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Are Fair Trade Goods Credence Goods? A New Proposal, with French Illustrations

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  • Gaëlle Balineau

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  • Ivan Dufeu
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Business Ethics.

    Volume (Year): 92 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 331-345

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:92:y:2010:i:2:p:331-345

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    Keywords: asymmetric information; credence goods; Fair Trade; indeterminate goods; labels; uncertainty;

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    Cited by:
    1. Ruben, Ruerd & Fort, Ricardo, 2012. "The Impact of Fair Trade Certification for Coffee Farmers in Peru," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(3), pages 570-582.
    2. Katri Karjalainen & Claire Moxham, 2013. "Focus on Fairtrade: Propositions for Integrating Fairtrade and Supply Chain Management Research," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 116(2), pages 267-282, August.
    3. Gaëlle BALINEAU, 2012. "Disentangling the Effects of Fair Trade on the Quality of Malian Cotton," Working Papers P39, FERDI.
    4. Gaëlle BALINEAU, 2012. "Disentangling the Effects of Fair Trade on the Quality of Malian Cotton," Working Papers P39, FERDI.
    5. Balineau, Gaëlle, 2013. "Disentangling the Effects of Fair Trade on the Quality of Malian Cotton," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 241-255.

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