Ethical Values in a Post‑Industrial Economy: The Case of the Organic Farmers’ Market in Granada (Spain)
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Ethical valuesPost-industrial economyAgroecologyOrganic farmers' marketGranada
Vázquez, A.M., del Moral, J.A.M. Ethical Values in a Post-Industrial Economy: The Case of the Organic Farmers’ Market in Granada (Spain). J Agric Environ Ethics 35, 9 (2022). [https://doi.org/10.1007/s10806-022-09879-2]
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The importance of the collective management of immaterial resources is a key variable in the valorisation of products in a post-industrial economy. The purpose of this paper is to analyse how, in post-industrial economies, it is possible to devise alternative forms of mediation between producers and consumers, such as organic farmers’ markets, to curb the appropriation of rent by transnational and/or local business elites from the value created by immaterial resources. More specifically, we analyse those aspects of the collective management of ethical values that, in the case of organic farmers’ markets, can be a strategic source of competitive advantage for local producers. In this paper, the Ecomercado de Granada is studied as an example of mediation between production and consumption in a post-industrial economy.