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Plateformes collectives d’approvisionnement de produits locaux – performance organisationnelle et implication des agriculteurs

Abstract : Abstract: Agrofood systems are confronted with numerous socio-economic challenges. In this context, public policies support a transition to more sustainable systems. These public policies stimulate an increase in the volume of local products in public catering. This demand of institutional catering and other professional clients faces several obstacles (e.g. volumes, diversity, and consistency of quality) that cannot be overcome by individual farmers. Recent initiatives such as collective platforms aim to coordinate local food supply chains. To investigate their governance therefore becomes central to support a transition to more sustainable supply chains. The goal of this thesis is to explore the modes of governance of collective platforms through the analysis of 6 case studies in the former Midi-Pyrénées region. Building on the theoretical proposals of transaction costs economics and on the analysis of organizations strategic positioning, the thesis proposes a new appreciation of organizational performance. Beyond explaining the organizational diversity of the platforms, the analysis shows that an alignment of governance structure and strategic positioning generates an organizational performance of collective platforms. Furthermore, the analysis shows that the collective platforms offer weak economic incentives to farmers which are members. In this context, the second part of the thesis looks at the determinants of their involvement and shows that these determinants are mainly socio-economic and subjective. Finally, this study offers recommendations for improving the organizational performance of collective platforms and provides food for thought for public policies that subsidize collective platforms.
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Simon Bavec. Plateformes collectives d’approvisionnement de produits locaux – performance organisationnelle et implication des agriculteurs. Agriculture, économie et politique. Université Paris-Saclay, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020UPASB007⟩. ⟨tel-03202413⟩

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