Health-Functional Foods in Foodwebs - Developing Products in Food Specific Networks

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dc.contributor.author Markula, J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-23T09:36:44Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-17T14:06:12Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-23T09:36:44Z en
dc.date.available 2009-06-17T14:06:12Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.isbn 951-45-9923-3 en
dc.identifier.issn 1235-2241 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1975/681
dc.description.abstract A new category of health-promoting foods has emerged on food markets. This study examines the background of the development of the products that belong to this category. It aims for a more holistic view to the subject area than what has been typical in the previous studies. The key framework used in the study, the foodweb, is based on the model of industrial networks. The model is adapted for the purposes of this study. The study has an empirical basis. Product related cases are examined. These five Finnish cases are: Benecol, Hyla, LGG, Xylitol, and Yosa. The study is mainly based on findings made from these cases. Some aspects of the international markets are also brought up. It was found that this new food product category has brought with it many new questions that previously have not been of major significance in the food context. The basic characteristics of foods and the relationships of health-promoting foods with other product categories were examined under a new framework for foods: body-centred foods. It was observed that foods are linked to different body linked purposes under which foods can be functional. Health-functionality is one of the respective functionalities. Empirical development processes described using the foodweb as conceptual framework showed the interdependency of the development process from many activities, actors, and resources that usually cannot be captured if the development is viewed from a single organisation point of view. It also seemed that development of these products is a multilayered process of many concurrent and sequential interactions. There are many obstacles within food system that hinder the development processes of these specific foods. There are many unresolved questions and questions that have not yet explicitly been asked that have to be encountered before it is relevant to expect goal oriented smooth development processes for health-functional foods. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto, taloustieteen laitos en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Julkaisuja en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 30 en
dc.subject functional foods en
dc.subject new foods en
dc.subject food and health en
dc.subject food product development en
dc.subject product cases en
dc.subject industrial networks en
dc.subject food economics en
dc.subject food markets en
dc.subject food marketing en
dc.title Health-Functional Foods in Foodwebs - Developing Products in Food Specific Networks en
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi 876 fi
dc.creator.corporateName Taloustieteen laitos fi
dc.creator.corporateName Department of Economics and Management en
dc.creator.corporateName Ekonomi, Institutionen för sv

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