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School of Business and Management

Workshop: Fairtrade, History and Governance

8 July 2011

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: 5 Dean Rees House, Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London, WC1N 2AB

This workshop brings together practitioners and academics from different disciplines in economics, law, history, political
sciences and management, to discuss the theme of ‘Fairtrade, History and Governance’. It aims to answer key
questions such as: What is the actual impact of globalisation and global consumerism on fairtrade? What are the
implications of fairtrade certification on economic welfare? On what basis can the fairtrade phenomenon be genuinely
considered ethical? Are governance modes employed in fairtrade relevant in explaining local and regional
development? Is the impact of fairtrade very different when comparing distinct industries and countries? Who benefits
more from fairtrade, the producers or other potential gainers such as the distributors? How important are governmental
and legal institutions and non-governmental organizations in explaining success of fairtrade? How has the global brand
'fairtrade' developed, and what contributed to the enhancement of its reputation? Is fairtrade always beneficial for the
different actors in the value chain in terms of welfare?

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For more information please contact: 

Professor Teresa da Silva Lopes

Professor Brigitte Granville

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