• By collaboration with the other actors, small organic suppliers can access the resources of the network (Dyer and Singh, 1998; Fearne and Hughes, 1999; Hingley, 2001), but on the other hand, deviant dependencies create imbalance of power, which in turn may complicate collaboration (Frazier, 1999). ()
  • Imbalanced distribution of power has been considered as an unsuitable foundation for a trustful and collaborative relationship (Frazier, 1999; Kumar et al., 1995), as well as the practise of collaborative communication (Mohr and Nevin, 1990). ()


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