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Vertical Relationships and Coordination in the Food System : Contributions to Economics - Giovanni Galizzi

Vertical Relationships and Coordination in the Food System

Contributions to Economics

By: Giovanni Galizzi (Editor), Luciano Venturini (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1999
ISBN: 9783790811926
Number Of Pages: 641

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New analysis and empirical evidence on several topics such as the determinants of shape and nature of the vertical relationships in the food system, the determinants of vertical co-ordination and competition, types and mechanisms of co-ordination as well as the consequences for competitiveness, consumer welfare and policy implications are provided. The focus is on vertical issues at different stages of the food chain with a particular emphasis on the increasing role played by retailers in shaping the vertical relationships in the food system through the development of food supply-chain management.

Introductionp. 1
The Economics of Vertical Coordination
Vertical Relationships: Economic Theory and Empirical Evidencep. 7
Capabilities, Transaction Costs, and Vertical Coordination in the Food Systemp. 21
The Economics of Private Label Pricing and Channel Coordinationp. 39
Towards a Theory of Successful Vertical Cooperation in the Food Systemp. 61
Value Differentiation in Agriculture: Driving Forces and Complementaritiesp. 93
Backward Linkages and Strategic Firm Behavior: An Application to International Tradep. 113
A Structural Vector Error-Correction Model of Price Time Series to Detect Bottleneck Stages within a Marketing Channelp. 129
The Effect of Economic Integration in Oligopolistic Marketsp. 143
Globalization's Consequences for Vertical Coordination and Competition in the Food Systemp. 157
Export Subsidies in a Vertically-Interrelated Marketing System: The Case of Durum Wheat and Pastap. 181
Contractual Relationships and Mechanisms of Coordination
Internationalization and Vertical Relationships in the Dutch Agrifood Sectorp. 197
The Economics of Learning-based Strategies and Structural Changes in the U.S. Pork Chain: A System Dynamics Perspectivep. 211
Couponing as a Horizontal and Vertical Strategy: Theory and Effectsp. 225
Motives, Consequences and Determinants of Vertical Contractual Relations in Agriculture: Some Results of an Empirical Investigation in Germanyp. 251
Contracts Between Farmers and Farmers' Processing Co-operatives: A Principal-Agent Approach for the Potato Starch Industryp. 267
Manufacturer Strategies in the European Food Industryp. 285
Supermarkets and Co-ordination Forms in the Food Sectorp. 311
Effects of Contractual Terms on the Balance of Riskp. 337
The Role of Quality Assurance in Food Retailer-Manufacturer Relations: The Case of Food Safety Controls in the Supply of Retailer Own-branded Products in the UKp. 347
Supply Chain Integration, Category Management and the Italian Food Retail Sectorp. 371
Farmer's Choice about Market and Contract with Price Riskp. 395
Intellectual Property Rights and the Welfare Effects of Agricultural RandDp. 405
Coordination Without Vertical Integration: The Case of the French Food Systemp. 433
The Efficient Consumer Response Initiative: Implications for Vertical Relationships Throughout the U.S. Food Systemp. 443
Vertical Coordination in Agribusiness and Food Industry: The Challenge of Developing Successful Partnershipsp. 453
Case Studies
Coordination Mechanisms in the Agro-industrial System. The Case of High-Oleic Sunflowerp. 469
Public Intervention in Vertically Related Markets with an Application to Dairy Policyp. 487
Vertical Coordination and Competitiveness: The Case of High Quality and Aged Foodsp. 503
Vertical Coordination in the Dutch Livestock Industry: Determinants, Developments and Performancep. 519
Forward Contract Versus Spot Market: The Case of the French Beef Chainp. 535
Specific Quality and Evolution of Market Coordination Forms: The Case of Environmentally Friendly Food Productsp. 547
Competitiveness and Vertical Coordination in the Apulian Agro-Food Systemp. 561
Coordination Efficiency: Proposals for a Framework. An Illustration with the Fresh Tomato Sector in Francep. 579
Creating a Central Party to Manage a Web of Contracts: The Case of Franchising in the French Milling Industryp. 597
Vertical Integration, Causation and Price Transmission in the Spanish Hog Industryp. 611
Market Coordination in the U.S. Rice Industry: Firm Responses to Changing Demands for Product Qualityp. 629
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ISBN: 9783790811926
ISBN-10: 3790811920
Series: Contributions to Economics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 641
Published: 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.35
Weight (kg): 0.91