The Emergence of a Standards Market: Multiplicity of Sustainability Standards in the Global Coffee Industry

@article{Reinecke2012TheEO,
  title={The Emergence of a Standards Market: Multiplicity of Sustainability Standards in the Global Coffee Industry},
  author={Juliane Reinecke and S. Manning and Oliver von Hagen},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={791 - 814}
}
The growing number of voluntary standards for governing transnational arenas is presenting standards organizations with a problem. While claiming that they are pursuing shared, overarching objectives, at the same time they are promoting their own respective standards that are increasingly similar. By developing the notion of ‘standards markets’, this paper examines this tension and studies how different social movement and industry-driven standards organizations compete as well as collaborate… Expand
Governing for Growth: Standards, Emergent Markets, and the Lenient Zone of Qualification for Green Bonds
This article seeks to provide a critical perspective on the roles and effects of standards in governing new markets for sustainability. Departing from a narrow, technocratic interpretation ofExpand
Competition and Cooperation in the Market of Voluntary Sustainability Standards
Voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) have proliferated over the last two decades. Currently there are at least more than 400 schemes operating internationally. The paper starts with a descriptionExpand
The Rise of Buyer-Driven Sustainability Governance: Emerging Trends in the Global Coffee Sector
The coffee industry connects millions of smallholder farmers with global markets and has historically been a frontrunner in sustainability efforts. Yet, the governance of this value chain and itsExpand
Escalation of Governance: Effects of Voluntary Standardization on Organizations, Markets and Standards in Swiss Fair Trade [1]
Voluntary standards are a ubiquitous phenomenon in modern society that has recently started to attract sociologists’ profound interest. This paper concentrates on formal standardization over the longExpand
Embedding the Multinational Corporation in Transnational Sustainability Governance
This chapter explores the embedding of the multinational corporation in new forms of global governance through the proliferation of transnational private regulatory and public–private regulatoryExpand
Explaining variation in the multiplicity of private social and environmental regulation: a multi-case integration across the coffee, forestry and textile sectors
Amid concerns for a regulatory void in transnational fields, the principle of private regulation has become institutionalized. Many sectors have seen the emergence of multiple and overlappingExpand
Introduction: multiplicity and plurality in the world of standards
Globalization is often described as a chaotic process which signals the end of national institutions’ ability to regulate markets. However, a closer look reveals a new world of standards andExpand
Transnational Sustainability Laws
Transnational standards related to the environmental and social sustainability of production processes are becoming commonplace governance tools in the global economy. This book demonstrates howExpand
Politics of private regulation: ISEAL and the shaping of transnational sustainability governance
Scholars describe the proliferation of sustainability standards by multi-stakeholder initiatives as part of an organizational field for sustainability. The aim of this article is to gain a betterExpand
The Political Dynamics of Sustainable Coffee: Contested Value Regimes and the Transformation of Sustainability
The global coffee sector has seen a transformation towards more ‘sustainable’ forms of production, and, simultaneously, the continued dominance of mainstream coffee firms and practices. We examineExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 104 REFERENCES
National Contexts Matter: The Co-Evolution of Sustainability Standards in Global Value Chains
In this paper, we investigate the role of key industry and other stakeholders and their embeddedness in particular national contexts in driving the proliferation and co-evolution of sustainabilityExpand
Institutional Emergence in an Era of Globalization: The Rise of Transnational Private Regulation of Labor and Environmental Conditions1
Why have systems of “transnational private regulation” recently emerged to certify corporate social and environmental performance? Different conceptions of institutional emergence underlie differentExpand
The Contribution of Environmental and Social Standards Towards Ensuring Legitimacy in Supply Chain Governance
Increasingly, companies implement social and environmental standards as instruments towards corporate social responsibility (CSR) in supply chains. This is based on the assumption that such standardsExpand
World Politics and Organizational Fields: The Case of Transnational Sustainability Governance
Transnational rule-making organizations have proliferated in the area of sustainability politics. In this article, we explore why these organizations share a set of core features that appear overlyExpand
Accountability Arrangements in Non-State Standards Organizations: Instrumental Design and Imitation
This paper analyses accountability arrangements in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and other organizations that set standards for certification and eco-labelling. It focuses on two types ofExpand
Accountability in a Global Economy: The Emergence of International Accountability Standards
This article assesses the proliferation of international accountability standards (IAS) in the recent past. We provide a comprehensive overview about the different types of standards and discussExpand
Why Do Private Governance Organizations Not Converge? A Political-Institutional Analysis of Transnational Labor Standards Regulation
Voluntary governance arrangements focusing on responsible business behavior have proliferated over the past decades, and in many sectors of industry, different governance organizations now competeExpand
Fighting Standards with Standards: Harmonization, Rents, and Social Accountability in Certified Agrofood Networks
In this paper I explore the remaking of globalized standards through harmonization, and its impact upon certified-organic and fair-trade agrofood networks. I focus on certification standards andExpand
Transnational Governance: Marketization: From intellectual agenda to global policy-making
A distinctive feature of the contemporary period of globalization is a powerful trend towards marketization in many regions of the world. The term “marketization” refers both to market ideologies andExpand
Collaborative Governance 2.0
Purpose – This paper aims to explore how existing collaborative governance arrangements in the context of corporate responsibility (e.g. the Global Reporting Initiative and Social AccountabilityExpand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...