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Exploring the dilemma of local sourcing versus international development - The case of the flower industry

Holt, D and Watson, A (2008) Exploring the dilemma of local sourcing versus international development - The case of the flower industry. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

This paper examines the debate surrounding local versus international sourcing of retail products, particularly food and flowers, in light of the emerging carbon imperative. It begins by examining the Fairtrade market and then examines 'food miles' and carbon impact. The complexity of sourcing decisions when considering both international development issues and the emerging carbon agenda is considered using the case of the cut flower industry. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Business Strategy and the Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
Depositing User: Diane Holt
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 15:51
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11133

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