Understanding stakeholder viewpoints for foodservice localization: the potential of the leadership viewpoint
Josephine, Greer; Mirosa, Miranda; Spence, Heather
Localization has been identified as an area to improve foodservice sustainability. We asked the research question “What are the dominant shared stakeholder viewpoints about local food in a college foodservice and how might an understanding of these be used to help management localize the foodservice?” We used Q methodology to group stakeholders (students, foodservice manager and staff, college staff and food suppliers) into four dominant shared stakeholder viewpoints. “The Leadership Viewpoint” showed the capacity to drive foodservice change. The study explores “The Leadership Viewpoint” of stakeholders in a college foodservice setting, which other dietetic professionals can compare to their own organizations.
Publisher: Foodservice Systems Management Educational Council and the National Association of College & University Food Services
Published in: Journal of Foodservice Management & Education, volume 10, issue 1
Keywords: localization; leadership; dominant shared viewpoints; Foodservice
Research Type: Journal Article