Sustainability entrepreneurship to address large distances in international food supply

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International food supply is often associated with negative externalities including injustices across the economic value chain favoring trade over production and processing, significant transport‐related greenhouse gas emissions, and poor working conditions in the regions where food is being produced or processed. Relevant proxies for this situation seem to be large distances, specifically, large geographical and relational distances. Sustainability entrepreneurship demonstrates innovative practices to address large distances in international food supply. We describe five entrepreneurial solution approaches and illustrate them with empirical cases to facilitate learning across cases and support wider adoption of these practices. Our study provides food scholars, entrepreneurs, and businesses with evidence and insights on how to foster sustainable food supply through overcoming large distances.
ZeitschriftBusiness Strategy and Development
Seiten (von - bis)318-331
Anzahl der Seiten14
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.09.2020

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Funding Information:
This research was made possible within the graduate school “Processes of Sustainability Transformation,” which is a cooperation between Leuphana University of Lüneburg and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Robert Bosch Stiftung (12.5.F082.0021.0). We also thank Marlon Rommel for the literature review on sustainability challenges as part of his bachelor thesis written at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and supervised by two of the authors (H. W. and D. J. L.).

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© 2019 The Authors. Business Strategy and Development published by ERP Environment and John Wiley & Sons Ltd

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