Collaboration within food supply chains and the environmental benefits of the co-operative business model

Oglethorpe, David and Baranchenko, Yevhen (2010) Collaboration within food supply chains and the environmental benefits of the co-operative business model. In: The 8th International Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research, 29th September - 1st October 2010, Bordeaux, France.

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Abstract

Although the economic benefits of agricultural co operatives has received significant attention both from practitioners and academics, their environmental advantages remain
relatively under researched. This paper explores different aspects of co-operatives and how environmental benefits, especially climate change benefits, may be achieved through
increased co-operative activity within food supply chains. A qualitative case study approach is taken and a template analysis of interview data conducted to show that whilst co-operative businesses achieve efficiencies through economies of scale, knowledge/skills transfer, sharing of risks and other means, this may also lead to a co-incidental reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: D600 Food and Beverage studies
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 12:56
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 14:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9273

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