Why Do Commodity Futures Markets Exist? Their Role in Managing Marketing Channel Relationships
AbstractThis paper advances a behavioral perspective on the existence of futures markets. The proposed approach extends and complements the existing framework by focusing on the interorganizational relationships between buyers and sellers. We show how decision-makers' risk attitudes and risk preferences determine contract preferences, and how potential conflicts in these contract preferences may hamper subsequent business relationships between parties. Futures markets can therefore be viewed as third-party services with the ability to solve potential conflicts in decision-makers' contract preferences. Our approach explains why we observe marketing channel structures despite the different contract preferences of the parties involved. The expansion of theory in this direction is particularly useful in understanding how behavioral elements such as risk attitudes and risk perceptions, along with marketing institutions like futures markets, shape interorganizational relationships.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI with number 19433.
Date of creation: 2005
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Phone: (414) 918-3190
Fax: (414) 276-3349
Web page: http://www.aaea.org
More information through EDIRC
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Telser, Lester G, 1981. "Why There Are Organized Futures Markets," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 24(1), pages 1-22, April.
- Joost M. E. Pennings, 2004. "Channel Contract Behavior: The Role of Risk Attitudes, Risk Perceptions, And Channel Members' Market Structures," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 77(4), pages 697-724, October.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.