Richard Bruce
University of Sheffield
Supply chainAgricultureEnvironmental impact assessmentFood securityFood processing
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#1Pauline Dibben (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 13
#2Juliana Matos de Meira (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 4
Last. Geoffrey Wood (University of Essex)H-Index: 28
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AbstractIndustrial districts in the Brazilian automotive industry have facilitated just-in-time production, functional flexibility and compatibility of HR practices since the 1980s. However, this model has been threatened by global over-capacity and the rise of low-cost suppliers in South Korea and China. This paper develops literature on proximity dynamics though exploring the influence of global supply chains on HRM in industrial districts. The more specific research questions are: How viable ...
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#1Peter Horton (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 80
#2Christian John Reynolds (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 11
Last. Gavin MilliganH-Index: 1
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Achieving global food security requires a new approach that integrates not only all aspects of the growing, harvesting and processing of food (necessary to ensure sufficient affordable and sustainable production to alleviate hunger) but also the complexities associated with food consumption including deterring unhealthy overconsumption. Inefficiencies occur at various points along the agri-food supply chain but at present they are inadequately conceptualized via separate accounts of food loss, f...
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#1L. Goucher (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 1
#2Richard Bruce (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 2
Last. Peter Horton (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 80
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Food production causes a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. This life-cycle assessment of the supply chain of a loaf of bread finds that over half of its environmental impacts arise from wheat cultivation, with 40% from the use of nitrate fertiliser.
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#1Peter Horton (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 80
#2Steve Banwart (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 4
Last. Peter Jackson (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 44
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This paper outlines the development of an integrated interdisciplinary approach to agri-food research, designed to address the ‘grand challenge’ of global food security. Rather than meeting this challenge by working in separate domains or via single-disciplinary perspectives, we chart the development of a system-wide approach to the food supply chain. In this approach, social and environmental questions are simultaneously addressed. Firstly, we provide a holistic model of the agri-food system, w...
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