[Journal:] Investigaciones europeas de dirección de la empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 12 [Year:] 2006 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 107-131
Before the competitive pressure that they support, due the biggest power in negotiation of the big distribution companies, the makers of agricultural products are reconsidering their structures and strategies. Thus, the inter-organizational relationships appear like a strategic alternative to attack the different activities and to make in front of the power of other companies in the market. Also, few organizations have the enough resources to configure their value chain with absolute independence. This paper analyzes the strategic behavior of the Agricultural Industries (IAAs) in Canaries, relationed to the flexibility and rigidity of the inter-organizational bonds that settle down. For that, has been carried out a field work by a questionnaire sent to the responsibles and directives of the IAAs. Although the flexibility or rigidity of the implanted strategy be manifest as significant related to the size of the IAA and the number of partners that integrate them, and only partially significant for certain types of partners and activities of the value chain.
agricultural industry flexible and rigid strategies of external growth value chain