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Globalisation in the Food Industries?

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  • Traill, Bruce

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This paper reviews the various dimensions of globalization and assesses their importance and implications for the food industries. Consumer markets are developing cross-border segments, but strong local assumption patterns remain; trade in processed foods is growing strongly, but is limited because foods are bulky and often perishable; foreign production by multinational food enterprises is increasing, but much of their activity remains 'multi-domestic.' Nevertheless, the trends are all towards globalization and this has important implications for productivity and growth, market integration small and medium-sized enterprises, agriculture and industrial policy. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics in its journal European Review of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 24 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3-4 ()
Pages: 390-410

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Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:24:y:1997:i:3-4:p:390-410

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  1. Susan Senior Nello, 2002. "Food and Agriculture in an Enlarged EU," EUI-RSCAS Working Papers 58, European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (RSCAS).
  2. Samir Mili & Manuel Rodr�guez Z��iga, 2001. "Exploring future developments in international olive oil trade and marketing: A Spanish perspective," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(3), pages 397-415.
  3. Morrison Paul, Catherine J., 2000. "Productivity And Efficiency In The U.S. Food System, Or, Might Cost Factors Support Increasing Mergers And Concentration?," Working Papers 11983, University of California, Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  4. Noelke, Corinna M. & Caswell, Julie A., 2000. "A Model Of The Implementation Of Quality Management Systems For Credence Attributes," 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL 21874, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  5. Strandskov, Jesper & Hundahl, Lone & Laursen, Christina, 1999. "Strategic marketing types: Evidence from the European meat processing industry," MAPP Working Papers 60, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, The MAPP Centre.
  6. Yvonne J. Acheampong & James E. Epperson & Timothy A. Park & Lewell F. Gunter, 2004. "Profitability adjustment patterns in international food and consumer products industries," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 20(1), pages 31-43.
  7. van Berkum, Siemen & van Meijl, Hans, 2000. "The application of trade and growth theories to agriculture: a survey," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 44(4), December.
  8. Dan A. Petrovici & Christopher Ritson & Mitchell Ness, 2005. "Exploring disparities and similarities in European food consumption patterns," Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurales, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 75, pages 24-49.
  9. Catherine Morrison Paul, 2003. "Productivity and Efficiency Measurement in Our “New Economy”: Determinants, Interactions, and Policy Relevance," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 19(2), pages 161-177, April.
  10. Senauer, Benjamin & Venturini, Luciano, 2005. "The Globalization of Food Systems: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Patterns," Working Papers 14304, University of Minnesota, The Food Industry Center.

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