Information management as a value-enhancement tool in the small pelagic fish supply chain
New Medit, vol 11, n.1, (March 2012), pp. 33-40
Jel classification: Q22, M31, D83
Taking into consideration the management of information into the “small pelagic fish chain”, the analysis started from the hypothesis that in a dynamic and complex competitive scenario, the ability to manage the information flow allows the creation of value and competitive advantages for the companies and the whole system itself. The study focused on the results of the analysis of data collected during 8 in-depth interviews with operators of the fishery sector. Interviewees were asked to express an evaluation of their availability to get/provide specific information from/to their own clients and to give their opinion about problems connected with the different types of information taken into account. The study returned the picture of a system that needs to mature, overcoming both the strong orientation towards individualism and the lack of trust in the other actors towards respecting common decisions. The adoption of common choices could help overtake the fear of harnessing the business, and transform the high potential of the system into visible results.
information management, small pelagic fish chain, classification information, qualitative analysis