Chapter One. Introduction

  1. Jeff Neilson and
  2. Bill Pritchard

Published Online: 16 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308723.ch1

Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India

Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India

How to Cite

Neilson, J. and Pritchard, B. (2009) Introduction, in Value Chain Struggles: Institutions and Governance in the Plantation Districts of South India, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308723.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. RGS-IBG Book Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405173933

Online ISBN: 9781444308723

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Keywords:

  • means for defensive brand management by major coffee companies;
  • analysis and argues - from a geographical perspective;
  • value chain struggles- to determine social, economic and environmental outcomes;
  • significant financialization- as part of wider strategies for financial asset management;
  • Global Value Chain (GVC) analysis- ‘the trajectory of a product from its conception and design’

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tea, Coffee and the Crisis in Tropical Commodities

  • Governance, Institutions and Struggle

  • Towards buyer-driven governance in global tea and coffee industries

  • Local flavours: An introduction to tea and coffee production in South India

  • Our Blend: An Outline of the Book's Structure