Exploring the Dimensions of Value Chain Collaboration and its Influence on Circular Economy, a Mixed Methods Design Perspective & Future Research Potential at Republic of MALAWI

A. V. Nageswara Rao*
Periodicity:September - November'2022

Abstract

The present research study focuses on value chain collaboration and its effects on Circular economy among Agriculture firms in Republic of MALAWI ‘s economy with   Latitude: -13° 15' 4.38" S · Longitude: 34° 18' 5.50" E .The study lays emphasis on Individualism, supplier relationship ,trust, supply chain integration dimensions of Value chain collaboration. The study articulates the synergistic effects across the value chain in a mixed-methods design perspective. The study uses explanatory mixed methods design with partial least squares(PLS) and Structural equation modeling approach. Quantitative data of (n=140) with Thematic analysis of structured interviews to explain the value chain collaboration and Circular economy. SPSS 25 version was used to perform the statistical analysis of the respondents data. The quantitative and qualitative data findings provide valuable insights into the nuances of understanding value chain collaborative effects on achieving Circular economy. The study’s findings provide invaluable insights and impetus to practitioners, policy-makers and consultants in the area of Agriculture sector.

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Republic of MALAWI, value chain collaboration, Explanatory mixed methods, Agriculture sector, Circular economy

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