volume 20, issue 4, P61-71 2016
DOI: 10.1108/mbe-08-2016-0043
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Mario Pezzillo Iacono, Vincenza Esposito, Lorenzo Mercurio, Marcello Martinez

Abstract: Purpose The aim of this paper is to interpret the concept of a business model from the pattern of coordination mechanisms used by an Italian wine cooperative to manage its inter-organizational relationships. Design/methodology/approach The business model is taken as the structure and governance of the relationships between the focal firm and its exchange partners. The empirical analysis is based on a qualitative investigation, analyzing material collected at the Farming Cooperative Gran Cru. Findings Seve…

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