The impact of institutional voids on sourcing from Base of the Pyramid: An exploratory study

Zomorrodi, M, Lau, C and McMurray, A 2017, 'The impact of institutional voids on sourcing from Base of the Pyramid: An exploratory study', in Proceedings of the 24th EurOMA Conference (EurOMA 2017), Edinburgh, Scotland, 1-5 July 2017, pp. 1-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title The impact of institutional voids on sourcing from Base of the Pyramid: An exploratory study
Author(s) Zomorrodi, M
Lau, C
McMurray, A
Year 2017
Conference name EurOMA 2017
Conference location Edinburgh, Scotland
Conference dates 1-5 July 2017
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 24th EurOMA Conference (EurOMA 2017)
Publisher European Operations Management Association
Place of publication Brussels, Belgium
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract Sourcing from Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets and involving the poor in procurement practice of the supply chain can improve sustainability performance and contribute to global poverty alleviation. Nevertheless, it also gives rise to a multitude of new issues that must be considered and managed effectively. Through an in-depth investigation involving multiple case studies in the agri-business sector, we have identified five major categories of BoP procurement challenges: difficulties in supplier selection, supplier development, contract management, product availability, and product quality. The relationship between these procurement challenges and institutional voids in developing countries is also explored.
Subjects Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Keyword(s) Procurement process
Base of the Pyramid
Institutional voids
Agribusiness
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