e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Traceability as part of competitive strategy in the fruit supply chain


Purpose - The paper aims to focus on traceability as part of information management in the fruit supply chains of Emilia-Romagna, Italy A review of the rules in use for traceability distinguishes between baseline traceability and traceability plus (T +), which encompasses many further embedded value attributes Design/methodology/approach - The paper takes the form of a qualitative study involving in-depth interviews with key Informants in the Italian fresh produce chain Findings - Findings are discussed in terms of different themes including identification of three distinct types of supply chains and the impact upon them and categorisation of traceability systems across the different chains Identified are the impact of information systems management, purchasing management, product management transaction costs, and co-ordination issues Research limitations/implications - The study's findings are based on Italian fresh produce traceability context only Practical implications - Elements of competitive strategy are considered in the analysts of fruit supply chains of Emilia-Romagna, to demonstrate that not only strategic, but also operative choices determine the way a single firm or supply network manages traceability and information issues Applications of such elements to buyer and seller selection as well as to competing retailers of the fruit supply chain, verify the hypothesis. Originality/value - The paper adds to the body of knowledge surrounding prior studies on the development of traceability systems and develops further the analysis of legal and value-adding dimensions of traceability.

  • IT
  • GB
  • Univ_Bologna (IT)
  • Harper_Adams_Univ (UK)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • information system
  • information management
Agriculture keywords
  • supply chain
Data topic
  • information systems
Document type

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