The management of subcontracted networks as an alternative to internalisation: the shift from the standardised to the specialised in frozen and chilled foods
- Document type
- Working Paper
- Cox, Howard; Mowatt, Simon; Prevezer, Martha
- London South Bank University
- Date of publication
- 23 September 1999
- Centre for International Business Studies Working Papers
- Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
- Business and management
- Material type
The paper examines the shift in the role of the firm from producer, to the firm as co-ordinator of information flows. In contrast to the vertically integrated frozen food sector, the chilled food industry manifests plural organisational forms, with close-knit trust based inter-organisational networks and arms-length subcontracting. Further developed and published as Cox, H., Mowatt, S. and Prevezer, M. (1999), 'The Management of Subcontracted Networks as an Alternative to Internalisation: the shift from the standardised to the specialised in frozen and chilled foods', Global Business and Economics Review, vol.1, no.2, pp.119-38
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