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

David Oglethorpe, Yevhen Baranchenko

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
EventThe 8th International Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 1 Sep 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe 8th International Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management Research
Period1/09/10 → …

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