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Sub-Contracting in Rural Areas of Thailand


  • Mead, Donald C.


This paper describes an arrangement where a producer undertakes certain steps in the production process done by individuals working in their own homes in Thailand. The paper also provides a description of how this system operates in four different industries, presents survey data on people engaged in subcontracting work, evaluates the subcontracting system, and determines the advantages and disadvantages of its operation.

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  • Mead, Donald C., 1982. "Sub-Contracting in Rural Areas of Thailand," Food Security International Development Working Papers 54766, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:54766

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    1. Pollard, Stephen K. & Meyer, Richard L., 1987. "Labour Allocation and Productivity of Men and Women on Thai Farms," 1987 Occasional Paper Series No. 4 197415, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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