publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2005

The Globalization of Food Systems: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Patterns

Senauer, Benjamin; Venturini, Luciano; Senauer, Benjamin; Venturini, Luciano;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
Abstract
This paper discusses a number of stylized facts and empirical patterns regarding agri-food trade flows as well as foreign direct investments in food processing and retailing. This evidence supports the hypothesis of an increasingly global food system. We identify the main factors at work such as push/supply side, pull/demand-side, and enabling/external factors. We show how the shift from national to global retailing is a recent phenomenon whose relevance for the globalization of upstream sectors of the food system are not yet appropriately addressed. Broadly, we argue that while the process of food globalization has long been regarded as a process largely domina...
Subjects
free text keywords: globalization, global food system, food manufacturers, global food retailing, Industrial Organization, International Relations/Trade, Marketing,, Industrial Organization, International Relations/Trade, Marketing, globalization, global food system, food manufacturers, global food retailing
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publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2005

The Globalization of Food Systems: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Patterns

Senauer, Benjamin; Venturini, Luciano; Senauer, Benjamin; Venturini, Luciano;