Participation for what? Organizational roles, quality conventions and purchasing behaviors in solidarity purchasing groups

Filippo Barbera, Joselle Dagnes & Roberto Di Monaco (2021)

Journal of Rural Studies, 73, pp. 243-251


– Quality of the exchange relationship distinguishes Solidarity Purchase Groups (SPGs) from conventional food chains.

– Exchanges in an organized setting with specific organizational roles qualify SPGs member as meaning-making prosumers.

– Intrinsic motivation, shared values, and meaning-making mechanisms are correlated with consumer attitudes and roles.

– The organizational SPGs context allows members to modulate their ideological or expressive relationship with the producers.

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