Value networks and value chains

Researchers focusing on this theme study the role, functioning and sustainability of urban, rural and global food value chains, with a focus on inter-firm alliance management and a life-cycle perspective of assessing sustainabilty standards.

Accounting for the increasing complexities from chains to networks, we further aim to contribute to our understanding of sustainability in the context of network structures and network dynamics, considering not only individual-level (personal) networks but also organizational (B2B) networks and their embedded norms (social capital).