Concerns of Vietnamese Producing-exporting Seafood SMEs (VPESSMEs) on Supply Chain

  •  Chen Shieh-Liang1a    
  •  Nguyen Tran    
  •  Nguyen Ha    


Supply chain has been discussed for many decades, however, previous researches have focused on the supply chain in general, in industrial fields or in developed countries. It is rare to find articles about supply chain in agricultural and fishing industries in a developing country like Vietnam. Moreover, there have been few researches using FsQCA in analyzing the factors affecting supply chain of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This research focuses on using FsQCA to analyze the weight of factors that influence a supply chain of an industry which is one of the key exporting industries in Vietnam especifically seafood industry. Findings show that Vietnamese producing-exporting seafood SMEs (VPESSMEs) do not have any clear supply chain structure and sufficient consideration into building an effective supply chain. The authors would like to draw up some limitations of the supply chain management of Vietnamese producing-exporting seafood SMEs (VPESSMEs) then offer some suggestions especially for the fishing and agricultural industry.

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