Critical Perspectives on International Business


Volume 8 issue 4 - Published November 2012


Special Issue: Critical perspectives on fair trade

Guest editors: Jane Gibbon and Martyna Sliwa


Critical perspectives on Fair Trade: an introduction
Jane Gibbon, Martyna Sliwa (pp. 272 - 276)
Keywords: Critical perspectives, Developing countries, Fair trade, Fairtrade International, Global economy, Inequality, Poverty
Article type: Literature review
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Fair enough? Women and Fair Trade
Louise McArdle, Pete Thomas (pp. 277 - 294)
Keywords: Development, Empowerment, Fair Trade, Gender
Article type: Literature review
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Seeking to maintain the integrity of the fair trade model: a case study of Trade Aid importers
Christina Stringer (pp. 295 - 308)
Keywords: Business ethics, Corporate governance, Fair trade, International trade, Mainstreaming, Relational governance, Socially orientated organizations, Trade Aid
Article type: Research paper
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Creating and maintaining Fair Trade: Meanings and practices of four Southern Fair Trade enterprises
Ann Le Mare (pp. 309 - 328)
Keywords: Bangladesh, Business ethics, Business practices, Fair Trade, Handicrafts, International trade, Meanings
Article type: Research paper
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The labour behind the (Fair Trade) label
Eileen Davenport, Will Low (pp. 329 - 348)
Keywords: Archetypes, Business ethics, Fair trade, International trade, Labour rights, Mainstreaming, Marketing
Article type: Conceptual paper
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