Role of Contracts in Agro-Industrial Coordination: A Look Beyond Markets
Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 385-420, 2005
Posted: 31 Oct 2005
This essay departs from the question about the limited adoption of the contractual approach in the field of Agricultural Economics in Brazil. It discusses the relevance of the contractual approach to the theory of the firm, presents the evolution of the studies of coordination in food chains in Brazil and abroad, and concludes suggesting a research and educational agenda for applied Agricultural Economics.
Keywords: transaction costs, contracts in agriculture, theory of the firm
JEL Classification: Q12, L22
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