Globalization and Profitability Adjustment Patterns in International Food and Consumer Products Industries

University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Faculty Series 00-16

25 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2000

See all articles by Yvonne J. Acheampong

Yvonne J. Acheampong

University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

James E. Epperson

University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Timothy A. Park

Economic Research Service, USDA

Lewell F. Gunter

University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Date Written: August 2000

Abstract

The study encompasses an analysis of the variation in speeds of profitability adjustment and accounting bias by developed country and firm size for two important agribusiness industries. Evidence of speeds of profitability adjustment and accounting bias varying by firm size was found in the beverage and tobacco industry and by country in the food and consumer products industry. This suggests that the competitive pressures of globilization are less of a factor in the food and consumer products industry.

JEL Classification: L100, L150, L660

Suggested Citation

Acheampong, Yvonne J. and Epperson, James E. and Park, Timothy A. and Gunter, Lewell, Globalization and Profitability Adjustment Patterns in International Food and Consumer Products Industries (August 2000). University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Faculty Series 00-16, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=240079 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.240079

Yvonne J. Acheampong

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James E. Epperson (Contact Author)

University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics ( email )

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Timothy A. Park

Economic Research Service, USDA ( email )

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United States
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Lewell Gunter

University of Georgia - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics ( email )

Athens, GA 30602-7509
United States
706-542-0765 (Phone)

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