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Understanding ‘healthy’ growth processes in organic food businesses and values-based chains

Münchhausen, von, Susanne; Häring, Anna Maria and Kvam, Gunn-Turid (2016) Understanding ‘healthy’ growth processes in organic food businesses and values-based chains. Paper at: XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology, Toronto, Canada, August 10 – 14, 2016.

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Summary

Food businesses face specific challenges when they are expanding, and when volumes and turnover start growing significantly. Higher value food chains, such as organic food chains, tend to converge either towards rather narrow market segments and niches or towards conventionalisation and loss in added value. In addition many entrepreneurs in the organic food sector do not possess a formal training in business economics and/or management. However, as businesses grow, increasing management competences are required and this tends to become a constraint.
Aiming to better understand different development pathways with their particular challenges, business strategies and management instruments, this paper presents an analysis of 19 case studies in Europe and Turkey with respect to their expansion pathways.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic foods, food chains, growth management, BÖLN, BOELN, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 12OE020, Healthy Growth, CoreOrganic
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishOrganic foodshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_29261
EnglishFood chainshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3014
EnglishGermanyhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3245
EnglishGrowthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3394
EnglishBusiness managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1161
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > HealthyGrowth
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOELN > Economics > Marktentwicklung
Germany > University of Applied Science Eberswalde
International Conferences > Other
Norway > Centre for Rural Research
Related Links:http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de, http://orgprints.org/cgi/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=12OE020&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen
Deposited By: von Münchhausen, Dr Susanne
ID Code:30010
Deposited On:25 Apr 2016 08:49
Last Modified:25 Aug 2016 07:05
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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