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    Understanding the role of environmental quality attributes in food-related rural enterprise competitiveness

    Yamoah, Fred (2019) Understanding the role of environmental quality attributes in food-related rural enterprise competitiveness. Journal of Environmental Management 247 , pp. 152-160. ISSN 0301-4797.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the role of environmental quality attributes in food-related rural enterprise competitiveness in Denmark, using qualitative interviews. The results of the analysis demonstrate that in the quest to minimize small-market and location limitations, food-related rural enterprises are increasingly offering products with labels such as ‘quality’, ‘green’, or ‘ethical’ and ‘sustainability’ to justify high premiums for their products. Thus, environmental quality attributes are becoming prevalent and important business strategy for rural food-related enterprises in the selected communities. The results also establish that undertaking sustainable activities has been influenced by institutional policies that reward environmental conservation with subsidies and other resources. These findings contribute to our understanding of the growing relevance of environmental quality attributes in food-related rural enterprise performance.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Environmental quality attributes, Competitiveness, Rural food-related enterprise, Environmental sustainability, Denmark
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Fred Yamoah
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2019 13:02
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 18:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27910

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