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

Holt, Diane and Watson, Anna (2008) Exploring the dilemma of local sourcing versus international development - the case of the flower industry. Business Strategy and the Environment, 17 (5). pp. 318-329. ISSN 0964-4733

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Holt, Diane and Watson, Anna
Description:

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.

Official Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bse.623
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: food miles; flower industry; international development; consumers
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Wiley-Blackwell
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: July 2008
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1002/bse.623
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 14:57
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 14:57
Item ID: 6074
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6074

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