Analysing Food Chain Development: A Theoretical Framework

  • Heidi Bjønnes Larsen
  • Knut Bjørn Lindkvist
  • José Luis Sánchez-Hernández
  • Torbjørn TrondsenEmail author
Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 8)


This chapter presents a theoretical- analytical basis for investigation and discussion of the Norwegian-Spanish salted fish trade. The focus is on convention theory and value chain theory as analytical tools for this specific trade on salted fish. Special emphasis is put on Performance Drivers in the value chain and on specific contextual convention models for this salted fish trade through the value chain in Norway to Spain trade relations.


Sea food Economic geography Theory of conventions Food chain development Markets Performance drivers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heidi Bjønnes Larsen
    • 1
  • Knut Bjørn Lindkvist
    • 1
    • 3
  • José Luis Sánchez-Hernández
    • 4
  • Torbjørn Trondsen
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.University of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.University of TromsøTromsøNorway
  3. 3.Finnmark University CollegeFinmarkNorway
  4. 4.University of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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