CT2: Distribution of Intermediate and End Products from Renewable Resources
The official Call for Papers for this session is available here: Call for Papers CT2
In order to realize successful cascade utilization, an efficient distribution system of the intermediate and end products beginning from the raw material supplier to the end consumer is needed. Central questions are what specific features should be considered in the distribution of products from renewable resources and how do they affect the design of an efficient distribution system. Specifics in the distribution result from fluctuations in quality, availability, and – owing to a possible scarcity – the prices of products from renewable resources. Furthermore, to implement successful cascade utilization, it is necessary that all involved parties coordinate their activities. For this purpose, different coordination mechanisms are available. One issue researched is whether market-based, hybrid or hierarchical coordination mechanisms are advantageous for the distribution of products from renewable resources.
We invite contributions that explore the distribution of products from renewable resources from diverse perspectives which include – but are not limited to – efficient distribution systems and distribution structures, different requirements of processors and consumers to a distribution system, information asymmetries and specific risks associated with products from renewable resources, possible channel conflicts and incentive mechanisms as well as distribution logistics and sustainability in retailing. Furthermore, we welcome contributions that explore the efficiency of different coordination mechanisms in the distribution of products from renewable resources as well as factors influencing the advantageousness of the coordination mechanisms. Contributions regarding the relationship management in the B2B domain are also appreciated.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Special features in the distribution of products from renewable resources
- Efficient distribution systems for products from renewable resources
- Specific risks associated with distributing products from renewable resources
- Channel conflicts and incentive mechanisms
- Distribution logistics in the context of renewable resources
- Sustainability in retailing
- Efficiency of different coordination mechanisms in the distribution of products from renewable resources
- Factors influencing the advantageousness of different coordination mechanisms
- Relationship management in the B2B domain supporting resource efficiency