Title: An adaptive structuration theory approach to price transmission in the rice value chain

Authors: Maria Widyarini; Togar M. Simatupang

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Parahyangan Catholic University, Ciumbuleuit 94, Bandung 40141, Indonesia ' School of Business and Management, Bandung Institute of Technology, 10 Ganesha St., Bandung 40132, Indonesia

Abstract: Most of the quantitative studies on price transmission of agricultural products deal with estimating and testing elasticity as well as detecting the presence of asymmetries in the transmission mechanism. It has been argued that the imbalance on price transmission lies in bargaining and market competition among actors. However, previous studies about the process of actors' social interaction are partially addressed. The role of actors' behaviour and the process of social interaction that is constructed and reproduced are regarded as important parts of price transmission. Adaptive structuration theory (AST) is proposed as a research framework, based on actors, structures and agencies taking place through social interaction. The framework for price transmission is built from the extensive structuration matrix which shows the constructs of the structuration theory and their interactions. As a result, nine propositions of structuration are formulated.

Keywords: price transmission; adaptive structuration theory; AST; value chain analysis; rice value chain; supply chain management; SCM; agricultural products; social interaction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2015.071540

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2015 Vol.22 No.2, pp.155 - 170

Received: 11 Jun 2014
Accepted: 19 Jul 2014

Published online: 31 Aug 2015 *

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