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Procurement models in the agricultural supply chain: A case study of online coffee auctions in India

Procurement models in the agricultural supply chain: A case study of online coffee auctions in India,10.1016/j.elerap.2006.06.002,Electronic Commerce

Procurement models in the agricultural supply chain: A case study of online coffee auctions in India   (Citations: 2)
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During the past few years, several innovative IT based applications have emerged around the world that promise to bridge the proverbial digital divide by linking growers directly to domestic and international markets through the internet. Online commodity auctions are an example of such initiatives and have the potential to impact the livelihood of millions around the world. However, an important factor that affects the benefits obtained by growers is the supply chain structure that results from the introduction of the online platform. In this paper, we provide a case study of an online coffee auction established in India for selling various grades of coffee beans. The focus of the case study is on the supply chain structure that is likely to evolve under various product and supplier characteristics. We argue that the online direct selling of commodities by growers is likely to evolve only under a certain set of conditions. We also argue that governments and platform providers can facilitate online direct selling by growers through initiatives that increase the bargaining power of the growers and increase the confidence of the buyer to directly procure from lesser known growers.
Journal: Electronic Commerce Research and Applications - ECRA , vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 309-321, 2007
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    • ...Among recent e-auction studies in developing countries, such as China, India and Korea, more attention has been given to qualitative studies and impacts from local cultures (i.e., [3, 10, 11])...

    June Luet al. E-auction web assessment model in China

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