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The Importance of Business Relations in the Fish Supply Chain and Export Market Distribution Channels : The Case of the Eritrean Fish Industry
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In this paper, we want to verify to what extent networking theory can integrate the main concepts of transaction cost theory on investment and trust. Our approach seems in line with Williamson's view (1992), that transaction cost economics needs to be refined and extended. Based on this integrated networking theory, a comprehensive conceptual framework is developed. In order to verify the applicability of the model derived, we made a study on the Eritrean fish industry by specifically analysing the importance of investment and trust between fish suppliers and export firms, which want to meet the demand of EU fish importers

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