The present work aims at carrying out an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses ofthe ÒKOPROFIT certificationthrough an institutionalist framework capable of incorporating the role of enterprises, institutions and relationshipnetworks.Through the analysis of casestudies on cooperation and on the food farming industry it is possibie to subdivide thepossible markets into 4 stages of maturity, according to the different degree of interaction among the agents, and toinvestigate the present and future role of environmental certifications seen as social capital increase vectors, thanksto their capability of recognizing and producing a culture of quality and, therefore, of sustainable development.
Ökoprofit as a Public Good: SWOT Analysis of a Relationship Network / Bertolini, Paola; Cecchi, Antonio; Giovannetti, Enrico. - STAMPA. - (2006), pp. 111-123.