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Cooperative strategies and value creation in sustainable food supply chain. Proceedings of the 54th SIDEA Conference

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ISBN-13: 9788891786883
Date of first publication: 2019-04-30

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Cooperative strategies and value creation in sustainable food supply chain. Proceedings of the 54th SIDEA Conference

Francesco Contò, Mariantonietta Fiore, Piermichele La Sala, Roberta Sisto

Pubblicato con licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione-Non Commerciale-Non opere derivate 3.0 Italia (CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT) nella collana Economia - Ricerche

This book contains the proceedings of the LIV Conference SIDEA and the XXV Convention SIEA, which were organized by the Department of Economics of the University of Foggia, for the first time, with the formula of a joint Conference titled “Cooperative strategies and value creation in sustainable food supply chain”, held in Bisceglie-Trani, from September 13th to 16th, 2017.

Cooperation in all its forms represents a valuable paradigm to define new horizons of development and build new organizational models of value creation according to a sustainable approach not referred to a single unit, but to the entire supply chain. Consequently, research perspectives affect the value added distribution issues along the value chain, the agricultural supply regulation, the social responsibility, the ability to offer a higher degree of food safety, and the promotion of organizational and social innovation.

Nevertheless, these concepts, which are valid in themselves, risk being infected by an exasperating interpretation of the current productivist logic and, thus, lose sight of the same value of those cooperative strategies and of the logic of fair distribution of the value, generated within the agri-food supply chains, and that this conference has debated.

Compared to all this, Italian agricultural economists wanted to reflect on how to bring the issue of cooperation back to the centre of economic logic and the governance of agri-food supply chains, also in relation to the use of environmental factors, which must be increasingly aimed at respecting the principles and values of the circular economy.

In this framework, the thematic areas, in which the First Joint SIDEA-SIEA Conference were structured, have allowed us to investigate the issue in all its aspects, starting from the analysis of the main production and consumption models, up to organizational models, forms of territorial, sectoral and environmental cooperation, and policies with which to add value to the supply chain.

About the Author/Volume editor: Francesco Contò

He is full professor of Agricultural Economics and Director of the Department of Economics of the University of Foggia.

About the Author/Volume editor: Mariantonietta Fiore

She is aggregate professor of Agricultural Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Foggia.

About the Author/Volume editor: Piermichele La Sala

He is aggregate professor of Agricultural Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Foggia.

About the Author/Volume editor: Roberta Sisto

She is associate professor of Agricultural Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Foggia.

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