In a posting to localfoodsystems.org on Feb 04, 2010, Steve Bosserman introduced the idea of “Production Centered Local Economies”, and “People Centered Local Economies”. This article synthesizes Steve’s coining of those terms, and uses concepts developed by Sam Rose, Paul Hartzog and Richard C Adler of Forward Foundation to further explain the differences between these economies, from a business development perspective.
Product centered business supply chain development
- unlimited growth
- exclusive access to resources
- artificial scarcity around actually abundant resources (1)
- people filling roles in a linear system
- hoarding of surplus