An examination of Fairtrade impact disclosure practices

Semeen, Homaira (2016) An examination of Fairtrade impact disclosure practices. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

This study extends important insights into the motivation behind the Fairtrade impact disclosures the Fairtrade licensors, Fairtrade Labelling Organization International (FLO), and some of its major licensees. Reflecting on Bourdieu's institutional sociology and using thematic analysis method, this study reveals that Fairtrade impact disclosures are used to mediate the tension, challenges, and contradictions persist in the field. The findings provide important insights about the legitimizing strategy of the dominant Fairtrade organizations. Such insights are imperative for the regulatory bodies, social activists and academics working for the development of the accountability practices within the Fairtrade field.

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ID Code: 93019
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Islam, Azizul & Quayle, Annette
Keywords: Bourdieu’s institutional sociology, Doxa, Fairtrade impact disclosures, Fairtrade organizations, legitimising strategy, social and environmental accounting, symbolic domination system
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2016 02:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 04:57

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