Saturday, November 10, 2012

How value networks can articulate with the present economy - an example in food preparation and distribution

Yesterday I had a conversation with my friend Paul about the advantages of value network over classical structures, including co-ops.

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Context
Paul is involved in #occupy Montreal and they are now organizing a center for preparation and distribution of vegan food in Montreal. They also want it to be very local. This operation would require gathering products from different local farmers, cooking/preparing, packaging and distributing raw or prepared food. 

Question
Should they create a co-op or a value network

My answer 
They can have a co-op embedded within a value network.