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Critical perspectives on Fair Trade: an introduction.

Gibbon, J and Sliwa, M (2012) 'Critical perspectives on Fair Trade: an introduction.' Critical Perspectives on International Business, 8 (4). pp. 272-276. ISSN 1742-2043

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Purpose ? This editorial article aims to introduce the special issue of Critical Perspectives on International Business entitled ?Critical perspectives on fair trade?. Design/methodology/approach ? The editorial provides a brief overview of the subject of fair trade, with an emphasis on the critical arguments that have been put forward in relation to the fair trade movement. It then locates the four papers included in this special issue within extant debates on fair trade. Findings ? While the fair trade movement has been attracting the attention of scholars for over a decade, there is still space and scope for academic debate, and especially for empirical studies focusing on different aspects of fair trade initiatives. This special issue contributes to addressing the current gap in critical studies of fair trade. Research limitations/implications ? Further research on fair trade is needed to inform both academic thinking and policy. Originality/value ? The editorial fulfils an informative role of introducing the readers to the topics covered in the articles included in the special issue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical perspectives; Developing countries; Fair trade; Fairtrade International; Global economy; Inequality; Poverty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 15:27
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:22

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