chapter  5
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Vulnerability and Robustness of SME Supply Chains: An Empirical Study of Risk and Disturbance Management of Fresh Food Processors in a Developing Market

The supply chain literature offers different insights into the vulnerability of small and medium enterprise (SME) supply chains. Some researchers found that SMEs’ supply chains are less vulnerable in comparison with the supply chains of large organisations (Wagner and Neshat, 2012), while others found that SMEs’ supply chains are more vulnerable in comparison with the supply chains of large organisations (Arend and Wisner, 2005; Thun et al., 2011). Differences in these ndings can

5.1 Introduction ....................................................................................................85 5.2 A Theoretical Framework ...............................................................................86 5.3 Methodology ................................................................................................... 89 5.4 Case Description .............................................................................................90