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The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
FAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework, Gottlieb, Mikkel , Department Psychology and Eduction, 06/2014, Volume Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Effect of crude oil price on Cocoa production in Nigeria (1961-2008): A cointergration and error correction modelling approach, Binuomote, S. O., and Odeniyi K. A. , Wilolud Journal, 09/2013, Volume 3, Issue 23, Nigeria, p.30, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Small-scale versus large-scale cocoa farming in Cameroon. Which farm type is more ready for the future?, Fule, Chi Bemieh , Department of Economics, 06/2013, Volume European Erasmus Mundus Master Program: Agricultural Food and Environmental, Uppsala, p.54, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
A product chain organisation study of certified Cocoa supply, Afrane, George, Arvidsson Rickard, Baumann Henrikke, Borg Josefin, Keller Emma, Canals Llorenç Milà í, and Selmer Julie K. , The 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, 08/2013, Gothenburg, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Internal Marketing Policy of Cocoa in Ghana: Farmers’ Incentives and Challenges, Adu-Appiah, A., A. Seini Wayo, Mensah-Bonsu A., and Dzomeku B.M. , International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, 12/2013, Volume 4, Issue 4, p.664, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Social Innovation Among Ethnics in Cocoa Farming at Sulawesi, Indonesia , Fahmid, Imam Mujahidin , Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare , 11/2013, Volume Vol.3, Issue 15, (2013) , (Academic Publication)

FAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework

TitleFAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGottlieb, Mikkel
Academic DepartmentDepartment Psychology and Eduction
DegreeSocial Entrepreneurship and Management
Date Published06/2014
UniversityROSKILDE UNIVERSITY
CityRoskilde
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsfair trade
Lead

Over the past decade Fair Trade (FT) has been praised as the miracle-cure to poverty globally, by securing a better deal for marginalised farmers and creating community development, while respecting the environment. In that sense, FT can seem to be in the scope of social entrepreneurship (SE) by addressing societal issues by means of creating social, economic and environmental value. Although in recent years FT has been subject for several critiques based upon inadequate improvements in the local communities. This research report is therefore inspired by the complexity of FT as a social entrepreneurial tool for development and poverty reduction. By a conducted field study in Uganda, the focus of this research report is on the social entrepreneurial elements or the lack of these in the NGO; RISE's FT activities and FT in general. By exploring social entrepreneurial concepts and indicators a social entrepreneurial framework (SEF) will be developed in order to investigate if FT is complementing or contradicting SE. This is done by interpreting the collected empirical data from the field study of RISE to the SEF. On a theoretical level it seems like the organisational culture of RISE and its FT activities are fitting within the SEF and can thus be viewed as complementing social entrepreneurship. Although in practical reality several lack of SE elements are identified which illustrates that RISE seems to be more like a traditional enterprise, with a single economic profit-oriented view on FT. In conclusion, FT in general is considered as contradicting SE, based upon its nature as a Western one-size fits all model. In order to address this, the research report stresses the importance of the development of a participatory africanisation strategy of FT. Thus, the report indicates that it is vital for RISE to africanise their FT activities, in order to create social, environmental and economic capital in the local communities of Mayuge.

URLhttp://rudar.ruc.dk/bitstream/1800/15450/1/Fair%20Trade%20-%20Contradicting%20or%20complementing%20SE.pdf

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