University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
This is an empirical analysis of firms response to safety, security and resilience considerations in food supply chains. The concepts of safety, security and resilience are strongly intertwined and there are spillovers. Specifically, this research measures firms' preparedness as an indicative of how well the firms will be able to cope with food security incidents. This work is also linked to a second segment of the research funded by the University of Southern California (under DHS) which focuses on the analytical aspects of modeling resilience in terms of the economic incentives and disincentives for firms risk minimizing investments when faced with risky inputs of production.