Dr. Gumataw Abebe

Assistant Professor

Gumataw Abebe

Email: gm591736@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 
Department of Business & Social Sciences
Agricultural Campus
PO Box 550
Truro, NS, B2N 5E3

 
Research Topics:
  • Food value (supply) chains
  • Food safety management systems
  • Economics of sustainability practices in food supply (value) chains
  • Producer/cooperative organizations

Dr. Abebe holds a PhD (in Agribusiness Management) from Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands, in 2013, and a Master of Business Administration from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL), Germany, in 2007, B.A in Accounting and Diploma in Agriculture from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Prior to joining Dalhousie University, he worked at Hawassa University (Ethiopia) and American University of Beirut (Lebanon) for several years.  His research focuses on exploring the efficiency and effectiveness of agrifood supply (value) chains in responding to food safety, food quality, and food security challenges.

Teaching

  • MGTA 1002 – Food Supply Chain Management
  • MGTA 3010 – Agribusiness Value Chain Management

Research Interests

  • Food value(supply) chains
  • Food safety management systems
  • Economics of sustainability practices in food supply (value) chains
  • Producer/cooperative organizations

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

1.      Abebe, G. K., & Gebremariam, T. A.  (2021). ‘Challenges for Entrepreneurship Development in Rural Economies: The Case of Micro and Small-Scale Enterprises in Ethiopia’. Small Enterprise Research (2021): 1-21. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13215906.2021.1878385)

2.      Abebe, G. K. (2020). 'Effects of institutional pressures on the governance of food safety in emerging food supply chains: A case of Lebanese food processors.’  Agriculture and Human Values, 37(4),  1125-1138. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10460-020-10071-3)

3.      Abebe, G. K., Bahn, R. A., Chalak, A. & Yehya, A. (2020). ‘Drivers for the implementation of market-based food safety management systems: Evidence from Lebanon.’ Food Science & Nutrition, 8 (2):1082-1092 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.1394).

4.      Bahn , R.A., & Abebe, G.K.(2019). Food retail expansion patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East and North Africa: Institutional and regional perspectives. Agribusiness 36.3 (2020): 453-481 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/agr.21634) (Corresponding Author)

5.      Adela, F. A., Aurbacher, J., & Abebe, G. K. (2019). Small-scale irrigation scheme governance-poverty nexus: evidence from Ethiopia. Food Security, 11(4), 897-913. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s12571-019-00953-8)

6.      Bahn, R. A., & Abebe, G. K. (2017). Analysis of food retail patterns in urban, peri-urban and rural settings: A case study from Lebanon. Applied Geography, 87, 28-44. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.07.010) (Corresponding Author)

7.      Chalak, A., Irani, A., Chaaban, J., Bashour, I., Seyfert, K., Smoot, K., & Abebe, G. K. (2017). Farmers’ Willingness to Adopt Conservation Agriculture: New Evidence from Lebanon. Environmental management 60, no. 4 (2017): 693-704.). (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-017-0904-6) (Corresponding Author)

8.       Royer, A., Bijman, J., & Abebe, G. K. (2017). Cooperatives, partnerships and the challenges of quality upgrading: A case study from Ethiopia. Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management, 5 (1), 48-55. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcom.2017.04.001)

9.      Abebe, G.K., Chalak, A., Abiad, M.G., 2017. The effect of governance mechanisms on food safety in the supply chain: Evidence from the Lebanese dairy sector. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 97 (9), 2908-2918.

(DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.8128)

 

10.  Abebe, G.K., Bijman, J., Royer, A., 2016. Are middlemen facilitators or barriers to improve smallholders' welfare in rural economies? Empirical evidence from Ethiopia. Journal of Rural Studies 43, 203-213.

(DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2015.12.004)

11.  Abebe, G.K., Bijman, J., Pascucci, S., Omta, O., 2013. Adoption of improved potato varieties in Ethiopia: the role of agricultural knowledge and innovation system and smallholder farmers’ quality assessment. Agricultural Systems 122, 22-32.

(DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2013.07.008)

12.  Abebe, G.K., Bijman, J., Kemp, R., Omta, O., Tsegaye, A., 2013. Contract farming configuration: Smallholders’ preferences for contract design attributes. Food Policy 40, 14-24. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.01.002)

Book Chapters

1.      Bahn, R.A., & Abebe, G.K. (2020). A Descriptive Analysis of Food Retailing in Lebanon: Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Survey of Food Retailers. In: Aktas E., Bourlakis M. (eds) Food Supply Chains in Cities. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.    (DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34065-0_10)

2.      Abebe, G. K., & Kassem, I. I. (2018). Food Safety Regulations and Enforcement in Ethiopia. Reference Module in Food Science, Elsevier, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.22593-6

3.      Abebe, G.K., Bijman, J., Pascucci, S., Omta, S.W.F., Tsegaye, A., 2016. Diverging quality preferences along the supply chain: implications for variety choice by potato growers in Ethiopia. In: Bijman, J., Bitzer, V. (Eds.), Quality and innovation in food chains. Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 119-140. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-825-4_6)