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The role of the business logic for growing value chains of organic food - first results of an international case study analysis

Münchhausen, von, Susanne; Häring, Anna Maria; Kvam, Gunn-Turid and Milestad, Rebecka (2015) The role of the business logic for growing value chains of organic food - first results of an international case study analysis. In: European Rural Sociology Society (Ed.) Places of Possibilities? Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World, Aberdeen, Scotland, On-line Proceedings, pp. 197-198.

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Values-based food chains link farmers, processors, wholesale and retail traders in a way that the end-consumer receives a product with additional quality attributes such as regionality, fair trade, high animal welfare or nature conservation standards. The transmission of such additional values which are beyond general food standards requires chain specific objectives and well-targeted management strategies. Results show that all studied businesses/initiatives have consistent business logics for their internal organisation and cooperation and communication in the specific chain. The business logic ensures the effective value transmission based on e.g. controlling and information measures.

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Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:food chains, business management, sustainable agriculture, BÖLN, BOELN, BÖL, BOEL, FKZ 12OE020
Agrovoc keywords:
Food chains
Business management
Sustainable agriculture
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic > CORE Organic II > HealthyGrowth
Germany > Federal Organic Farming Scheme - BOEL > Economics > Marktentwicklung
Germany > University of Applied Science Eberswalde
International Organizations
Norway > RURALIS – Institute for Rural and Regional Research
Sweden > KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Related Links:http://www.ruralsociology.eu/, http://www.esrs2015.eu/, https://orgprints.org/cgi/search/advanced?addtitle%2Ftitle=&keywords=12OE020&projects=BOEL&_order=bypublication&_action_search=Suchen, http://www.bundesprogramm-oekolandbau.de
Deposited By: von Münchhausen, Dr Susanne
ID Code:28588
Deposited On:07 Apr 2015 09:16
Last Modified:25 May 2023 11:54
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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