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A Risk Programming Approach for Analysing Contractual Choice in the Presence of Transaction Costs

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  • Dorward, Andrew

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A simple conceptual approach is developed that relates choice of utility-maximising contractual arrangements to transaction costs, transformation costs and risk associated with different arrangements. The approach provides a technique for incorporating transaction costs into risk programming models. A simple illustrative target MOTAD model is presented using hypothetical data, and changes in preferred contractual forms are examined as risk preferences, transaction costs and risks are varied. Copyright 1999 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): 26 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 479-92

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Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:26:y:1999:i:4:p:479-92

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  1. Dorward, Andrew & Kydd, Jonathan & Morrison, Jamie & Urey, Ian, 2002. "A Policy Agenda For Pro Poor Agricultural Growth," ADU Working Papers 10923, Imperial College at Wye, Department of Agricultural Sciences.
  2. Hardaker, J. Brian & Lien, Gudbrand D. & Van Asseldonk, Marcel A.P.M. & Richardson, James W. & Hegrenes, Agnar, 2008. "Risk programming and sparse data: how to get more reliable results," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 44051, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Fernández Olmos, Marta, 2010. "The performance implications of "grow or buy" decisions in the wine industry," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 256-264, June.
  4. Ji, Chen & de Felipe, Isabel & Briz, Julian & Trienekens, Jacques H., 2012. "An Empirical Study on Governance Structure Choices in China´s Pork Supply Chain," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 15(2).
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  6. Polman, Nico B.P. & Peerlings, Jack H.M., 2002. "The Role of Transaction Costs and Bargaining Power in Wildlife and Landscape Services Production: A Micro-Econometric Model for Dutch Dairy Farms," 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain 24948, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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