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dc.contributor.authorMars, Matthew M.
dc.contributor.authorSchau, Hope Jensen
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-02T18:22:55Z
dc.date.available2019-07-02T18:22:55Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.citationMars, M. M. and Schau, H. J. (2019), The Jazziness of Local Food Practice Work: Organization‐Level Ingenuity and the Entrepreneurial Formation and Evolution of Local Food Systems. Rural Sociology, 84: 257-283. doi:10.1111/ruso.12244en_US
dc.identifier.issn0036-0112
dc.identifier.issn1549-0831
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ruso.2019.84.issue-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/633274
dc.description.abstractLocal food systems (LFSs) are complex and diverse social structures. The processes that influence the formation and evolution of LFSs are obscure, relatively uncoordinated, and somewhat mysterious. This study develops a stronger understanding of such processes through a qualitative exploration of the influence of routine practice work at the organization level on the entrepreneurial development of two distinct LFSs in the Southwest region of the United States: southeastern Arizona and Albuquerque-Santa Fe. We gathered data between August 2014 and September 2017 through semistructured interviews with and direct observations of 53 local food practitioners operating in one of the two LFSs. Theoretical principles of institutional entrepreneurship, embedded agency, and practice work guided the study. The findings reveal three forms of ingenuity (technological, organizational, policy) that regularly emerge through the day-to-day organization-level work of local food practitioners. We argue that the system-level influence of these forms, whether intentional or not, are indicators of the embedded agency of the practitioners and their capacities to serve as institutional entrepreneurs. We discuss implications for both practice and future research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWILEYen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15490831/84/2en_US
dc.rights© 2018 by the Rural Sociological Societyen_US
dc.titleThe Jazziness of Local Food Practice Work: Organization-Level Ingenuity and the Entrepreneurial Formation and Evolution of Local Food Systemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Agr Leadership & Innovaten_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Mkten_US
dc.identifier.journalRURAL SOCIOLOGYen_US
dc.description.note12 month embargo; published online: 23 September 2018en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleRural Sociology
dc.source.volume84
dc.source.issue2


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