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The Economic Organizations of Short Supply Chains


  • Fondse, Mirjam
  • Wubben, Emiel F.M.
  • Kortstee, Harry
  • Pascucci, Stefano


Short food supply chains (SFSCs) are economic organizations which can contribute to rural development. We propose a first analysis of their main features and suggest a way for analysing them through the lens of organizational economics. SFSCs are based on proximity between consumers and producers, economic added-value, re-distributive principles and sustainability. They mainly rely on informal and socially-embedded governance mechanisms. We derive insights for better link SFSCs and policy design.

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  • Fondse, Mirjam & Wubben, Emiel F.M. & Kortstee, Harry & Pascucci, Stefano, 2012. "The Economic Organizations of Short Supply Chains," 126th Seminar, June 27-29, 2012, Capri, Italy 128205, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa126:128205

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    2. Valérie Bossi Fedrigotti & Christian Fischer, 2014. "The supply chain of sweet chestnuts in South Tyrol," ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 16(1), pages 117-137.
    3. Bonanno, Alessandro & Cembalo, L. & Caracciolo, Francesco & Dentoni, D. & Pascucci, S., 2013. "Farms’ Performance and Short Supply Chains in Italy: an Econometric Analysis," 2013 Second Congress, June 6-7, 2013, Parma, Italy 149899, Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA).

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    Short food supply chains; economic organizations; rural development; Industrial Organization; Q13;

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    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness

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