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An Investigation of Factors that Influence the Survival of Contracts in the DOCa Rioja Wine Industry


  • Marta Fernández Olmos


This study applied a multi-theoretical perspective to explore factors that determine the duration of continuing supply relationships between grape processors and growers. Our empirical study employed hazard rate models with time-varying covariates, using data from supply contracts between wineries and growers in the DOCa Rioja wine industry. We found evidence that rates of contract termination: (1) decrease with the level of site-specificity in the processor-grower relationship; (2) increase with the existence of market uncertainty; (3) decrease with the existence of monitoring; and (4) increase (rather than decrease) over time. Copyright 2010, Oxford University Press.

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  • Marta Fernández Olmos, 2010. "An Investigation of Factors that Influence the Survival of Contracts in the DOCa Rioja Wine Industry," Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 32(2), pages 298-318.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:apecpp:v:32:y:2010:i:2:p:298-318

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