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Social Responsibility in the Global Market
Fair Trade of Cultural Products



July 1999 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Social Responsibility in the Global Market provides a practical, non-exploitative alternative for conducting business, which bridges the consumer's social concerns and the producer's financial concerns.

Mary Ann Littrell and Marsha Ann Dickson utilize in-depth case studies to introduce past successes and failures for seven Alternative Trading Organizations (ATOs). These organizations foster artisan empowerment, cultural integrity and business sustainability.

An integrative model synthesizes business conditions, tasks and skills imperative for effective functioning of a fair trade system in an increasingly global market.

In addition, the book offers practical finance for practitioners in international development, socially responsible businesses and consumers concerned about the impact of their marketplace decisions.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO FAIR TRADE IN THE GLOBAL MARKET
 
Philosophy, Practices and Organizational Culture
 
Scholarly Perspectives for Analysis of Fair Trade
 
PART TWO: INCOME, JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT THROUGH FAIR TRADE
 
Ten Thousand Villages
A Mission-Driven Journey

 
 
SERRV
Alternative Distribution, Philosophical Considerations and Hard Business Decisions

 
 
Pueblo to People
Balancing Politics and Business

 
 
Marketplace
Handwork of India 'Soaring with Strong Wings'

 
 
Focused Players with Pragmatic Approaches
 
PART THREE: DIVERSE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE SYSTEM OF FAIR TRADE
 
Artisan Producer Groups
'Our Hands Are Our Future'

 
 
ATO Consumers
Creative, Practical and Concerned

 
 
Challenges in Product Development
 
PART FOUR: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MAXIMIZING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH FAIR TRADE
 
Strategic Appropriateness for the Global Market
 
The Future for Alternative Trade Organizations

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Mary Ann Littrell

Department of Apparel, Educational Studies, and Hospitality Management at Iowa State University in Ames. Her PhD is from Purdue University. More About Author

Marsha Ann Dickson

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