Network combinations and value creation in fair trade organizations

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Abstract

This paper reports on an extensive qualitative and observational research project exploring inter-firm relationships in an extended network of fair trade organizations. The research finds that different combinations of exploitation processes and organizational heterogeneity enable the identification of a typology of relationships. Moreover, these relationships exhibit varying levels of value creation. The research indicates that value creation is influenced by homogeneity of purpose and homogeneity of resource; moderate to high homogeneity of purpose combined with low homogeneity of resources results in the most value-creating relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 6 Aug 201010 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period6/08/1010/08/10

Keywords

  • fair trade
  • networks
  • social capital
  • inter-firm relationships

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    Davies, I. (2010). Network combinations and value creation in fair trade organizations. Paper presented at 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010, Montreal, QC, Canada.