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Microeconometric analysis of wine grape supply contracts in Australia

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  • Iain Fraser

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This paper examines wine grape supply contracts used in the main grape growing regions of Australia. An empirical analysis provides insight into specific aspects of contract design and implementation. Statistical analyses of sample data reveal differences between regions in contract specifications. Lower quality grape growing regions place a greater reliance on grape quality assessment to determine bonus/penalty payments compared to higher quality regions. Contracts in higher quality regions place greater emphasis on explicit winery involvement and direction in vineyard management. Results indicate that longer duration contracts are more inclusive in terms of the number of clauses included. Evidence of risk shifting (i.e., winery to grower) for high quality grapes is reported, where the price received by growers is determined by the bottle price of the wine produced. Copyright 2005 Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc. and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd..

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Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 49 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (03)
Pages: 23-46

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Handle: RePEc:bla:ajarec:v:49:y:2005:i:1:p:23-46

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  2. Bardos, Krisztina & Ferto, Imre, 2006. "The Contract Choice of Retailers in Hungarian Beef Sector," 99th Seminar, February 8-10, 2006, Bonn, Germany 7746, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Zoltán Bakucs, Lajos & Fertő, Imre & Szabó, Gábor G., 2010. "Contractual relationships in the Hungarian milk sector," IAMO Forum 2010: Institutions in Transition – Challenges for New Modes of Governance 52700, Leib­niz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO).
  4. Paulson, Nicholas D. & Katchova, Ani L. & Lence, Sergio H., 2008. "Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Marketing Contract Structures," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6080, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  5. Imre Ferto & Bakucs Lajos Zoltan & Sándor Elek & Csaba Forgacs, 2011. "Contracts in Hungarian Food Chains," MIC 2011: Managing Sustainability? Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Portorož, 23–26 November 2011 [Selected Papers], University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper.

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