Conflict Resolution in Vertical Collaborations in the Agri-food Sector

Vera Belaya, Jon Henrich Hanf


Vertical collaborations in supply chains imply the achievement of mutual benefits for the participating partners such as increasing sales, reducing costs and risks and improving the overall performance. However, the benefits are sometimes difficult to gain due to existing differences in interests and goals of the individual chain members. Thus, conflicts are inevitable. Power can be seen as one of the mechanisms to resolve conflicts in supply chains. By and large, the findings provide support that power could have a profound impact on conflict resolution in vertical collaborations. However, in order to successfully resolve conflicts the knowledge of different power types is essential.


conflict; supply chains; power; Russia; vertical collaboration

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ISSN 1869-6945


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