Network combinations and value creation in fair trade organizations

Iain A. Davies

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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
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care
Subtitle of host publicationPassion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
PublisherAcademy of Management
Pages1-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Davies, I. A. (2010). Network combinations and value creation in fair trade organizations. In Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010 (pp. 1-6). Academy of Management.