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Competitive advantage, bargaining power, and organizational performance: The case of finnish food manufacturing firms


  • Saara Hyvönen

    (Department of Economics and Management, PO Box 27, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland)


The strategic behavior of manufacturing firms in the context of the Finnish food industry is examined. Based on business-level strategy theories, the objective is to examine the interrelationships between particular types of competitive advantages, a food manufacturer's bargaining power in input and output markets, and organizational performance. Strategic advantages of the food industry are defined through the development of a taxonomy based on survey data from 65 firms. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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  • Saara Hyvönen, 1995. "Competitive advantage, bargaining power, and organizational performance: The case of finnish food manufacturing firms," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(4), pages 333-348.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:11:y:1995:i:4:p:333-348 DOI: 10.1002/1520-6297(199507/08)11:4<333::AID-AGR2720110405>3.0.CO;2-E

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    1. Julie A. Caswell, 1992. "Using industrial organization and demand models for agribusiness research," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(6), pages 537-548.
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