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A Comparison of Vertical Coordination in the U.S. Poultry, Egg, and Pork Industries

Steve Martinez

No 33773, Agricultural Information Bulletins from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Abstract: Changes in vertical coordination in the U.S. broiler, turkey, and egg industries decades ago may provide useful insight into more recent developments in the U.S. pork industry. The need to protect relationship- specific investments created incentives for contracts and vertical integration. In the presence of relationship-specific investments, market uncertainty from a number of sources helped determine the type of contract/vertical coordination alternative selected.

Keywords: Industrial Organization; Livestock Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 6
Date: 2002
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.33773

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