Partnering for change in chains : on the capacity of partnerships to promote sustainable change in global agricultural commodity chains

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Bitzer, V.C. (2011)
  • Publisher: Gildeprint Drukkerijen

Partnerships mirror the changing nature of the relationships among state, business and civil society organizations, and are often considered as innovative mechanisms to overcome single actor failure in the context of globalization. This thesis analyzes the capacity of p... View more
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    2 Intersectoral partnerships for a sustainable coffee chain: Really addressing sustainability or just picking (coffee) cherries? ...................................... 39 2.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 39 2.2 Research strategy ....................................................................................................... 41 2.3 Analytical framework ............................................................................................... 42 2.4 Depicting partnerships in the coffee chain and the actors involved.......... 45 2.5 The chain level of partnership activities............................................................. 46 2.6 The functions of partnerships in light of the sustainability challenges of the coffee chain .......................................................................................................... 47 2.7 Standards and codes of conduct as a partnership strategy ........................... 50 2.8 The scope of partnerships ....................................................................................... 54 2.9 The influence of partnerships on coffee chain governance .......................... 55 2.10 Conclusion ................................................................................................................... 58

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