Farmers’ intention to maintain quality certification

  • Philippos Karipidis, Dimitrios Tselempis
  • EuroMed Journal of Business, April 2014, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/emjb-04-2013-0015

Factors affecting farmers’ intention to maintain quality certification

What is it about?

A high percentage of certified farm businesses leave quality certification schemes some years after certification. The study explores farmers’ intention to stay under a quality certification scheme, and the factors that impact this intention.

Why is it important?

To our knowledge, there are no extant studies exploring farmers’ intention to maintain certification. In addition, we propose a novel theoretical framework, which should also be used in cases where quality-related changes in enterprises impact the income and quality of life of the enterprise owners, for instance in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Perspectives

Professor Philippos I. Karipidis
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki

The paper proposes a theoretical framework which could be used in cases where quality-related changes in businesses impact the income and quality of life of the enterprise owners, for instance in small and medium-sized enterprises. Interesting results are given which are accompanied with practical implications for public authorities, certifiers and food supply players in Greece.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/emjb-04-2013-0015

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