Harry Bremmers

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This paper assesses the impact on innovative performance of alternative external sourcing strategies. In particular, the study under discussion compared external sourcing strategies based on specialization to those based on integrating various sourcing modalities (e.g., alliances and M&As). Survey data from three waves of the Community Innovation Survey(More)
For many companies in the Dutch food industry and the agribusiness, it is not only necessary to limit their pollution by means of end-of pipe innovation, but also to bring structural changes to enhance sustainable business development. Major changes in the environmental management system (EMS) ask for a reorientation in the relationships with key(More)
Recent price movements have put food supply chains under pressure. On the one side, upward price tendencies on commodity markets result in higher costs to processing firms. On the other side, these firms are confronted with a strong retail sector that is able to prevent compensation to protect consumers’ and own economic interests. Regulatory impediments of(More)
The present paper focuses on the perceived quality of information exchange between government and business (G2B) in the field of environmental reporting in the Dutch agri-food industry. It seems most important for environmental performance enhancement (a concept that includes the quality of information given to stakeholders in our view) that companies are(More)
Structural precaution refers to legal requirements by which food products (whether as ingredients, additives, genetically modified or innovative in some other form) are only admitted to the market after authorization by public authorities and till then are presumed unsafe. In the EU such authorization is granted after provision of conclusive scientific(More)
This contribution addresses the effects of geographical indications on intra-EU and international trade. Trade is hampered by the exclusiveness of indications like “Protected Designations of Origin or Protected Geographical Indications”, which at the same time is necessary to protect their value. As protection of the property right is weak for Traditional(More)
In this paper principles for accounting in supply chains will be developed. The three principles we introduce are: the reciprocity in information access, asset investment and retrieval, and matching risks and returns. The principles provide guidance in managerial and stakeholder decision making, monitoring and control. The information that management and(More)
Managerial changes are necessary for companies in the Dutch food industry and agribusiness to lessen the environmental impact of their activities. To identify the opportunities or limits of environmental management systems (EMSs), it is important to first understand what influence stakeholders have on EMS development. In an empirical research we found that(More)
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