firms operating in the food supply chain regardless of their positions in the
chain. The findings of the current study provide an insight into the food industry to design a sustainable
business model to bridge the gap between food supply and food demand.

Keyphrases: Business Model Innovation, business models, food security, food supply chain, Systematic Literature Review

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Saeed Nosratabadi and Amirhosein Mosavi and Zoltan Lakner},
  title = {Food Supply Chain and Business Model Innovation},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 2372},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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