Networks in socially embedded local food supply: the case of retailer co-operatives

Hingley, Martin (2010) Networks in socially embedded local food supply: the case of retailer co-operatives. Journal of Business Market Management, 4 (3). pp. 111-128. ISSN 1864-0753

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Abstract

This paper investigates network development in food retailing, in order to evaluate the role of retailer consumer co-operatives. Opportunity is seen to lie in niche (for example, local) markets and a social/ethical orientation. The method is single case and exploratory. Investigation shows that a co-operative can survive and add value as an alternative organizational form, when genuine social responsibility is experienced by a network consisting of the co-operative, its members, customers, suppliers and the community as a whole.

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Additional Information:This paper investigates network development in food retailing, in order to evaluate the role of retailer consumer co-operatives. Opportunity is seen to lie in niche (for example, local) markets and a social/ethical orientation. The method is single case and exploratory. Investigation shows that a co-operative can survive and add value as an alternative organizational form, when genuine social responsibility is experienced by a network consisting of the co-operative, its members, customers, suppliers and the community as a whole.
Keywords:Local Food, Networks, social responsibility, retailing, Co-operatives
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D600 Food and Beverage studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
L Social studies > L360 Socio-economics
N Business and Administrative studies > N240 Retail Management
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:4240
Deposited By: Rosaline Smith
Deposited On:18 Mar 2011 13:56
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:40

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