The purpose of this study was to explore the links between the motivations leading firms to adopt quality certifications and the kinds of voluntary traceability implemented to comply with such requirements. Specifically, our analysis focuses on the voluntary traceability implemented to accomplish certification requirements addressing environmental and social sustainability. To reach our goal, we conducted a survey through an ad hoc questionnaire on a sample of 131 Italian food firms. Structural equation modeling with Partial Least Squares was used to analyze the relationships between the motivations of sustainability certification adoption and the kind of traceability implemented. The results show that most of the motivations related to the adoption of sustainability certifications are statistically linked to the level of traceability complexity implemented. More precisely, confidence-related and supply chain motivations are positively related to the level of traceability complexity, whereas profitability-related motivations are negatively associated.

Do motivations affect different voluntary traceability schemes? An empirical analysis among food manufacturers / S. Stranieri, A. Cavaliere, A. Banterle. - In: FOOD CONTROL. - ISSN 0956-7135. - 80(2017 Oct), pp. 187-196.

Do motivations affect different voluntary traceability schemes? An empirical analysis among food manufacturers

S. Stranieri
Primo
;
A. Cavaliere
Secondo
;
A. Banterle
Ultimo
2017

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the links between the motivations leading firms to adopt quality certifications and the kinds of voluntary traceability implemented to comply with such requirements. Specifically, our analysis focuses on the voluntary traceability implemented to accomplish certification requirements addressing environmental and social sustainability. To reach our goal, we conducted a survey through an ad hoc questionnaire on a sample of 131 Italian food firms. Structural equation modeling with Partial Least Squares was used to analyze the relationships between the motivations of sustainability certification adoption and the kind of traceability implemented. The results show that most of the motivations related to the adoption of sustainability certifications are statistically linked to the level of traceability complexity implemented. More precisely, confidence-related and supply chain motivations are positively related to the level of traceability complexity, whereas profitability-related motivations are negatively associated.
traceability schemes; economic firm motivations; sustainability certifications; food supply chain; structural model; survey
Settore AGR/01 - Economia ed Estimo Rurale
ott-2017
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