A review of micro-practices in commodity value chains in the global south

Daniel Siaw, David Botchie, David Sarpong

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    Abstract

    Micro-practices in the commodity value chains (CVCs) have experienced dramatic evolution through digital technology (DT). This article reviews the literature to identify four critical periods in this evolutionary cycle, from 1980 to 2020, to explicate the dimensions through which DT has foregrounded the burgeoning patterns of change in practice. Focusing on three key levels of micro-practices: farm level, production level, and institutional level, a nuanced analysis of the role of relevant stakeholders in mobilizing resources and provides support to leverage DT. Our study shows how stakeholders' receptiveness has facilitated the radical (re)construction of micro-practices in CVC. Implications for theory and practice are outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-98
    Number of pages10
    JournalStrategic Change
    Volume31
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 22 Jan 2022

    Keywords

    • certification programs
    • commodity value chains
    • digital technology
    • micro-practices
    • third-party

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