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Ökoverbände in der Identitätskrise? Eine clubtheoretische Analyse

Jahn, Gabriele; Schramm, Matthias and Spiller, Prof. Dr. Achim (2004) Ökoverbände in der Identitätskrise? Eine clubtheoretische Analyse. [Organic Associations in identity crisis? A club theoretical analysis.] In: Heß, J and Rahmann, G (Eds.) Ende der Nische, Beiträge zur 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, kassel university press GmbH, Kassel.

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Compliance with the rules of organic production has been motivated intrinsically. Cooperative behaviour, thus, has been a key issue in assuring organic quality. However, the environment is continuously changing. An increasing number of farmers is producing organic food not only driven by altruism, but by economic factors and public support (i.e., subsidies). The following contribution aims to reveal determinants for an efficient quality assurance within an organic farming association. It focuses on changes related to the introduction of a public certification system and the “loss” of social cohesion among the organic farmers. Based on the theory of club goods, an application of the decision theory approach underlines the analysis.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Richtlinien und Kontrolle, Entwicklung Ökolandbau
Subjects: Values, standards and certification
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture
Germany > University of Göttingen > Marketing for Food and Agricultural Products
Deposited By: Jahn, M.Sc.Dipl.-Ing. Gabriele
ID Code:3732
Deposited On:05 Mar 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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