The future of Sri Lankan agri-business: what needs to be done?

Ariyawardana, Anoma and Collins, Ray (2012) The future of Sri Lankan agri-business: what needs to be done?. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, 13 1: 59-72. doi:10.1080/10599231.2011.630603

Author Ariyawardana, Anoma
Collins, Ray
Title The future of Sri Lankan agri-business: what needs to be done?
Journal name Journal of Asia-Pacific Business   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1059-9231
Publication date 2012-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10599231.2011.630603
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 72
Total pages 14
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Under increasing domestic and global pressures, the survival of small agri-businesses in developing countries such as Sri Lanka is being challenged because of their poor strategic focus and weak coordination along the supply chain. The quality, efficiency, and versatility of production, processing, distribution, and marketing systems play a significant role in the competitiveness of agri-businesses. Improved competitiveness requires closer coordination along the supply chain so as to decrease transaction costs and create opportunities for differentiation. In Sri Lanka, the government has a greater role to play in developing an enabling environment for the chains to which small agri-businesses belong.
Keyword Agri-business
Sri Lanka
Value chains
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 04 Apr 2013, 13:24:47 EST by Anoma Ariyawardana on behalf of School of Agriculture and Food Sciences