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Multi-stakeholder sustainability alliances in agri-food chains: a framework for multi-disciplinary research, Dentoni, Domenico, and H. Peterson Christopher , International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2011///, Volume 14, Issue 5, p.83 - 108, (2011)

This study provides a definition of Multi-Stakeholder Sustainability Alliances (MSSAs) based on describing the platforms formed and/or joined by the fifty largest food and beverage multi-national corporations (MNCs). It develops an inductive framework on how MNCs use MSSAs to effectively signal...

Developing human capital for agri-food firms’ multi-stakeholder interactions, Dentoni, Domenico, Blok Vincent, Lans Thomas, and Wesselink Renate , International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2012///, Volume 15, Issue Special Issue A, p.61 - 68, (2012)

This essay discusses: (1) the current agri-food firms’ need of interacting with multiple stakeholders to undertake sustainable strategies effectively; (2) the relationship between human capital and firm capabilities to effectively interact with multiple stakeholders; and (3) a list of...

Drivers and barriers to sustainable purchasing practices in the cocoa sector, Phillips, David, and Tallontire Anne , Economic Geography Research Group Working Paper Series, 2007///, Kent, UK, (2007)

This paper highlights a growing consensus among the key stakeholders involved in cocoa trade on principles underlying sustainable purchasing practices. Since the emergence of numerous initiatives that challenge conventional tropical commodity trading, sustainability in the sourcing and supply of...

This study compares the approaches of Fair Trade (FT) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the context of the cocoa industry. FT and CSR converge with respect to their market-based approach, their provision of private regulation in value chains, and their objective to offer a...

The Ghanaian state and inclusive upgrading in the global cocoa chain, Laven, Anna C. , Value chains, social inclusion and economic cevelopment: contrasting theories and realities, 2012, Volume 88, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK, (2012)

This study uses the case of cocoa in Ghana to analyse how governance in international cocoa chains - driven by a combination of concentration, sustainability standards and uncertainty in global sourcing - combines or contrasts with (i) interventions and regulations by the state at the national...

Global restructuring and liberalization: Côte d’Ivoire and the end of the international cocoa market?, Losch, B. , Journal of Agrarian Change, 2002, Volume 2, Issue 2, p.206 - 227, (2002)

The restructuring of the world cocoa market has concluded with the liberalization of the sector in the world's leading producing country, Cote d’Ivoire, clearing the way for domination by an oligopoly of global companies. This paper describes how Ivory Coast's share of world production created...

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