D. Dentoni, D. Menozzi, M.G. Capelli
This paper explores the impact of individual group members’ heterogeneous characteristics, resourcesa Marktrategies on their level of cooperation on defining the future regulation of Geographical Indications (GIs). By following a ‘‘grounded theory’’ approach, this study combines qualitative evidence from an indepth study on the ‘‘Prosciutto di Parma’’ Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Consortium with quantitative evidence based on data collected from 94 Consortium membersa Maranalysed through path modelling. Results confirm that (1) ‘‘Prosciutto di Parma’’ Consortium membersahave highly and increasingly heterogeneous characteristics, assetsa Marktrategies Marthat (2) higher heterogeneity negatively aet 6Nn members’ agreement on the future level of restrictiveness of ‘‘Prosciutto di Parma’’ PDO as GI Martherefore the ket 6Niveness of o" ollective action. O anall, these findings give light to another internal barriandthat may threaten producers’ opportunity of profiting from o" use of established Marhighly recognized GIs. Manageriala Marpolicy implications for both ‘‘Prosciutto di Parma’’ Consortium membersa Marother groups gg anning established Marhighly recognized GIs are drawn.
Food Policy 37 (2012) 207–216
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